Introducing the candidates for the SIA Trustee Election
Here is an opportunity to find out more about the members who have put themselves forward as prospective trustees for SIA.
All full members will receive their ballot paper by post or e-mail on or shortly after 1 December. There are three places available for 9 candidates and the ballot closes on 4 January 2021.
If you’re a full member of SIA and haven’t received a ballot paper please email Helen Maxwell or call 01908 604191.
Healthcare Communications Director Claire has 15 years’ experience in health organisations across the public and private sector. She was diagnosed with CES after an undiagnosed spinal cord tumour haemorrhaged during childbirth. Nine months later, she raised £6,300 for SIA at the Superhero Triathlon. Watch Claire’s video…
Damian Al Meerabi
We don’t have a video of Damian, but he has provided this written profile:
I am interested in this position because I was completely paralysed, and I know how people feel when they have no power in their bodies. Doctors, nurses, and other people helped me, and I feel that I must and want to help others, I want to help others as they helped me.
Before my accident I was working as a Manager and have good communication skills in that I know how speak to people and behave well.
I would ensure that people are aware of the new opportunities that SIA provides and I would support people and show how SIA supports others and how important people with spinal cord injuries are to the Association.
I would bring good communication skills, innovative ideas, motivation, challenges, and problem-solving skills to the role, as well as a commitment to improving things which need to be improved and computer skills.
I am competent, a fast learner and have a positive attitude and self-discipline.