Jo lives in Wigan and has worked and volunteered with the Deaf community for more than three years. Prior to leading Deaf Health Champions, Jo spent seven years in media and public relations and eight years empowering communities within Local Authority Housing and the Voluntary Sector. Outside of work Jo is a member of Leigh and District Deaf Society and volunteers for Manchester Deaf Centre. Jo is hearing and NVQ 3 BSL qualified.
A Physics with Space Technology Graduate from Salford University and keen traveller, Simon landed with the team in June 2014. Simon brings a wealth of voluntary sector experience to the project; from supporting disabled people into employment and assisting organisations to engage with deaf volunteers to marketing and IT. Simon is profoundly Deaf.