Service Staff

Meet the lovely people who put the happiness of blind and partially sighted people first:

Jo Randall

Office & Services Manager   Jo has worked for DBA for over 7 years and in that time has turned her hand to a wide variety of tasks including blowing up 100’s of balloons, folding raffle tickets, helping to build a raft at an activity weekend and taking the Zip Wire challenge.  Life is never... Read more »

Leah Cross

Community Support Worker North Dorset Leah has been a community worker for DBA for 9 years. She loves everything about her job but especially taking on special projects, helping younger people get into employment and training all of our lovely volunteers.  Leah lives in rural North Dorset with her teenage son and 2 cats. She... Read more »

Bev Jones

Community Support Worker West Dorset Bev joined Dorset Blind Association after working in the NHS for 12 years at a busy doctor’s surgery. She started off as a receptionist but then went on to train as a phlebotomist and then became a Healthcare Assistant.  She is a real people person with a passion for helping... Read more »

Moira Kopanycia-Reynolds

Community Support Worker Poole & Bournemouth Hi! My name is Moira my role involves visiting visually impaired people at home and trying  to match people with a suitable volunteer. I may pop up at a group in the next few weeks – so be gentle with me! I grew up in inner city London but... Read more »

Gill Ambrose

Community Support Worker East Dorset I’m delighted to be working with everyone involved with Dorset Blind Association,  the staff, members and our volunteers.  This is a completely new role for me as my background for the last 9 years has been in charity retail shops which I thoroughly enjoyed.  But,  it was time to move... Read more »

Judy Bannon

Clubs & Activities Coordinator Started two social clubs in Bournemouth for both working-age and older members, Judy is also involved with running the Goalball team and tennis group. Is a member of a local choir and enjoys reading and writing when time and grandchildren permit. Contact Judy or Call 01202 712869 Go back to ‘Our team’ page

Dave Palmer

Sight Equipment Demonstrator & Resource Co-ordinator Dave Palmer is our Resource and Advice Co-ordinator.  He answers a lot of incoming phone calls to the charity and prides himself on a satisfactory conclusion to almost all – having to “think outside the box” on several occasions – but is often accused of sounding a bit “posher”... Read more »

Jim Logan

Sight Equipment and Resources Co-ordinator I am delighted to be working at the DBA as the Sight Equipment and Resources Co-ordinator. Having worked as a quality control engineer for most of my career it is a completely new challenge! I have lived in Dorset for the past 40 years . My home is in Wimborne... Read more »

Wendy WadeWendy Wade

Eye Clinic Support Officer Bournemouth Hospital Wendy joined the Dorset Blind Association team in June 2015 as the sight loss adviser in the eye unit at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospital.  Having a supportive and caring team around her within the hospital and at DBA, Wendy has settled in well to her new role.... Read more »

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