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Meet the team


Anne Murray

Advocacy and Support Manager

Anne joined the AT Society in 2015 to work alongside Kay in Family Support. Anne has always worked in health and social care in a variety of roles and has vast experience working within the constraints of the statutory sector. She most recently worked as an Occupational Therapist within a disabled children’s team. Living and working abroad for a number of years provided Anne with valuable experience working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Her compassionate nature and her ability to get things done means that she is a great addition to the Family Support team. In her spare time she loves nothing better than going out walking no matter what the weather! A Northern lass at heart she has a good sense of humour and is partial to spending good old fashioned quality time with her family and friends.

Emma Lukins

Advocacy and Support Coordinator

Emma joined the AT Society in May 2019 as a fundraising intern and she soon proved to be an invaluable member of the team. Emma moved over to the Family Support team just before Christmas and now works alongside Kay and Anne 3 days a week. Before joining the charity Emma worked in a nursery as a Senior Practitioner and lead in SENDCO. Outside of work Emma enjoys going to the gym with her best friend and eating out. She also loves spending time with her family and walking her Welsh Collie dog who she rather dotes on.




Jo Lord

Finance Officer

Jo joined the AT Society in 2020 as the charity’s finance officer. Outside of work Jo has two children, two cats and a very energetic puppy to keep her busy.  Jo loves seeing friends, reading, going to the theatre and getting out and about in the countryside for walks.


Jo Reader

Systems Coordinator

Jo started her career in the travel industry testing and managing database systems and training team members. In 2015 a change in career direction led to Jo joining the AT Society. Jo’s in depth knowledge of database systems has been put to good use at the AT Society and her organised nature means the office runs more smoothly. Jo is an avid film buff who loves watching films and taking her young family to the cinema.



Kay Atkins

Head of Services 

Kay started her career in care work where her calm and caring nature made her a hit with the patients and staff. Kay left nursing to join the AT Society in 2001. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience about the condition. Kay provides a listening ear, information about living with AT and practical support of all kinds including advocacy, attending meetings with schools and liaising with doctors and local authorities. Outside of work Kay enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog. She loves to relax with a hot cup of tea, a good book and a bar of milk chocolate.



Sally Milligan

Fundraising and Community Partnerships

I come to the charity with 14 years experience of organising events for the John Lewis Partnership  and some charity experience working with the Arthur Rank hospice in Cambridgeshire.

In my spare time I enjoy a good book – especially sitting reading in the garden in the summer.  I am a dedicated yogi and can often be found on my mat ….namaste!




Sophie Arnold

Communications Coordinator

Sophie has a background in psychology but her love of books and reading led her to pursue a career in Publishing. She worked as a Marketing Manager at a large book publisher in London before joining the AT Society fundraising team part-time. Sophie has two young children and a very cute dog. When she is not spending time with her family she still enjoys reading and talking about books.




Susie Norbury

Director of Fundraising and Operations

Susie joined us at the end of April 2019 as our new Head of Fundraising. Susie has a broad range of skills gained from over 20 years’ experience in a senior fundraising capacity. She is extremely passionate about working with the AT Society and raising valuable funds so that the vital support the charity provides to children and families can be maintained, and our essential research continues. Susie has three children and outside of work is involved in their different clubs and activities.





Louise Abel

Trust & Foundation Fundraising Manager

I bring to the charity 10+ years’ experience as a Senior buyer working within the fashion industry for a larger UK retailer. I’m creative, fun, and empathic so when the opportunity of using my skills to raise money for charities came up, I jumped at the chance. It’s been five years now within the sector and I haven’t looked back once.  I love dancing (though I’m not great at it), music and having fun with family and friends. You can usually find me trying to keep fit and running after my three little ones.