We remain independent, focussing on the needs of the children our partners work with.
Our Field Advisory Board
Canon Claire Tillotson G.L.C.M. (Hons) MA
Claire Tillotson is a state registered Music Therapist and is also a lay Canon at Rochester Cathedral. She is in charge of ABCD's music therapy projects.
Claire is married to James and has 2 children: Rachel and David and they live in Bromley in Kent. At present Claire is a freelance music therapist and also Director of Music at St Mary’s Shortlands.
Firas Sarhan is the Director and lead academic for the Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living. He was previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Advanced & Continuing Practice at Buckinghamshire New University. A Registered General Nurse, specialising in spinal cord injury nursing, he has more than 20 years experience in acute, rehabilitation and continuing care of people with spinal cord injury.
In his capacity as ABCD's Field Project Manager he regularly visits projects on the West Bank.
Dr Lesley Dawson
Between 1988 and 1999 Lesley taught physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and midwifery students at Bethlehem University in the West Bank and the UNRWA College of Nursing in the Gaza Strip. She is currently a visiting lecturer in physiotherapy and occupational therapy at Bethlehem University, Al Quds University and The Arab University in the West Bank.