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Trustees

Lady Julia Carter JP spent her professional life in higher education both as an academic researcher and lecturer and also as an administrator developing the opening up of new routes into higher education for non-traditional adult students. Julia has also spent time working on inner city problems such as homelessness and unemployment.

She served on the Board of HMP Wandsworth and was, for twenty years, a Magistrate in central London. Alongside her work as a Trustee at Myelopathy.org she was also Chair of Capital Housing, a London-based homelessness charity and School-Home Support (SHS), a national organisation supporting children with domestic problems. Julia was diagnosed with myelopathy in 2016. She is fortunate to still have enough energy to be able to enjoy walking her dog and looking after her four grandchildren. She lives in London with her husband who is a member of the House of Lords.

Dr Johann Graggaber - TrusteeJohann lives and works in Cambridge where he is a consultant physician specialising in acute internal medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. In addition to his other commitments he is more than happy be a trustee of a charity helping to advance the understanding and treatment of this under-recognized condition.

Weslie Janeway - trusteeWeslie is an investor, author, philanthropist and scientist based in New York, USA and Cambridge, UK. While pursuing a career in financial services, she has served in a variety of non-executive roles in the not-for-profit sector, such as Treasurer of Cancer Care, Inc., a social services agency for cancer patients and their families, Board Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation and Vice Chair and Head of the Nominating and Governance Committee of The Jackson Laboratory, a genetics institute based in Maine, USA.

At present, as well as being a Trustee for Myelopathy.org Weslie is also a Trustee of The Rockefeller University in New York and an Independent Director of the New York Genome Center.

Weslie is a graduate of both Columbia University in New York and Brown University in Rhode Island. Additionally, she has studied genetics at the University of Cambridge as well as in New York. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and the co-author of Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book.

Mark is an academic Spine and Neurosurgeon at The University of Cambridge. He founded Myelopathy.org with Ben Davies. His ambition is to advance the way CSM is treated based on a better understanding of the course of CSM, and by identifying the best care for patients. His translational research investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying CSM in order to develop novel therapies. @KotterLab