Debbie joined John Lyon’s Charity in July 2017. As a Grants Manager she works closely with grantees across the Charity’s portfolio, supporting them throughout the grants process. She also has responsibility for coordinating the Charity’s small grants funds and a particular focus on leading its equity, diversity and inclusion work. Previously, Debbie ran a national emergency fund for a brain injury charity, providing small grants to families and individuals following brain injury. Her experience also includes being a Gateway Assessor for Citizens Advice and she is a qualified netball coach.