Jane joined JLF in 1978, succeeding her brother Peter as Chair in 2018. After establishing a local Cystic Fibrosis Group, she became a trustee of the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund, though her key focus has been dementia. In 1988 the formation of a pioneering specialist training programme led to the launch of Dementia UK in 1995. As founder Jane chaired the charity’s Board for ten years, remaining a trustee till her retirement in 2015 when she was appointed Honorary President. In 2007 Jane was awarded the OBE for services to those with dementia.
Having studied Modern Languages at Bristol, Mel went on to complete a second BA in Humanistic Counselling. She is a qualified trainer and group facilitator delivering workshops to parents and professionals specifically relating to adolescent behaviour. Mel has worked as a school counsellor and animal assisted therapist in Sussex where she lives. A JLF trustee since 2004, Mel is currently Vice Chair.
Currently working as a freelance translator and language editor, Claudia has held PR posts in several Israel-based NGOs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Anthropology and, on becoming a trustee in 2004, has developed a particular interest in JLF projects in Israel where she has lived since 1985.
James is a Director of a central London based commercial property company. He currently chairs the Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund. Representing this charity and then JLF, he was a member of London Youth’s estates management team working to secure the future of its centre Woodrow High House. He joined the JLF Board in 2005 and now works closely with other trustees on the Joseph Levy Education Fund offering support in the career development of young people living with CF moving into further education.
Katy is a primary school/ SEN teacher with a BA in early childhood studies with a particular interest in dyslexia. She joined the JLF Board in 2016. Her role includes working with other trustees to provide educational grants for young people living with Cystic Fibrosis and advising the foundation on grants related to autism.
Mark worked for leading auction house Christie’s, London for over 12 years and is currently an active member of the art world, working as a consultant and also as a Director of a London property company. He joined the JLF board as an observer over 10 years ago and was appointed a trustee at the end of 2020. He is also a long-time supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund and Dementia UK, and has a particular interest in sport, art and creative projects for disadvantaged young people.
James joined JLF in June 2017. He has previously led a range of grant-making and fundraising charities in Birmingham, London and the South East of England. He currently volunteers as an advisor to the board of an international development grantmaking trust and as a mentor with a charity that supports care experienced young people into employment.
María joined JLF as its Administrator in October 2016. Her role includes managing the Joseph Levy Education Fund which is a partnership between the Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. She previously volunteered as Administrative Assistant for the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund. Before relocating to the UK, she worked as a freelance translator and managed a trading company abroad for several years.
Ben joined in 1999, which means he is JLF’s longest serving employee. In his part-time role he provides admin support to JLF as well as admin work for the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund which shares JLF’s offices. Ben is a resident at Langdon, a charity which enables people with learning disabilities and autism to lead independent lives.