National Dementia Action Alliance Team
Campaigns and Partnerships Manager
Sarah Tilsed is the longest serving member of the NDAA. She leads the NDAA’s campaigns, which include the Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter and From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard. Sarah is also responsible for managing the relationship with potential members.
Prior to this, her previous role within the NDAA saw her organising events, managing the annual report and newsletter, supporting campaigns, and holding the relationship with members. Before the NDAA, Sarah worked for the Secretariat of the APPG on Dementia, supporting campaigns and events in parliament. Prior to the world of dementia, she worked at the health regulator Human Tissue Authority where she provided advice on body, organ & brain donation, organised events, and reported on body donation and hospital inspections.
Renee Arceo began her career as a talented menswear designer however sought more from life when her father passed away from early onset dementia in June 2012 at the age of 66. Seeing first hand the effects dementia has on the person living with it and on their loved ones, Renee wanted to make a difference and help improve the lives of people affected by this disease.
And so she made the bold move and began volunteering for the National Dementia Action Alliance, a campaign she wanted to be a part of after seeing the brilliant work they were doing. Her passion for the cause shone through and she was snapped up to work full time on the Alliance.
Her time as a designer has proven very useful and so she leads on all design work to promote the NDAA brand, as well as all its joint work programmes. She is also responsible for building the NDAA online community and is constantly maintaining, updating and developing the website to meet the needs of its members.