Last updated:26th May 2017


Debbie Cook

Debbie is the Chief Executive with overall responsibility for the management of all aspects of the charity. Debbie works with the trustees and provides strategic direction and vision for NASS. She is passionate about raising the profile of AS. Debbie wants to engage with the whole AS community. You can follow her on Twitter @NASSchiefexec. Debbie blogs regularly to keep members informed of the work she does for NASS.

Sally Dickinson

Sally is our Information and Communications Manager. She runs the Helpline for anyone who has questions about AS. She has responsibility for all patient and member information produced by NASS including AS News, E-News and all our guides. She writes and manages the content on the NASS website and looks after the NASS Facebook page and our @NASSexercise twitter account.

Amardeep Gill

Amardeep is our Supporter Engagement Manager. He is responsible for looking after all our supporters. He manages existing sources of income and identifies and secures new forms of funding to support the work of NASS. He also looks after all of our fantastic fundraisers who take part in and organise events for us.

Jill Hamilton


Jill is our Development Manager. She picks up and develops new projects such as our AS & You events, the Back to Action app and in 2017 will be working on Members' Day, the AS one project and Back Pain Plus. She also looks after policy and campaigning, engaging with local health services and continuing the AS it is campaign. 

Paul McGowan

Paul is our Helpline & Volunteer Engagement Officer. He works with Sally on the NASS Helpline responding to queries and he also looks after and develops our network of 95+ NASS branches around the UK. Paul would love to hear from you if you currently attend a NASS branch or if you are interested in helping set up a NASS branch in your local area.

Jakub Ochmanski

Jakub is our Communications and Project Officer. He is working for NASS on a short-term contract to launch our new AS one website and social media accounts including @NASS_ASoneFacebook and instagram. He is also working on our new As Clinic Near You project which aims to build a simple database of rheumatologists with an interest in AS and AS Clinics within the UK.

Justyna Potiopa

Justyna is the Finance and Administration Manager and looks after all the day to day administration work including membership renewals and the shop. She also organises NASS attendance at events and looks after the finances.