Jumbulance Team

Kathryn Salvesen MBE

Founder and Honorary Life President

Since it was established 2001, we at Jumbulance Trust believe that age, disability and illness should not be a barrier to having a holiday or a day out. The people we help have a range of life-limiting conditions. It has been a privilege to serve for over 40 years and I am confident in the new team to steer Jumbulance, since my retirement in 2019. 

Caroline Southgate


Caroline is a qualified physiotherapist with her own practice and is also founder and manager of Doris Jones Ltd, a company that specialises in the delivery of home care.  She is an independent inspector for the Care Quality Commission and is passionate about maintaining quality in the delivery of community based care. 

Caroline and her family travelled by Jumbulance to Lourdes in the early 1980s, two trips which she cites as the reason for being a physiotherapist and for joining as a trustee.

Caroline joined the Board in June 2022 and became Chair in May 2023.


Steve Phillips

 Transport Manager

As an NHS manager working in digital services, Steven brings experience of service development and organisational change to the role, as well as the insight of being a regular Relief Driver for Jumbulance Trust over the last 15 years.  He served as a Trustee from June 2022-May 2023 and has been Transport Manager since November 2022.


John Shekelton

Senior Driver

John has many years of driving with the original Across Jumbulances and with the Jumbulance Trust.  John left the Trust in September 2022 and we are delighted that he has now rejoined us as our Senior Driver.

John oversees our part time drivers – All our drivers are experienced, well trained key personnel.  In addition to their primary role of handling the Jumbulances they show consideration and empathy towards those travelling.  Continuous driver training takes place for our existing and potential new drivers.

Joe O’Dwyer


Joe is a retired doctor.   He was Chief Medical Officer of Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage from 2020-2 with whom he has led Jumbulance groups to Lourdes. 

He was appointed to the Board in July 2020 and served as chairman from May 2021 – May 2023.

Eleanor Harris


Eleanor is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and a Director of Magic Words Therapy Ltd, a company with a social purpose to provide quality speech and language therapy across the lifespan for people who find communication difficult.  She has 15 years experience in managing large teams, and overseeing the clinical, financial and operational aspects in an independent organisation.

Eleanor joined the board in September 2023.

Frankie Patterson


Frankie is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and a Director of Magic Words Therapy Ltd.  She brings experience of sales and marketing strategy to the Jumbulance Board as well as a passion for creating positive and inclusive organisational culture.

Frankie joined the board in September 2023. 

Tritania Chasiya


Tritania has a background in nursing and midwifery.  She has worked in diverse health care settings within the NHS and brings this knowledge and experience to developing high quality services and positive encounters for Jumbulance customers.

Tritania joined the board in September 2023.

Glen Shuttleworth


Glen has been in bus and coach operations for nearly forty years and is currently responsible for managing a local authority-owned minibus company providing home to school SEND transport, Dial-a-ride, and social care transport.  He is thrilled to be able to get involved with Jumbulance Trust.

Glen joined the board in November 2023.

Neil Mewes


Neil owns award winning travel agency, Avocet Travel Management and brings a wealth of travel knowledge to the Jumbulance Trust. He is looking forward to working with the board to develop the travel aspect of the Trust.

Neil joined the board in April 2024.

Billie Parker

Senior Administrator​

Billie has a background in office management and 8 years experience in the health and social care sector.  The opportunity to work for the Jumbulance Trust combines her organisational skills with her passion for creating meaningful experiences for all. 

Billie joined the team full-time in November 2023 and looks forward to supporting our customers. 


Jumbulance Trust currently has vacancies for trustees on its Board.  We are particularly interested in persons with lived experience of disability and persons with skills and experience in any of the following: Business Development, Volunteering  or Fundraising.  We recognise that persons without these particular skills can nevertheless contribute hugely as trustees and welcome all inquiries. If you would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact – info@jumbulance.org.uk