Working hard for something we love is called passion and I am very passionate about the work that I do for Ethos - I have indulged in that passion for over sixteen years here at Ethos.
Shropshire is very fortunate to have the Ethos Group charity and its unique service provision and I am a very proud Chief Executive.
Debbie has had the pleasure of working with Ethos since 2017. She is a skilled administrator and enjoys the complex world of strategic management. Debbie has years of experience in the third sector and is our Company Secretary.
We have the expertise of an Independent Living Advisor and a Facilities Manager on site.
* Denotes a spinal cord injured person
Ex Councillor Oswestry Borough and Town Councils
Retired Headmaster, Oswestry
Spinal Injuries Solicitor, Former Ethos Chair
Retired Senior Physiotherapist
Former Tenant of Ethos
Former Tenant of Ethos
Resettlement Coordinator, Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries
Spinal Injuries Case Manager
Retired Journalist and University Lecturer
Would you like to join our team?
We are seeking motivated and committed trustees to join our board and help us to make a key difference to people who have experienced life changing physical disabilities.
Meet the Founder of Ethos
Professor W El Masri
PRESIDENT OF ETHOS
Since 1983 he was Director of service at the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries which serves a population of 8.5 million. He held the office of Chairman of the British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists (BASCIS) between 1999 and 2006. He is actively involved in teaching and training as well as clinical and basic science research. He is on the Editorial Board of a number of journals, as well as a sought-after peer reviewer and speaker at national and international conferences. He is currently Honorary Secretary and President Elect of the International Spinal Cord Society. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship of the Rotary Club in 1999, the Gold Medal of the International Spinal Cord Society in 2002, the Hospital Doctor National Innovation Team, Award in 2006 and the Oswestry Mayor’s Community Award in 2007. He has dedicated his professional life to the promotion of the holistic interdisciplinary management of patients with spinal injuries from “injury to grave”.
PATRON & TENANT OF ETHOS (JUNE 2012 - JUNE 2013)
My name is Lizzie Tench and I am a Patron for Ethos. I was injured in a road traffic accident on 17 March 2012 when I was a cyclist hit by an overtaking vehicle in a ‘hit and run’ accident. I was a patient at the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries until the end of June 2012 and lived at Ethos in Oswestry for 12 months following my discharge from hospital. I was unable to return to my home as it was inaccessible, and I needed to live somewhere I could access help and support in the initial period of adjusting to life with paralysis and as a full-time wheelchair user. Fortunately, Ethos was just the place! I really don’t know what I would have done without it and the people who work there. I am still very grateful for all of the support I received.