Jim Glennon 
 Jim joined Opening Doors London as Training and Consultancy Manager following 20 years delivering training and consultancy services for Local Authorities and national charities which included work with several leading LGBT+ organisations. He is responsible for supporting the work of ODL trainers and ambassadors and managing the ODL training and consultancy programme to help health and social care professionals improve the quality of care and support services for older LGBT+ people.
 
Sally Knocker
 Sally Knocker facilitates the Opening Doors London monthly Rainbow Memory Cafe supporting people living with or concerned about dementia or caring for someone with dementia.  She is also a consultant trainer with Dementia Care Matters working internationally in culture change programmes. She has published a range of papers on the needs of older LGBT+ people including the recent Age UK and Opening Doors London resource Safe To Be Me and the JRF paper Perspectives On Ageing; Lesbians, Gay men and Bisexuals.
Geoff Boyd 
Geoff was an experienced Social Work Manager, specialising in substance misuse, before joining Opening Doors London in 2012 as a group work volunteer before organising the ODL walking group for several years. In his role as an ODL Ambassador Geoff builds relationships and partnerships with the corporates who help raise funds for service development. Geoff has also spoken at several ODL conferences and events and facilitates group-work sessions on current LGBT+ issues at ODL training workshops.
 
Annie Southerst
 Annie is 67 and worked for most of her working life in the NHS, mainly mental health. She gave up full time work to foster children and ended her career working for an LGBT+ homelessness charity. Currently involved with Opening Doors London as Board of Management trustee and an ODL Ambassador, Annie facilitates training workshop sessions and presents to Corporate client sponsors. Other voluntary work has included providing information and support to LGBT+ callers to LGBT+ Switchboard. She lives with her civil partner in north London and has a lesbian daughter also in civil partnership and two wonderful grandchildren.
Maggie Jones
Following marriage and a successful career in nursing Maggie has always identified as lesbian and is actively involved in Opening Doors London groups and activities. Since becoming an ODL Ambassador Maggie has led workshop discussions with Dementia support workers and local residents, councillors and health and social professionals in the Borough of Haringey.

 

Jeffrey Pickering

I have had a long career in health care beginning in the mid 60’s and ending at the end of 2010 when I took early retirement. Whilst working as a nurse, I developed an interest in cardiac diagnostics and embarked on e new career and trained as a cardiac physiologist. This new career along with my nursing background brought me great personal satisfaction. When I was working as a chief cardiac physiologist and department manager, I gained valuable people and financial managerial experience.  Being an ODL Ambassador and participating in Pride in Care events/talks along with the other Ambassadors is extremely rewarding and satisfying and a role I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.