Meet The Team
Emma Cruickshank, CEO Birmingham Vision
Emma has worked within the sight loss sector for almost two decades.
She has worked in Housing, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector. She has worked at a local, regional and national level.
Denise McCormick, Social Inclusion
Denise joined Birmingham Vision in 2014 as the Social Inclusion Co-ordinator.
Denise uses her experience to motivate and empower individuals to actively get out and about and participate within their local community.
Luke Hedley, Sports Participation Coordinator
Luke joined Birmingham Vision in 2015.
He is a sports and fitness enthusiast, working with blind and partially sighted people to increase participation in sport and active leisure. He works both locally and on a national scale.
Zoe Bates, Employment Coordinator
Zoe started with Birmingham Vision in 2017. Her background is in recruitment and training with a well-known retailer.
Zoe's role as Employment Coordinator means she supports visually impaired people who are seeking employment or to retain their job.
Shazia Begum, Volunteer Coordinator
Shazia has been working with Birmingham Vision since 2014 as the Volunteer Coordinator.
Shazia is passionate about empowering those with sight loss to engage fully with society and build their confidence, through volunteering opportunities.
Hayley Smith, Office Coordinator
Hayley has been the Office Coordinator for Birmingham Vision since 2017. Previously she worked for a debt advice charity.
Hayley is responsible for ensuring the office runs smoothly, managing our client database, creating the newsletter and updating our website and social media channels.
Hayley is often the first point of contact for many blind and partially sighted people.
Russ Stephenson, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Russ is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Birmingham Midland Eye Centre at City Hospital and is passionate with a wealth of knowledge.
Russ is based at Birmingham Midland Eye Centre where he offers front line support to patients with sight loss.
Talia Dewhurst, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Talia Dewhurst is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Talia has been in her role since 2015 and is very passionate about her work and supporting patients with sight loss and encouraging them to be independent.