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Meet the Team

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Rebecca Middleton

Founder and CEO

HBA Support was set up in 2020 by Rebecca and Emma Middleton. After losing their mum and grandmother to brain aneurysms, Rebecca went through her own battle for diagnosis and subsequent treatment for a right MCA brain aneurysm.


Discovering the lack of balanced and accessible information available, Rebecca founded HBA Support to improve the situation for future patients and their families. 


Find out about Rebecca's story via the button below.

David Salmon

Community and Marketing Manager

David is HBA Support's Community and Marketing Manager.


David is an expert in his field, having spent more than ten years working in the charity sector. Prior to joining HBA Support, David ran communications and marketing campaigns for the likes of Parkinson's UK and Volunteering Matters.


He brings to the role a passion for putting communities at the heart of any organisation, together with a fundamental belief that not-for-profits should act as collaborators to blur the lines between beneficiaries, supporters and partners. 

David works to ensure that the future of HBA Support is shaped and defined by its community. He builds opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders, clinicians, patients and the wider industry, building engagement to ensure the organisation is able to deliver on its vision of providing much-needed advice and support for those affected by Hereditary Brain Aneurysms.


Catherine Farmer

Copywriter and Content  Consultant

Cathy is a communications consultant and copywriter who has worked for large and small companies across multiple sectors for the past twenty years.


She helps the team at HBA Support write compelling blogs, articles and more, helping people understand who we are and what we do.

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Victoria Lewis

Marketing and Community Support

With over 25 years in the industry, Viki brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, specialising in bringing the patient journey to life, building community and crafting effective content strategies.


Viki works closely with David, ensuring that all aspects of content creation align seamlessly with our vision.

She also maintains the smooth operation of the HBA Support website.

Charlotte Allen

Fundraising Manager

Charlotte joins HBA Support with eight years experience leading the Trusts and Foundations fundraising team at the University of Birmingham.  


While at the University, Charlotte secured five-, six- and seven-figure grants to fund vital research, education programmes and capital builds.  Charlotte has a PhD in English Literature and an MA in Writing: Process and Practice.


Charlotte's aim is to build a pipeline of sustainable income, to ensure that HBA Support can plug the gap in information faced by patients and families affected by hereditary brain aneurysms.

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