Meet the team

All members of the CYHU team commit their time to the organisation on a voluntary basis. They are passionate about developing the NF2 community and each have personal experience of living with the condition.

Jessica Cook – Founding Directornew-jessica

As Director of Can You Hear Us? Jessica plays a fundamental role in both creating the future and managing the present. She works closely with all team members on current and forthcoming projects ensuring that the services provided by CYHU meet the complex needs of the growing NF2 community. Since founding Can You Hear Us? Jessica has gained world-wide connections and, combined with her personal experience of NF2, holds a key position in representing those affected by the disease.

Paul Scales – Project Co-ordinatorpaul

Since joining the team at CYHU Paul has been involved in the planning, development and implementation of a diverse range of projects, including our social gatherings and support groups in Cambridge. With skills in both research and analytical areas Paul has become a valued member of our team by presenting options and providing vital feedback that increases the overall success of CYHU and the services that we provide.

Danny Everett – Communications Support

As a hearing person with a wealth of deaf awareness and NF2 knowledge, Danny utilises his communication skills to provide assistance to hearing impaired staff and patients during Companions in Clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Danny also volunteers his time and efforts at NF2 social gatherings, ensuring that they run smoothly and offering encouragement or a helping hand to anyone who needs it.

Anna Lickley – Writeranna

As well as contributing her story to NF2: Our Journeys, Anna wrote and published Catch It Anytime You Can, an honest story about adapting to life with NF2, and is in the process of publishing her second book Senseless. Anna’s talents and eloquent way with words assists CYHU in producing literature that is both amiable and professional. With many years of experience running her own business training in disability and deaf equality, she also advises CYHU about accessibility options.