I am delighted to announce the formation of a support and welcome team. We have grown to such a size where the Board felt this was necessary. If you search apoe4 on google, we are the second hit. In addition we are getting many emails from researchers and press. The workload on Julie has been unsustainable, and the Board considers that her exceptional talents are best used in liaising with researchers and press and that a support team should be formed to take care of the individual and personal support needs of our members.
I will be leading the support team. Julie will no longer be the first port of call for personal, individual support. She will be forwarding such PM's to our team as appropriate.
Some new members find us and are interested primarily in the science, some members arrive in distress. We are very much aware of this, and to meet the latter's needs we have formed a support team. Members of this team are volunteers, and will be available on a rostered basis if a new or existing member feels they would like to reach out privately for support. Please remember the team members all have busy lives with work and other commitments, so they are available within reason. Most support is best met on the actual forum, where our collective response is what our Board feels our community does very well.
Roster is (subject to change of course as people have lives!)
If anyone else wishes to volunteer for this role please PM me. (The Board has final say on new members of this team)