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Meet the team

Find out more about the people who drive the great work done at TOFS, the charity for those born unable to swallow.

Diane Stephens, TOFS CEO

Diane Stephens

TOFS Chief Executive

Having worn many hats since she joined the charity in 2008, Diane was appointed Chief Executive of TOFS  in 2019 after an extensive strategy review process by the trustees.

“It’s a real privilege to work for TOFS and contribute to the great work achieved by the trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters over many years to improve the lives of babies born unable to swallow.”

Jayne Allitt


Jayne has worked for the charity for over 20 years and is responsible for the day to day running of the TOFS office.

“Over the years, I have met with and spoken to so many wonderful OA/TOFs and their families. It’s such a great feeling to know that I, along with my colleagues, have been able to offer help and support to those affected with the OA/TOF condition.”

Jayne Allitt - TOFS
Peter Browne

Peter Browne

Digital Lead

Peter joined the TOFS team in 2021 and is responsible for helping us to grow our digital presence via our website, social media and digital channels. As well as his experience in digital marketing and website management, Peter also has a wide range of general marketing knowledge to draw upon.

Peter has some experience of TOFS as his daughter was born with OA/TOF.

“As a parent of a TOF teenager, I have experienced first hand the work the charity does. From the knowledge sheets that helped inform my daughter’s school of her condition to the advice on the Facebook page, I have found the support offered by TOFS to be invaluable. – which I am sure will come in useful in helping to share all the great work we do at TOFS.”

Sarah Winspear

Membership, Communication and Events Officer

Sarah joined us in November 2023 from an NHSE Graduate Scheme and has  experience in communications, events and project support/management. Sarah  provides pastoral help to members, support TLCs and manage events at TOFS.

Sarah has some experience of TOFS as her cousin was born with OA/TOF.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to be part of a team who achieve such important work, helping and supporting those who are affected by OA/ TOF.”

Sarah Winspear, TOFS Membership, Communication and Events Officer