Megan John

Project Manager
Ein Llais Ein Storm, Our Voice Our Storm.

Founder Member & Creative Facilitator
UCAN Productions

@renaultmegane
@StormWCB

Mared and Megan are working to manage the Ein Llais Ein Storm project. Together, they are the face of this young adult project, working to organize Wales wide Storm Events and harvest the views and opinions of vision impaired young people.

Megan was born with congenital Cataracts, Aniridia, Nystagmus and Photophobia.

She is a performance artist, with an interest in directing and production. Megan achieved a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre studies at Aberystwyth University.

Megan has been a member of UCAN Productions and is now part of the team who deliver workshops throughout the UK and Internationally.

Mared Jarman

Project Manager
Ein Llais Ein Storm, Our Voice Our Storm.

Founder Member & Creative Facilitator
UCAN Productions

@MaredJarman
@StormWCB

Mared and Megan are working to manage the Ein Llais Ein Storm project.

Together, they are the face of this young adult project, working to organize Wales wide Storm Events and harvest the views and opinions of vision impaired young people.

Mared has been a member of Ucan Productions for over 10 years, she joined shortly after being diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease at 10 years old.

She is also a performer and singer who works both as a backing vocalist and solo artist.


Project Board


Jane Latham

Development Director
UCAN Productions

@UCANProduction

Jane Latham is the co-founder and Development Director of UCAN Productions and is responsible for all aspects of the organisations’ development and management.

Jane was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship in February 2012. This Fellowship enabled her to travel to the USA and research organisations that support blind and partially sighted young people and to build links between UCAN members and young people in America.

Over 1000 people applied and only about 100 were awarded a travel bursary. In November 2012 Jane was also made an Honorary Associate of Cardiff University, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences awarded in recognition for work with Optometry students and UCAN Productions

Owen Williams

Director
Wales Council of the Blind

@WalesBlind

Owen was appointed as the Director of WCB in 2012 and has over 20 year’s experience of working within the sight loss sector in Wales.

He sits on a number of all Wales groups including Welsh Government’s Eye Health Care Steering and is the Chair of the Low Vision Advisory Group. He has a background in access technology and providing specialist assessments and advice. Owen has also worked on a number of projects within health and social care.

Owen is partially sighted and this enables him to bring a unique service-user perspective.

Rebecca Phillips

External Engagement Officer
Wales Council of the Blind

@WalesBlind

Rebecca has worked in the eyecare sector for almost 25 years, starting with the organisation as Administration Assistant. Her roles have changed over the years but was appointed as External Engagement Officer in 2012.

Rebecca works with partners across Wales to establish or maintain regional groups of people with sight loss to gather their views, experiences and solutions to local and national issues.

She also works with local societies, groups and clubs by offering support and promoting their work via WCB’s newsletters.