The current Bach Centre team
Alan O'Connor is the Bach Centre gardener, responsible for keeping the garden tidy and not at all neat.
Alan started with us in the spring of 2015. He is a fund of knowledge about the flowers and the garden, and always willing to point visitors to the remedy plants.
Angela Davies studied the remedies at the Centre in 1995, and two years later came back to start her teacher-training, qualifying in 1998.
Since then she has taught the system in the UK, France, Greece and India, where she is the main trainer working to bring Bach Centre-approved Level 1, 2 and 3 courses to the sub-continent.
Angela's work has included local practitioner support in the UK, where her experiences with a peer-support group in Kent led to the creation of Bach Centre guidelines on best practice in this area. She currently teaches the Bach Centre's Level 1 and Level 2 courses at Mount Vernon, as well as her own programmes around the south-east of England.
Grace Blizard joined the team in spring 2015. She is the main person in the downstairs office. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, greeting visitors, serving in the shop, and dealing with our mail order service.
Grace is also the artist responsible for our current range of hand-painted treatment bottles. They aren't available mail order so you have to visit us if you want to buy one!
A trained nurse, health visitor and midwife, Judy Ramsell Howard has worked at the Centre full-time since the mid-eighties, when her father John Ramsell asked her to come and help run the Centre.
Judy pioneered the first practitioner courses in the early 1990s and has been involved in just about every aspect of the Centre's work. She is a trustee of the Dr Edward Bach Healing Trust and was personally trained by John in the making of mother tinctures.
Judy has written several books on the remedies including Bach Flower Remedies Step by Step and Growing up with Bach Flower Remedies. Her hobbies include cycling and art.
For many years in the 1980s and 1990s Keith Howard - Judy's husband - was the main remedy maker at the Centre, having been trained to do this by Judy and her father, John Ramsell.
These days Keith is involved in planning and carrying out conservation work in the garden, and helping out with various projects.
Lynn Macwhinnie was an early recruit to the Bach Centre's education effort, helping design - and delivering - the first international Bach Centre-approved courses in the early 1990s.
In 1997 she created the Centre's own teacher-training course, the Bach Foundation Teachers Programme, and she has taught Level 3 at Mount Vernon from 2000 to the present.
Lynn has spoken and taught on the remedies in many countries, including Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, North America, Singapore and China. She is an organization consultant, executive coach and mentor with an international reputation, and is author of Emotional Wisdom with Bach Flower Remedies.
Patricia Campbell-Parker became interested in Dr Bach's work a few years after qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1982, during a stint in the airline industry.
In 1992 she came to the Bach Centre to train as a practitioner, joining the Register a year later; and in 1997 she took her first steps to becoming a licensed trainer by attending one of the first Bach Foundation Teachers Programme courses.
As well as teaching Level 1 and 2 courses for the Bach Centre, Patricia runs her own natural health practice from London. She has taught the remedies up to Level 3 as far away as Russia and Zambia, and is an engaging and skilled communicator on the system.
Stefan Ball started full time work at the Centre in 1996 - although before that he helped occasionally with translation work, editing and various one-off projects.
He has written several books on the remedies, and created the Centre's Level 1 Distance Learning Programme.
Stefan oversees educational and assessment standards for all Bach Centre-approved courses world wide, and is in overall charge of the Bach Foundation International Register. He also runs the Centre's web sites and social media presence.
Tessa Jordan has been a registered practitioner since 1992 and started delivering Bach Centre-approved courses in 1997. Since then she has taught all three Levels both in the UK and overseas, including trips to Finland, Romania, Serbia and Singapore.
As a homeopath herself, Tessa designed and delivered her own Bach Centre-approved course especially for homeopaths. She has also developed courses aimed at training future trainers, including the BFTP3 course that she delivers at the Bach Centre. She runs her own practice in Suffolk.
The worldwide team
The people named above help out at the Centre itself. But since 1991 we have been registering practitioners who are committed to working with Dr Bach's system in the way he wanted, with the emphasis on simplicity and self-help.
Every Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP) is a member of our team. So if you can't get to Mount Vernon you can still get help and advice on the system from somebody who works the same way we do.