We are excited to announce that Michael Timmons has been appointed as Playlist for Life’s new interim Executive Director.
Michael Timmons has been involved with Playlist for Life since 2016 and most recently held the role of Head of Operations/Deputy Executive Director.
Michael Timmons earned a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and has over 10 years’ experience in the voluntary and health and social care sector working to drive change in communities.
He has been part of the Playlist for Life team since 2016, most recently as Head of Operations/Deputy Executive Director. Michael has worked in a variety of leadership roles in different organisations including Wheatley Care, a leading provider of care and support services in Scotland. Michael is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Patients Advocacy Service at The State Hospital, a service providing advocacy to people detained under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Beyond his work with Playlist for Life, Michael is a musician and has performed across the UK and Europe.
About Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity. Our charity was founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, Mamie, who lived with dementia.
Over two decades of scientific research has shown that listening to a personalised playlist can improve the lives of those living with dementia. In fact, listening to music that is personally meaningful has many psychological benefits, meaning anyone can benefit from a playlist.
Playlist for Life harnesses the powerful effects of personal music to help anyone who is living with dementia, their families and carers. Get started on a playlist today.