Our Team

We discovered from our family experience that there’s little software focused on improving the daily quality of life for persons cared for and their carers. We’ve worked with care experts to rectify that and to align ReMe with academic care principles such as VIPS, CST, reminiscence, self-care management and person centred care. We’re fortunate to have the support of industry and academic leaders in their field.

Etienne Abrahams

Co-founder, CTO

Etienne is a usability and Human Computer Interaction professional with extensive experience with multi-national customers ( i.e. Endemol, Lastminute.com and Inmarsat). Etienne makes things that really work and which are addictively easy to use.

Simon Hooper

Co-founder, CEO

A consultant petroleum geologist for many years, more recently he’s focused on sales and marketing, using traditional and online techniques to achieve market penetration and brand value. Simon aims to give an audience what they want.

Mandy Thorn


A Trustee at Healthwatch Shropshire, chair of the Shropshire Business Board and MD of Marches Care Ltd, Mandy’s built the largest care home in Shropshire. Vice-Chair of the National Care Association, Mandy simply knows the care business inside out.

Alistair Gray

Finance Director

As a Finance & IT Director with global business experience, (incl. CEO JAS USA, KPMG Audit, KPMG , VP EMEA for JAS Worldwide and Group Finance Director for Darley Stud) Alistair brings a wealth of business, accounting systems management and internet expertise.

Stephan Apel


Managing Partner at VC firm and private angel investor. Previously senior investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Moelis & Company. Stephan’s broad expertise in business positioning, capital raising, partnership/M&A discussions and governance is invaluable.

The 'A' Team

Social Media & Games Consultants

Yes, our kids have given us insight on what online content engagement and loyalty is all about. And they’re the ones that our parents listen to. No surprises there!


Lindsay Royan – Dementia Advisor

Head of Psychological Services at North East London NHS Foundation Trust, Lindsay is a clinical psychologist with twenty-six years experience of working in the care of older people and now specialises in dementia care. She is a qualified drama therapist with an interest in the use of all creative therapies in reminiscence work. Lindsay is a long term collaborator, helping shape and test the efficacy of the RemindMeCare application.

Mark Brangwyn –Community Services Advisor

Fresh from his role as Head of Community Services at London Councils, Mark brings to Health-Connected many years of experience of working with local authorities, organisations and health services and will play a fundamental part in the process of integrating RemindMeCare into the UK health care process

Worcester University, Assoc. of Dementia Studies

Under Professor Dawn Brooker’s leadership, the Association for Dementia Studies has worked in partnership with many NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and care providers to provide training for professionals and care staff working in care homes, hospitals and in peoples’ own homes (ie the internationally recognised VIPS Framework). Their contribution to optimising RemindMeCare’s ability to assist those people living with dementia and their families live well, is invaluable.

Carol Munt

Carol’s focus is on patient experience. As a Patient Partner at Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Co-Chair of the NHS Thames Valley Patient Experience Strategy Group, Patient Leader NHS TV SCN Oversight Group, NHS HETV Partnership Council, Patient representative Oxford AHSN Clinical Innovation Adoption group & National AHSN Network of Networks and Patient Member Physician Associate Joint Project Team (University of Reading), Carol works extensively across numerous sectors of relevance to Health-Connected.

Margaret Dangoor

With an MA in Health Law, Margaret’s career includes the NHS as a senior nurse and manager, running the first patient safety organisation and numerous local community and voluntary sector activities. Currently an Ambassador for Carers UK, she is also a co-investigator on MODEM, a major dementia research project.

Projects, partners & approvals