FAB wouldn't be possible without a committee of volunteers who give their spare time and energy to FAB. We have recently had a recruiting spree and filled a number of positions, however, there remains a few positions that are vacant.

If you are interested in joining the committee, click here to apply.


Major Karen Tait MBE (she/her)

CEO/Head of Delivery

Major Karen Tait MBE is a serving Officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Karen has served since May 2004. She has been involved with FAB since 2010 when she like many of our other volunteers and families needed a bit of FAB in her life!


Sqn Ldr Val Lomas (she/her)

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Terms of Reference

Val has served 25 years as an Officer in the RAF and joined as the COO for FAB in early 2023. She is currently taking time out as a full time student studying Arabic at Shrivenham, soon to transfer out to Oman.


Heather Watson (she/her)

Safeguarding and Training Lead

Heather Watson has served in the Royal Navy since 2002. Her current role is the tutor for the Defence Specialist Welfare Worker Course (DSWWC). She first volunteered for FAB in 2010 and has been a proud member of the FAB family ever since.


Nikki Parker (she/her)

Families Lead Terms of Reference

Nikki has served 28 years in the RAF. She is currently working in recruiting and selection at RAF Cranwell. Nikki has been involved in FAB since 2022 and loves all things FAB, hence why she recently undertook a 500 mile charity bike ride for FAB!!


Lynzy Savage (she/her)

Merchandise/Fundraising Lead Terms of Reference

Lynzy is a member of FAB as a family. Lynzy joined the committee after wanting to give back to the organisation that has assisted her and her son Connor.


Paula Elliott (she/her)

Camp Lead

Paula has been a member of the Civil Service for 23 years and works in commercial/contracts department. Paula has been involved with FAB since 2011 and has been pivotal in taking on the Camp Lead role.