About us Our people Trustees Vice-Chair Madeleine Abramson Madeleine Abramson is vice-chair of the Board. She joined the Board after having been an education volunteer for many years. Her background is in teaching in secondary schools, which has given her a full understanding of the importance of relationships education in preventing domestic abuse. Madeleine started her working career in telecommunications and software and moved into teaching Physics. She was part of the Senior Management Team of an independent school for many years but now just tutors privately. Madeleine is currently also Chair of a synagogue, and has been involved in synagogue management for many years. Madeleine is also a magistrate, and sees the effects of domestic abuse in the courts all-too regularly.