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Saving lives, supporting families

Team Tamba

There are currently thirteen volunteer trustees who oversee the strategic direction of the charity.  Their details are listed below and you can contact them c/o our office.  We also have a President who acts as a figurehead and is still actively involved in our work.

Trustees

KRISTA POUND - CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Krista spent her career as an accountant working for an international accountancy firm.  She is a mother of twin boys, and was previously the treasurer on the Board of Trustees.  She became Chair in November 2016. 

JO O'DRISCOLL - VICE CHAIR
Jo has twin girls. She provides strategic communications and marketing advice to the public and non-profit sectors. 

ANNA VARELA-RAYNES 
Anna has a background in public health specialising in children and young people's health. She is a mother of twins.

TIM DULLEY
Tim has been a trustee of Tamba since 2012.  He is an experienced Management Consultant.  He is actively involved in our strategic planning, risk management and financial processes.  He is a father of  7 year old twins.

RACHEL BARBER 
Rachel is a twin herself and is a director with a membership organisation, leading on support services and membership engagement.  Her background is in public affairs in the voluntary sector.   

OLI GELL

DUNCAN MOFFETT

HEATHER DEMBITZ

NIKKI JACKSON
Nikki has been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for 16 years, as well as being Clinical Director within an NHS Trust. Her special interest at work is looking after twin pregnancies, and at home looking after her twin girls.

 

JUDI LINNEY MBE  MSc Dip HEd HV

TAMBA PRESIDENT & HONORARY CONSULTANT FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
Judi came from South Africa to England and then trained as a nurse, midwife and health visitor and Director of Public Health. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in providing strategic leadership across NHS, Local Authorities, and Voluntary & Community Groups and working with the media. After giving birth to twin daughters, Judi and Howard recognised the need for information and advice for families of multiples.  In 1978, she was a founder member of the Twins Club Association –which developed into Tamba. Judi has written various articles and a book for professionals on managing Multiple Births, and has given presentations nationally and internationally on multiple births.

Judi received an MBE at the Queen’s Birthday Honours ceremony, for services to healthcare and her work in the NHS as a Director of public health, Founder and President of Tamba and for developing community relations. Judi is currently an Independent Consultant and Coach and offers advice to community groups.

Tamba Staff

We have a hugely committed staff team many of whom have direct experience of raising multiples.

Senior Management Team

CEO 

Keith Reed - (Office attendance - Full time)

Keith has worked for Tamba since 2007.  He is a long standing advocate of patients' rights and previously worked in senior campaigning positions within the charitable sector.  He was an honorary researcher at Birmingham University and reviewer for the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth group.  He has contributed to publications on Multiple Pregnancy, Neonatal Care, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and research into the educational and financial issues associated with multiple births.  He has two young children (not twins) and Tamba trustees have agreed to him working flexibly which allows him to care for his children every Monday.  He is a former trustee for advice and disability charities and a primary school governor. 

SUPPORT SERVICES

Helen Turier – Support Services Manager (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Helen has been Support Services Manager for Tamba since August 2014, having been a volunteer facilitator for Tamba for 4 years.  She qualified as a nurse in 1984 and has extensive experience  in health promotion, telephone triage, coaching, education  and training . She has 20 year old twin daughters and a 22 year old son who she has been parenting as a one parent family since the girls were 9 months old. Helen is responsible for overseeing all our support services including Twinline, Specialist support groups, honorary consultants, helping hands, expectant and parenting courses and engaging with maternity units in England and Wales.  

FUNDRAISING

Shelley Smith - Head of Fundraising (Monday - Thursday)

Shelley is responsible for increasing Tamba’s income from all fundraising streams including corporate, advertising, trusts and statutory fundraising, challenge events and individual appeals and donations.  Shelley was previously the Corporate Fundraiser, then Head of Fundraising for a local charity supporting disabled children.

COMMUNICATIONS

Nikki Roberts – PR and Media Manager (Monday - Thursday)

Nikki is a former communications manager for a large pharmaceutical company.  She is responsible for all external and international communications including our website, members’ magazine, e-newsletters, media engagement, website and social media.

MEMBERSHIP

Emma Collins– Membership Manager (Monday - Thursday)

Emma has spent over ten years volunteering and working for various childbirth charities, and joined Tamba in June 2016 as the Membership Manager. She is responsible for managing all of the membership processes, including joining, renewing and gift aid.

REGIONS

Helen Peck - Scottish coordinator (working days Monday-Thursday 9am - 2.45pm)

 Helen Peck has worked for Tamba for 11 years and oversees all of Tambas work in Scotland. Helen engages with national agencies and research centres to ensure good practice is incorporated into clinical practice. and manages a dedicated team of volunteers who deliver practical preparing for parenthood sessions and Antenatal sessions throughout Scotland.   Helen is an experienced parenting facilitator and mother of 12 year old twins.

Kelly McDonald - Northern Ireland coordinator (working days Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) 

Kelly works to oversee TAMBA activities in Northern Ireland. She manages our Health Visitor project in Southern HSCT and works with maternity units across NI to provide TAMBA resources to expectant parents.  Kelly organises and delivers our courses and also contributes to twins information evenings at antenatal classes in Antrim, Royal Jubilee, Daisy Hill, Craigavon and Altnagelvin.

Kelly has worked in the voluntary sector in NI for over 10 years and is a mum to 2 year old twins.





 

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