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Our Senior Leadership Team is responsible for delivering our strategic plan and effectively managing the day to day operations of the organisation.

Michelle Kabia


I have worked at MITHN since June 2005. I am a qualified nurse but left the NHS in 1992 to develop a flagship hospice for drug users with HIV (first of its kind in the world). I have achieved an MBA and now work as the CEO. I am passionate about providing high quality services and support to vulnerable adults and to making a difference in people lives. I am responsible for the strategic direction of the charity and for the overarching day to day operational activities within the service.

Email: [email protected]

Rehana Abbasi

Finance Manager

I started my career in the motor trade and worked as a dealership account for Aston Martin, Landrover and Jaguar for 10+ years. After 2 children, I moved to MITHN in 2017, because of the flexibility of hours in the charity sector. My role was of a Finance Officer as I felt I needed less responsibility at work so I could manage a better home-work balance. I have since progressed within the organisation and am now the Finance Manager for MITHN. The role fits in well with my family life and allows me to work to at my professional level so that I have job satisfaction. I have also had another baby since being with MITHN so progression all around!

Email: [email protected]

Shahan Islam

HR & Governance Manager

Shahan Islam is currently the Manager of HR and Governance. She is committed to promoting the HR Management and Development of staff and supporting good governance amongst trustees. She has worked for the organisation for almost 12 years, managing a range of contracts and teams. As a member of CIPD she adheres to the values and principles to champion better work and working lives for all. Prior to joining Mind she has worked with communities for over 16 years across a range of disciplines.

Email: [email protected]

Lin Benjamin

Operational Director

As operations director with a keen focus on the borough of Redbridge, my role involves developing, shaping, and sustaining Mental Health and well-being services for, and with communities across the borough. I have a keen interest in broadening our reach, scaling our services, and meeting the needs of our clients, with the aim of providing services which are impactful, and which seek to realise our clients’ ambitions. As an MBA Almuni, and PRINCE2 project management professional with extensive experience of supporting the growth of people, projects, and organisations I will seek to utilise my experience and knowledge for the benefit of communities across the borough.

Email: [email protected]

Fiona Scaife

Operational Director

Fiona Scaife is the Director of Advocacy Services and leads on the statutory and non-statutory services across the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Havering. This includes the following areas but is not inclusive to: • Independent Mental Health Advocacy • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy • Advocacy under the Care Act

Joanna Boldeau

Operational Director

I am currently the Operations Director for Mental Health Services and take a lead on Co Production and Involvement, Peer Support and Recovery and Wellbeing. I have worked for MITHN for just over two years and I am passionate about delivering services that are person centred and responsive to the wider community. I previously worked for a national homelessness and developed learning programmes for people in recovery, to support move on and greater control over their lives. I have trained as a Recovery Coach and teacher and utilise these skills in my day to day role. I love working for MITHN and my colleagues are equally supportive and passionate about their work.

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