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Our Senior Management Team has executive responsibility to manage Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. The Team includes:

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

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Edmund Glynn

Operational Director

Edmund is passionate about leading high quality, personalised services that support people’s recovery by enabling them to succeed in employment, education and training. With a track record of leading innovative service improvements across health and care settings in the NHS and third sector, he has experience of leading innovation and developing business through building partnership across organisations and sectors. In his role as Operations Director at Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham he is responsible for leading the development of a range of supported employment services in partnership with NHS and other organisations, and for the development of our services in Redbridge

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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 Before joining Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham in the role of Advocacy Support Manager, Fiona spent eight years as an advocate during which time she used as an opportunity to build up specialist knowledge within the advocacy sector, before taking on the role of community manager; she also has experience of working within the NHS field. Outside of work, Fiona has a real love of music and enjoys going to gigs, and building up her vinyl collection when she can. She also has a passion for museum and the arts, for travelling, as well as watching tennis along with a slight obsession with Formula 1.

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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