We have a group volunteer trustees who oversee the strategic direction of the charity. You can contact them directly via [email protected]
Board of Trustees
KRISTA POUND - CHAIR
TIM DULLEY - VICE CHAIR
DUNCAN MOFFETT - TREASURER
Sarah spent her corporate career in the automotive industry before setting up her own strategic communications and training business in 2006. She is a mother of adult twin girls and has been a Twinline listener for more than 15 years. She became a Trustee in October 2017.
TWINS TRUST PRESIDENT & HONORARY CONSULTANT FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
JUDI LINNEY MBE MSc Dip HEd HV
Judi came from South Africa to England and then trained as a nurse, midwife and health visitor and Director of Public Health.
She has more than 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 her husband 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 and became Twins Trust in 2019.
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, for her work in the NHS as a Director of public health, for Founding and being the President of Tamba and for developing community relations. Judi is currently an Independent Consultant and Coach and offers advice to community groups.
Twins Trust Staff
We have a committed staff team, many of whom have direct experience of raising multiples. Most of us work flexibly and part time hours. Here are the senior managers.
Shauna Leven – CEO (Monday - Friday)
Shauna has worked in senior management roles in the charity sector for more than ten years. She is also a human rights lawyer, a successful campaigner and strategist, but her most important role is mum to boy/girl twins.
Nikki Roberts – Head of Communications (Monday - Thursday)
Nikki is a former communications manager for a large pharmaceutical company. She is responsible for all external and internal communications including our website, members’ magazine, e-newsletters, media engagement, website and social media.
Emma Collins – Head of Membership (Monday - Thursday)
Emma has spent more than ten years volunteering and working for various childbirth charities. She is responsible for managing all of the membership processes, including joining, renewing and gift aid.
FINANCE AND OPERATIONS
Nicky Deans – Head of Finance and Operations (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Nicky has worked for Twins Trust for more than 10 years, having previously worked at PwC. As well as overseeing the financial management of the charity, she is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our day to day operations, including office administration, HR, IT and governance.
Rachelle Barnett - Head of Fundraising (Full-time)
Rachelle has spent her career working in public sector communications, stakeholder engagement and fundraising, including in several local government bodies and charities. She is responsible for all of Twins Trust’s fundraising activities. Rachelle and the Fundraising Team would love to hear from anyone who is interested in raising funds to support our research, care and support of families with multiples on [email protected].
Helen Peck - Scottish coordinator (working days Monday-Thursday 9am – 4.30pm)
Helen has worked for Twin Trust for more than 12 years and oversees all of our 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 teenage twin girls.
Kelly McDonald - Northern Ireland coordinator (working days Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Kelly works to oversee our activities in Northern Ireland. She manages our Health Visitor project in Southern HSCT and works with maternity units across NI to provide Twins Trust resources to expectant parents. Kelly organises and delivers our courses and also contributes to twins information evenings at antenatal classes in Antrim, Royal Jubilee, Ulster, Daisy Hill, Craigavon and Altnagelvin.
Kelly has worked in the voluntary sector in NI for more than 10 years and is a mum of primary school-age twins.