We have a committed and dedicated team of staff, trustees and volunteers.

Everyone’s contribution is invaluable and we are always delighted to welcome new volunteers.

Our volunteer trustees oversee the strategic direction of the charity. You can contact them directly via [email protected] 

Senior Management Team
Shauna Leven
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Emma Collins
Head of Development

Emma moved here from Australia in 2001, making England her home with her husband and three children.  She has worked at Twins Trust since 2016, but for the past 16 years she has both worked and volunteered supporting parents through children's charities and is a big supporter of her local community.

Rafi Cooper
Head of Communications

Rafi has dedicated his career to communications and marketing within the charity sector. He’s worked in the UK and overseas for causes ranging from children to animals to international development. He places stories at the heart of all communications and his two little children are at the heart of his personal story.

Louise Bowman
Co-Head of Family Support and Resources

I’ve been working with families my whole career - over 25 years. I completed my NNEB training after leaving school and worked in the childcare sector at a Day Nursery and then as a Private Nanny before moving to work in the charity sector as a Family Support Worker where I continued my training and development. I have worked with hundreds of families in need and crisis and facilitated many parenting workshops and courses. I then became a mum myself in 2010 and have three daughters (including twins) which inspired me to continue my work with families and offer support where needed.

I joined Twins Trust in 2013 when my twins were 10 months old as the Twinline Coordinator.  I have a passion for empowering and developing people which is why I love working here and working with all our volunteers who give their time to us to support the thousands of families each year. 

I am now Co-Head of the Family Support team with Helen Regan. Between us we manage all of Twins Trust support services. The team I manage look after, Bereavement Support Service, Twinline, Professional Referral Service, Courses and Breastfeeding Per support Service.

Helen Regan
Co-Head of Family Support and Resources

Prior to having twins, my career was in retail management, setting me up with important life skills such as being (overtly borderline obsessively) organised, a skilled project planner (nothing is left to chance) and having a sense of humour when nothing is going to plan, all of which came into their own when my boy / girl twins were born in 2010.

Having no local family support when my own children were born, I’m all too aware of how hard it can be some days and how challenging it is to get through a day when everything feels just too much. I learnt to stop being stubborn and to take the help which was offered by anyone - in the supermarket, at a playgroup or the park. This made a huge difference and those days were the better days!

I joined Twins Trust in 2014 as the admin support to the Family Crisis Support service. Being able to understand and help families going through the most challenging times in their lives has been incredibly humbling and rewarding. I oversee the Family Crisis service, which I’m proud to say has helped hundreds of families since its launch in 2012, along with being Co-Head of the Family Support team with Louise Bowman.

David Docherty
Head of Finance and Operations
Helen Peck
Head of Healthcare Engagement and Research
Board of Trustees
Krista Pound
Chair
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.
Duncan Moffett
Treasurer

Duncan Moffett joined as Treasurer in November 2016 and is an experienced chartered accountant. He is the father of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) surviving twin boys.
Heather Dembitz
Trustee
Heather works as a Chief Operating Officer in a global Investment Bank and has a background in Finance and Banking. Heather is a mother of twins and joined the Board of Trustees in January 2017.
Sarah Perris
Trustee
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.
Charlotte Aherne
Trustee
Charlotte joined us in November 2018 and is a legal director at a global investment bank. Charlotte is a mother of young twins.
Simon Berney-Edwards
Trustee
Simon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Expert Witness Institute and has ten years’ experience in leadership roles in Membership bodies. He joined the Board in 2018 as the trustee lead for Digital Transformation. He is father to twins achieved through Surrogacy.
Surabhi Nanda
Trustee
Surabhi is a Consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine affiliated to two busy tertiary fetal medicine units in London, and has a special interest in multiple pregnancy. She leads a specialist multidisciplinary multiple pregnancy service in her unit. She is a Fetal Medicine representative of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2019.
Rebecca Butler
Trusteee
Rebecca is an experienced Fundraising & Marketing Consultant having held Director roles within the travel industry, NHS and Not For Profit Sector, including The Royal Marsden, The Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners, Expedia and British Airways. She is also a volunteer Brownie Guide leader and a Mum of two.  Rebecca became a trustee in November 2019.
Ali Ramsay
Trustee

Ali works as Chief of Staff in the UK Parliament, prior to which she held roles in public affairs and public relations for several membership organisations. She is mother to twin boys, has been a member of Twins Trust since 2017 and became a trustee in June 2022. 

Katherine Rathbone
Trustee

Katherine works as head of HR in a global law firm and has over 18 years experience within professional services and construction and engineering organisations. She is mother to three young boys, including twins and has been a member of Twins Trust since 2018. She joined as a trusteee in 2022.

President
Judi Linney MBE MSc Dip HEd HV
Twins Trust President and Honorary Consultant for Health and 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 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.

Read Judi's story.