David Deakin, Executive Director/Counsellor
David is educated to Masters level, with a background in healthcare and has worked in both the commercial and not for profit sectors. He is also a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with full membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). David has personally trained over 200 Mother Buddies in pregnancy, maternal and infant health, and is the pioneer of Pregnancy Twinning and the 1000 dreams campaign. David lives near Camberley, Surrey and is a father to three children.
Tanya Penn, Head of Counselling Services
Tanya is Head of Counselling Services and a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has 7 years counselling experience and specialises in working with pre-natal and post-natal issues. Tanya has previously worked for a pregnancy counselling service in Reading. She is a mum of three children and lives in Reading.
Georgia Burford - Head of Partnerships
Georgia has 12 years' experience of international development (programmes and policy) and has led multi-cultural teams, in both strategic and operational roles, including being Executive Director of One-to-one Children's Fund and Chair of STOPAIDS. Her expertise is in sexual reproductive health and rights. Georgia has an MA in International Development and Gender from the University of London, and is mum to a 3 year old daughter.
Jessie Boston - Head of Digital Communications
Jessie is Head of Digital Communications and has considerable experience of all forms of digital communications, including social media. Jessie has worked for several development organisations including Justice and Care and Tearfund.
James Cobbett - website operations
James has a strong belief in using digital for good causes. He has previously worked for Tearfund and has strong experience and expertise in website development.
Mike Thomas - Chairman of Chasing Zero
Mike has enjoyed a long career in corporate management, having been a Director and CEO of several companies. He has also worked as a volunteer for Tearfund and is ordained as a Reverend in the Church of England. Mike has three children and has been Chair of Chasing Zero for the past 8 years.