Organisation Structure & People


Eugene Ellis 

The director is responsible for the overall running of BAATN. He is directly supported by the Leadership team (below) and is the figurehead of the organisation. Eugene’s website.


Carmen Joanne Ablack
Dennis L Carney
Eugene Ellis
Ian Thompson
Jayakara Ellis
Karen Minikin
Poppy Banerjee
Rotimi Akinsete

The Leadership group aims to compassionately steer the organisation’s direction as a whole, support BAATN’s development and meet the needs of the BAATN community. The Leadership group also aims to be visible in the world, pay attention to BAATN’s external profile and pay particular attention to our self-care as an essential part of development and growth. Find out more about the Leadership Team


BAATN Administrator

The BAATN Administrator is responsible for responding to general emails and forwarding incoming messages to the relevant people within BAATN. They also administrate the BAATN newsletter, website Job Posts and Network Job Adverts.

Samantha Pierre,

Membership and Events Admin

Membership and Events Admin is responsible for membership applications and event bookings.

Channara Agoro-Burns,

Web Admin

Web Admin is responsible for updating and editing the main BAATN website.

Melissa Nyambayo,


Ruth Allwood,


Coordinators plan and organise a specific area of BAATN’s activities to ensure the smooth running of a programme or service.

Social Media Coordinator

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for communicating BAATN’s brand on its various social media channels.

Emma Fadipe,

Media & Appearances Liaison

The Media & Appearances Liaison coordinates “The BAATN Representatives Initiative“, which aims to increase the visibility of Black, African and South Asian psychological therapists and to promote the mental health concerns of people from Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean heritages. This involves monitoring and processing incoming communications from media outlets and matching media appearance requests to individuals in our pool of representatives.

Natasha Sackey,

Training and Events Coordinator

The Training and Events Coordinator ensures that events and promotions run smoothly and that delegates and facilitators have a relaxed and comfortable training/workshop experience.

Afua Pierre,

Mentoring Programme Coordinator

The Mentoring Programme Coordinator ensures the smooth running of the ‘Each One Teach One Mentoring Programme“. This includes processing applications, communicating with mentors, mentees and support staff and keeping track of the programme timetable.

Olivia Donkor,

BAATN Series Producer

The BAATN Series Producer responds to organisations who are looking for training and consultation from BAATN. The role involves clarifying the input organisations are looking for, liaising with potential facilitators and others to meet organisational requests and producing individual programmes.

Natasha Sackey,


These groups are tasked with coordinating specific areas of work within BAATN. The coordinating group members are all volunteers. If you would like to contact one of the coordinating groups, email Sam,

Training Coordinating Group

The Training Coordinating Group is responsible for establishing a relationship with all of the facilitators and trainers within BAATN, offering them support and opportunities to further their growth. They are also responsible for coordinating the formation of a counselling course and training events more widely.

Conference Coordinating Group

The Conference Coordinating Group is responsible for planning and implementing the various conferences within BAATN. Individuals and groups are invited to plan and run one-off conferences on an ad-hoc basis with the support of the main group.

Publications Coordinating Group

The Publications Coordinating Group is responsible for bringing together books and journal articles for publication. 

External Relations Coordinating Group

The External Relations Coordinating Group is responsible for developing relationships with external organisations and individuals of influence and also speaking out on issues of importance to the BAATN community.


Regional teams plan and organise activities outside of the London area, including facilitating gatherings, events and training.

Regional teams operate currently in the Midlands

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