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The Team

 
 

Our Team is passionate about what we do and, between us, have decades of experience of working with workplaces to support, protect and create positive mental health. We work hand-in-hand with businesses to build a mentally healthy workplace – from identifying areas for development, to measuring progress; from supporting on skills development and training, to being a sounding board for your leadership team. Please get in touch.

 
 
Poppy Jaman

Poppy Jaman

CEO

Poppy Jaman helped to found the CMHA in 2013 and has been CEO since 2015. 

 
Alison Unsted

Alison Unsted

Deputy CEO & Global Strategy Director

Alison works closely with the CEO and Board to set and deliver the CMHA strategy.

 
Farimah Darbyshire

Farimah Darbyshire

Head of Programmes and External Relations

Farimah leads on the CMHA's Early Careers Health Programme and oversees external communications for the CMHA. 

 
Anastasia Vinnikova

Anastasia Vinnikova

Head of Workplace Wellbeing

Anastasia works closely with our members and strategic partners in the UK, providing strategic leadership and management of the UK Thriving at Work programme,

 
Cheryl Chickowski

Cheryl Chickowski

Business Development & Relationship Manager - Global

Cheryl leads the business development of the CMHA’s latest initiative, MindForward Alliance, helping to identify potential members and supporters who share our values and ambition for global change.

 

 
Erin Welch

Erin Welch

Business Development & Relationship Manager - UK

Erin works on the Business Development and Relationship Management processes for CMHA UK.

 
Hannah Winter

Hannah Winter

Content & Insights

Hannah leads on developing content and resources for members including the CMHA Thriving at Work resources and the CMHA ‘how to’ guides.

 
Vicki Haxton

Vicki Haxton

Events and Engagement Manager

Vicki leads on event strategy and delivery of membership and external CMHA events.

 
Jaan Madan

Jaan Madan

Lead Associate trainer

Jaan is a workforce development expert with 20 years’ experience of building healthier communities, from youth to corporate.

 
Keiann Yeung

Keiann Yeung

Project Manager – Assessment & Index (Global)

Keiann leads the development and implementation of Thriving at Work assessments, accreditation and reporting process.

 
Kate Laird

Kate Laird

Team Administrator

Kate is responsible for supporting the CMHA executive team and also manages the administrative processes for the CMHA training and other additional services delivery.

 
Catherine Moore

Catherine Moore

Executive Assistant

Catherine is Executive Assistant to Poppy Jaman.  Catherine also provides support to the other members of the Executive Team and supports Poppy with Special Projects.

 
Jo Ellerington

Jo Ellerington

Accountant

Jo manages our accounts function and is here to assist you with any financial requirements including completion of any customer procurement procedures.