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Meet the Team

Meet the women behind the scenes who are dedicated to enabling Lotus land to blossom.

Kim Bethell

Director of Support Services




Akilah Chambers

Senior Support Worker


Ruth Skillern

Senior Support Worker

Farishta Jalal

Clinical Lead (Psychotherapist)

Tanya Summat


Andrea Baines

Executive Assistant

Personal assistant to the managing director, Andrea manages the administration of our Clinical Therapy Service and provides general admin support to the Lotus Team. Beyond Lotus Andrea has spent many years studying various holistic healing modalities and self-help techniques, making her a good fit for our spiritual ethos and well equipped to support the empowerment of other women.  She also runs her own raw vegan chocolate business, producing healthy hand-made chocolate for the local community.

Kashmir Judge

Accounts Assistant/Admin

Marie Burrows

Scribe Sister

Marie is head of communications at Lotus and is passionate about empowering women in her local community and beyond through sharing their stories. A firm believer in the power of words but also actions and movement, Marie is also a yoga teacher delivering community classes around the Midlands. She is currently studying trauma informed yoga teaching to begin working together with the Lotus CTS service.

Marie also shares regular women’s circles and workshops within the local community, providing women with more safe spaces for their stories to be told. Following some years traveling the world and immersing herself in different cultures, she is excited to be back in her home town contributing to an initiative she believes is providing radical positive change.

Lorna Walker

Housing Manager

Ellie Vivian

Child Development Worker

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