Board of Trustees

Tejal Ladwa
Tejal is a Hi-Intensity therapist with the local IAPT service with the lead on BME needs.

Jocelyn Adlington
Jocelyn has been a volunteer for Mothertongue since 2006, mainly helping at the allotment. She works at the University of Reading as a Pensions Assistant.

Edward Rennie
Edward is the PWP Project Lead for Talking Therapies in West Berkshire and is a BME lead for the service. He has an interest in ensuring psychological support services are accessible and sensitive to the needs of diverse communities. Edward is also the Treasurer for Mothertongue.

Sumaya Bakhsh

Sumaya is a journalist with the BBC. She volunteered for Mothertongue and facilitated the Young Interpreter workshops we ran at loacl Reading schools

It was agreed at a Management Committee in September 2011 that Mothertongue would operate a rotational Chair, in that each of the trustees would act as Chair for a 6 month period. This was unanimously agreed by the trustees.

Members of Staff

Beverley Costa (Chief Executive Officer)

Beverley Costa is the CEO and founder of Mothertongue and has a significant impact on the organisation as a whole. She has been the inspiration and is the embodiment of what Mothertongue is and has delivered. Mothertongue has striven to provide a service of excellence to its clients, and at every turn it has been the needs of the client that are put first and foremost. This ethos has been instilled and absorbed by everyone who has either volunteered or been employed by Mothertongue. It is simply what we do and that has permeated from Beverley. Her leadership principles have encouraged excellent performance and the desire to go 'the extra mile' to ensure a positive solution.

Kim Armstrong (Operations Manager)
Dr Ila Patel (Freelance Counsellor BACP Accred)
Ana Gaboleiro (Freelance Counsellor UKCP Reg)
Satwant Rayit (Freelance Counsellor BACP Accred)