Bolton Deaf Society

Meet The Staff

Bolton Deaf Society

Meet The Staff

Our Staff

John Hesketh – Chief Executive Officer

Naomi Mather – Operations Manager
Naomi works closely with the CEO and is responsible for the day to day running of the Deaf Centre and supporting and co-ordinating the information and advocacy service.  Naomi is studying BSL Level 6.

Zienna Hall – Office Manager
Zienna works part-time on Tuesdays and Wednesdays dealing with all financial and administrative tasks.  Zienna is BSL Level 3 qualified and a qualified Notetaker.

Philip Bridge – Generic Peer Advocate
Philip is a long-standing attendee of our social club and he now works as an Advocate for our service supporting clients.  Philip achieved a Level 2 qualification in Independent Advocacy in 2018 and has experience in a wide range of advocacy areas.

Tawona Fleming – Advocate
Tawona works on Wednesdays. She has knowledge of advocating for the deaf community, having previously worked with both deaf children and adults. Tawona has worked as an advocate since July 2020 and is studying for her BSL/English Interpreting Qualification. She also has experience supporting with minor audiology issues.

Erika Lever-Hogg – Advocate
Erika works on Tuesdays.  Being Deaf herself she has lived experience having overcome many barriers.  Erika has experience supporting Deaf children and has a degree in Deaf Studies and Special Educational Needs.

Mick Tams – Caretaker