About the Founder:

Bethesda Network was founded in 2014  by Cllr Moriah Priestly.

Moriah Priestley holds a postgraduate degree in macroeconomics from a prestigious UK university. She runs a successful boutique management consultancy working closely with govt bodies in UK and Europe around social care and health policy and implementation.

Moriah Runs a leadership and personal development coaching practice called “Insight coaching” and has recently partnered with the prime minister’s cabinet office to deliver workshops around the country that empowers everyday people from black and ethnic minority communities to enable them to aspire to sit on decision making boards across govt and public sectors.

She an elected politician and cabinet holder in the city of Milton Keynes Her current portfolio is Economic Development and community partnerships in the 3rd most prosperous city in the United Kingdom.

Her current interest aside from business is in leadership development as a John Maxwell coach and speaker.

She loves music and founded a small charity called the BN Network in 2017 supporting economic empowerment especially with women and BAME communities. More about the founder

The Team

Communication Specialist

Chrispina lives and works in Milton Keynes. She holds a Bachelor’s Joint degree in Accounting and Financial Economics and is ACCA finalist. She has spent much of her working career as an financial analyst in various industries. She is a councillor for Campbell Park Parish and has a passion for community cohesion through communication and networking.She joined the Bethesda Network to be a part of a social mobility that enables community cohesion. She supports a very driven team of professionals by managing the organisation’s social media presence, website design and handling media queriesShe is passionate about health and fitness and in 2010 she qualified as a personal trainer and in 2013 an Athletics Coach. She is also a qualified re-enablement instructor and a weight management practioner. In her free time, she enjoys going to the theatre, coaching and competing for Marshal Milton Keynes Athletics Club, listening to world music and learning a foreign language.

Project Manager

Edna Tarfa is a Consultant/Business Process Analyst, a BAME Mentor, a Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Wife and Proud Mum of 3 boys. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aider.
Born and raised in northern Nigeria, Edna moved to UK to complete her Masters in Business Administration.  She has a solid background in Change & Project Management, Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Employee Engagement and her work experience spans the hospitality, charity, professional & financial, health care and public sectors.
Edna is keen on learning and developing her skills and has attained numerous certifications in six sigma, lean methodology, Agile Change & Project Management etc.
Edna enjoys travelling, reading, volunteering at Kids holiday camps and leading kids’ group/worship.

Planning and Strategy Manager

Omobola Ojo is a Registered Service Manager within the health and social care industry. A B.Sc. holder in Industrial Relations and Personnel management, masters in Human resource management, postgraduate diploma level 7 in leadership and strategic management, Iosh trained, and a range of industry specific training and qualifications within the health and social care, project management and business Analysis industries.
She owns her own line of business as an event planner and in spare time enjoys writing and planning business pathways.
She is a mother of 3 lovely children, a gifted counsellor and life coach, Christ like identity carrier.
Passionate about social justice, elderly and children’s care, persecuted people because of religion or other demographic characteristics

Leadership Vision:

Bethesda Network's New Horizon Womens Leadership Programme was set up to deliver high quality mentoring to  encourage and support women in leadership.

The vision of New Horizons Leadership Programme is to develop a network of national and international leadership summits and to be a premier resource for women to be able to network, mentor and participate in accredited and non accredited development programs geared toward helping them grow in their leadership journey.

Mission

The mission of the New Horizon womens leadership prigramme is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations.

It is also to deliver a high quality and impactful mentoring programme that will support women from all walks of leadership to find support in developing themselves and navigating their leadership journey.

A comprehensive accredited leadership programme involving the latest technological aids will also be developed in order to enable women access tools to grow their leadership skills and also link up to elective courses for specific areas such as community leadership, politics, business management.