Mostak Mostak Ahmed,  Managing Director

Mostak joined Maison Moti in September 2007. Mostak is a qualified Social Worker by background and has 15 years experience working for a number of local authorities across a variety of social care settings. During the last 7 years of Mostak’s career within local authorities he has worked as a senior manager heading up various divisions, including Asylum Services, Youth Offending and Commissioning. In this time he has been involved in a number of regional, national and also international projects concerning vulnerable people and worked extensively with a variety of government, NGO and European agencies to promote social inclusion.

Mostak has also worked as a social care and management consultant carrying out training, development work and undertaking investigations into major incidents.

DonnaDonna Christie,  Office Manager and PA to MD

Hi I have 25 plus years’ experience working at various levels for large corporations, from PA to CEO’s to management. I eventually became disillusioned with this way of life and made a conscious decision to work in a less commercially driven and more ethical company where I could contribute in some way to helping those that are less fortunate and so in January 2013 joined Maison Moti. Although my work life remains as busy as ever I really enjoy working in a smaller office and for a company where I can see first-hand the difference I can make. In my role I get involved in a wide variety of tasks from ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the office to organising large scale events. I love the diversity and really enjoy coordinating the volunteer admin programme for service users.

I like being creative and in my spare time am involved in property development and interior design.

My qualifications include a Prince 2 in information, technology and infrastructure and a Diploma in PA.

Michelle Crouch, Director of Operations 

Michelle joined the Maison Moti family in January 2019. Michelle is a skilled Senior Manager in the field of mental health and brings 30 years plus worth of expertise, knowledge and experience to Maison Moti. Michelle has worked across all sectors including statutory, third, independent and the world of Supported Housing.

Michelle is a qualified Social Worker and holds a Master degree in Social Work. In her spare time Michelle is the Chairperson for a small charity base in East London called One Place East. Michelle is extremely passionate about mental health service delivery and seeks to ensure that Maison Moti maintains outstanding high-quality service provision which is second to none in the sector.

Michelle loves all things dance related and enjoys reading in her spare time.


Shafi Syed,  Finance Director  

Hello, I started with the company in in 2011 as a Book keeper and when the opportunity arose jumped at the chance to take up my current position. In this role I am responsible for all of our finance processes from the production of annual budgets and monthly managements to the more routine tasks such as income collection, paying invoices and petty cash and bank reconciliations. I am fastidious about proper controls and have to be sure that the books always balance. The other part of my role is to lead on contracts for our various supplies and services. I like problem solving and often find myself getting involved with things that are completely unrelated to my role. I also occasionally work with service users who volunteer with our finance team.  

I have an MSc in Financial Management (merit) and have since gone on to become a Chartered Certified  Accountant.  

I’m keen on travel and enjoy broadening my horizons.  


NadiaNadia Cherkaoui,  Service User Empowerment Coordinator (SUEC)

Hola! I’ve been with Maison Moti since 2010, initially as the Office Manager & PA to MD. Whilst I enjoyed being in this role the contact I had with service users made me realise that I had a natural ability to engage with them and this led me onto wanting to work in a role more directly with people experiencing mental health problems. In 2012  the SUEC position became available and I knew that I had to go for it. I haven’t looked back since. I love being in a position where I am able to advocate for service users, make sure that their views are listened to and to  develop opportunities and initiatives to empower them. It is hugely rewarding to see how the things that I put in place make a real and significant difference to service users. Click here for more details about what I do and how we empower service users.

Ozge Coktas,  Referral & Move on Coordinator

Hello! My name is Ozge and I joined the team in November 2018. I am responsible for coordinating the referrals ensuring that service users referred can access appropriate and suitable accommodation when we have vacancies across our services. I notify our local and health authority contacts when placements become available, deal with the referrals and arrange for our Clinical Supervisor and Manager’s to conduct the assessments to establish whether the person referred is suitable for our services. I am also responsible for helping key workers and managers coordinate the move-on plan and process to ensure that service users benefit from increasingly independent services. I believe that my role at Maison Moti, working with experienced professionals who like me are passionate about helping vulnerable people, will help me to achieve my goals in this regard. 

I have a BSc in Public Health & Health Promotion (Upper- second class honours), and am currently studying MSc Advanced Practice in Health & Social Care as I want to acquire knowledge and experience that will enable me to provide the highest standard and quality of care in this sector.

jasonJason Lennox,   Maintenance Manager

Hello all. Quality accommodation, fittings and furnishings  is something that comes as standard with the placements provided by our company. Making sure that this is the case falls under my remit as the Maintenance Manager. I work alongside a number of approved contractors and suppliers to maintain our high standards. Our properties are inspected routinely and fully refurbished as per our schedule or each time a room/ flat becomes vacant. I joined Maison Moti in 2009 . What I really enjoy about what I do is the creativity and design involved in the refurbishments. I also enjoy helping the service users who volunteer for our maintenance programme.  

I support Spurs and play golf in my free time and like a good joke. 


MichaelMick Burling,  Maintenance Officer

Hi, I started with the company in 2013. I work with Jason to help maintain our properties, dealing more with the routine and emergency repairs that are needed to keep our schemes functioning. There is always a lot of work on but I like the fact that the environment is relaxed and I enjoy the banter and interaction with operational staff and service users.

I am a family man and love spending time with my grandchildren.