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Executive team

Chief Executive Officer

Jack Heath, BA (Hons), LLB

General Manager, Digital & Communications

Philippa Costigan, BA (Language and Literature)

General Manager, Policy, Research & Programs

Michelle Blanchard, BA (Hons), GradDip (AdolHlthWelf), PhD, Dip (LeadMgt)

Director, Digital Service Design & Technology

Faruk Avdi, DipA/BA

Director, Marketing & Communications

Danielle Bombardieri, B.J, Post Grad Cert (Public and Media Relations)

Director, People & Operations

(Maternity leave) Charmaine Smith, BBM, BBus (Marketing)

Director, Programs

Sarah Coker, BA, PGDip (Psych)

Executive Officer / Company Secretary

Jackie Lane, Cert TAA, CertBusMgt

Help Centre & online forums

Help Centre Manager

Suzanne Leckie, BSocSci Psych (Hons)

Online Community Manager

Nicole Thomas, BA/BEd

Online Community Engagement Specialist

Cherry Baylosis, BA Social Science (Psych), MGMC (M. Media and Comms), PhD student (Media and Communications)

Help Centre Senior Counsellor/Moderator

Tanya Peisley, BA, BSW (Hons), MSW

Help Centre Counsellors/Moderators

Sam Osmond, Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change

Genevieve Star, BSocSc (Psych)

Melissa Wilson, BPsychSc, GradDip (Psychology)


SANE Speakers Coordinator

Angela Gillespie, BA (Hons, History)

Suicide Prevention Project Officer

Samara Gray, BA (Hons, Psych)

Finance & administration

Finance Manager

Tanya Wallis, CA

Manager, People & Culture

Kerryn Aikman, BA (Psych)/ LLB (Hons) and MTeach(Primary)

Accounts and Office Manager

Emma Rye, BBus

IT Manager

Myra Jill Nunez, BSc (Computer Eng)

Receptionist and Administration Assistant

Kate Goff, BCmm

Content & information services

Digital Content & Social Media Producer

Jeremy Little, BA (Journalism) 

Digital Content Producer

Mat Larkin, BA (Hons, Film & Media Studies)

Fundraising, marketing & communications

Senior Media and Public Relations Advisor

Ellen Sproule, BMedia (Journalism)

Media Advisor

Philip Blackman, BA (Hons, Business & Marketing)

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Zoe Simbolon, BComms (Professional Writing)

Last updated: 24 April, 2017

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