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Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

Jack Heath BA (Hons), LLB

General Manager, Programs and Operations

Janet Hopkins CPA, BComm, GradCertEI (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Manager, People and Culture

Charmaine Smith BBM, BBus (Marketing)

Head of Policy and Government

Rebecca Halpin BSocSci (Psychology)

Director of Digital, Service Design and Technology

Faruk Avdi DipA/BA

Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications

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

Head of Content and Information Services

Philippa Costigan, BA (Language and Literature)


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 Advisor/Moderator

Tanya Peisley BA, BSW (Hons), MSW

Help Centre Advisors/Moderaotrs

Laura Abbey BA (Hons)

Julie Bell B BEhavSci

Gina Bennett BA (Media + Comms), Grad Dip (Psychology)

Melissa Wilson BPsychSc, GradDip (Psychology)

Vijay Singh, B.E, Grad Dip (Psychology), Post Grad Dip (Psychology)



Mind + Body Project Coordinator

Catriona Bastian BAppSc, PGradDip Hlth Prom, Certificate IV (Training + Assessment)

Mindful Employer Manager

Eliza Oakley CertIV TAE, BEd, GradDip SocSc (Counselling)

Mindful Employer Business Development Manager

Penne Dawe BA, MA, MCOM

SANE Speakers Coordinator

Angela Gillespie BA (Hons, History)

Suicide Prevention Project Manager

Sarah Coker BA, PGDip (Psych)

Suicide Prevention Project Officer

Samara Gray BA, (Hons, Psych)


Finance and Administration

Finance Manager

Tanya Wallis CA

Accounts and Office Manager

Emma Rye BBus

Receptionist and Admin Assistant

Marianne Lynch BA (Int. Studies)

IT Manager

Myra Jill Nunez BSc (Computer Eng)

Wendy Stiles BA, Dipl (Applied Photography) On maternity leave



Media Relations Manager

Robyn Thompson BA (Journalism)

Media Relations Advisor

Jenni Henderson BA (Journalism)

Digital Marketing and Communications Advisor

Jeremy Little BA (Journalism) 



Fundraising Manager

Michelle Intveld

Major Gifts and Corporate Partnerships Manager

Naomi Lehrer BBus (Marketing)

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