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The SANE Australia team work together to end stigma and help all Australians affected by mental illness to lead a better life.
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Executive team

Chief Executive Officer

Jack Heath, BA (Hons), LLB

General Manager, Digital & Communications

Philippa Costigan, BA (Language and Literature), Masters (Communications)

General Manager, Research, Policy & Programs

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

Executive Officer / Company Secretary

Jackie Lane, Cert TAA, CertBusMgt

Research, Policy & Programs

Head of Programs

Sarah Coker, BA, Hons (SocSci)

Suicide Prevention Research & Training Officer

Michelle Wright, MSW

Lived Experience Coordinator

Natalie Rutstein, BSc, PostGradCert (MHW), PostGradCert (SocSci)

Help Centre & Online Forums

Head of Service Delivery

Suzanne Leckie, BSocSci Psych (Hons)

Online Community Manager

Nicole Thomas, BA/BEd

Forums Partnership Coordinator

Mehna Alacozy, BA (Psych), PGDip (SocHlthCounsel)

Online Communty Engagement Coordinator

Laura Prerau, Dip (Counselling)

Help Centre Supervisor

Melissa Wilson, BPsychSc, GradDip (Psychology)

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)

Erin Marr, GradDip (Psychology), BA (Hons)

Julia Shay, BA

Jessica Bowring, BA (Hons)

Sabrina Kelaart, BPsychSc (Hons)

Lynn, BSW

Operations & Development

Manager, Business Development

Sylvia Jenson, BA (Pub Comms), BA (International Studies)

Fundraising Development Analyst

Patrick Fitzgerald, BA (Geography), FIA Cert (Fundraising)

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, BComms

Digital & Communications

Head of Campaigns, Media & PR

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

Digital Content & Social Media Producer

Jeremy Little, BComms (Journalism) 

Digital Content Producer

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

Digital Content Producer

Emma Clark, BA (Media&Comm) GDipProfWrit, GDipDesign(IntArch)

Senior Media and Public Relations Advisor

Ellen Sproule, BMedia (Journalism)

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Zoe Simbolon, BComms (Professional Writing)

Last updated: 12 January, 2018

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