BOARD MEMBERS

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Harris, Chris 

Role: Chairperson

Education: Master of Applied Psychology; Executive Development, Organisational Leadership; Conscious Leadership

Additional information: Chris is an internationally renowned psychologist and mental health advocate, having worked across Australia and UK in clinical, service development, and organisational leadership roles. Chris brings his blend of clinical and corporate expertise in addition to his passion for doing mental health differently to MyLocalMind Inc. and Fremantle-based subsidiary FremantleMind Inc. 


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Cornu, Cecilia

Role: Vice Chair

Education: Bachelor of Laws; Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice  

Additional information: After completing a clerkship with Forbes Kirby Lawyers and gaining admission to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a Solicitor, Cecilia joined the commercial litigation division where she provides advice and representation to individuals, small business and larger corporations on a diverse range of commercial matters. Cecilia has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of legislation and its implications for business and industry. Cecilia has a passion for community mental health and contributes her expertise to ensure the defensibility of all MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. activities. 


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Kelly Migro

Role: Treasurer

Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Certified Practicing Accountant; Registered Individual BAS Agent

Additional information: Kelly has over 10 years of experience in various accounting software and is proficient in a range of computer operating systems. Kelly provides a full service bookkeeping solution, so that the MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. team can focus on our organisation and know how it is performing in real time. Kelly has a passion for community mental health and wellbeing and contributes her breadth of professional expertise to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Szmekura, Clare

Role: Secretary 

Education: Certificate III and IV Art and Design Central TAFE; Bachelor of Arts: Arts Management Edith Cowan University; Master of Business Administration Edith Cowan University; Bachelor of Psychology, Criminology, and Justice (in progress) 

Additional information: Clare has extensive management experience in a range of diverse business environments including local government, commercial, and not for profit. Regularly managing multiple, complex, often conflicting, high-level projects, initiatives, partnerships and teams to meet organisational, community and stakeholder needs. Clare contributes her breadth of professional experience and passion for community mental health to MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. 


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Carrello, Clory 

Role: Board Member

Education: Master of Business Administration;Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 

Additional information: Clory has almost 30 years experience in the health service industry, working in both clinical and administrative roles. He has over 15 years’ experience in program management and service development and has worked across the continuum of care from chronic disease prevention to palliative care. He also has significant experience in Aboriginal Health and working with the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse population. Clory has undergraduate qualifications in Medical Laboratory Science and postgraduate qualifications in Business Administration. Clory brings his passion for an integrated community mental system and breadth of experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries. 


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Eden, Jodie 

Role: Board Member

Education: Bachelor of Business (Human Resources and Business Psychology); Diploma in Business Management

Additional information: Jodie has 15 years of experience engaging with people in the workplace and navigating the complex matrix of legislative requirements and human needs to deliver positive performance-based outcomes in a multitude of corporate environments. Jodie is a passionate advocate for the accountability of corporations and the powerful contribution they can make to the overall mental health and wellbeing of the communities within which they operate and within which their workforce resides. Jodie is very committed to supporting the realisation of MyLocalMind Inc. and FremantleMind Inc. outcomes and contributes her business expertise and her intuitive ability to develop sustainable operating models. 


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Polley, Anne 

Role: Board Member

Education: Master of Public Health; Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion 

Additional information: Anne is an experienced public health professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, Western Australian State Government and Local Government sectors. Anne is skilled in Stakeholder and Community engagement, training, group facilitation, Local Government Consultancy, Policy Analysis, Program Management and Evaluation. Anne has experience in international aid work in rural settings in Myanmar and a strong research professional background. Anne brings her extensive experience and passion for community mental health to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries. 


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Pember, Sue 

Role: Board Advisor

Education: Make Me A CEO: Leadership Development Program; Associate Diploma of Production and Design

Additional information: Sue is an accomplished Board Member, Managing Director, Media Subject Matter Expert and Community Leader with a history of award winning performance by founding and leading innovative businesses through successful growth and expansion. Sue is passionate about helping women start their own businesses and about improving the mental health and wellbeing of the community. Sue contributes her decades of experience in sales, business development, and business management to guide MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


TEAM MEMBERS

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Grigg, Kaine 

Role: Executive Officer / Supervising Clinician 

Education: Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Specialising in Forensic Psychology 

Additional information: Kaine has a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge across a variety of settings, including working with children, adolescents, and adults; individuals impacted by substance use/dependence; psychosis; trauma; and individuals with offending histories. Kaine has worked in various roles as a Youth Worker, Outreach Worker, Psychologist, and Clinical Supervisor. Kaine’s passion for community mental health led to the establishment of MyLocalMind Inc. and Fremantle-based subsidiary FremantleMind Inc.


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Hadjielias, Magdaliene

Role: Executive Officer / Supervising Clinician 

Education: Bachelor of Social Work 

Additional information: In addition to being a Social Worker, Magdaliene has founded two successful small businesses. Magdaliene thrives on being creative, working with exceptional people, and taking on new challenges. She has experience working in both substance use and youth contexts. Her passion for community mental health led to her involvement with MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries. 


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Abrahams, Mishqah

Role: Peer Support Worker

Education: Bachelor of Psychology (in progress)

Additional information: Mishqah is a culturally diverse psychology student with broad experience in communicating with people from all walks of life. Mishqah is versatile and adaptable, having demonstrated these skills in diverse environments within different countries. Mishqah is passionate about community mental health and wellbeing and hopes to benefit the world around her by contributing to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Baggaley, Megan

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Masters of Social Work

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Accredited with the Australian Society of Social Workers

Additional information: Megan is a Social Worker with a passion for community mental health, working with youth, and non-traditional forms of psychotherapeutic intervention. Megan has worked in a range of youth settings and aims to contribute to a holistic approach to her clients’ mental health and wellbeing. Megan contributes her passion and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Balint , Dr Anthony

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Science; Specialist General Physician

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency; Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Additional information: Tony is a General Practitioner with a decades of experience in across a range of settings. He has special interest in individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Indigenous Australians, the gut-brain connection, males, and community mental health. He contributes his passion and expertise to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Butenschoen, Lina

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience); Masters of Counselling; DRUMBEAT® Facilitator Training

Additional information: Lina has worked in substance use and family violence settings and contributes her passion for community mental health to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries. Lina has a passion for the therapeutic power of non-traditional modes of psychotherapy and is trained as a DRUMBEAT® Facilitator.


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Chan, Vivienne

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Science / Finance; Masters of Social Work

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Accredited with the Australian Society of Social Workers

Additional information: Vivienne is a bilingual Social Worker with multinational background and experience. Vivienne has a demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate groups from various cultural backgrounds and has experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Youth Mental Health in Western Australia. Vivienne has passion for community mental health, working with youth, and working with individuals from gender and culturally diverse backgrounds. Vivienne contributes her passion and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Clements, Ashley

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Additional information: Ashley has dedicated her professional and personal life to serving the community through social impact work. Her experience stretches across counselling to management and administrative work. Ashley’s passion is to help clients feel seen, heard and understood through counselling and relationship building. Ashley contributes her passion and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries in order to provide our local community with the opportunity to flourish.


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Cody, Sharon

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Psychology with Honours; Master of Applied Psychology (Professional)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Rebecca has worked with a range of populations providing both general psychosocial support, psychological assessment, and targeted psychotherapeutic intervention. Rebecca has special interest in psychosis, trauma, and complex presentations. Rebecca contributes her passion for community mental health to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Cousins, Hayley

Role: Clinician / Peer Support Worker / Yoga Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Nursing Science; Graduation Diploma in Vinyasa Tantra Yoga Teaching

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Hayley Cousins is a Certified Yoga Instructor with Yab Yum Yoga – Perth and Yoga Alliance and a Registered Nurse. Hayley holds a 200hr certificate in a Vinyasa-style yoga asana (one breath one movement) combined with the ancient wisdom of Tantra yoga and philosophy. This embodied practice provides insight through awareness of the self-body, identifying new facets of the self-waiting to be explored on a daily basis. Hayley’s practice of yoga has healed her heart, strengthened her body, and stilled her mind. Hayley is eager to share her passion for yoga and express her love and devotion as a gift to others via MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Desilva, Kitsiri

Role: Clinician

Education: Certificate III in Child Care; Certificate III in Human Services (Disability); Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; Bachelor of Art Psychotherapy (in progress)

Additional information: Kitsiri is a Transpersonal Art Therapist with a passion for creative expression through body movement. Kitsiri has a range of experience in different mental health organisations and aims to share the gifts of creativity and art therapy in a safe and healthy space for people to feel inspired and empowered to express themselves. He contributes his professional experience and passion for community mental health to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Gagnon, Tash

Role: Administration Officer / Peer Support Worker

Education: Certificate I in Business; Certificate II in Information Technology; Certificate IV in Fitness

Additional information: Tash is passionate about contributing to the community via MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries. Tash aims to provide our community a safe place to engage with our services in order to help them change their lives for the better. Tash wants to inspire ladies of all ages and backgrounds to add healthy activities into their daily routines so they will live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Tash wants to make a change and motivate the community to strive for their best.


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Garaboni, Marianna

Role: Clinician

Education: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training; 350 Hour Yoga Teacher Training; Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Addictions; Family Therapy; Loss and Grief)

Additional information: Marianna is a counsellor and yoga teacher that has a passion for community mental health. She has a special interest in family therapy and working with pregnant women. Marianna contributes her passion and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Gillan, Linda

Role: Peer Support Worker

Education: Diploma of Children’s Services; Diploma of Mental Health

Additional information: Linda is a lived experience consultant who aims to share her journey involving traumatic episodes with Brief Reactive Psychosis, panic attacks, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in an effort to bring better understanding to families, friends, and the wider community, and to reduce the stigma of mental health difficulties. Linda offers practical insights from lived experience from both the inside and outside perspectives of mental health difficulties. Linda contributes reflections and strategies used in her own journey of self-recovery to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Goodfellow, Emma 

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours); Master of Applied Psychology (Professional)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Emma is a Provisional Psychologist and Counsellor. She is dedicated and committed to helping others achieve their greatest human potential by enabling individuals to empower and fulfil all seven areas of their lives (spiritual, mental, vocational, financial, familial, social, and physical). Emma has worked throughout Western Australia, Queensland, Sydney, and Melbourne and undertakes regular training in the latest therapy techniques. She has completed her Honours in Psychology and is completed her Master of Applied Psychology (Professional) in 2019. Emma contributes her compassionate, non-judgemental, and understanding approach to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Graham, Madeleine

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Science (Honours); Master of Applied Psychology (Professional) (in progress)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Madeleine is passionate about learning and helping those around her. She tutors and mentors disadvantaged children and assists with research for Perth Voices Clinic, a psychology clinic aimed at improving the functioning and lives of voice-hearers. Madeleine also tutors undergraduate psychology students and is a coordinator and mentor at the newly-established Perceptual Expertise Advanced Research Lab. Madeleine received her Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychological Science and Psychology in Society and achieved First-Class Honours in Psychology. Madeleine is continuing her studies by undertaking her Master of Applied Psychology (Professional) in 2020. Madeleine contributes her passion in using psychology to improve the lives of the community to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Gudka, Dr Sajni

Role: Service Evaluation Manager

Education: Doctor of Philosophy; Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice

Additional information: Sajni has a research-infused allied health education together with strong record of collaborations with prominent public health researchers in the field of paediatrics, women’s health, sexual health, mental health and environmental health. Her passion and desire to translate, implement and evaluate projects across the whole continuum of health interventions; from those targeting the social determinants of health to those addressing health service innovation; has led her to an active role in community engagement and political advocacy. Sajni contributes her passion and expertise to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Hara, Michael

Role: Clinician

Education: Master of Human Services Counselling; Bachelor of Arts; Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor; Applied Suicide Intervention Training Train the Trainer

Additional information: Michael has had a long path of yoga, meditation, and volunteer work experiences through Bali, Asia, Israel and India (Rishikesh). He has also lived and worked in Aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia. His realisation was that the ‘truth’ flows throughout all people, times, places, and traditions and binds them together. These experiences alongside of his career in community services, compassionate approach as a Masters qualified counsellor, and passion for community mental health and wellbeing have drawn him to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries. He is passionate about the role of meditation and mindfulness in both healing and loving life.


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Hardy, Brett

Role: Peer Support Worker

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies; Bachelor of Psychology; Mental Health First Aid; Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (in progress)

Additional information: Brett has a lived experience of mental health difficulties and a range of professional experience in supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties. Brett contributes his personal experience and passion for community mental health to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Hounshell, Lisa

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Counselling

Additional information: Lisa is a counsellor with an interest in positive psychology and craft. Lisa’s passion for community mental health and wellbeing has drawn her to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Hopkins, Florence

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Psychology (in progress)

Additional information: Florence is a Bachelor of Psychology student who is passionate about community mental health. Florence has a range of prior volunteer experience and community involvement, demonstrating her desire to support others in her community. Florence contributes her passion to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Kackariyil, Sherin Michael-

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Sherin is a bilingual Registered Nurse with multinational background and experience. Sherin has a passion for community mental health, working with youth, and working with individuals with severe mental health difficulties. Sherin contributes her passion and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Koresis, Alex

Role: Clinician

Education: DRUMBEAT® Facilitator Training

Additional information: Alex Koresis has had a personal and professional connection with drums for over 30 years and performed at more than 2000 events. Since becoming an accredited facilitator in 2011, he has delivered the DRUMBEAT® program and the power of rhythm workshops to schools, universities, community and corporate organisations. Alex contributes his passion for music as a therapeutic modality to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Lee, Patrick

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Criminology & Justice; Certificate Four in Mental Health; Certificate Four in Youth Work; Bachelor of Counselling

Additional information: Patrick is a hardworking, conscientious, and caring Counsellor with extensive knowledge of support, rehabilitation, and guidance with clients who have experienced trauma. He has worked in a range of settings as a Counsellor, Support Worker, and Youth Worker. Patrick contributes his passion for community mental health, training, and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Mihlaj, Veronika

Role: Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Applied Science – Cultural Heritage Management; Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood and Primary; Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy

Additional information: Veronika is a Transpersonal Art Therapist with a passion for expressive arts. Veronika has a special interest in working with youth. She is dedicated to facilitating engaging and meaningful learning experiences for her students and clients. Veronika contributes her passion and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Mitchell, Matthew

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Bachelor of Laws / Arts; Graduate Diploma in Psychology; Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (First Class); Masters of Psychology (Clinical)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Matthew has worked within a range of settings, including private, community, and inpatient. He has previously been employed in a student support services and tertiary academic teaching roles at the University of Melbourne. Matthew contributes his passion for community mental health, education, and work experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Morley, Daniel

Role: Clinician

Education: Master of Science with Commendation (Psychology)

Additional information:

Daniel takes pride in good self-discipline and analytical skills with an excellent ability and desire to develop new skills. Daniel is confident working individually and as part of a team, using excellent communication skills, a friendly nature and compassion to contribute to a positive working environment. Daniel has a strong capacity to remain calm in stressful situations, whilst using his passion for sport to go above and beyond what is needed. Daniel believes in working holistically and being smart and creative in order to maximise resources available, and have used my initiative to create and work on multiple projects related to sports. Daniel is passionate about community mental health and wellbeing and contributes his professional training and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Morris, Sharon

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Master of Science with Commendation (Psychology)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Registered with Australian Association of Social Workers

Additional information: Sharon is a Social Worker, disability advocate and Personal Trainer. Sharon is interested in the mental health benefits of exercise, in particular for those with anxiety and depression, trauma and disability. Sharon passionate about supporting the community to build resilience through movement. Sharon contributes her passion and expertise to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Robb, Brendan

Role: Peer Support Worker

Education: Bachelor of Counselling (in progress); Certificate IV in Fitness; Certificate in Yoga Teacher Training

Additional information: Brendan has a love for yoga, personal training, and fitness, in addition to a passion for community mental health and wellbeing. He was initially drawn to yoga for the purpose of injury rehabilitation and prevention after competing in high impact sports from a young age, but soon grew intrigued by the positive effects yoga was having on his hyperactive mind. The physical effects of yoga helped heal lifelong injuries but it was the psychological effects that had him hooked on yoga and pushed him to dig deeper into the transformational side of the practise. To MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries Brendan contributes his training, experience, and energy and personal stories of transformation, modern philosophy, and humour.


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Saggers, Tracey

Role: Clinician

Education: Graduation Diploma of Counselling; Masters of Counselling

Additional information: Tracey has experience as a teacher in addition to her training as a counsellor. Tracey was an eager participant at a number of our events prior to transitioning to service provision in order to give back to our service and contribute to the community. Tracey contributes her passion, training, and lived experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Seebohm, Brooke

Role: Supervising Clinician

Education: Master of Mental Health Nursing; Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Professional Memberships and Registrations: Full Member of Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; Registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Additional information: Brooke Seebohm is a specialised mental health nurse with a deep understanding of the Australian health care system and experience in both public and private services. Brooke works with individuals and the families and carers of those experiencing mental health illness. She is skilled in the assessment, planning and coordination of treatment plans. As a clinician, Brooke has held a variety of roles within emergency, inpatient and community health services. She has treated individuals of all ages experiencing mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, psychosis, and those with comorbid substance misuses or physical health issues. Brooke contributes her breadth of training and experience to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Souza, Natasha D

Role: Peer Support Worker / Media and Marketing Manager

Education: Bachelor of Commerce

Additional information: Natasha has a deep passion for community well-being and mental health awareness, in addition to social justice and the environment. Natasha is a media and marketing professional, writer, film producer, and Entrepreneur. Natasha has worked as a Marketing Coordinator, TEDx Fremantle Production Manager, Film Maker, Video Journalist for the UNICEF in Pakistan, and is currently heading a digital news publication. Natasha contributes her passion and expertise to MyLocalMind Inc. and subsidiaries.


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Stansbury, Ellena

Role: Clinician

Education: Master of Science with Commendation (Psychology)

Additional information: Ellena is an extremely caring and empathetic individual, who finds herself very conscientious, honest, and reliable. Ellena takes a very methodical, accurate, and analytical approach to her work, while having the ability to remain calm in times of stress and difficulty from pressures of a busy and demanding work setting. Ellena has a passion for community mental health and wellbeing and brings


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