Board of Governance 2018
Leigh Delaney – President
Leigh has a passion for supporting people and has a strong commitment to social justice. He has worked closely with people in the disability sector and supported them through advocacy and maintaining employment. Leigh has also worked in a voluntary counselling capacity and management positions.
Malcolm Hales – Vice President
Malcolm represents Northern Tasmania and brings valuable experience as a mental health carer, a teacher and school principal. Malcolm also brings financial and HR management experience at a state-wide level.
Melinda Ferrier – Secretary
Melinda is currently the Northern Tasmanian Regional Manager for Life Without Barriers and her programs include Youth Mental Health Services Statewide, Out Of Home Care/Foster Care and Disability Services. Melinda has worked in the human sector industry for 30 years as a psychologist and in management positions.
Eve Alexander – Treasurer
Eve is Operations Manager at Nils Network of Tasmania and she has extensive knowledge of accounting software packages, budget preparation, reporting, data and financial analysis.
Sonia is a current Board Member of the Pittwater Neighbourhood Centre and is employed as a teacher. Sonia is a former manager in the State Service and brings a wealth of experience in finance, leadership and management, business and strategic planning and policy and procedure development. Sonia represents MHCTas on the Carers National Board – Mental Health Carers Australia.
Glen is currently employed by Colony 47 in a key senior management role that supports mental health programs across the organisation. Glen is Executive Manager of Colony 47’s Psycho-social Adult Community Mental Health, Australian Disability Enterprise, Start Fresh Services and Partners In Recovery programs and he has over 16 years experience sitting on a variety of boards.
Heather has many years of experience as a school Principal and an Education Administrator. Heather is currently employed by the Teacher Registration Board as a Registration Support Officer and auditor, and by the University of Tasmania as a student mentor. Heather is a member of the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise Community Service Committee and is on the organising committee for the International Women’s Day Breakfast.
Russell is currently employed by the Royal Hobart Hospital as a Mental Health Nurse and has prior experience at the Alfred Hospital (in Melbourne). He has had the opportunity to be involved in policy development, report and submission writing and is currently completing a PhD with a project titled: Advance statements within the Mental Health Setting, which explores the use of advance planning tools within the mental health setting.
Lorelle completed a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master of Rehabilitation Counselling which has enabled her to spend the last eight years working with people managing mental illness. Lorelle is currently employed by Headspace as a supervisor of the Individual Placement of Support Program (IPS). Lorelle is a member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) and the Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers (TAVRP).