Geoff Radford has lived in the Northern Territory for more than 10 years, leading multidisciplinary teams across youth, disability, children and families, and early intervention. Geoff first moved to Alice Springs in 2012, delivering programs in regional centres as well as remote Aboriginal communities, working closely with First Nations leaders to deliver culturally-safe care. In 2016, Geoff was seconded to Darwin to manage the support services to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT.
Many of the programs Geoff has overseen are in response to mental health needs and complex trauma. He has created and implemented service delivery models based on contractual and organisational requirements, including policies and procedures, risk management, support service manuals and external evaluation. This experience has led to key relationships and strategic alliances with government departments, community service organisations, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups.
Geoff has qualifications in Health Services Management and Strategic Management and experience in both government and non-government roles. Geoff works relationally and draws on situational leadership principles to motivate individuals in multidisciplinary teams to achieve common goals.
Geoff lives in Darwin with his partner and young son.
Max was born and raised on Wardandi Noongar Country in the south-west of WA. She lived and worked in a range of other places before completing a Bachelor of Culture and Communications as a mature student. Straight after, Max entered the social services sector seeking employment that focusses on social justice through community leadership. Max has worked in operational and strategic leadership roles for NGOs in sexual health, mental health, and in the Noongar community.
Max strongly believes in continual learning, mutual capacity building and collaboration to jointly make a positive impact in our communities.
In 2022 Max moved to Darwin with her partner. She intends to stay.
Tina moved to Darwin in May 2022 to work with NTMHC in the role of Communications and Advocacy Officer. Her background spans across a range of industries including employment services, community development, environmental and cultural advocacy, with extensive experience working and living in remote communities in Central Australia. Tina has worked as a Communications Specialist, Employment Consultant, Group Facilitator and Operations Manager, and loves to engage diverse audiences and communities to work together to achieve greater social, mental and physical well-being and equity for all.
She holds a BA in Anthropology which she completed at the University of Victoria, in Canada, and later trained as Journalist/Photojournalist and a Holistic Wellness Coach. She is passionate about all things related to communications, health and wellness, social advocacy and diversity, and enjoys using social media, writing and videography to inspire, share stories and information and to raise awareness. When she is not working, she loves exploring new mountain bike trails, running, swing dancing, playing her guitar, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors.
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