Anne is an established CEO and Board Member and has completed her MBA with over 26 years’ experience in the Non-Government sector and a strong background in both grassroots service delivery, strategic business development, financial performance and human resources management. Anne has been an executive leader in the Community Services Sector, including children services, family carers, disability, ageing and mental health services across Australia. Anne joined the board in 2019 taking on the Chairperson’s role in 2021.
Judy Davis is the General Manager of Operations at CatholicCare NT. Judy is an experienced executive and general manager, with a demonstrated history of working in government and not-for-profit organisations across health, community and social services sectors in both Queensland and the Northern Territory. Judy began her working career as a nurse, moving into the field of public health and community development. Possessing post graduate academic qualifications in Public Health and Organisational Governance, she is skilled in leading management teams to plan, implement and evaluate multi strategic programs that address identified need, deliver quality services and achieve outcomes that make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities. Judy has also developed a depth of knowledge of good governance through various Board and management roles as well as formal studies, bringing these skills to her role on the NTMHC Board.
Judy is passionate about the work she oversees in her role as General Manager of Operations at Catholic Care NT, relishing the opportunity to contribute to community and family wellbeing in ways that honour the strong and diverse cultures of the Northern Territory. Judy joined the NTMHC Board in 2016, serving as Chairperson for four years and as the current Deputy Chair.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the community services sector holding a number of grass roots, senior management and voluntary positions in social, community and strategic planning, programme development and community service delivery. Paul’s extensive work history is across WA and the NT in local government, academia, family and domestic violence and remote Aboriginal communities. In 2021, Paul relocated back to the Northern Territory to take up the role of Regional Leader of NT Operations at Mission Australia and joined the Board of the NT Mental Health Coalition.
Helen has lived mental health experience and was born in Darwin but raised in Canberra returning to the Territory in 2009. Helen changed careers to work in the mental health sector in 2017 and currently is the Chief Executive Officer for the only Northern Territory consumer-run drop-in centre – Top End Mental Health Consumers Organisation (TEMHCO). In her current role, she has been able to use both her personal and work experience to advocate for consumers living with mental health, who can sense her experience, genuine empathy and can feel safe to share any concerns. Helen is a part of the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum and has been a member of the board since 2019 and is the current Secretary.
Dira has held Senior and Executive roles in the community sector for over 20 years, working across a range of services, including Mental Health, Disability, Aged Care, Housing and Homelessness and support for Families and Children, Offender Programs and Community Development. Dira has served on a range of not-for-profit Boards in Executive and Non-Executive positions and Government Advisory Committees, she is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dira is the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia, and is committed to working in a collaborative way, ensuring the voices of participants are at the forefront of service delivery and design. With a strong sense of social justice, Dira is excited to be able to contribute to the great work of the NT Mental Health Coalition to realise its purpose. Dira holds qualifications in Leadership and Management. Dira joined the board in 2021 and is the current Treasurer.
BA, BSW, Grad Dip DSI
Pam Marwood is currently employed by Neami National as the Clinical Service manager at Darwin Head to Health and delivers several programs in the NT, the adult mental health centre in Casuarina, Psychological therapies program, an individual personal support program and Low intensity mental health groups. Neami National is one the largest community mental health organisations in Australia. Pam has a career spanning over 30 years in management and community services across both government and nongovernment organisations.
Pam has an enduring commitment to social justice, equity, and reconciliation.
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