We are looking for New Board Members
Current Board Vacancies
Mental Health Families and Friends TAS (MHFFTas) is the peak body for families and friends who provide unpaid emotional, physical, social, domestic, and financial support to someone who lives with mental ill health and or AOD use.
As a peak body, our overarching purpose is to support families and friends by systemically advocating for their rights and working with the Government and Community Managed Sectors to:
- ensure that the lived experience voice is heard,
- better support families and friends; and
- raise awareness of the invaluable role families and friends play.
MHFFTas has a number of exciting opportunities for members to join the Board. Board members will assist the Board in the provision of strong strategic direction, oversight and governance.
The organisation is looking for individuals with skills and experience in any of the following areas:
- Understanding of mental health issues
- Governance as it applies to community sector organisations
- Legal background
- Risk Management
- Strategic vision
For more information and to request expression of interest form, please email email@example.com
Applications close 5pm 16th September 2022.
Board of Governance
Russell James – Vice President
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.
Leigh Delaney – Secretary
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.
Lukas Praditya – Treasurer
Lukas has a background in Organisational Psychology and Accounting. Previously he worked in a global energy company for five years, mostly in human resources and business administration area, before moved to Tasmania to continue his study. He then completed his Master of Professional Accounting education from the University of Tasmania and currently is an associate member of CPA Australia.
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.
My practice background includes 20 years’ experience working in the Community sector, in a variety of roles. I have worked with young people and adults who live with co-existing conditions, including complex mental health issues, illnesses and or disabilities, including psychosocial disability.
My personal background includes loved ones with varied lived experience of mental health issues, and severe mental illness. My practice background formed the basis for a deep interest in mental health literacy, and led to me becoming an active Volunteer Ambulance Officer. My passion around supporting and promoting mental health education and changing attidtudes towards mental illness, more widely within the community, is closely linked to that lived experience of loved ones.
Biography to come.