Welcome Louise

The board of MHFFTas have appointed Louise Cornish as the new CEO of the organisation.

Louise has over 10 years of experience in senior leadership positions across both the community and health sectors. Louise’s most recent position was with Primary Health Tasmania as the Manager of Service Design in Health Service Commissioning. Before taking on her role at Primary Health Tasmania, Louise worked in leadership positions across the Youth, Housing, and Homelessness Services portfolio with Colony 47.

Louise has always had a passion for working in the mental health sector, working in residential recovery programs with Richmond Fellowship Tasmania for many years. Louise has been a strong voice advocating for equity in access to mental health services for all Tasmanians and has provided support to many families and friends impacted by loved one’s mental health and alcohol and other drug use over the years.

“As a grassroots social worker, my passion has always been to work in an organisation that is dedicated to working with key partners to achieve meaningful mental health policy reform. I am looking forward to joining Mental Health Families and Friends and continuing the great work the team does each day to improve the experiences for families and friends”.

Louise replaces Glen O’Keefe, the outgoing CEO.  We thank Glen for his outstanding service to MHFFTas and Tasmanian families and friends, and we wish Glen the best in his future endeavours.


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