Board of Directors

Silvio Del Vecchio

Silvio Del Vecchio

Chair

Silvio Del Vecchio is a Chairman, Board Member, Director, Investment Executive and Small Business Owner. He has more than 15 years’ board level experience across the private and not-for-profit sectors, and with particular experience in the financial services, sport and cosmetic treatment industries.

Board level highlights include: Chairman of the Professional Rugby League Match Officials Inc (PRLMO) where he negotiated a 4-year Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with the NRL on Referees’ pay, conditions and welfare – a significant milestone in the history of the Game; and board member of two Charitable Foundations – Adults Surviving Child Abuse; and The Corrilee Foundation.

In an executive capacity Silvio is currently owner of three very successful clinics in the Laser Clinics Australia network. Previously he was Associate Director, Investment Consultant at Macquarie Group.

Silvio has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Business Administration, and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course.

Sarah Gatehouse

Sarah Gatehouse

Director

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources with a post-graduate diploma from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Her broad generalist experience covers a number of industries both blue and white collar. Most recently she has been responsible for driving meaningful organisational change and transformation which resulted in a significant improvement in culture. Sarah is on the boards of two not for profit organisations who focus on encouraging personal development and success. She has had personal experience in dealing with mental health concerns and values the important work that Blue Knot Foundation delivers.

Terry Kirkpatrick

Terry Kirkpatrick

Company Secretary

BA Psychology (Hons), PGrad Dip Psychology, PhD, MAPS

Terry is a registered psychologist with over 30 years clinical experience working in mental health in the public sector, non-government organizations and private practice. Terry is currently appointed by the Minister of Health to the Official Visitor Program under the Mental Health Act (2007). He has researched the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma on emergency service personnel funded by the Australian Research Council. Terry is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and sits on the Advisory Council and Practice Senate as well as serving as the NSW Representative on the National Division of General Practicing Psychologists. He is also a clinical member of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Terry is a survivor of childhood abuse.

Dr Cathy Kezelman

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM

Executive Director

Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM is a medical practitioner, President of Blue Knot Foundation and has a lived experience of complex trauma. She has been a driving force within Blue Knot, previously ASCA, for over 2 decades and has held a number of board and key representative roles within the mental health and related sectors. Cathy is co-author of a range of seminal Blue Knot publications and guidelines, a prominent voice in the media and at conferences, and a national advocate for trauma-informed transformational changes and informed responsiveness to people experiencing the impacts of complex trauma.

Belinda Johnson

Belinda Johnson

Executive Director and Company Secretary

JP, B.Bus(Acc), CSA(Cert),MIPA

Belinda Johnson is an Accountant with over 25 years of finance and business experience in a variety of SME's. Belinda has a strong background in corporate governance, business and finance management, audit and risk and competitive/lean manufacturing. Belinda currently is in Public Practice providing Cloud based financial management solutions to a variety of micros and SME. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from UWS and a Certificate in Governance Practice with the Governance Institute of Australia.

Mia Kwok

Deputy Chair

Mia is an experienced media and communications professional. She focuses on media relations, with a specialisation in finance and property. She currently works with the UDIA to build its PR and content strategy, and is the editor of Urban Icon, a magazine for property developers and planners. She was previously an editor at Business Insider, writer for Yahoo and has worked in various broadcast newsrooms.

Mia was the former Vice President – Equity and Diversity for the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA).

Liza Nadolski

Liza Nadolski

Director

Liza Nadolski (BA LLB LLM MBA GAICD) is a Senior Executive and Board Director. Liza develops strategic and risk-conscious capacity for community-focused organisations. Liza was previously General Counsel & Corporate Governance Manager for two paediatric hospitals and Vice-Chair of Australian Doctors International.

Liza focuses on creating conditions that promote true risk management practice in complex environments, enabling organisations to sustain and grow their impact. These conditions are critical to optimising the systems and culture in community-facing organisations so everyone, together and individually, can thrive.

Jillian Harrington

Jillian Harrington

Director

Jillian Harrington is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience helping and learning from survivors of complex trauma, and supporting the work of colleagues through mentoring and supervision.

A graduate and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Jillian is an experienced Board Director in both corporate and not-for-profit settings, and has also chaired regional Clinical Governance, Allied Health and Mental Health Advisory Committees. Jillian is a director of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), is currently the national health policy Chair of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists, and sits on the Board of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia.

Her experience in primary care, and passion for equity in our health system have been recognised with appointment to several national advisory committees including the Medicare Review Taskforce Mental Health Reference Group. Jillian is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and her training and experience in supporting recovery from complex trauma span a range of different approaches.

Judith Gullifer

Judith Gullifer

Director

Professor Judith Gullifer is a registered psychologist with a background in professional counselling in rural and remote Australia. She manages a small virtual, part-time practice, mentoring and coaching leaders.

She has held various positions with the Australian Psychological Society, having been appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016 for her expertise in working in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia. She was a founding member of the Rural, Regional and Remote Advisory Group to the National Board of Directors and the Convener of the Australian Psychological Society Rural and Remote Interest Group. In January of 2017 Judith became the Executive Manager and Head of the Australian Psychological Society’s Training Institute where she oversaw the professional education and training of psychologists and other cognate professions.

Judith currently holds the position of Director of Education in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. Judith has spent over a decade dedicated to psychology education and research in the higher education sector being active in the teaching and supervision of psychology undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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