Board of Directors
Silvio Del Vecchio
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.
Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
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.
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.
Pat Gooley was a police officer in NSW for 23 years, retiring as an Inspector at Kings Cross. Combining extensive experience in criminal investigation, risk management, emergency management, professional standards and people management with 15 years in legal practice, Pat now concentrates on Executive and Director roles in Not-For-Profit and For-Purpose organisations. Pat has undergraduate qualifications in law, has undertaken post-graduate studies in leadership and management and an Executive Program at the Harvard Trade Union Program.
Pat is the Secretary of the Police Association of NSW, an executive member of the ACTU, and Executive Member and Trustee of Unions NSW, a Trustee of the NSW Police Provident Fund, a Ministerial Appointee to the Police Superannuation Advisory Committee and Director of the Police Bank. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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).
Samantha is an innovative and results-driven social reform expert with over 15 years of experience in driving change within grass-roots organisations to national NGOs, working across regional and remote Australia.
Samantha currently works in strategy and policy for Commonwealth Government, seeking to influence greater social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Samantha has a Bachelor of Community Development, Bachelor of Applied Management, Graduate Certificate in Social Policy and Social Research, and is very nearly finished a Masters in Business Psychology.
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.
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.