Dr Gerry Naughtin, Chief Executive

Dr Gerry Naughtin, Chief Executive

Gerry NaughtinB.A., B.S.W. (Hons), PhD

Gerry has held leadership roles in the disability, aged care and mental health sectors over the last 30 years. He is passionate about the development of responsive and flexible human services and Mind being a leader and contributor to best practice in community services in Australia. In his role as a member of the Independent Advisory Council to the National Disability Insurance Agency, he contributes to providing advice to Federal, State and Territory Governments and the Agency on issues for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Nicole Artico, Executive Director Business Development

Nicole Artico, Executive Director Business Development

Nicole ArticoBA (Hons), MBA

Nicole brings to Mind over 12 years’ experience working across the government, commercial and not–for-profit sectors. She began her career working in the Youth Justice division at the Department of Human Services before moving into the not-for-profit sector. She has held senior management responsibility for state-based counselling and mediation services in the family law sector, in addition to residential and community based services for some of the state’s most vulnerable children and young people. She is driven by her aspiration to make a sustainable difference to the lives of those in need, either through direct service provision, or the development and oversight of efficient, effective business systems.

Bronwyn Lawman, Executive Director Operations

Bronwyn Lawman, Executive Director Operations

Bronwyn LawmanRGN, RPN, GDCMH, DIPBUS, MNurs

Bronwyn joined Mind in 2015 as Director Clinical Practice and moved into the Executive Director Operations role on 2016. Bronwyn is a credentialed mental health nurse with 25 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings (both general and mental health). For more than a decade prior to joining Mind, Bronwyn worked in management roles in acute mental health, managing crisis and assessment teams, psychiatric triage services and homelessness teams. As the Operations Director for Peninsula Health Mental Health Service, Bronwyn was responsible for overall operations and strategic planning for service delivery in clinical mental health services.  Among Bronwyn’s areas of special interest are: practice supervision, trauma and LGBTIQ health needs.

Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy

Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy

Sarah PollockBA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, MBus, PhD

Sarah has worked at the executive level in the social care and mental health sectors for more than ten years. Prior to that, she held various leadership roles in the vocational and higher education sectors, and has substantial experience in teaching and curriculum development. Sarah brings together strengths in research and evaluation, policy analysis and strategy development. She has a sound understanding of the operating and business environments of non-government organisations, and applies her conceptual and strategic skills to a broad range of tasks and activities. She has specific expertise in socially inclusive approaches to service development.

Simon Wrigley, Executive Director Business Services and Company Secretary

Simon Wrigley, Executive Director Business Services and Company Secretary

Simon WrigleyB. Bus., MBA

Simon has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles at global financial institutions both in Australia and internationally. As a result, he has developed a strong commercial acumen from holding leadership positions across a variety of business functions including operations, client relationship management, strategic development and business support. Simon’s passion is the delivery of high quality services to clients by the business and its team members.

Usha Sivanathan, Director Finance

Usha Sivanathan, Director Finance

Usha SivanathanFCPA, CGMA

Usha is an experienced finance professional who over the past 25 years has chosen to work for not-for-profit organisations and has worked for organisations that provide aged care, nursing, employment and mental health services. Usha is especially passionate about working for an organisation that supports people who face mental health challenges.

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