“Challenging stereotypes about vulnerable people drives me.”
Nieves commenced as CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia in May 2018.
Director, Finance & Administration
Mike commenced as Director, Finance & Administration in August 2018.
Mike has a strong background in senior corporate services roles, commencing his career as a Management Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand.
Director, Policy, Advocacy & Government Relations
Kylie is an experienced policy and government relations manager, with a strong track record in policy development and analysis, government and consumer relations, and issues management across the public, private and
Director, Membership & Community Engagement
A deeply empathetic individual with a lived experience, Jonathan is passionate about mental health and preventing suicide. He joined SPA after thirteen years in the corporate sector working in media, where he had a wealth of experience in developing mutually
Director, Quality & Innovation
Prior to joining SPA, Julie Heraghty served for 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Under Julie’s leadership the Foundation evolved into a world leader in awareness of macular degeneration and a major provider of funding for research for the eye disease.
Strategic Advisor, Quality & Innovation
Alan has worked in the fields of mental health, crisis support and suicide prevention for 20 years as an executive leader, a service and program developer, a researcher and as an expert advisor to governments and peak bodies.
Finance & Administration
Carolyn joined the Finance and Admin Team in August 2018. Carolyn is an experienced administrator with a history of working across broad range of industries and professions specialising in HR, Operations & Planning and CRM Management.
Project Manager, Events and Community Engagement
With over five years’ experience in events management, Amanda joined SPA as Project Manager, Events and Community Engagement in November 2018. Her background encompasses managing conferences, corporate and ministerial luncheons, exclusive VIP
Kirsten joined the Suicide Prevention Australia team in April 2019. She has strong experience in policy, advocacy and government relations working within various levels of government as well as in another not-for-profit industry body.
Administrator, Quality & Innovation
Kimberley joined Suicide Prevention Australia in March 2019 having spent 7 years in a range of digital roles within the corporate sector. A highly organised, communicable and solutions-focussed individual, Kimberley sought to transfer her skills to an environment more aligned with her values.
Finance & Administration
As a dedicated and detail-oriented CPA, Hanna has been meeting the needs of many companies for over 15 years. Her focus on timely, efficient, accurate and meaningful reporting means that she is always looking for ways to make improvements and
With over fifteen years of experience in hospitality, Lisa has developed the ability to connect and understand people’s needs. Lisa brings to SPA a real empathy for people which creates the opportunity to make a difference in the way they