Jess Harper

Program Manager, Quality and Innovation

Jess commenced in the role of Program Manager, Quality & Innovation in July 2019. Jess completed a Bachelor of Health in July 2014 and a Masters of Public Health in July 2015.

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Kimberley Walker

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.

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Julie Heraghty

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.

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Hanna Kilada

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

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Carolyn Yazbeck

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.

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Amanda Bagnall

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

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Lisa Fausti

Executive Assistant

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

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Alan Woodward

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.

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Nieves Murray


​“Challenging stereotypes about vulnerable people drives me.”

Nieves commenced as CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia in May 2018.

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Mike Fryer

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.

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