Our People - Brave Foundation

Our People


Professor Julie Quinlivan

Professor Julie Quinlivan is an obstetrician and gynaecologist. She is Chair of the Clinical Senate of Western Australia.

Jan Russ

Jan Russ was the casting director for Neighbours for almost 25 years, and was responsible for launching the careers of stars such as Kylie Minogue; Jason Donovan; Guy Pearce and Liam Hemsworth.


Gary Lottering

Deputy Chair

Gary has over 20 years experience in the corporate sector at an executive management level including 10 years working within Tasmanian state-owned companies.

Bernadette Black

CEO & Founding Director

Bernie is an accomplished businesswoman, councillor, author and keynote speaker with some serious accolades to her name - not to mention starting Brave Foundation.


Chris Love


Chris brings a considerable breadth of experience to the Brave board, having been involved in the arts, business and various not-for-profits.


Chris Ryan-Peek

Chris is an experienced auditor having worked as an auditor and advisor for both public and private sector organisations.


Ebony Curtis

Ebony was a teen mother and recently joined the Board after years of advocating alongside Brave.

Noor Blumer


Noor is an accomplished lawyer and mother of 4 based in Canberra. Her first child was born when she was 17.


Teisha Archer


Teisha Archer joined the Brave Foundation Board in February 2015. She is firstly mum to a gorgeous 3 year old boy Orson and wife to Aaron. All three love to get outdoors on their bikes or for a walk at any chance they get.


Alicia Ryan-Peek

People and Culture Manager

Allison Levinson

Chief Mentor and Stakeholder Manager


Amanda Borg

Operations Manager


Elaine Marx

Finance Officer


Luisa Caruana

Business and Executive Support Officer

Chantelle Hunt

Mentor - Darwin, NT


Claire Rowe

Stakeholder Coordinator

Emma Lechte

Mentor - Greater Melbourne, VIC


Jess Jackson

Mentor - Logan, QLD


Karyn Bryant

Mentor - Geelong, VIC


Katrina Higgins

Mentor - Greater Hobart, TAS

Katryna Kennedy

Mentor - Darwin, NT


Melissa Rogers

Mentor - Wyong and Newcastle, NSW

Rebecca Hoare

Mentor - Ipswich, QLD


Zen Tebeje

Mentor - Western Melbourne/Geelong VIC