Our People - Brave Foundation

Our People

OUR BOARD

Prof. Maria Harries AM

Chair

Professor Maria Harries AM is Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy in the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia.

Ebony Curtis

Director

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

 

Rolfe Brimfield

Director

Rolfe brings extensive HR and operational management to the Brave board, with 15 years experience in this area at a senior level.

 

Sabina Curatolo

Director

Sabina is highly experienced in public policy and social innovation with more than 19 years’ experience in international institutions, Australian government, politics, civil society and with the private sector.

 

Angie Mastrippolito

Director

Angie has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry both as an Executive and as an adviser. Her executive experience includes 5 years as a superannuation fund CEO and two years as a COO.

Irene Quah

Director

Irene is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 
 

OUR LEADERSHIP

Jill Roche

Chief Executive Officer

Since joining Brave in 2019, Jill has been instrumental in leading the operations and strategic planning of the organisation.

Catherine Cooney

Head of Program

Catherine joined Brave in April 2022 and was previously an Advanced Practice Lead and Social Work Coach at the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

 

MICAELA DRIEBERG

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Micaela has over 20 years’ experience across multiple for-purpose sectors including working with all levels of government, including as a former Ministerial Adviser and Mayor of the City of Monash.

 

Sue Wilson

Head of Transformation

Sue joined Brave in October 2022

 

Kate Derrick

Head of Operations

Kate has been working with Brave since February 2022, working closely with the CEO.

OUR PEOPLE

Bernadette Black AM

SEE Ambassador and Founder of Brave Foundation

Lisa McGhee

Community Manager

 

Luisa Caruana

Executive Assistant to the CEO

 

Gemma Tauber

Executive Assistant to SEE Ambassador

 

Nicole Williams

Communications Advisor

Cath Cooper

Team Leader, South

 
 

Vidya Surajbali

Team Leader, North

Sophie Falkenhagen

Virtual Mentor

 

Chantelle Hunt

Mentor - Darwin, NT

 

Jess Toohey

Mentor - Geelong ,Vic

 

Karina Hilliard

Virtual Mentor

Louise Madden

Mentor - Launceston, Tas

 
 

Danielle McLaughlin

Mentor - Newcastle, NSW

Steph Paramenter

Mentor - Greater Melbourne, Vic

 

Katie Ryan

Virtual Mentor

 

Samantha Young

Mentor - Perth, WA

 

Deborah Benson

Mentor - Cairns, QLD

Rochelle Finn

Mentor - Darwin, NT

 
 

Elke Robinson

Mentor - Greater Hobart, Tas

Peta Ajkunic

Mentor - North West, Tas

 

Tahlya Searle

Mentor - South East Melbourne, Vic

 

Lynn York

Mentor - West & North Coast, Tas