Our People - Brave Foundation

Our People


Prof. Maria Harries AM


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


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


Rolfe Brimfield


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


Sabina Curatolo


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


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


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



Jill Roche

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Cooney

Head of Program


Micaela Drieberg

Head of Government Relations and Partnerships


Sue Wilson

Head of Transformation


Kate Derrick

Operations Manager

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