Our People - Brave Foundation

Our People

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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 STAFF

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