About MHF

About Mental Health Foundation ACT

Our mission is to deliver quality mental health services in the ACT and surrounding region through innovative accommodation, outreach and support solutions. 

Our Board

Brien Hallett – President

Brien recently retired after four decades working in various fields including education and public affairs, as well senior executive roles in the Commonwealth Public Service, Government House, and the Parliament. He has a particular interest in the role that carers play in supporting family and friends on the road to recovery and believes that our community-based approach is an effective way of assisting people on the journey to better mental health.

Trixie Makay GAICD – Vice President

Trixie is a Partner, Management Consulting with KPMG. She is committed to partnering with organisations to transform ideas into cost effective and innovative business models, driving outcomes for citizens and their communities to maximise benefits for everyone.

Dave Talbot – Treasurer

Dave is a Director with KPMG and has over 15 years experience working primarily in costing, program advisory and financial management. He works with public sector organisations, assisting in the delivery of advisory services.

Janine Robinson – Secretary

Janine’s motivation to join the board came from personal and family circumstances, complemented by management experience in local and federal government and 12 years in the not-for-profit sector. She is committed to partnerships and community development strategies that will enhance MHF services and strengthen our person-centred approach.

Jennifer Adams – Board Member

Peter Lennon – Ex Officio Board Member

Peter is a business development professional with over 30 years of experience delivering results through Membership, B2B direct sales and revenue-generating partnerships. He is excited to bring this knowledge and skills to the mental health sector.

The Executive

Peter Lennon – Chief Executive Officer (Acting) / Business Development Manager

Peter is a business development professional with over 30 years of experience delivering results through Membership, B2B direct sales and revenue-generating partnerships. He is excited to bring this knowledge and skills to the mental health sector.

Karen McKernan – Corporate Services Manager

Karen has extensive background in governance, accreditation and board secretariat which she now brings to the role of Corporate Services Manager.

Angie Tadd – Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Peter Lennon – Business Development Manager

Peter is a business development professional with over 30 years of experience delivering results through Membership, B2B direct sales and revenue-generating partnerships. He is excited to bring this knowledge and skills to the mental health sector.

Shahrin Ariff – Program Manager Outreach

Ellen Mugridge

Support Coordination and Recovery Coach Team Leader

Vacant

Program Manager (Accommodation)

Leanne McDonald

Registered Nurse

Our Projects

Read about our recent projects, achievements and key events in the our community.

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Our Partners

Our partners provide critical support, input and resources.

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Reconciliation

Read our Reconciliation statement.

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Annual Reports

Read our previous annual reports.

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