Meet our Board of Directors

See our Neami National board of directors below
Sonia Law
Chair

Joined 2012

Committees: Chair, Governance Review; Member, Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance; Member, Finance, Assurance and Risk Management

Occupation: Program Manager, Mental Health and Disability Advocacy, Victoria Legal Aid

Qualifications: DipEd; BA; LLB (Hons); PostGradDip TESL

 

Brad Wynter
Vice Chair

Joined 2011

Committees: Chair, Finance, Assurance and Risk Management

Occupation: Manager Organisational Improvement, City of Whittlesea

Qualifications: CertIV Mgt; BA Psychology; MBA

 

Stephen Brand

Joined 2006

Committees: Member, Governance Review; Member, Finance, Assurance and Risk Management; Member, Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance 

Occupation: Retired: Most recent appointment, Senior Manager Policy and Advocacy Australian Association of Social Workers

Qualifications: B Social Work, GradCert Health Service Admin, GAICD

 

Graeme Doidge

Joined 2011

Committees: Chair, Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance; Member, Governance Review 

Occupation: Manager, Clarendon Clinic, St Vincent’s Mental Health (Melbourne)

Qualifications: Dip Bus; Dip App Sci; BA; RPN

 

Ruth Faulkner

Joined 2017

Committees: Member, Finance, Assurance and Risk Management

Occupation: Partner and Management Consultant at Conus Business Consultancy Services

Qualifications: BSci (Hons), GAICD, MIMC

Douglas Holmes

Member 2007-2014, re-joined 2015

Committees: Member, Finance, Assurance and Risk Management

Occupation: Consumer Participation Officer, St Vincents Health Australia

Qualifications: Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems; Cert IV in Workplace Training (Category 2)

Fiona Nicholls

Joined April 2016

Committees: Member, Governance Review; Member, Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance   

Occupation: Retired. Most recent appointment, Assistant Secretary, Mental Health Services Branch, Commonwealth Department of Health

Qualifications: BA (Welfare Studies); MA (Health Services Studies)

Tony Nippard

Joined 2014

Committees: Member, Finance, Assurance and Risk Management; Member, Governance Review 

Occupation: Executive Director Knowledge Management and Governance, Victorian Public Sector Commission

Qualifications: MA; B Com (Hons); BA;

Lorraine Powell

Joined 2014

Committees: Member, Governance Review; Member, Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance 

Occupation: Independent Mental Health Consumer Consultant

Qualifications: GAICD, CertIV Mental Health – Peer Work