THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

BARB WALTERS

Chief Executive Officer - 03 6254 1092

Barb brings a wealth of knowledge to our organisation as Chief Executive Officer. She holds Diplomas in Management and Marketing, Events and Public Relations, and has 13 years’ experience in the community service sector with over eight years’ experience in senior management roles. Barb was recognised as the 2013 Young Professional of the Year by the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, and was State Finalist for the Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2014 and 2017. She is also now in her fourth year as President of South Launceston Junior Football Club.

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SPENCER CANNELL

Executive Officer - 03 6254 1092

Spencer joined RAW to use his skills in finance, administration and customer service, having previously worked in Local Government, aged and disability care, and aviation.

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NEVANKA ALEMPIJEVIC

Practice Manager - 0488 660 856

Nevenka joined the RAW team in August 2019 as a Community Resilience Facilitator and is now our Practice Manager.

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ANDREW DEAN

Operations Manager - 0417 776 287

Andrew is our Operations Manager. He spent 31 years with Tasmania Police, 22 of those as Assistant Manager Bridgewater PCYC.

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

CHANNI JONES

Reach Out Team Leader North/Program Development - 0409 257 831

Channi joined the RAW team in November 2019 as Program Development Leader and is now our Reach Out Team Leader South.

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KRISTY MAYNE

Reach Out Team Leader South - 0428 145 319

Kristy is our Reach Out Team Leader South. Kristy has worked in the Aged Care and disability industries and is trained in Mental Health First Aid, CORES. Kristy has grown up in a few different communities over Tasmania, starting life in the city then moving to the Derwent Valley then settling in the Central Highlands.

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JOHN CLARK

Wise Minds Team Leader - 0429 157 738

John initially started with RAW as a Reach Out Coordinator, but due to demand for training from community and industry, increasingly became involved in educating and up-skilling others in suicide prevention and mental health awareness. John is now our Wise Minds Team Leader offering training at RAW.

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REACH OUT

AMITY DEANS

Reach Out Coordinator - 0427 418 345

Amity has worked in rural and remote communities with families and young people for the past 10 years. Amity has a Diploma in Community Services and a Diploma in Children’s Services.

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EBONY DE JESUS

Reach Out Coordinator - 0429 473 183

Ebony joined RAW in the role of Healthy and Resilient Communities Facilitator for the North. Her role changed over time and Ebony is now providing reach out support to those in her area.

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ANDREW BAKER

Reach Out Coordinator - 0400 131 256

Andrew is our Reach Out Coordinator on the East Coast and in the Southern Midlands. He served as a fire fighter with the Tasmania Fire Service for a number of years, before managing a number of companies and businesses in rural areas.

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ALLAN MATCHAM

Reach Out Coordinator - 0428 333 517

Allan is our Reach Out Coordinator in the Central Highlands area. Allan joined the RAW team in 2020.

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PETER OWEN

Reach Out Coordinator - 0408 478 993

Pete's role at RAW is Reach Out Coordinator in the South. Pete has been working in community services since 2016, providing support services to a broad range of clients.

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RENE GENT

Reach Out Coordinator - 0400 586 657

Rene joined RAW as a Reach Out Coordinator for the far North-West and West Coast. She has studied Mental Health Peer Work and is undertaking a Certificate IV in Mental Health.

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MADDIE MUNDAY

RRR Coordinator - Drought Impact - 0477 003 779

Maddie is our Response for Recovery Coordinator – Drought Support for the Glamorgan/Spring Bay, Break O’Day and Northern Midlands areas.

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KRISTY TUCKER

RRR Coordinator - Rapid Response - 0438 087 368

Kristy is our Response for Recovery Coordinator - Rapid Response, and grew up in St Helens on the East Coast of Tasmania.

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CHRIS CLARIDGE

RRR Coordinator - Seafood Industry - 0477 066 112

Chris is our Response for Recovery Coordinator - Seafood Council, and  a qualified butcher who worked with Woolworths for 14 years. In 2016 he started fishing with Mures on-board the Diana, auto longlining and travelling all around Australia.

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JULIE ELLIS

Reach Out Team Leader North - (currently on extended leave)

Julie came to Tasmania in 2003. At the time she was in a position to have a go at living her dream; to own and operate her own farm.

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