Meet the Team
Amberlee Nicholas is the Manager of the Act-Belong-Commit Campaign, a position she has held for 10 years. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the campaign in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. In her earlier career, Amberlee worked in rural and remote areas in Western Australia, which provided her with a strong foundation for grassroots health promotion and community development. Amberlee has always lived the Act-Belong-Commit way of life, she has been an active member of a surf lifesaving club for over ten years, has mentored disadvantaged young people, she enjoys swimming (and anything beach related), reading and spending quality time with her family and friends. Amberlee holds a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion).
Caroline Jackson Pierce
Caroline Jackson Pierce joined the Act-Belong-Commit team in 2015, and in her role as Project Manager, works closely with the team to manage the operational aspects of the campaign, supporting
Sarah Graham is a long-standing Act-Belong-Commit team member. She loves how the positivity of the Act-Belong-Commit campaign strikes a chord with almost everyone she meets. She is at her most content when she is spending time with friends and family (fur and human), sinking her nose into a good book, working up a sweat in a HIIT session or catching her breath on her yoga mat. Her current role involves coordinating marketing strategies, forming partnerships and delivering educational strategies to the community.
Liaison and Support Officer
Jennie Ferraro has been a part of the Act-Belong-Commit team since the campaign’s inception in 2005. Her role focuses on managing the Healthway Sponsorship program and campaign finances. Jennie is a mother
Project Manager - Aboriginal Program
Based in Roebourne, Lesley Murray is Mentally Healthy WA’s Aboriginal Project Manager. An Anaiwin woman from Uralla NSW, Lesley has spent the past 4 years walking alongside the various Aboriginal groups within Roebourne, the traditional land of the Ngarluma people. Her experience emphasises the importance of taking time to build positive relationships by listening to Elders and the community and working to increase collaboration among different groups and agencies within Roebourne to support social and emotional wellbeing by Standing Strong Together.
Schools Health Promotion Coordinator
Phoebe Joyce has worked at Act-Belong-Commit for the past four years, coordinating the Mentally Healthy Schools Program. She has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health) and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at Curtin University. Phoebe is passionate about Act-Belong-Commit, having experienced the benefits of living a mentally healthy lifestyle as a player for the Wembley Netball Club and volunteer for their social
Health Promotion Officer
Chloe Townsend has been working on the Act-Belong-Commit campaign since February 2017. Her role involves coordinating the Act-Belong-Commit resources, developing a fundraising strategy, managing sponsorships, assisting the team with their projects and cooking delicious food for team meetings. Chloe lives the Act-Belong-Commit ethos volunteering for multiple
Janine Ripper is the newest addition to the Act-Belong-Commit team, joining in January 2018 as the campaign’s Marketing Officer. Janine
Youth Connectors Health Promotion Officer
Darci is a country girl who grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in Beverley. She enjoys living a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle, getting out-and-about seeking the next adventure. Darci Act-Belong-Commit’s by cooking, volunteering, playing sports and traveling. She also loves spending time with family and friends, laughing and having a good chat. Darci loves working at Act-Belong-Commit running the Youth Connectors program, as she is passionate about teaching young people how to be mentally healthy and how to encourage their peers to do the same.
Pilbara Health Promotion Coordinator
Shelley-Anne Heelan started with Act-Belong-Commit in 2017 as a Health Promotion Coordinator based in Karratha. Having lived in the Pilbara since 2014, she hopes to spend many more years breathing in the red dirt. Shelley is passionate about mental health and strongly believes in the Act-Belong-Commit message as a way of life. She stays mentally healthy by volunteering at the Dampier Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, trying to keep up with her energetic dogs and spending any spare time exploring the incredible landscapes of the Pilbara.