Meet the Team

Meet the Team Amberlie

Amberlee Nicholas

Campaign Manager

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).

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Caroline Jackson Pierce

Project Manager

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 implementation of projects aligned to the strategic plan such as Mentally Healthy Schools, Pilbara Capacity Building and the Aboriginal Project. She has worked in health promotion for over 25 years, encompassing the UK and WA, and has a BA (Hons) in Community and Youth Studies and a Masters in Applied Public Health. Caroline loves to Act-Belong-Commit by completing a weekly 5km parkrun at Lake Joondalup, being an active part of her children’s school P&C and School Board, as well as pursuing her passion for participating in an improvisation comedy group.

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Sarah Graham

Partnerships Manager

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.

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Jennie Ferraro

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 to two, holds a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition & Food Science), and is passionate about mental health and staying mentally healthy. Jennie lives the Act-Belong-Commit ethos as an active community member at her local surf and netball clubs, exercising at her local gym and playing netball.

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Lesley Murray

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.

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Phoebe Joycey

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 committee . Studying part-time while working full-time keeps her mentally active and she volunteers with Special Olympics Basketball when she has the time.

Meet the Team - Chloe

Chloe Townsend

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 organisations, playing lacrosse and scouting Perth for the perfect pancakes with friends. She is also a travel bug, with a passion for exploring other cultures and countries. Chloe has a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) and Graduate Certificate (Project Management) from Curtin University.

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Janine Ripper

Marketing Officer

Janine Ripper is the newest addition to the Act-Belong-Commit team, joining in January 2018 as the campaign’s Marketing Officer. Janine specialises in digital marketing and storytelling, and loves how both can connect and engage people and communities of all types – including introverts! Janine is an avid writer, blogger and mentor, who loves yoga and mindfulness, travel, books, movies, and especially her fur-child. She is also an active mental health advocate, sharing her story of lived experience with mental illness, loss to suicide and rising strong to live a fulfilled life. Janine has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), is an accredited Program and Project Manager, and a certified Life Coach.

Meet the Team Darci

Darci Miller

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.

Meet the Team Shelley

Shelley Heelan

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.