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, providing 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 10 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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Darci Miller

Schools and Youth Connectors Health Promotion Officer

A country girl at heart, Darci grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in Beverley, Western Australia. 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.

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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, mentor and step-mum who loves yoga and mindfulness, animals, travel, books and movies. She is also a mental health advocate, sharing her story of lived experience with mental illness. Janine has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), is an accredited Program and Project Manager, and a certified Life Coach.

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Julia Anwar-McHenry

Evaluation Officer

Minus three parental leave breaks, Julia has been with the campaign since she finished her PhD in 2012. As the campaign’s evaluation officer, Dr Julia Anwar McHenry conducts and supports research and evaluation activities for the overall campaign, as well as individual program areas. Out of the office, Julia runs a sheep stud with her husband on the family farm and enjoys hanging out with family among the trees in the Perth hills. When (if) she has any spare time left, Julia can be found burning the floor in her flamenco zapatos (dance shoes) or singing along to her guitar.