Meet the Team
Simone Kerrigan is the Operations Manager for Mentally Healthy WA, currently leading the Act-Belong-Commit Partnership Program. Spending time with her young family keeps Simone physically and socially active, something she identifies as being important for her happiness and mental well-being. She loves walking to her local beach and doing Pilates in her spare time, so much so, that she has gained a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction. Simone holds a Bachelor in Health Science (Public Health & Psychology).
Liaison and Support Officer
Jennie Ferraro has been a part of the Mentally Healthy WA team since the campaign’s inception in 2005. Her role focuses on managing the Healthway Sponsorship program and campaign finances. Jennie is a mother
Schools Health Promotion Coordinator
Phoebe Joyce coordinates the Mentally Healthy Schools Program. She is passionate about Act-Belong-Commit and has experienced the benefits of living a mentally healthy lifestyle as a player for the Wembley Netball Club and volunteer for their social committee. Phoebe has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health) degree from the University of Western Australia and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at Curtin University.
Health Promotion Coordinator - Partnerships
Gemma Davis coordinates the Act-Belong-Commit Partnership Program, which includes over 270 organisations from across Western Australia, nationally and globally. She brings with her experience working on state-wide and grassroots health promotion projects, and previously coordinated the Act-Belong-Commit Pilbara Capacity Building Project. In her spare time, you’ll find Gemma catching up with friends and family, getting out into nature with her husband and dog, hitting the gym or relaxing with a good book. Gemma holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health & Human Biology).
Amara Da Luz
Health Promotion Officer
Amara has been a part of the Act-Belong-Commit team since early 2019. She has a passion for mental health, with a particular interest in Aboriginal health after working at PCH in an Indigenous families department, and volunteering for several organisations. Amara loves to travel and to have as many food adventures as possible. She is first generation Australian, coming from a Spanish and Portuguese background. When she’s not catching up with friends or family, you’ll find her at the beach or the movies. Amara holds a Bachelor of Health Promotion from Notre Dame University.
Alisha is the recipient of the 2020 AHPA (WA Branch) Graduate Scholarship funded by Healthway. Her project aims to increase the awareness of positive mental health behaviours among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) populations in WA and encourage people from CaLD backgrounds to engage in behaviours that protect and promote their mental health and wellbeing. In her spare time, Alisha loves to paint, hang out with friends and family and is always up for a new DIY project. Alisha has a Bachelor of Science (Genetics) and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Western Australia.