Prof Rob Donovan
Rob Donovan (PhD Psychology) is Adjunct Professor in the School of Human Sciences at the University of WA, and principal of Mentally Healthy WA’s Act-Belong-Commit campaign. He has a broad range of experience over a variety of health and social policy areas in social marketing and health promotion. Professor Donovan is the originator of the conceptual frameworks embodied in Mentally Healthy WA’s Act-Belong-Commit and Actively involve, Build skills, Celebrate achievements constructs.
Jo Clarkson is the Director of Health Promotion at Healthway, where she provides strategic advice on health promotion and has direct responsibility for Healthway’s community health promotion and research grants. Jo is a member of a number of State committees and in 2014, was awarded the Public Health Association WA Branch President’s Award in recognition of her commitment to public health.
Lynette Dimer (Lyn) has worked at the Heart Foundation for 17 years, where she has led and supervised staff and represented the Heart Foundation on committees advocating for a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within WA. In partnership with key stakeholders in cardiovascular health, Lyn developed a heart health program at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, where healthy lifestyle and education are key components for improved heart health outcomes.
Lyn also has in excess of 30 years’ experience working in health, more specifically Aboriginal health with lived life experience adding value. She is dedicated, committed and passionate about positive health, social and emotional wellbeing changes occurring with her people, by walking alongside them to encourage support and make a difference.
Sandra Cronin is a Director and founding partner of Worklink Occupational Health & Rehabilitation Service. She is also a registered Psychologist and
Neil Guard was appointed CEO of Richmond Wellbeing, a not-for-profit mental health
Lorraine Powell identifies as having a living experience of mental health issues. She is an avid ambassador and has been an active member of Mentally Healthy WA since 2005, also starring in a TV advert for the campaign. Lorraine strongly believes people can gain confidence in looking after their mental health by using the simple message of Act, Belong, Commit. Lorraine has contributed widely to mental health reforms locally, state-wide and nationally using her experiences and networks to inform her work. She is a qualified company director, has a certificate IV in mental health peer work, takes great delight in dog ownership, enjoys dancing and is a proud mother and Nana.
Simone Pettigrew is a Research Professor in the School of Psychology at Curtin University and the Director of the WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit (WACPRU). Her work focuses on encouraging people to engage in healthy lifestyle
Evie Devitt-Rix is a Senior Community Policy Advisor at WALGA, where she is involved in representing members’ interests and developing policy in a range of portfolios including public health, community safety and
Donna represents the Mental Health Commission in Western Australia as an observer on the Steering Committee.