- Dean Johnson- ChairmanDean is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years experience including a short period working at contract assignments in the UK and Europe. He is a partner with Wise, Lord & Ferguson Chartered Accountants in Hobart specialising in the provision of accounting, financial forecasting, financial modelling, taxation, financial services and strategic advice to prominent Hobart businesses.He holds a B.Com, Diploma of Financial Services, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a registered tax agent.Debra Rigby- Vice ChairDebra Rigby was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1982. From 1984 to 1997 she was employed as Criminal Counsel for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and from 1991 was Deputy Director of Legal Aid. From 1997 until 1999 she was a Principal Legal Officer with the Legislation, Policy and Strategic Direction Division of the Department of Justice and Industrial Relations. In 1997 she was appointed Commissioner for Criminal Injuries Compensation, and in 1999 was made President of the Mental Health Tribunal and Chair of the Forensic Tribunal. She held these roles concurrently until February 2014 when she became full time in her role as Commissioner for Criminal Injuries Compensation. In 2009 she was awarded a Masters of Laws Degree. Her thesis looked at legislation governing involuntary detention of mental health patients both nationally and internationally, and suggested reforms for the Tasmanian legislation.Patrick Carlisle- TreasurerPatrick moved to Tasmania in 2005 and took up the role of CEO of Richmond Fellowship of Tasmania, and over the last five years has expanded the service by fourfold increasing to a Statewide presence. During this time Patrick has been involved in the transformation of the mental health arena via his involvement in setting the State Mental Health Strategic Plan, participating in the Legislative Council’s review of mental health, being a member of the Mental Health Council of Tasmania’s Board of Management and TasCOSS’s 'Community Services Industry Plan 2009-2012'. Previously Patrick has been a Board member of numerous community service organisations including ARAFMI WA (the peak MH carer organisation). For nearly five years Patrick was the Business Manager for Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Clinical Diretorate which covered inpatient, outpatient, community teams for CAMHS, Adult and Psycho-geriatric.Dr Susan Cherry- Board MemberDr Susan Cherry was raised on the central coast of NSW attending Gosford High School. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1975 with an MBBS and completed two years at Royal Prince Alfred hospital. Dr Cherry worked as a country GP for eight years in Dubbo gaining valuable clinical experience. She lived and worked in WA for 16 years and brought up 2 children in the West. Since moving back to the Eastern States Dr Cherry has gained training in mental health and uses these skills extensively in general practice in Hobart. Dr Cherry has become aware of The Hobart Clinic’s important role in the community and is keen to contribute.Dr Jacob George- Board MemberDr George arrived in Tasmania in 1974 following completion of Membership in Psychiatry in U.K. to take up the position as Consultant Psychiatrist at The Royal Derwent Hospital in New Norfolk. In 1979, Dr George moved to Hobart to take up the position as Medical Superintendent of John Edis Hospital and State Director of Alcohol and Drug Service of Tasmania. In 1992 he was appointed as the first co-ordinator of Alcohol and Drug Studies at the University of Tasmania and also as the State Advisor to the Minister for Health and Department of Health on Alcohol and Drugs. He holds a D.P.M – Conjoint Board of Examinations. London, M.R.C.Psych – Royal College of Psychiatrists – U.K., F.A.F.P.H.M – Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, F.A.Ch.A.M. – Royal Australian College of Physicians, F.R.A.N.Z.C.P. – Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has held membership of the following Statutory bodies and Committees: Chairperson: Interdepartmental Committee on Drug Strategy, Chairperson: R.H.H & Alcohol & Drug Service Liaison Committee, Vice -Chairman: Alcohol & Drug Dependency Board, Leader: Ministerial Committee on Drug Strategies Tasmanian Division, State Representative: National Methadone Committee, Present member of Alcohol and Drug Dependency Tribunal, Dr George left the Tasmanian Department of Health in 1997 and moved into private practise mainly specialising in Addiction Medicine and Chronic Pain Management. Dr George retired in July 2015 from private practice in Psychiatry.Allison Clark- Board MemberA highly experienced executive, Allison has an unrivalled background in leading change and innovation in the primary industry. Most recently the General Manager, Marketing & Innovation at Houston’s Farm she was a key member of the Business Management Team and responsible for managing both the national sales and marketing team in addition to leading product development. Previous roles have been in the civil construction, forestry industries, and primary industry (livestock, horticulture) sectors and have included the management of both quality, environmental, and risk management systems to ISO standards. Allison is passionate and proactive about finding the drivers for change and is known for challenging the status quo and being an inspiring leader. She has a history of playing a significant part on various Boards and committees, both within primary industry and the community sector and holds an MBA (Agricultural Innovation). In 2014, Allison was successful in winning the Private and Corporate Award for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (Tasmania), was a National Finalist in the Private and Corporate Sector category, and a finalist in the Business Innovation Award (Tasmania).Wendy Quinn- Board MemberHaving graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in August 2013, Wendy has served as a non-executive Director and Deputy Chair on four Boards since 2012, including Uniting Age Well Victoria/Tasmania, The Hobart Women’s Shelter, Zonta International and since 2016, The Hobart Clinic. Wendy is employed in a part-time academic role at the University of Tasmania coordinating the Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services) and lecturing in leadership, change management and governance. Wendy is also the Managing Director of WJQuinn Consulting Pty. Ltd providing a range of consultancy services specialising in leadership and change management. She has been in both of these roles since December 2011. Prior to this stage of her career, Wendy was a member of the Tasmanian government senior executive service from 1999 to 2011. During that time she held various State Director positions, with responsibilities at different times for mental health, alcohol and drugs, correctional health, aged care, rehabilitation, community services, palliative care, rural health and disability. For ten years prior to this, Wendy managed a policy development unit and several multidisciplinary teams of health professionals providing aged care and rehabilitation services. She began her working life as an occupational therapist, spending 12 years in clinical positions in NSW and Tasmania.David Day- Board MemberDavid is a management consultant with over 25 years experience in strategy and operational improvement. He is a Principal with Partners in Performance, a global consultancy focussed on delivering fully implemented results and building better organisations. Previously, David worked in strategy with McKinsey & Company and in commercial banking and project finance with the Commonwealth Bank. His wide experience includes banking, insurance, telecommunications, heavy industry and natural resources. David has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Europe and Africa. David also provides pro-bono support as a business mentor for start-up food producers and value-added businesses in Tasmania through the Sprout Tasmania Producer Program. David holds an MBA (UNSW), a Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA) and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also holds a Masters in Conservation Biology (UNSW) and a Diploma of Marine Science (UTas).Gayle Johnston- Board MemberGayle Johnston was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1998, shortly after moving to Tasmania from Adelaide with her family. She was a former litigation partner at Simmons Wolfhagen with a significant practice working on behalf of national medical defence insurers. In 2010, Gayle took up a legal role with the newly created Intergrity Commission, becoming General Counsel. Between January 2015 and July 2016 she was the Depratment Manager Legal Services at TasWater. Currently Gayle is the Manager Operations at the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania, the independent body in Tasmania responsible for receiving and investigating complaints about the conduct of lawyers. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Laws, Gayle was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law in 2001, and is a 2012 graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program. Gayle is a longstanding Board member of The District Nurses, a state-wide community nursing organisation. In the past she has been an elected representative on Law Council for the Law Society of Tasmania and a previous Chair of The Law Society’s Pro Bono Clearing House.