The peak body representing the Tasmanian community managed mental health sector at a state and national level.



Debbie Evans

Debbie is currently the CEO of Lifeline Tasmania and has over 20 years working as a senior manager and leader in the relationship support and mental health sector. Debbie has demonstrated experience in working with government, funding bodies and partnerships within the community sector.
Debbie is a  registered psychologist and accredited counsellor and has extensive knowledge of the issues faced by clients with a mental health issue and those who care for them.
Debbie brings over 20 years’ experience reporting to Boards and is currently the Vice Chair of the TasCOSS board.

Board Member
Jane Carlson

Jane has over 20 years experience in Tasmanian community services. For nearly a decade  Jane has been a manager and a leader in mental health service delivery.  Specifically in my role as state manager of Anglicare’s  mental health services, as a board member of MHCT for 5 years,  as the current chairperson for Partners in Recovery Tasmania and through key partnerships with peak bodies to deliver 3 mental health conferences.  Jane has also been active in workforce development and community capacity building activity in Tasmania and a participant in local, state and national policy and planning consultations and forums.

Jane brings to the board strong governance skills, including finance, strategic planning,  evaluation, policy,  and advocacy.  Jane has a strong commitment to ensuring the MHCT supports community organisations to be connected, strengthened, represented, and to build their capacity to be the best they can be in supporting people and

Board Member
John Edwards

John is currently the  Tasmania Regional Manager for Wellways Australia (formerly MI Fellowship and Aspire), having overall responsibility for the operations of the organisation in Tasmania.

With formal tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling and management, John has enjoyed a varied career working predominantly in the community sector in the areas of mental health, disability, alcohol and other drugs and child, youth and family focused services.

Board Member
Lance Skelton

Over the last few years, Lance has been on the National Board of Grow, which is a not-for-profit organisation that offers a proven program for mental wellbeing.

In early 2015, Lance moved to Hobart. He works as a branding consultant, running his own business for over eight years. He has been in the advertising industry for over 20 years, working at multi-national agencies in Perth, Singapore, Scotland and Malaysia, and winning over 20 local, national and international advertising awards across TV, radio, press and direct mail along the way.


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Board Member
David Tilley

Davis is a  Policy Analyst with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. He has a diverse career history, including as a retail manager, business owner, police officer and Business Support Officer for a government focused enterprise. David graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts and Laws. David has recently graduated from the College of Law with a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.