The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is a member based peak body. We represent and promote the interests of community managed mental health services and have a strong commitment to enabling better access and outcomes for every Tasmanian.

Our Team

Meet our team

Connie Digolis

Connie, in partnership with our Board, is responsible for ensuring that MHCT functions as an effective peak body for the community managed mental health sector in Tasmania. Together, the Board and CEO give direction and leadership towards the organisation’s relevance to the community and stakeholders; and the achievement of its vision, mission, strategic plan, annual goals and objectives.


Cat Delpero
Media and Communications Manager

Cat is responsible for managing campaigns, promotional activities and programs, media presence and building MHCT’s brand and profile to increase awareness of mental health, mental illness, suicide prevention and the mental health sector in Tasmania.


Julie Martin
Operations Manager

Julie is responsible for the planning, development and coordination of MHCT projects, supporting project staff and representation to enhance MHCT’s functions as the peak body for the Tasmanian community-managed mental health sector.


Shareen Pearson
Corporate Services Manager

Shareen manages the financial and human resource functions of MHCT and provides support to the CEO, the Board and sub-committees including the review and updating of organisational policy and procedures and the management of all MHCT records and documents.


Bree Klerck
Project Officer, Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter

Bree as Project Officer is responsible for coordinating the establishment of the Tasmanian Communications Charter: A state-based approach to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, building engagement across a range of stakeholders and developing mechanisms to safely talk about suicide, the impact of suicide and mental health in our communities.


Astrid Wootton
Project Officer, Peer Leader

Astrid as Peer Leader is responsible for coordinating the Tasmanian component of the ILC National Project, Reimagine Today (Stage 2), which aims to ease transition into the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities. The project will create a peer network and will also contribute to work collaborative co-design and promotion of a new website, Reimagine Today, as a mechanism for easier NDIS psychosocial transitions.


Jackie De Vries
Project Officer, Sector Reform

As the MHCT Sector Reform Project Officer, Jackie is responsible for analysing, informing and communicating government policy reform at a state and national level in the mental health sector, and providing feedback to relevant stakeholders on impacts and implications of proposed policy reform. Jackie also coordinates our Regional Mental Health Group and other member meetings across the state.


Ezra Thomas
Project Support Officer

As Project Support Officer, Ezra assists in the development of the Tasmanian Mental Health Service Peer Workforce Strategy and increasing engagement in the Community of Practice. He also provides support to other MHCT projects and assistance to develop and run sector engagement activities.


Nick Sullivan
Media and Communications Support Officer

Nick is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the MHCT website and social media accounts, monitoring government and media activity relating to mental health, developing a range of communications including newsletters, infographics, surveys and marketing materials, and coordinating MHCT events.