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Board and Leadership Team

PANDA is a registered charity, led by a diverse group of board members and an experienced leadership team.

Our Leadership team

Julie Borninkhof

CEO
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Julie Borninkhof

CEO

Julie brings significant experience to PANDA as a recognised leader in the primary health sector. Julie is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked across primary and tertiary settings, namely with people from vulnerable and diverse communities. She is passionate about ensuring that people’s lived experience informs the development of progressive services and supports. Julie loves leading the dedicated team at PANDA.

Appointed: 2019

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Cathy Wyett

Strategic Development Manager

Cathy Wyett

Strategic Development Manager

Cathy has over 10 years' experience in the not-for-profit sector across disability and mental health services and is passionate about the role of peer support in recovery. Since completing an MBA in 2016, Cathy has been focused on improving quality and accountability in mental health services to ensure that people in need can access the right supports at the right time. Cathy works across several initiatives designed to maintain and grow PANDA's systems and structures and drive PANDA’s strategy into the future. Cathy oversees governance, strategic projects, and IT systems.

Appointed: 2017

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Kristyn Debono

Finance Manager

Kristyn Debono

Finance Manager

Kristyn is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Charted Accountants Australia. She brings to PANDA a depth of experience from 14 years in the industry from a variety of accounting areas including: External Audit at PwC, Management Accountant at Village Roadshow and Financial Accounting at Australia Zoo Pty Ltd in QLD from 2011, before relocating back to Melbourne in 2016. Kristyn oversees finance, HR, and payroll services.

Appointed: 2017

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Bec Schafer

Marketing & Communications Manager

Bec Schafer

Marketing & Communications Manager

Bec has two young children and has seen firsthand the impact perinatal mental health can have on families. She has over 10 years’ experience working in marketing within the not for profit and public health sectors. She has also managed her own marketing consultancy business working with small businesses to improve their digital presence. Bec holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a post graduate certificate in Strategic Marketing from Melbourne Business School. Bec is passionate about bring customer voice to the forefront and building high performing teams. Bec oversees marketing, communications, digital, community engagement, education, and training.

Appointed: 2021

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Jenny Addy

National Helpline Manager

Jenny Addy

National Helpline Manager

Jenny is a dynamic and passionate leader in the mental health field.
She has over 15 years’ experience working in complex trauma including working with victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, sexual assault survivors and people seeing asylum. She has a keen interest in the intersection of the perinatal period, mental health, gender and identity.
As a psychologist she brings both a clinical and a socio-political lens to her work and is dedicated to creating and leading services that are informed by lived experience and client voice.


Appointed: 2022

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Board Members

Ben Lannan

Chairperson

Ben Lannan

Chairperson

Ben is deeply committed to helping families experiencing perinatal depression after supporting his partner through postnatal depression.

He is a Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and brings over 17 years’ experience consulting in taxation to a range of organisations and industries. He is currently responsible for People at PwC Brisbane, including performance and culture change programs, staff communication and engagement. Ben is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Tax Institute of Australia.

Appointed to board: 2015
Chairperson since 2021

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Matthew Stewart

Treasurer

Matthew Stewart

Treasurer

He brings over 40 years’ experience in financial and management accounting across Not for Profit, university administration, manufacturing, and the security industry to PANDA. His experience also includes project management, internal auditing, insolvency, and mentoring SME Directors. Matthew was a Board member of Kangan Institute (Ministerial appointee) for 6 years and chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. Matthew is a Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants and Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Appointed to board: 2015

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Samantha Page

Board Member

Samantha Page

Board Member

Samantha is the CEO of Early Childhood Australia and has held governance roles including serving on the boards of ACOSS, AIHW and Parentline ACT. She holds a Master’s Degree in (Community) Management from the University of Technology, Sydney; she is a Graduate of the Company Directors course offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an alumni of the Cranlana Colloquia for Ethical Leadership. Samantha has over 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of social policy and sector development projects in the public, private and NGO sector. She has held roles encompassing service delivery, executive management, consulting, social policy analysis and advocacy. 

Appointed to board: 2017

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Karen Marshman

Board Member

Karen Marshman

Board Member

Karen has worked in the mental health sector for over 20 years. She currently runs Let’s Talk an organisation offering training and coaching within workplaces. She holds a B.A. Psychology (Hons) and has worked therapeutically with individuals, youth, and families. Karen has lead organisations in private and not-for-profit sectors, educating and generating agency in support of their wellbeing management.

Appointed to board: 2017

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Kathi Boorman

Board Member

Kathi Boorman

Board Member

Kathi is an experienced and committed clinician and senior executive with over 26 years working in both government and non-government organisations. She is the CEO for a community managed organisation in NSW, One Door Mental Health. She brings to PANDA skills and experience in clinical and corporate governance and the implementation of community and clinical services. As a mother of three daughters, she understands the importance of supporting mothers and is deeply committed to perinatal mental health and the investment of giving people the best start in life.

Appointed to board: 2018

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Jenni Campbell

Board Member

Jenni Campbell

Board Member

Jenni Campbell has a strong background in mental health governance and leadership, having served in senior management and executive roles across the mental health sector for more than 10 years. Jenni currently provides mental health focussed consultancy services to a range of Government and Non-Government health organisations. Jenni formerly held a ministerial appointment as Chair of the NSW Mental Health Commission Advisory Council and previously served as a member of the Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council.

Jenni holds qualifications in social work and human service management. Jenni is a proud Mum of 4 and experienced perinatal depression following the birth of baby number 2. This lived experience combined with extensive sector experience, led Jenni to apply for and join the PANDA board.

Appointed to board: 2018

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Anne Long

Board Member

Anne Long

Board Member

Anne has spent the past 18 years working in the not-for-profit sector and is currently the CEO of Greater Charitable Foundation. An experienced leader, she has established and led two corporate foundations, worked with a diverse range of charitable organisations, and managed the distribution of millions of dollars to social programs throughout Australia. She is a Member of the US-based Unfunded List evaluation committee; a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy.


Appointed to board: 2018

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Ingrid Gotz

Board Member

Ingrid Gotz

Board Member

Ingrid brings over fifteen years’ experience in the financial services sector with a focus on delivering digital and marketing strategies that are fit-for-purpose, achievable and scalable. Her experience includes leading business-wide digital and technology transformations, translating data-led insights into strategy, implementing end-to-end customer experiences, delivering omni-channel communications and leadership. As an innovator of change, Ingrid is passionate about driving organisational change that improves the lives of customers and delivering solutions that remain relevant and sustainable well into the future.

Appointed to board: 2021

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Amrita Ahluwalia

Board Member

Amrita Ahluwalia

Board Member

Amrita brings strategy, transformation and finance expertise with 20 years of experience in roles fostering strategic growth, transformation, mergers, business integration and corporate advisory consulting.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Business, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Amrita isskilled in managing complex business transformations with effective stakeholder engagement, change management and governance, understanding commercial value drivers and risks, enhancing business intelligence supported by data analytics, harnessing automation opportunities and implementing strategic initiatives to support growth.

She is passionate about supporting the for-purpose sector, particularly disability and mental health services, to help create a sustainable positive impact for the wellbeing of the community.

Appointed to board: 2022

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PANDA welcomes emerging leaders and participants of the Board Observership Program to be a part of the PANDA Board. To find out more about the Board Observership Program, visit observership.com.au.

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