Our Board

Acting President - Vanessa Harris

Vanessa is currently employed at the Menzies School of Health Research as the Biyamarr ma Manager and was previously the CEO for the NT Mental Health Coalition and FORWAARD. Vanessa is a local Territorian who's grandmother was a part of the Stolen Generations. Vanessa also has an extensive career in Aboriginal Health, Commonwealth Government, and within the Aboriginal Community Control sector.

President - Bronwyn Russell

(BSc Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Management (Human Resources)

Bronwyn’s previous roles have included Executive Director Engineers Australia NT and Mental health Coordinator GP Network NT. Bronwyn currently sits on the National Boards of Mental Health Carers ARAFMI Australia and Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia and is a Trustee for Psychosis Australia.

Vice President and Public Officer - Joy Green

Joy Green is a founding member of Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT) while her initial impetus was to advocate on behalf of her son,   Joy’s reach has extended to all people with a mental illness and their carers.   In 2008, Joy was nominated for the Australian of the Year Award and was consequently awarded the NT Senior of the Year for her work in Mental Health.

Ordinary Member - Teresa Hall

Teresa Hall is a partner in Ward Keller's commercial division. Teresa has double degree's in law and arts. After running her own practice in South Australia, Teresa who was born in Darwin, returned to the Territory to take up the position at Ward Keller. Teresa has a strong interest in mental health and joined the MIFA(NT) management committee in May 2018. 


Ordinary Member- Maureen Booth

Maureen joined the board filling a casual vacancy in 2017 and has recently joined again in 2018 as an ordinary member.  Maureen has an interest in mental health due to her partner having PTSD . Maureen has 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren and enjoys aqua aerobics where she teaches a class once a week.

Ordinary Member - Karen McArthur




Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), MIFA(NT) is a non-government organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carer’s and families. 


Image credit to Louise Denton Photography


2/273 Bagot Rd,
Coconut Grove, NT 0810

PO Box 40556,
Casuarina NT 0811

P: (08) 8948 1051
Freecall: 1800 985 944 
F: (08) 8948 2473


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