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Meet our Board & Patron

From the Board

The MOSH Board has an ongoing commitment to set policy, to lead and to ensure that MOSH has the resources to keep services available free of charge for whoever turns to MOSH for help and support.

Meet Our Board

Jill Chapman

Executive Officer

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Jill has a background in teaching and a post graduate qualification in counselling. She also worked in the funeral industry for 12 years. In 2001 after the suicide of her 16 year old son Michael Jill began her own difficult grief journey and part of that journey was to attend the Bereaved Through Suicide Support group. In around 2004 Jill became facilitator of the group, a position which she held until 2009. In this time she also served as a member of NALAG SA and was chairman for one term.

Jill has been involved in various steering committees around grief and suicide bereavement including GriefLink, the Mental Health Reference Group in SA and a reference group for the SQuARE Program (Suicide Questions, Answers and Resources) Jill is also a past member of the advisory committee for Anglicare SA’s Living Beyond Suicide Program and has also been a board member of Suicide Prevention Australia and served on their task force for future directions. Jill represented the bereaved by suicide on the implementation committee of the SA Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012 – 2016 and has delivered numerous talks and trainings to many groups and a number of conferences. She has made herself available for media comment whenever needed and is a constant contributor to radio and TV debates on suicide.

Jill also worked briefly with the Anglicare Living Beyond Suicide program and managed the Star Bear program for Anglicare SA, a grief support program for children and still volunteers twice a year.

In recent years Jill has been a contributor to two of the community suicide prevention networks and facilitated public forums around suicide prevention and bereavement support as part of her role as Executive Officer of MOSH Australia. Jill continues to be a driving force in overcoming the stigma around the topics of mental illness and suicide as well as continuing to spread the awareness that Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business.

David Moran

Board Member

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David Moran is a father of two, grandfather to one and has a passion for helping others, he owns and manages a family business in Mental Health First Aid.David has over 30 years experience running small business in South Australia, from being an owner operator up to companies that encompassed 14 sites and over 500 staff.

David has certificates in:Mental Health First AidSenior First AidSmall Business ManagementInformation TechnologyRecruitmentHospitalityFranchisee Management

Linda Zaccara

Board Member

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Linda Zaccara has been working over 20 years in accommodation for socially disenfranchised men.Sometimes people can find themselves in a situation, like coming out of Prison, depression or mental illness.They may find private accommodation difficult to obtain and maintain but don’t need the full services of a Supported Care Facility. Linda recognizes that these individuals are vulnerable and often display defenses designed to protect themselves. Many people would judge another on this basis, however, the displayed distress is not the vulnerable person themselves.

Linda is also the co-founder and COO of NextFaze, an App development company based in North Adelaide. NextFaze works with new ventures or established companies looking for a new direction where their business model revolves around Apps and sturdy backends.

Interested in start-ups herself, Linda will be establishing ReAssumeFashion.com. An online store for pre-loved designer fashion. Motivated by the fact that often high endclothing can last many rounds and seasons of fashion, that our clothing preference changes constantly and considering the resources that go into producing clothes, giving beautiful clothing a longer life makes so much sense to the environment and has a lower price point.

Meet Our Patron

Genevieve Theseira-Haese

Genevieve Theseira-Haese became Lady Mayoress of Adelaide when her husband Martin Kinnear Haese became Adelaide’s 37th Lord Mayor, elected in November 2014. Genevieve was born and educated in Singapore and left at 17 to study Psychology and Communications at University in Los Angeles. Later moving to St Martin’s in London to focus in Advertising Communications and graduating with a BA (Hons).

Genevieve remained in London and worked in Advertising, mostly at global Advertising agency Leo Burnett, managing the agencies Pan European clients. This saw her work with teams from 8 European cities, including London. She continued to live in Europe for 12 years.

Returning to Singapore, she was invited to set up and become the Chief Executive of a Government backed Singapore Advertising consultancy. After 4 years, Republic Advertising grew to become a $Aus 15 million dollar billing agency. She managed this outcome by the age of 35 whilst also undertaking various board and leadership positions.

During this time, Genevieve became a founding board member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (Singapore) and a global member of the group for 15 years. Amongst other communities she supported, she also served for 12 years on the board of the Singapore Home Nursing Foundation, which supports palliative care for the elderly sick. During her time in Singapore, Genevieve founded another business called Breathing Space, an holistic well-being portal to support corporations and communities in the area of stress management. Success saw Breathing Space grow regional in Asia and then back to England.

Genevieve is proud to consider herself a self-made woman. Believing success was possible because she comes from a very supportive family, she has found strength comes through unity with community and appreciates the values of working with society to make a positive difference.

“I have been privileged in life to have had the exposure and experiences of living in 4 continents until 2008 when I made Australia my home. I bring with me my collective experience to support my husband, Martin Haese as the Lord Mayor of Adelaide.”

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MOSH Australia Ltd

86 George St, Thebarton SA 5031

ABN 93 131 955 210

Charity License Number CCP2244

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