MEET THE TEAM
This Is My Brave Australia Inc., sees the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2016, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our not-for-profit upon: support, empowerment, and progress.
This Is My Brave Australia Inc. is made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers that are passionate about breaking the stigma of mental illness, and supports those with mental health barriers in sharing their story.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tim Daly established This Is My Brave Australia Inc. after being inspired by Jennifer Marshall the founder of the original This Is My Brave Inc. in the US.
Tim is passionate about breaking the stigma people associate with mental illness and is using his 30 years of experience in live events, television and theatre as well as his business management skills to bring his vision of This Is My Brave Australia Inc. to life all around Australia.
Annie has worked with children and young people for several years, supporting them with their educational and social emotional development.
As a Youth Worker with a personal interest and background in theatre, Annie is passionate about breaking the stigma of mental illness with a focus on community and creativity with TIMBA.
Annie has a Bachelor of Arts (English, Sociology and Social Policy, and Counselling), Bachelor of Education (Secondary), and is an accredited Mental Health First Aider for Young People.
Zebunnissa is the Principal Psychologist at Lifestyle Psychology. Zebunnissa has been working in the area of mental health for the past 10 years in Sydney, South Coast and Canberra. This has consisted of working with Rehabilitation Providers, EAP Providers and Community Mental Health projects.
Zebunnissa has completed her degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney, Australia. This was followed through with completing a Diploma in Applied Psychology. She then continued to develop her counseling skills and became a Registered Psychologist with the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Zebunnissa is a registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority.
Kerry's career started in the Defence Forces where she attained the rank of Captain. Her main focus was in people management and she furthered her career by taking on the National HR Manager role in large companies such as Mayne Nickless. Kerry moved into the Employment Services sector before her retirement. Kerry has also been heavily involved with Powerhouse, in particularly Lord Somers Camp, a diverse volunteer-led community organisation with a focus on young people, leadership and active participation.
Aaron has had a long career in retail including Ikea, Harris Scarfe and Myer and has extensive management skills. Aaron now manages a key retail store in the St Vincent De Paul charity and brings his business skills and understanding of the disadvantaged in the community.
Michael has formal and post-graduate qualifications, proven results and over 20 years’ experience as a “hands-on” General Manager with full P&L responsibility managing companies ranging from $15m To $100m. Accomplished in M&A’s with seamless integration, product and market development and top line growth. An impressive history of delivering high impact capex projects and eloquent innovative solutions resulting In sustained growth. Michael has managed large-scale transformational change projects in an industrial manufacturing environment, and has designed, constructed and implemented change programs from the ground up, using a LEAN/Six Sigma/TOC mindset demonstrating an achievement of articulated outcomes in a business with high variations in demand. A strong financial, operational and logistics background Michael can identify the drivers of success and implement change. A track record of continuous improvement utilising lean management principles, providing the environment for organisations to produce world class results with impeccable safety records and increased profit. Michael has developed high-performance teams founded on trust, commitment and accountability. He has a customer centric attitude, vast sales experience both nationally and internationally and has led large, unionised and multi-sited organisations within transport, heavy industry, manufacturing and service organisations. With high level communication and negotiation skills Michael has delivered EBA’s with positive outcomes for all stakeholders. A committed employee who has put down roots in the organisations he has worked for, taking responsibility for implementing certain actions or initiatives within the business and staying long enough to be held accountable for the outcomes.