Our Board

Adjunct Associate Professor John Rasa
MHPN Chair
Associate Professor John Rasa is currently the Non-Executive Director of Latrobe Regional Hospital and the Chair and Independent Director of healthAbility / Carrington Community Health Service. John joins MHPN as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Adrian Armitage
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Adrian is the CEO of The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and brings 15 years C-level experience at Not-For-Profits working for the Australian Medical Association and ACS. A Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and roles as Global Marketing Manager for IELTS and Regional Director and Marketing Manager at OPSM, Adrian contributes senior governance, marketing, and commercial experience to MHPN.
Dr Morton Rawlin
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Morton Rawlin is practising General Practitioner in Melbourne and is the Chair of the Victoria Faculty and the National Faculty of Specific Interests at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Morton has extensive experience in general practice medical education at all levels, including as a general practice supervisor and medical educator.
Dr Vinita Godinho
Australian Psychological Society
After a long career in financial services, where Dr Vinita Godinho is recognised as a global leader of inclusive finance, Vinita has recently joined the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as the General Manager of Policy & Advocacy.
Stephan Groombridge
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Stephan Groombridge is the Manager of eHealth & Quality Care at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Stephan leads a range of policy, advocacy and quality improvement activities across the RACGP.
Donna Hansen-Vella
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Donna Hansen-Vella is a mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience working in both public and private mental health services within Victoria. Her clinical mental health nursing career spans child and adolescent (CAMHS), perinatal and adult mental health services.
Dr Jaya Reddy
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Dr Jaya Reddy is a private practice psychiatrist with over 25 years of clinical and academic experience in adult psychiatry. Alongside his clinical experience, Jaya currently holds a conjunct appointment as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on research projects incorporating clinical pharmaceutical trials.
Dr Zena Burgess
Australian Psychological Society
Dr Zena Burgess joins the board as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Zena is an experienced non-executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with significant experience across commercial and social enterprise organisations.