Tania has been with Mood Active since 2013 working as a volunteer Events and Marketing Manager and then Funding and Sponsorship Manager. Tania is now the General Manager of Mood Active and also work full time as the Team Leader - Leadership and Corporate Delivery Services TfNSW. Tania holds a Masters in Coaching Psychology, Masters in Strategy HRM and a BA in Tourism Management
David was formerly Senior Clinical Psychologist at Sydney’s Black Dog Institute (2007-2012), David has over thirty years of international experience treating mood disorders. Now in private practice, David provides clinical advice to Mood Active in relation to the program and participants.
Over the last twenty years Jenny Carleton has worked in a broad range of community sector organisations, in roles ranging from HIV/AIDS care & support to community housing policy to homebirth advocacy. Jenny's family history of mental health issues and her love of yoga made Mood Acitve's a natural fit for Jenny to contribute.
Piya is a senior marketer with extensive experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. Piya has worked for companies of various sizes in different industries such as Technology, Infrastructure and Media and Communications in both local (regional) and global positions. In one of her previous roles, Piya helped many local and national fundraisers with their marketing donor acquisition and retention activities. She was quite involved with the Fundraising Institute of Australia and also contributed content to the Fundraising and Philanthropy magazine.
Social Group Coordinator
Jack has a lifelong passion for holistic health and wellbeing and believes that a significant factor in achieving this is regular physical activity. When he isn’t playing soccer or going for a run he is in the pool or on the bike. Jack recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physiology and joined Mood Active as our social exercise group coordinator where he organises social group events.
Website Content Manager
Mark has worked in the not-for-profit sector in Marketing & Communications for over a decade. During this time Mark has also held a number of volunteer positions including two Board of Director positions at a community centre and animal welfare group. Mark is aware of the positive impact that exercise has on those who live with a mood disorder and therefore is happy to be a part of Mood Active to increase this.
Anita is a current participant and volunteer in Mood Active with a background in engineering and project management.
Kiara is an enthusiastic volunteer and brings experience from volunteering at a number of major events around Sydney over the years and from her time as a Volunteer Chair of an organising committee for a large fundraising walk for the American Diabetes Association when she lived in Atlanta. She enjoys staying active by walking down by Sydney Harbour after work and running down by the beach on weekends.
Natasha works as the volunteer Referrals Manager for Mood Active and is a student at the University of Sydney with majors in marketing and psychology. An aspiring psychologist, Natasha is passionate about mental health awareness and removing the stigma attached to it.
Client Support Officer
Alice has a passionate focus on the mental health recovery process. She seeks to provide individualised support to further the journey of every individual who participates in Mood Active’s programmes. She is nearing the completion of her degree majoring in Media, Culture and Communications and brings a wealth of knowledge from the legal, media, fitness and mental health sectors. She is also a Consumer Advocate with the Northern Sydney Local Health District, Mental Health Directorate.
Myriam Sillevis Smitt
Myriam studied Human Movement Science in Amsterdam and did her research internship at NeuRA (Sydney), where she studied how the misjudgment of physical ability in the aging population are associated with falls and neurodegeneration. One of her main research interest lies in understanding the relationship between exercise and mental health. Currently, she works as holistic personal trainer at Bare Vitality.
Grant joined Mood Active in May of 2018. He has seen, first hand, the benefits of exercise for mental health. Grant likes to live by the motto "healthy body = healthy mind". Grant was moved by the vision of Mood Active and so began volunteering in a finance capacity.