MHCC Organisation

Chief Executive Officer

Jenna Bateman

Jenna Bateman is the CEO of the Mental Health Coordinating Council, the peak body for community organisations working for mental health in NSW. Jenna has worked in the mental health sector for 20 years, initially within public mental health services. In 2000, she moved to the community sector recognising the value of psychosocial approaches to good mental health outcomes and has been a strong advocate of social inclusion and trauma-informed recovery orientated practice. Jenna is a founding member of Community Mental Health Australia – the alliance of Australian State and Territory mental health peak bodies in Australia - and she represents the alliance on various national advisory bodies. She advocates for establishment of a robust research and development base for the community mental health sector, and for sector reform that is shaped by the lived experience of mental illness. Jenna is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has an Arts Degree majoring in Philosophy and Politics and a Masters Degree in Community Management.


Current Staff List

Jenna Bateman Chief Executive Officer 
Corinne  Henderson Principal Advisor - Policy and Legislative Reform
Tina Smith Principal Advisor - Sector and Workforce Development
Erika Hewitt Operations and HR Manager
Rebecca  Sorrell Research and Administration Officer 
Chief Asare Finance Officer 
Carrie Stone Community Engagement Officer
Sarah-Jane (SJ) Edwards Manager, Partnerships and Communications
Vanessa Bell Learning and Education Engagement Officer
Kat Fardian Instructional Designer – eLearning Specialist
Lara Summers Digital Design Officer
Kim Shaw Content Marketing Officer

Learning & Development

Jenny  Reid Learning & Development Manager
Tina Cochico Training Administration and Compliance Team Leader
Lisa Van Praag Training Logistics Coordinator
Yvette Segal Instructional Designer - VET Specialist
Alex Sturman Internal Assessor & Trainer
Brooke Ackland Student Support Administration Assistant
Paul Vescio Student Support Administration Assistant

MHCC Board

MHCC Board members are drawn from our member organisations. Information on our current Board.