OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

We are a team of caring, qualified individuals, many with a lived experience with eating disorders, who are here to help you.

Belinda Chelius

Chief Executive Officer

A skilled, dedicated and passionate feminist Senior Social Work Clinician.

SENIOR PRACTITIONERS

Christophe Langlassé

Senior Eating Disorder Practitioner

An accredited social worker in the Individual Clinical stream.

Melissa Cheras

Senior Carer & Key Support Coach

A registered Psychologist working in the field of mental health.

PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM

Rohie Marshall

Care Navigator & Public Health Lead

Linking clients, staff, and external organisations.

Laura Oakley

Practice Coordinator & Public Health Officer

Laura has joined our team as the Practice Coordinator after completing a Master of Public Health.

Jess Tone

Research Administrative & Public Health Officer

Jess undertakes internal program evaluations for EDQ’s individual and group therapies.

CLINICAL TEAM

Nat Scales

Eating Disorder Practitioner

A practitioner in the Individual Clinical stream, with a Masters in Counselling.

Lisa Kelly

Eating Disorder Practitioner

A lived-experience counsellor and group facilitator, with a Degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work.

David Langford

Eating Disorder Practitioner

An early career Social Work Clinician with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science.

Sarah Larsen

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Sarah is a practitioner in the individual clinical stream.

Emma Trappett

Early Onset Eating Disorder Practitioner

A registered Psychologist, with a Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Lucy Galbraith

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Lucy has 10 years social work experience across the community sector.

Amber Dwinell

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours.

CARER & KEY SUPPORT TEAM

Mary-Ann Kissane

Carer & Key Support Coach

Bachelor of Applied Social Science, working as a Carer and Key Support Coach.

Rohani

Rohani Mitchell

Carer & Key Support Coach

LIVED EXPERIENCE SUPPORT WORKERS

Laura Zuber

Peer Worker

Laura is a photographer, freelance writer and a fully qualified recovery coach. Laura’s framework is collaborative and person-centred.

Mandy

Mandy Long

Peer Worker

Mandy has over 20 years’ experience providing peer support, recovery coaching and care services both in the community and private practice.

ALLIED HEALTH TEAM

Megan Bray

Contracted Dietitian

(Medicare & NDIS)

Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and a Master of Dietetic Studies.

Jane Bowman

Mental Health Social Worker

(Medicare & NDIS)

Utilising CBT, ACT, Internal Family Systems and more.

Rosie Quinlan

Contracted Clinical Psychologist 

(Medicare & NDIS)

A clinical psychologist with an integrative approach to working with clients and systems.

Lisa Prineas

Contracted Dietitian 

(Medicare & NDIS)

Lisa graduated with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

EDQ BOARD

the team at EDQ

Karen Dare
Chairperson, Director
Expertise: Community Sector


Karen has a social sciences background and over 35 years of experience in the community sector, working with Communify since 1994. She works with a strong community development focus and has extensive experience as a board member for prominent community and other organisations. Karen is recipient of the 2001 Centenary Medal and the Brisbane Australia Day Award for her contribution to the community sector.

Stacey Horder
Secretary, Director
Expertise: HR

Stacey has worked across the full growth cycle of companies – from start-ups, to mergers and acquisitions, alongside managing billion-dollar ventures. Throughout her career, Stacey has consistently advocated for culture and creating organisations that have a strong sense of community. She also spends time mentoring for start-ups and being involved in a Director capacity for not-for-profits.

Karolina Pemberton
Treasurer, Director
Expertise: Finance

Karolina is a qualified accountant with over 17 years of experience across a range of sectors and specialities, including Financial and Management accounting, Budgeting and Forecasting, and not-for-profits.  Outside her professional life, Karolina has a love of family, cooking and tennis.

Susan Gobbart
Banking Signatory
Expertise: Psychology/Service Delivery

Susan is a psychologist with a special interest in complex trauma, co-occuring AOD and mental health concerns, and Clinical Governance, particularly program evaluation and service/client outcome measures. She is currently working with an Indigenous Birthing program as a Perinatal and Parenting Psychologist. She has over 30 years of professional experience across a range of areas in the mental health field.

Rex Brar
Ordinary Member
Expertise: Finance and Business Development

Rex is a Chartered Accountant with public practice experience and with commercial exposure in business operations, financial and management reporting, leading ERP implementation, improving business efficiencies, project management, MandA deals and currently setting up a start-up business. 

Anastasia Blake
Ordinary Member (Banking Signatory)

Expertise: Nutrition

Anastasia worked in Education for more than 20 years, primarily in Computer Education and Policy managing initiatives. She has extensive experience in managing and delivering food programmes in various settings. Anastasia first began volunteering with EDQ in its very early days. She now supervises Health Science Dietetics students and is finalising a cookbook with Dr. Leanne Barron for those recovering from eating disorders.

Marc Bryant
Ordinary Member
Expertise: Carer/IT

Marc is a current member of the Qld Government Advisory Group (Eating Disorders), and also has more than 20 years’ experience in State Government public service, including various expert panels and consulting groups, with special interest in IT systems and information management. Marc has had approximately 6 years’ lived experience with eating disorders as a carer and has mentored other carers. 

Suzannah D’Juliet
Director
Expertise: Legal

Suzannah is a commercial lawyer who works in Executive Management in the Resources Industry. She has special interests in insurance, risk and compliance and has experience as a Non-Executive Director in the private sector. Suzannah has a lived experience of eating disorders and is passionate about EDQ’s quality, client centered care and service delivery model.  

Eating Disorders Queensland

We support a vibrant community of individuals recovering from an eating disorder, including people with lived experiences, carers and family members.

LOCATION:
51 Edmondstone Street,
Yuggera Country,
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

CALL: (07) 3844 6055

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