Our Operations Team
Brenda Wraight, Managing Director
Deb Samuels, Community Engagement Manager
Josie Kelly, Operations Manager
Our Program Team
Our programs are run by an experienced team of mental health professionals, counsellors, youth workers and mentors. Each of them is passionate about supporting at-risk youth to thrive, bringing a wealth of skills in psychology, social work, youth work, therapeutic care, and outdoor education. The level of expertise, responsiveness, compassion and wisdom of our team is at the heart of Human Nature’s success.
Jen Parke, Programs Manager
Andy Hamilton, Clinical Lead
Lia Hibner, Adventure Therapist
Monique Vanderham, Adventure Therapist
Jack Chiu, Adventure Therapist
Our Ambassador, Mandy Nolan
Mandy is a proud Northern Rivers NSW resident and is an accomplished Comedian, Author, Journalist, MC, Key Note Speaker, Humour Therapist and Comedy Instructor.
Human Nature Adventure Therapy Ltd is governed by a highly skilled Board of volunteer Directors. Hailing from the Northern Rivers NSW region, Sydney, Newcastle and the A.C.T., they provide governance, leadership and financial expertise to strengthen and steer the organisation.
Brenda Wraight, Deputy Board Chair & People & Culture Committee Chair – BK Wraight Consulting
Lea Schodel, Treasurer – Mindful Wealth
John Akehurst, Compliance, Risk & Audit Chair – Non Executive Director, Origin Energy
Peter Clark, Clinical Governance Chair – Social Worker & Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician
Andy Hamilton – Founder & Clinical Lead, Human Nature Adventure Therapy
Hugo Hayes – Co-founder & Director, Apollo Live
Sandi Middleton – Sandi Middleton Consulting
Troy Mason – Management Consultant, Program & Project Delivery