Our Managing Director

Brenda Wraight, Managing Director



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.

Andy Hamilton, Therapeutic Lead & Founder




Jen Parke, Programs Manager




Lia Hibner, Adventure Therapist




Monique Vanderham, Adventure Therapist




Jack Chiu, Adventure Therapist




Azriel Reshel, Adventure Therapist




Dusty McOnie, Therapeutic Mentor




Sally McAdam, Therapeutic Mentor



Our Operations Team

Deb Samuels, Head of Fundraising & Engagement




Josie Kelly, Operations Manager




Joy Barber Hua, Communications & Marketing Lead



Our Board

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.

Scott Beachley, Board Chair – Managing Director, Beachfront Consulting

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

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.