APS College of Community Psychologists

Committee Information


College of Community Psychologists National Committee

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Community Psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Chair

Ms Helen Killmier
Helen is the founder, CEO and Principal Psychologist at Guidestar.

Guidestar is a NDIS registered service providing psychology and Positive Behaviour Support services to people with dual disability and mental health issues across Victoria. Guidestar is also a private clinic and provides specialised training.

Helen has extensive previous experience in executive leadership roles within the local government and NFP sectors including disability, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, justice, forensic and mental health services.

An experienced board member, Helen has chaired several community services organisations and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her research interests are dual disability, sense of community, place attachment and community wellbeing.

Chair-Elect

Position vacant

Secretary

Ms Monika Naslund
I am a registered psychologist (AHPRA) with endorsement in Community and Counselling psychology, and hold an ongoing position as Lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University (VU). At VU I provide a major teaching role in professional practice units within the Master of Community Psychology program and as Chair of the postgraduate counselling programs, provide counselling teaching and supervision. For 25 years, I have provided specialist services across a wide spectrum of trauma-related areas in international, national, regional and local settings. My special interests and experience include psycho-traumatology, psychosocial response in emergency settings and resilience. I have gained experience as a direct provider of psychological services, advocacy, training and policy development through various positions within the United Nations (The Netherlands), Public Health sector (Sweden), Non-Government Organisations and Tertiary institutions (Australia).
MAPS, MCCOMP, MCCOUNP

Treasurer

Dr Renzo Vittorino

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Committee Member

Dr Lynette O'Grady

Committee Member

Ms Marlee Bower

Committee Member

Mr Benjamin Moberley

Committee Member

Prof Jenny Sharples
Professor Jenny Sharples currently teaches in the Master of Community Psychology program at Victoria University. She has over 25 years' experience in academic teaching, research, leadership and service at Victoria University.

She is a registered psychologist with endorsement in both Clinical and Community psychology.

Jenny's research and practice interests include, strengths based perspectives on mental health and wellness, migration and cultural research, and working with community organisations on evaluation and development of evidence base for programs and practice.

Committee Member

Ms Heather Gridley
Phone: 0419113731
I am a community and counselling psychologist with more than thirty years’ experience in community health and higher education, as well as a decade within the APS National Office as Manager of Public Interest. I am currently an Honorary Fellow and sessional lecturer at Victoria University. The focus of my work over that time has been on maximising psychology's contributions to community wellbeing and social justice. I have a keen interest in supporting a new generation of feminist and community psychologists.

WA Representative

Dr Lauren Breen

ACP Editor

Dr Rachael Fox

Chair
NSW

Assoc Prof Meg Smith

Chair
QLD

Position vacant

Chair
VIC

Dr Peter Streker

Chair
WA

Position vacant