Staff

We have a small body of core paid staff who take on managerial and supervisory roles and a team of very skilled, part-time sessional workers and interpreters. We rely heavily on the skills, experience and generosity of our large number of volunteers who take on the role of clinicians, key workers, caseworkers and administrators. We require that all our clinical staff are very experienced. Each clinician who works at Baobab has at least five years’ experience of working in multi-disciplinary clinical contexts.

Our Clinical Team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Teresa Bailey
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Dick Blackwell
Consultant Group and Family Psychotherapist
Peter Finn
Group Worker
Dr Alfred Garwood
(v), Medical Advisor, Group Analyst and Individual Psychotherapist
Dr Tony Jaffa
(v), Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Akiko Kobayashi
Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Jasna Kostic
(v), Psychotherapist
Brigid MacCarthy
(v), Senior Clinical Psychologist
Bitenge Makuka
Bi-cultural Group and Support Worker
Claire Manson
(v), Senior Art Psychotherapist
Sheila Melzak
Director and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Philip Messent
(v), Volunteer Clinician
Kevin Perkins
(v), Senior Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist
Ferelyth Watt
Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Our Social Casework team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Jodie Bourke
Senior Social Worker
Melanie Hering
(v), Volunteer Caseworker

Our Administrative team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Rosanna O'Keeffe
Operations Manager
Mark Andrews
Financial Admin
Anni Dryden
(v), Admin Volunteer
Fabrice Lyczba
General Admin
Edie Martin
(v), Admin Volunteer
Susie Steven
Management Accountant
Yeree Woo
Clinical Admin

Our Fundraising team:
Carlo Geromel
Fundraising Officer
Lesley Hynes
Fundraiser

Our Workshop Facilitators:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Miles Carabine
Philosophy
Guy Harries
Music
Joy Richardson
(v), Drama
Harrison Rose
Drama
Tsivi Sharett
Music

Our Teaching volunteers:
Joanna Briscoe
English
Maggie Hewitt
Literacy
Fin Preston
Science and English
Natasha Vakal
English
Stephen Wale
English
Claire Way

[This page last updated 02/03/2021]