Chairperson, Company Secretary
BA (Soc Sci), Grad Dip Ed, Master of Ed Mgt (Melb); AMICDA; Carer
Barbara Mullen is the Founding Chair of BPD Community.
Now retired, Barbara has more than 30 years’ experience working in education and employment sectors. She was a secondary school teacher throughout metro and regional Victoria primarily teaching English and History to VCE and teaching English as a Second Language at RMIT Language School. She has also worked on Victorian public sector rural and regional employment programs such as Youth Guarantee Program, Community Youth Support Scheme and the Commonwealth Employment Service.
Throughout her career, Barbara gained a wealth of experience working in the development of program logic and evaluation, curriculum and policy development, crisis management, communication, teaching and training. Through her work in the employment sector, Barbara delivered innovative and creative community based responses to the challenges of youth unemployment.
Barbara Mullen is moved to challenge inequalities and unfairness and to work for social justice. She was inspired to start BPD Community in response to the stark lack of support for Victorians living with Borderline Personality Disorder and their families.
Director and Company Secretary
B Pharm, Juris Doctor, Master of Laws (Commercial Law), MBA, GAICD
Faisal is passionate about giving back and contributing to community.
Faisal is a legal professional and business leader with experience and qualifications encompassing strategic advice, governance, advocacy, commercial law, project management, risk management, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution. He brings to BPD Community an appreciation of the health sector and commercial combined with financial acumen, vision, and agility.
Director and Treasurer
BA (Acctg & Finance)Hons; CPA
Jonathon visited Australia after completing his degree and decided to stay. In the short few years since then, he has acquired a breadth of experience in financial accounting and completed his CPA. He brings a sound analytical approach to his work.
Jonathon has a strong interest in the mental health area and is committed to using his skills to achieve the goals of BPD Community. His previous volunteering with Oxfam in the UK has shown him that one has the ability to make a positive difference in improving the quality of people’s lives that has a lasting impact on society.
BA (hons), B Journalism, Dip Govt, Dip Languages (Italian), carer
Rachel Murphy is the Senior Media Advisor for VicHealth, Victoria’s leading health promotion agency. Throughout her career in public relations and communications, Rachel has delivered strategic media relations advisory services for senior leaders in government, community and health organisations.
Rachel has a track record of delivering high profile public relations campaigns, including This Girl Can – Victoria, Walk to School, Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check and National Stroke Week.
Rachel is passionate about improving health outcomes in the community and believes all Victorians deserve access to good quality healthcare regardless of their age, background, socio-economic status or culture. Her contribution to the not-for-profit field has included working with migrants and refugees. Rachel has joined BPD Community as she wants to see the borderline personality community in Victoria supported and empowered to live healthy and fulfilled lives. She co-ordinates the CASM Committee.
M Bus (Acctg)
Nadeem has extensive experience a as chief finance officer in Australia and overseas. He is skilled in financial strategic management related to corporate vision and mission and is keen to apply his skills to BPD Community.
Nadeem is dedicated to working with a community focus and is committed to the concept of the development of a community to support recovery for people with BPD.
Committees: Development, Communication and Social Media
Cert III Children's Services, B Media Communications
Stephanie Isherwood is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Stephanie brings to BPD Community her expertise in marketing, communications and fundraising, including managing media relations and social media, delivering fundraising campaigns and developing marketing collateral.
Stephanie is passionate about mental health awareness Her lived experience with borderline personality disorder, means she can provide both a professional and personal contribution to the work of BPD Community.
Committees: Development, Carer's
B Psych (Hons), Cert IV Hypnotherapy
Ania recently graduated from Psychology where her research was in neuroscience. Ania is passionate about personal development and supporting others in their personal development, she joined BPD Community with a view to develop her experience in that with the Carer's Committee which she co-ordinates.
Ania is passionate about personal development and supporting others in their personal development and has been working with the BPD Community Family & Friend's Group in the development of a training program for carer's of a loved one with BPD.
Consultant: HR, Training
B Psych, M. Comm
Linda has more than 20 years’ experience in the discipline of human resources management and industrial relations and apart from working with her own clients, manages a national team of HR consultants for HRplus. She has worked and consulted in a professional capacity to a range of government, not-for-profit and private organisations across several industry sectors.
Prior to her consulting career, she held several senior and management HR, IR and change management roles with the Wesfarmers Group, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Federal Police. Over more recent years, Linda has consulted to a wide range of small and large organisations including government, health care, professional services, manufacturing, hospitality, rural, not-for-profit and utilities industries. Many of her clients are industry leaders.
Linda has a generalist background and consults to clients on a wide range of issues including strategic human resource management, risk management, HR cost management, industrial relations, conflict management, legislative compliance, change management, training and development, recruitment and career planning.