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Christine Fitzherbert

Christine Fitzherbert is currently the Chair of ANZACATA. In her professional role, she is CEO/General Manager of St Kilda Police Citizens & Youth Club (PCYC). Christine is also the principle of Fitzherbert & Associates Consulting with significant expertise is in governance, business and financial management, people and change management both cultural and Organisational change. Christine has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors as well as over 20 years’ experience in the health sector having previously held the position of Executive Director Human Resources and Organisational Development at Melbourne Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital), Prior to that Christine was the Executive Director of Human Resources for Southern Health now Monash Health. Her university experience covers several years in the university sector as Director of the Human Resources Management group, and Director Workplace Reform at RMIT University, as well as a having previously been a sessional senior lecturer in politics. at Monash University.

Joanna To, AThR, REAT, MExpArtsTh, MBA, MA

Joanna, founder of Arts for Change, is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, MARI® practitioner,  Certified Zentangle Teacher and Pastel-Nagomi Art Teacher. Prior to establishing Arts for Change, she had been a Marketing and Communications professional with Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate in integrating Chinese arts and mindfulness practices under the domain of expressive arts therapy. She has worked with different populations in local and international schools, Corporations, NGOs, youth centres and elderly homes. She would love to promote Expressive Arts Therapy to the general public in cultivating personal growth and holistic health.

Tania Blomfield, AThR, MAAT (Clinical)

Tania Blomfield is the founder of choose2change, and is a professional member of ANZACATA and a creative arts therapist.  Tania lives in Kerikeri, in the Far North of New Zealand, and her current practice consists primarily of providing psychological assessments for survivors of sexual abuse throughout New Zealand. Prior to that, she worked as a creative arts therapist in private practice .  Tania was actively involved in getting ACC to recognise arts therapy as a credible modality for working with trauma.  Before going into private practice, Tania also worked in management roles for NGO’s and was involved for a number of years with both Lifeline and Victim Support in Auckland, in a variety of roles, including phone counselling, training and volunteer management at Lifeline, and Family Violence, Homicide, Suicide and other sudden deaths at Victim Support. Tania was also on the Board of Te Ohaaki A Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together, and was chair of the Tauiwi (non-Maori) Caucus in the organisation. Tania also has qualifications in business, management and accounting.

Theresa Van Lith, Ph.D., ATR-BC, AThR

Dr. Van Lith is an Associate Professor and Course Coordinator at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Australia. Before this she was Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator at Florida State University. Her research interests began in the area of art therapy practices in mental health recovery. Upon moving to the United States, Dr. Van Lith quickly expanded her interests on art therapy evaluation methods and research approaches across multiple populations. Consequently, she has been the Principal Investigator on several research projects including group art therapy for children with ASD, early intervention art therapy with Latinx farmworker children, as well as mindfulness-based art therapy and technology-assisted approaches to dealing with anxiety and stress with university students. She continues to play an active role in the American Art Therapy Association including as co-editor of the highly regarded professional academic journal. Dr. Van Lith has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Art Therapy Association Seed Grant (2021); National Endowment for the Arts Research Award (2020); Department of Art Education Faculty Teaching Award (2019); the Rawley Silver Research Award from the American Art Therapy Association (2017); and the Transformation Through Teaching Award from Florida State University - Spiritual Life Project (2016).

Supreet Chadha AThR

'Founder and director of Kikkli Expressive Therapies, Supreet Chadha is a registered creative arts therapist. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand and works with people across the country, including Australia and India. She has worked with different populations in local and international organizations spanning across schools, prisons, rehabilitation centres, NGOs and clinics. She is active in promoting Expressive Arts Therapy to the general public via social media, workshops and educational training.'

Karina Butera, PhD

Karina Butera is a Learning and Development Consultant at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and the founder and director of Boundless Impact Pty Ltd.  The focus of Karina's 35+ year career has been to increase the productivity, confidence and contribution of individuals through improving their levels of wellbeing, emotional intelligence and social awareness.  She has held board roles in several member-based not-for-profit associations.  In Karina's most recent role, she was responsible for the professional development curriculum, mentoring program and conferences at the Association for Corporate Counsel, Australia.  Karina studied and taught at Deakin University, with a focus on sociology, gender studies, psychology and philosophy.  An award winning Master Coach, Karina weaves together sociology and positive psychology to empower clients to find solutions that are realistic and sustainable.  As an advocate for the importance of a well regulated mental health sector and someone who has used art as her own tool for unravelling feelings that words fail to aptly describe, Karina is honoured to bring her passion and business acumen to serve on the board of ANZACATA.

Karina Butera

Helen Killmier

Helen Killmier is the Chief Executive Officer at Guidestar, an organisation that she founded in 2017. Guidestar has a psychology and counselling clinic, provides sector training and development and is a registered NDIS provider supporting people with multiple and complex needs using a trauma-informed approach to achieve meaningful participation and an improved quality of life. Helen has extensive experience in leadership roles within not-for-profit and government agencies including leading development and implementation of vision, purpose and strategic direction, transformational change management processes, NDIS leadership, development of consortia, financial and risk management, clinical governance, strategic planning, business development and service provision. Her industry experience includes disability, mental health, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, justice and local government. Since commencing Guidestar, Helen has grown the business to 32 employees and over 300 clients. Guidestar is a registered B-Corporation and is the Victorian winner of the Telstra Best of Business Awards (Community Impact) 2022. A registered Community Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor,  Helen’s research interests are sense of community, sense of place, community wellbeing, dual disability and mental health. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association of Psychologists, a Fellow of the College of Community Psychologists and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Helen Killmier

If you would like to contact the Board, please email ANZACATA's Executive Officer.

Last updated: 14 June 2023

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