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Our people

#CheckYourMates, through Operation Compass is managed and operated by a dedicated team of people comprising ex-ADF members, health industry professionals and those with lived experience in suicide and suicide prevention in the ex-ADF community.

It is a team of experience and expertise with a passionate commitment to addressing and reducing the suicide rate in ex-ADF community and enhancing well-being.

John Caligari

Retired 3 Star Lieutenant General, Chairman, Operation Compass, Legacy Patron, 1RAR Association Patron, Chairman The Oasis Townsville

Ray Martin

Project Manager Operation Compass

Gillian Yearsley

Executive Director Clinical Governance and Performance NQPHN

Adriel Burley

Project Manager Townsville Suicide Prevention Network

Lynne (Floss) Foster

The Oasis Townsville
Former Director VOTSA
Ex-service person

Dr Jane Hay

Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Medical Services Townsville Private Clinic

Padre Stephen Brooks

Regional Chaplain, Lavarack Barracks 3 Brigade
Townsville Defence Reference Group

Chandell Derham

North Queensland Delegate Defence Families Australia

Kevin Guteridge

Chief Superintendent Townsville District QPS

Therese Cotter

Executive Director Townsville NQPHN

Melody Fudge

Regional Director Open Arms Northern Queensland

Susan Ferguson

Acting Manager DVA On Base Advisory Service QLD

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