The Lifeline Direct leadership team are responsible for leading Lifeline Direct toward meeting the mission of an 'Australia free of suicide'.
Robert Sams is the Executive Director Lifeline Direct Ltd. His role is to provide direction, purpose and vision that in turn makes sure that our efforts are focused on those who seek our help.
“Lifeline has a proud history of being in community, for community and with community, and this aligns well with my personal values”.
Jenny Cappellacci is the General Manager, Finance and Commercial. Jenny leads the team that manages and supports Lifeline Direct’s financial management and reporting systems. Jenny also oversee the organisation’s commercial activities, such as retail, that provide valuable funding for our essential services.
“I see my role as an exciting and rewarding opportunity to support the community with an organisation whose core mission is central to both strategic and operational conversations”.
Melissa Sams is the General Manager, People & Capability. Melissa’s role is to support and engage staff and volunteers on all things “people” related and in doing so lead a culture that is focused on our mission.
“Every single person in the organisation contributes to the overall goal of assisting our community through crisis support and suicide prevention”.
Julie Wicks is the Regional General Manager Hunter, New England & Central Coast. It is Julies’ responsibility to oversee the regions and support the delivery of services, including 13 11 14 phone service, face to face and telehealth counselling, and community suicide prevention projects.
“Working for a charity with purpose is motivating in itself. I am proud to work for an organisation that offers hope to people through connection”.
Jason Doherty Regional General Manager Lifeline, Geelong & South West Victoria. It is Jasons’ responsibility to oversee the region and support the delivery of services, including the 131114 phone service, face to face and telehealth counselling, community and volunteer engagement.
“Working for LLD allows me to support communities across a diverse area through suicide prevention and crisis support, while engaging with many like minded and spirited NFP organisations”.