1300 643 287 (1300 MHF AUS)

1300 643 287 (1300 MHF AUS)

Our Board of Directors

Jim Goodin


Jim Goodin is a former Vice Principal with 30 years’ experience in regular, secondary and special needs schools. Currently the President of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia and co-chair of the Victorian Mental Health Month Advisory Committee, Jim is also committee member on many other Boards and Committees including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Chisholm Institute Course Advisory Committee and the Melbourne Bipolar Network. Jim was also the former Vice – President of the Australian National Association for Mental Health and former President and Secretary of the OCD Foundation (now ARCVic). Jim’s knowledge of mental illness comes from professional, voluntary and family experience. 

Vasan Srinivasan

Vice Chairperson

Vasan Srinivasan is the first person of Indian origin to be appointed as member of the Australian Multicultural Council.

  • Vasan is also on the Board of Mental Health Foundation of Australia
  • Former member - Victorian Government International Education Board
  • Vasan is the former President - Federation of Indian Association of Victoria (FIAV) 2009-2014
  • Vasan is the Former Member (2011-2014) of Victorian Government Ministerial Advisory Ethnic Business Council.
  • Vasan Srinivasan was awarded the MERETORIOUS SERVICE AWARD for excellence in multicultural affairs by the Victorian Government
  • Former chair of Confederation of Indian Australian Association Inc (CIAA)

Carole Crean


Carole’s career and passion for helping problem young people started as a secondary school science teacher. Transitioning to the Victorian Education Department, working in policy development, it was at this time that Carole ventured into the mental health realm with the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (MHFofA) and working with the Southern Health Mental Health Program, looking at consumer education to clinicians.

 In 2003, Carole participated with the MHFofA establishing the initiative “Embrace the Future - Young Australians Mental Health and Wellbeing” an mental wellness awareness and education project for Australian youth. This initiative has developed into “Resilience Australia” promoting awareness and development of resilience for Australians from conception for the prevention of mental illness issues.

 In 2017 she became Secretary of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) at the amalgamation of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia and the Mental Health Foundation of Victoria (the oldest NFP and NGO organisation in the mental health sector in Victoria).

Jimmy Ma


Jimmy is an experienced accountant with qualifications in accounting and business administration and has held senior positions in both professional practice and private industry. His previous experience in the NFP sector included accounting roles at Goodcompany and Share Gift Australia. He is a chartered accountant and a fellow of CPA Australia. 

Jimmy is looking forward to maintain and enhance the financial functions of the Foundation. 

Emeritus Professor Bruce J. Tonge


Prior to his retirement in 2012 he was the Foundation Head, School of Psychology and Psychiatry and Head of the Discipline of Psychological Medicine at Monash University and also the Senior Clinical Advisor of the Mental Health Program of Monash Health at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, Australia.  He has a distinguished record of clinical work, teaching and research in child psychiatry. 

He established the internationally recognised Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology. He continues to have clinical, research and teaching interests in the area of developmental psychiatry with a particular focus in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavioural and emotional disturbance in children and adolescents with intellectual disability and neurodevelopmental disorders, parent education and skills training public mental health interventions, and treatment outcome studies in childhood anxiety and depressive disorders.


Myles King


Myles brings a long history of community service and philanthropic activity to the Mental Health Foundation Australia. His experience includes executive roles with Neighbourhood Watch, Community Safety Month and several community projects.

 He is currently Vice Chair of the Blue Ribbon Day Community Council and a Director of the Freemasons Foundation Victoria Limited. 

Myles firmly believes everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and people in need of help given the opportunity of support.

Huss Mustafa OAM


Huss is a very proud Australian with a Turkish Cypriot heritage with very humble beginnings who migrated to Australia with his family at the age of 10 at a time where you were expected to assimilate into the Australian way of life and not to be different. Multiculturalism was not promoted than and he had very little support to learn the English language

Huss under these very difficult circumstances was able to in just over 5 years learn the English language, pass his grades and at the ripe old age of 16 obtained his first  job at the then known State Bank Of Victoria which merged with Commonwealth Bank in 1991.

Huss is now a Senior Executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and is the General Manager, Multicultural Community Banking Australia, a division that he initiated in establishing in August 2016.

Huss for over a quarter of a century now has been very active in promoting Cultural Diversity both in the community and his work place. His work in promoting Cultural Diversity in the community and the work place was also acknowledged on the 2014 Queens Birthday’s Honours list and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Multiculturalism and Business.

Huss has also served a 4 year term as a Commissioner at the Victorian Multicultural Commission


Prof Peter Barlis


Daryl Williams