CEO & Founder
Kat is the CEO and Founder of Exchange Foundation, which she established with an overwhelming passion so see women and their communities restored from the effects of mental illness and the trauma of abuse. She has worked for more than a decade in the not-for-profit sector, gaining a broad experience in support roles for addiction rehabilitation, international community development, program administration, fundraising and event management. Kat has also held roles in the leadership of church-based womens ministry programs. She has commercial background in advertising, graphic design and marketing. Kat’s passion for bringing practical solutions to a needy world combined with her creative genius position her to bring unique solution to women in crisis. Kat has a Bachelor of Arts degree.
DR RHIANNON BELL
Rhiannon is a Clinical Psychologist and Global Aftercare Co-ordinator for a world leading organisation, rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking. She is passionate about seeing people restored to wholeness. Through her work as a Clinical Psychologist she loves to equip and empower people with the tools to understand their identity and inherent value, and live a life of purpose and passion. Rhiannon completed her Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Psychologist BPsychSc (Hons), DPsychClin, MAPS) at the University of Queensland (investigating self-harming behaviours). She has previously worked with Queensland Health, the UQ Behaviour Research & Therapy Centre, The Princess Alexandra Hospital Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit, and Ipswich Hospital Clinical Psychology Department.
Melissa has a background in high-level business administration in a range of corporate, government and non-profit environments and has 15 years experience in creating financial and operational systems that streamline efficiency and increase capacity. Melissa also coaches and trains creative entrepreneurs and small business leaders, both in Australia and internationally, to achieve their goals. She has experience in advocacy and speaking, writing, corporate sponsorship, public relations and event management along with a passion for social justice. Melissa has a BA in Political and International Studies, a Cert IV in Small Business Management, and a Diploma in Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies.
Lauren is the Business Manager and Secretary to the Board at Exchange Foundation. Lauren's extensive experience in managing businesses, admistration and finance to large corporations, along with her passion to see people restored to health, make her an essential team member of Exchange Foundation. Lauren holds a Diploma Sport Health Club Management, she is a qualified National Gymnastic Judge, an International Gymnastic Federation Coach, and holds certification in business administration and finance.
At Exchange Foundation we have a panel of advisors from outside of our organisation who volunteer their expertise to help us plan the best possible programs and solutions for our clients. Our Advisors include:
DR JANELLE SINCLAIR - Founder and Clinical Director of Conscious Health, Hamilton, New Zealand
DR SHARON CHANT - GP at Hinterland Medical, Cooroy, QLD
DR ALISON CUNNINGHAM - GP at Ocean Family Medical, Sippy Downs, QLD
LAURA PAINE - Masters in Counselling and tutor at The University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD
LINDSAY CLARKE - CEO and founder of Metamorphic, Australia and International