Featured Speakers

Ms Rosemary Wanganeen, Founding CEO & Griefologist,Australian Institute for Loss and Grief

Griefologist, Rosemary is a proud South Australian Aboriginal woman who founded the Sacred Site Within Healing Centre (1993) preceded by Australian Institute for Loss and Grief (2005).   Her peer reviewed, published Seven Phases to Integrating Loss & Grief model developed between 1987-1992 engaged auto-ethnographic and reflexive processes.   Phenomenology gave her model the ability to reflect on her experiences without any shame or blame and loss and grief is a human experience that doesn’t discriminate.

Her proudest moments:

  • Based on ‘industry experience’ accepted into Adelaide University, Master in Philosophy.
  • Presenting to Psychiatric trainees of the SA Psychiatry Board Committee in 2016 & July 2018
  • SA Health – A Finalist in Mental Health Excellence Awards (2016)
  • Winner: Outstanding Health Project/Program – Aboriginal Health Council (SA) NAIDOC Health Awards 2016

Ms Christine Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, National Mental Health Commission

Ms Christine Morgan is currently the CEO of the National Mental Health Commission. She is also the National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. Prior to her appointment at the National Mental Health Commission, Christine was CEO of The Butterfly Foundation.

In the not for profit sector, Ms Morgan was General Manager at Wesley Mission, over the areas of Corporate Services; and Community & Family Development. Prior to joining Wesley Mission, Ms Morgan was Executive General Manager responsible for managing the strategic direction and business unit effectiveness of the Wholesale, Broadband & Media Business Unit at Telstra.

 Other Confirmed

Dr Marshall Watson, Clinical Lead, SA Forensic CAMHS Services
Mr John Brayley, Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Office of Chief Psychiatrist
Mr Chris Burns, Commissioner, SA Mental Health Commission