Greg is one of Australia’s leading experts on men’s health and wellbeing with over 35 years’ experience in the men’s health promotion area developing, implementing and evaluating many health and wellbeing programs, male health promotion training sessions, community events and male health and wellbeing resources. He is the author of “Men’s health & wellbeing: an a – z guide” and a founding member of the AMHF Board. He was elected President in 2019.
Rae Bonney is an Integrated Well-being Specialist, helping organisations develop best practice around mental health in their workplace. She combines a formal counselling qualification (La Trobe University) with more than 30 years in the corporate sector to design interventions that help create environments that support mental health, particularly around men’s and boys' issues. Rae was elected Vice President in 2019.
Pete Shmigel is an international consultant on strategy and mental health. He has previously been CEO of Lifeline Australia, the crisis support and suicide prevention service; CEO of industry associations; a senior advisor to Premiers and Ministers, and; a corporate affairs executive. He is a person of lived experience with regard to mental illness and suicidality. He has served on the Board since 2017. He is serving his second term on the Board and sits on the AMHF Policy sub-committee.
Chris Lytas is the Co-founder and Director of Right Mate, one of AMHF’s member organisations. Right Mate is a community-based mental health initiative, which builds community resilience through workshops that combine lived experience with factual information. Chris also runs the Geelong branch of The Man Walk in regional Victoria. Chris was elected to the AMHF Board in 2020.
Chris McNamara has been an active member of AMHF since 2016. He worked for many years as a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse and is now Head of Community Services at the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, which is one of AMHF’s member organisations. Chris was elected to the AMHF Board in 2020.
Darren is the CEO of the OZHELP Foundation – an industry focused Mental Health and Suicide Prevention organisation that focuses its support services on high risk male-dominated industries such as Construction, Mining, Transport and Farming. Darren is passionate about improving mental health and reducing suicide particularly in male-dominated high-stigma work cultures. This interest was founded over 20 years ago in his first profession as an Army Officer and military veteran. He was appointed to the AMHF Board in March 2021.