about | The Board

Bianca Welsh

Bianca is 26 years old and is a co-owner of two Launceston restaurants: Stillwater Restaurant and Black Cow Bistro.

She is passionate about mental health and well being and has experienced how both physical and psychological conditions impair the lives of both personal and professional friends, family and colleagues. She is dedicated to helping people live a healthier and happier life. 


Stuart Auckland

Stuart Auckland is currently the Program Coordinator for Community Health Development at the University Department of Rural Health, Tasmania (UDRH). 

Stuart also holds the title of Lecturer and Program Manager within his current employment at the UDRH, Stuart has held the positions of;

  • Senior Project Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Acting Co Director

Shireen Thomas

Shireen Thomas is passionate about leadership and harnessing the potential of young people and is an inspiring mentor for learners and educators alike.

Shireen has a lengthy history in education throughout Tasmania, both in administration and teaching. This includes principalships, university secondments and governance.

Her absolute focus is on creating positive futures and good lives for young people through rigorous and relevant educational provision.


Phil Morris

Phil Morris has worked in Sydney and Launceston in health and human services in non-government, tertiary education and government organisations for 36 years. 

He is currently an executive manager of primary health services with Tasmanian Health Organisation North. 

He has degrees in social work and public policy and is interested in community service, theatre, literature, film, food and travel. 

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Bill Smith

Bill born near Edinburgh in Scotland in 1957 and moved to Tasmania with his wife and two daughters in 1981. Since then he has lived in Launceston.

In 1992, after four years of full time study at the Launceston campus, he attained a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours from the University of Tasmania.

Between 1993 and 1998 Bill was the Manager at the Launceston Community Legal Centre.


Peter Barns

Peter Barns is currently the CEO at Health Recruitment PLUS, the Rural Workforce Agency for Tasmania.He has worked in that role since 2006.

Peter completed a Bachelor of Theology through Melbourne University and has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. The first was useful to be able to spot the difference between God and a doctor. The second he is still working out.

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Lil Cox

Lil is an Occupational Therapist with training and experience in a range of evidence based psychological techniques including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness practice.

Lil has been a mental health service provider for over 20 years, working in both private and public sectors with adults, children and adolescents, couple’s and family’s, living with a range of serious and devolving mental health concerns.


Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St or PO Box 7513
Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
Phone: 03 6335 3100
Fax: 03 6335 3127
Opening Hours:
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Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
Phone: 03 6424 2144
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