Our Board

President - Bronwyn Russell

(BSc Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Management (Human Resources)

Bronwyn’s previous roles have included Executive Director Engineers Australia NT and Mental health Coordinator GP Network NT. Bronwyn currently sits on the National Boards of Mental Health Carers ARAFMI Australia and Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia and is a Trustee for Psychosis Australia.

Secretary and Public Officer - Joy Green

Joy Green is a founding member of Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT) while her initial impetus was to advocate on behalf of her son,   Joy’s reach has extended to all people with a mental illness and their carers.   In 2008, Joy was nominated for the Australian of the Year Award and was consequently awarded the NT Senior of the Year for her work in Mental Health.

Treasurer - Julie Danvers

Julie has been a member of MIFA(NT) for a number of years and volunteered for the role of Treasurer to be more involved and supportive of MIFA(NT). Julie is an experienced Treasurer for a number of non-profit organsations in Darwin and  has a background in finance with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting.   Julie currently teaches business and accounting at a local high school.


Ordinary Member- Stephen Gelding

Steve is currently the Executive Director, NT Worksafe. During the past 35 years, he has predominately worked in the health services sector, commencing as a Registered Nurse. He was the General Manager of the Top End Mental Health Service 2004-2008 and was Senior Advisor to the NT Health Minister 2012/13. Steve maintains an interest and commitment to individuals living with mental illness.

Ordinary Member - Karen Christopher

Karen is a long term Territorian, having lived in Darwin since 1978 and raised 3 children here.  She has degrees in Law and Business and has practised in the area of commercial law exclusively since 1993.  Karen brings a wealth of private practice, government and in-house corporate experience to the MIFA(NT) Board.



Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), MIFA(NT) is a non-government organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carer’s and families. 


Image credit to Louise Denton Photography


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Coconut Grove, NT 0810

PO Box 40556,
Casuarina NT 0811

P: (08) 8948 1051
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