Our Team

Siusan MacKenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Led by CEO Siusan MacKenzie, the ESF team works remotely.

Naomi Watt

Administration Officer

Naomi joined ESF in 2021, she is responsible for ESF’s financial administration and so much more. During her time at ESF, Naomi has worked alongside Siusan to coordinate and organise many events, including the annual International Women’s Day events, Tony’s Trek in 2023, the Residential Wellbeing Program. Naomi also stepped in to provide project management support for the Mental Health Matters Program in 2023. Naomi works part time.

Martine Gilliot

Learning Network Lead and Project Officer

Martine joined ESF in 2023, bringing her experience of working with children and families through Kookaburra Kids to lead the design and implementation of ESF’s Family Matters strategy. Martine also leads ESF’s Learning Network. Martine works part time.

Ainsley Paton

Communications Officer

Ainsley joined ESF in 2023, and as the Communications Officer, Ainsley runs ESF’s social media pages, coordinates the Mental Health Matters program, and assists with various projects. This is Ainsley’s first communications role and is currently studying Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Ainsley works part time.

Dr. Sarah Richards

Research Support

Sarah joined ESF in 2019, to assist with the development of ESF’s Work Well grant application. She stayed on as the Work Well and Learning Network program lead, until December 2023. Under Sarah’s leadership ESF developed the Leading for Better Mental Health and Well Beyond programs. Sarah has now stepped back and her primary responsibility is now the Knowledge Digest. 

Flossie and Albi

Co Chief Paw-sitivity Officers

Meet our Chief Paw-sitivity Officers, Flossie and Albi. Between Albi’s lunchtime walks, and Flossie’s help with emails (walking across the keyboard), these two play an important role in the ESF team.