PANDA CEO and Board Members


Terri Smith

Terri Smith was appointed CEO of PANDA in December 2014 bringing a commitment to developing PANDA’s role as a voice for families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression. Terri brings a wealth of experience to PANDA as an experienced not-for-profit executive. She has previously served as CEO of a professional health association, Deputy CEO/National Program and Policy Manager for Breast Cancer Network Australia and Director of Client Services for Moreland Community Health Services. 


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Dr Wilma Gallet

Wilma was founding CEO of The Salvation Army Employment Plus service and has a breadth of experience in senior management positions within the public and community services sectors. She has been a key policy influencer in social reform and employment services and has participated in numerous senior government committees and forums. Wilma brings extensive experience working in suicide prevention and family services. And, in 2012 she was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Australian National Council on Drugs for its 2012–2014 term.

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Ben Lannan 
Vice Chairperson


Ben joined the PANDA board in January 2015.  A Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ben brings over 17 years’ experience consulting in taxation matters to a range of corporations across industries. He is currently responsible for People at PwC Brisbane, including performance and culture change programs, staff communication and engagement.  Ben is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Tax Institute of Australia. He is deeply committed to helping families experiencing perinatal depression after supporting his partner through postnatal depression.


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Matthew Stewart

Matthew joined the PANDA board as Treasurer in January 2015. He brings over 40 years’ experience in financial and management accounting across Not for Profit, university administration, manufacturing and the security industry to PANDA. His experience also includes project management, internal auditing, insolvency and mentoring SME Directors. Matthew was a Board member of Kangan Institute (Ministerial appointee) for 6 years and chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. FCPA AFAIM.

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Nicki Batagol 


Nicki has been a PANDA Board member since 2011 and Secretary since 2013. Nicki is a Management Consultant specialising in change management and transformation programs. Over the past 16 years she has worked in Australia and London across a range of industries from corporate to the public sector. Having been through her own personal experience of postnatal depression, Nicki is committed to raising awareness of the impact of perinatal depression and anxiety on families.  




Dorothy Belperio


Dorothy is an experienced Health Executive, who has established a range of mental health and community services over her 20 years in the industry.  In 2013 she founded Health Connexion, supporting the development of service models and systems in the mental health, disability, aged care, community and NDIS environment.  Dorothy is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and Australian Institute of Management (FAIM). She was a 2010 Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalist, for leadership in developing mental health services in South Australia.



Tony Holland

Tony Holland has been with OzHelp for more than four years. Tony is the Chief Executive Officer and leads a team of 25 staff in the head office in Canberra, as well as the Pilbara and Darwin.Tony was previously CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, ACT, as well as Business Manager of Christian Schools Tasmania.Tony joined the PANDA board in 2016.




Rebecca Khair


Rebecca joined the PANDA board in January 2015 and is chair of the Board Charter Review Committee. Rebecca has a background in law and extensive experience in both law and commercial property – she is currently Senior Manager, Commercial Real Estate at AGL.  Since becoming a mother in 2012, Rebecca has developed a passion for promoting the care and wellbeing of women and men at risk of, or affected by perinatal anxiety and depression.      B Laws (Hons); B Science (Arch); GAICD











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