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Executive Director

Executive Director – Amanda Bresnan

Amanda Bresnan came to CMHA from the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, where she was employed as the Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Manager.

Amanda has held senior policy and executive management positions with a number of other national peak bodies and a national consulting firm, and was an elected member of the ACT Legislative Assembly from 2008-2012. She also holds a number of board directorships and is the President of the Asthma Foundation ACT.

As the CMHA Executive Director, Amanda represents the community managed mental health sector and works in collaboration with CMHA’s sector partners at a national level, for the benefit of people with mental health issues, their families and carers.