The team

Our highly skilled peer mentors are fellow travellers on the Chill journey providing the crucial ingredient of peer role modelling.

Our experienced program facilitators and mentors understand that every young person on the spectrum is an individual with unique needs. The team provides each young adult with individualised support to maximise their social growth.

Helen Whelan
BA (Drama), RN

CEO

Michael Whelan
PhD

Director

Nick Cilento
BA, BSc (Hons)

Lead Facilitator

Lisa Aitken
BAM, JP (Qual)

Manager – Chill Programs

Trish Stewart
BFA (Visual Arts)

Manager – Chill Families & Enrolments

Melanie Sanchez
BPsych (Hons)

Manager – Accounts

Connor Whelan

Admistration Assistant

Lachlan Whelan
BFA (Film, Screen & New Media)

Facilitator

Anthony O’Donohue

Facilitator

Brian Cavanagh

Facilitator

Dana Gehrman
BMus

Facilitator

Sarah Stanke
BFA (Dance & Drama)

 Facilitator

Harrison Paroz

Facilitator

Daniel Simpson
BA (Creative Arts)

Facilitator

Ilda Fetahagic

Facilitator

Eve Carroll
BFA (Dance & Drama)

Facilitator

Tori Carroll
BFA (Visual Arts & Drama)

Facilitator

Aniway Aquilizan
BA (Art History) / BSocSc (Community Development)

Faciliator

Georgia Fullerton
BA (Music & Psych) / BEd (Sec)

Facilitator

Hamish McDonald

Facilitator

Lucy McDougall-Sagner

Peer Mentor

Jerry McGiffin

Peer Mentor

Andrew Schaffer

Peer Mentor

Bella Abraham
Dip (Theatre & Visual Arts)

Peer Mentor

Clara Grossman

Peer Mentor

Emma Ford

Peer Mentor

Tom Meggitt

Peer Mentor

Caleb Stoddart

Peer Mentor

Alana Nowakowski

Peer Mentor

Boudiccea Norris

Peer Mentor

Grace Eadie

Peer Mentor

Alice Thacker
BFA (Visual Arts)

Peer Mentor

Annie O’Connell

Peer Mentor

Anastasia Notaras
BFA (Drama)

Peer Mentor

Mikey Bowdler

Peer Mentor

Zaide Harker

Peer Mentor

David Cheney

Peer Mentor

Providing opportunities for young adults on the spectrum to have better access, participation and genuine inclusion in mainstream community and employment.