Mrs Melanie Kiely, BBus Sci (Hons) GAICD
‘No-one is immune to the damaging effects of mental health challenges in the community. We all know someone who has been affected or are even affected ourselves. As someone who has worked in health for over 20 years, I see the increasing effect not just on people but on our country, economy and community. At a personal level, I care deeply that we need to address this challenge and provide all the help and support we can based on solid research that can be translated into better outcomes. This is what the Black Dog does and has always strived to do and why I am so proud to be a Director.’
Melanie is an experienced executive and board member with over 25 years of experience in health, financial services and aged care. She is passionate about a holistic view of the health system and the potential such an approach has to improve the health and happiness of all. Melanie has a long history with the Black Dog Institute going back to its first ever government grant and is a strong advocate for the value it brings to addressing the serious issue of mental health in society today.