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Senior Leadership Team

The Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services Senior Leadership Team includes the Executive Director, and a group of Directors and Clinical Directors who are each responsible for a service or portfolio within the service.

Ms Linda Hipper

Position: 
A/Executive Director, Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services

Ms Linda Hipper has been employed in both the public and non-government sectors in the Northern Territory and Queensland since 1988.

She has 20 years of experience in working in the alcohol, drug and mental health fields in a variety of roles, with the last 15 years predominantly in managerial and leadership roles in the alcohol and drug field.

Elaine Ward

Elaine Wade

Position: 
A/Executive Director, Addiction Services

Elaine has been working in the field of Alcohol and Drug since 2001. 

Whilst working as a midwife in Blackburn UK, Elaine gained an interest in Addiction medicine and was the first Drug Liaison Midwife within the local Drug and Alcohol Team.

David Lie

Dr David Lie

Position: 
A/Director, Medical Services

Dr David Lie has been the Director of the Older Persons Mental Health Service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane since 2001. 

Following general practice and specialist training, he set up the first public geriatric psychiatry service on the Gold Coast in 1999 and has had a role in developing psychogeriatric services elsewhere in Queensland.

Mr Geoff Lau

Position: 
Director, Therapies and Allied Health

Mr Geoff Lau has worked extensively in adult mental health as an occupational therapist, clinical supervisor and manager since 1992; across acute to tertiary, inpatient and community-based services in Queensland and overseas.

Fiona Dziopa

Fiona Dziopa

Position: 
A/Director, Nursing Services

Dr Fiona Dziopa is a nurse with close to 19 years’ experience working in mental health. She has worked in a variety of clinical, quality/ safety, managerial and director positions.

Ms Gabrielle Vilic

Position: 
Director, Social Inclusion and Recovery

Ms Gabrielle Vilic joined Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services as the Director for Social Inclusion and Recovery in  2013.

Ms Vilic has worked in mental health for over 19 years, in both the government and non-government sectors, and has won a number of statewide awards for her achievements in the area of mental health.

Ms Amy Kemp

Position: 
A/Finance Manager

Mr Jade Franklin

Position: 
Director, Human Resources

Dr Manaan Kar Ray

Position: 
Divisional Director Adult Mental Health PAH
Dr Sean Hatherill

Dr Sean Hatherill

Position: 
Clinical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health

Dr Sean Hatherill is the Clinical Director of Metro South Mental Health Services’ Child and Youth Mental Health Academic Clinical Unit, and is also a member of the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee.

Dr Shirlony Morgan

Position: 
A/Clinical Director, Older Persons Mental Health
Dr John O'Callaghan

Dr John O'Callaghan

Position: 
Clinical Director, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Services Academic Clinical Unit

Dr John O'Callaghan has worked in the field of psychiatry for 20 years, both in his training and as a Consultant Psychiatrist, and became a Psychiatrist in 1997.

Dr Tarun Sehgal

Position: 
Divisional Director Adult Mental Health Bayside

Mr Pradeep Singhal

Position: 
Divisional Director Mental Health Logan Hospital

Mr Majid Khan

Position: 
Principal Administration and Project Officer
Last updated 30 August 2022