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 Vilic was the consumer representative for the Queensland Mental Health Commission in 2011 and has also worked within the Metro Health Alcohol and Other Drug Branch in senior project officer roles.
She has also worked as a consumer consultant for the Gold Coast Mental Health Service and provided consumer input in all aspect of the service's planning, delivery and evaluation, and assist in improving the service's response to consumer needs.
Ms Vilic was also involved in coordinating the implementation of the Mental Illness Education Program into Queensland secondary schools. The program focused on positive lifestyle choices, self-awareness, and early recognition and intervention for potential mental health problems.
Ms Vilic's areas of interest include the consumer and carer workforce, research, reduction of seclusion and restraint, and metabolic monitoring.