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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.

Kieran Kinsells

Kieran Kinsella

Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services

Kieran Kinsella has held senior health management positions in both UK and Australian health services. Kieran qualified as a mental health nurse following his training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London and also has a Masters qualification.

Elaine Wade

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.

A/Professor Balaji Motamarri

Director, Medical Services

A/Prof Balaji Motamarri is a qualified psychiatrist from one of the premier institutes of India and moved to Australia in 1998. He has more than 30 years’ experience in Psychiatry.

A/Prof Motamarri acquired his fellowship of RANZCP in 2003 and since has held senior managerial and medical administrative positions both in Adelaide and in Queensland.

Dr Geoffrey Lau

Director, Therapies and Allied Health

Geoff has worked extensively in adult mental health as an occupational therapist, clinical supervisor and manager since 1992: across acute to tertiary, inpatient a community-based services in Queensland and overseas. Geoff has completed post graduate research with the University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Fiona Dziopa

Dr Fiona Dziopa

Director, Nursing Services

Dr Dziopa is a nurse with over 20 years’ experience working in mental health. She has worked in a variety of clinical, quality/safety, managerial and director positions.

Jeremy van den Akker

Director, Clinical Governance

Jeremy has held leadership positions in Clinical Governance for over 10 years in regional and metropolitan Queensland health services, and has 25 years’ experience in health care as a Registered Nurse across SA, Victoria and Queensland.

Yasmin Groom

Director, Social Inclusion and Recovery

Vicki Keightley

A/Director, Human Resources

Ms Keightley is a Human Resources professional with over 10 years’ experience, the last 7 years spent working in multiple teams and facilities across Metro South Health

Dr Manaan Kar Ray

Divisional Director Adult Mental Health PAH

Dr Kar Ray is the Director for the Division of Adult Mental Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), Metro South, Brisbane and an Associate Professor at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University. He trained as a Psychiatrist in Oxford and worked as the Clinical Director for Adult Mental Health Services in Cambridge for a decade.

Dr Sean Hatherill

Dr Sean Hatherill

Clinical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health

Dr Hatherill is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and has been in the position of Clinical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Services since 2012. In addition to his service leadership, service development and clinical roles, he maintains a keen interest and active role in teaching and supervising trainee psychiatrists in youth mental health and psychotherapy.

Dr Shirlony Morgan

Clinical Director, Older Persons Mental Health

Dr Morgan is a UK trained psychiatrist who holds specialist qualifications in Psychiatry of Old Age in the UK (MRCPsych) and Australia (RANZCP). She has worked in the field of psychogeriatrics since 2007, holding both clinical and senior management positions in this area of practice.

Dr John O'Callaghan

Dr John O'Callaghan

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.

Loretta Warburton

Education Manager

Ms Loretta Warburton has worked in the education sector for over 20 years including Griffith University, TAFE Queensland and Disability Services Queensland.

Loretta has worked at MSAMHS since 2014 and established the Research and Learning Network as the Education Manager, focusing on the development, growth and maturity of both education and research across the service.

Amy Kemp

Finance Manager

Amy Kemp has had a diverse and rewarding international accounting career, with over 20 years’ professional experience in the public and private sectors.

Sammie Gray

Principal Administration and Project Officer

Sammie has been with Queensland Health for more than seven years in a range of different administration, project, and management roles. Within Addiction and Mental Health Services she supports the administration stream along with support from the Senior Administration Managers across the sites.

Last updated 17 May 2024