Our Team

Our team is passionate about Recovery College.

Our Recovery College team is comprised of a manager, student engagement officer and college administration officer and our educators; those with lived experience and mental health professionals.   Our team are passionate about Recovery College and supporting all participants to have experience  Community  Learning Growth in the programs they attend.

Our engagement officer works with Recovery College students to support their participation and learning.

 

Recovery College Staff

Manager – Julie Miller

Julie Miller comes to the Recovery College with over twenty years of experience working in mental health.  She was instrumental in establishing the One Door Mental Health pilot college at Chatswood and the college recently established in South West Sydney.  Julie has qualifications in psychology and special education, mental health recovery, training and counselling.  She has worked as a trainer for the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and for the last fifteen years as a practice advisor in mental health services including Partners in Recovery (PIR). Julie is really enthusiastic to be working in this innovative model of supporting people on their recovery journey.

Julie is currently applying to become a Celebrant and enjoys reading, podcasts, cooking and spending time with her partner and her five gorgeous grandchildren!

 

Engagement Officer – Bridget Betzold

Bridget has previously worked for One Door as a peer worker and is also an Official Visitor and a mental health advocate. Her background is in youth mental health and she is currently studying a Masters in Social Work. Bridget is a self-proclaimed nerd and enjoys cuddling her two cats, knitting, reading, and cooking vegetarian food. She is also a self-taught painter and poet and believes that the creative arts have the power to help anyone grow from a caterpillar in a cocoon to a fully-fledged butterfly.

 

Project Officer – Annie West

Annie West has had a diverse career in public sector management including managing the Training & Education function for the NSW Attorney General’s Dept, managing the Community Justice Centres mediation program in Western NSW and Western Sydney, and Deputy Registrar of the NSW Drug Court.  Most recently Annie was the co-ordinator of the Western Sydney Recovery College and was instrumental in the establishment of the college as an ongoing program.  Annie has a lifelong commitment to providing accessible learning and education opportunities and the role of learning in transforming lives.

 

Administration Officer – Maryanne Doherty

Maryanne’s background is in administration with an education focus, previously working for a non-profit member-based training organisation. Maryanne strongly believes in the power of education to change people’s lives for the better, and she thinks that the Recovery College model holds much promise for helping and connecting a community of people in sharing their experiences and knowledge about mental health. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), enjoys reading and seeing live music and theatre.