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Staff Profile List

Daryl Oehm

Manager, VTMH

Daryl Oehm, Manager is a registered mental health nurse with a Masters in Community Development and Management, B.A (Social Sciences) and Graduate Diploma (Education and Public Policy).

Dr. Can Tuncer

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, VTMH

Dr. Can Tuncer is a consultant psychiatrist in private practice, and has been working with the Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) since 1990. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Following two years of advanced training, he was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Training in The Psychotherapies of the RANZCP.

Dr Nadya Kouzma

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Nadya is a registered Psychologist with a background in education program development and implementation; clinical service development and evaluation; and research.

Harvey Tuck

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Harvey has a background in Psychiatric Nursing. His work at VTMH is supported by 40 years mental health experience across culturally diverse settings in metro and rural locations in Australia and overseas. Much of that time was in senior roles with CAMHS.

Kimberley Wriedt

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Kimberley has completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) and has worked in the mental health field within the community managed mental health services sector.

Dr Radhika Santhanam-Martin

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Dr Radhika Santhanam-Martin is a Clinical Psychologist who works in the field of trauma. She has completed postdoctoral fellowship in transcultural mental health; a PhD in developmental neuropsychology; an MPhil in medical and social psychology; Masters in clinical psychology and Bachelors in Philosophy.

Silvana Izzo

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Silvana has over 25 years of experience and practice knowledge in a variety of sectors including health and human services, education and training, community development, homelessness and philanthropic, social and private enterprises; working in roles and sectors that promote social inclusion and the building of community capital.

Shehani DeSilva

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Shehani holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and has worked in Sri Lanka with a number of mental health organisations and was also with UNICEF (Colombo) as a Psychosocial Specialist.

Dr Justin Kuay

Consultant Psychiatrist, VTMH

Dr Justin Kuay is a consultant psychiatrist at Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) and also works in the mental health clinic at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.

Joanne Comerford

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Joanne is a Mental Health nurse, with 30 years experience.

Naomi Chapman

Consumer Consultant

Naomi was a consumer representative for nearly 12 months at North West Area Mental Health, also known as Waratah Clinic.

Sue Drummond

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Sue has over 25 years’ experience working with CaLD communities in refugee policy development, advocacy, regional coordination and direct service in metropolitan Melbourne.

Sue McDonough

Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH

Sue McDonough has worked at VTMH since 2010 providing state-wide organisational support and workforce education. She recently spent two years on secondment to the Mental Health in Multicultural Australia project. managing communications, completing a digital story telling project, establishing a knowledge exchange, developing new practitioner resources, coordinating service development and supporting consumer and carer initiatives.