Board of directors

The Buttery is governed by volunteer directors who receive no remuneration for their invaluable services. The Board of Directors comprises people with lived experience of recovery, community representatives and experts from a range of professional backgrounds, including finance, law, mental health administration and business.

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Catherine Hillard

Cathy is a proud Bundjalung and South Sea Islander woman. Cathy's education has come from lived experience and through the Western education system. Cathy has a Bachelor of Social Science, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Arts by thesis. Cathy’s research involved a comparative study between the Yolgnu people in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land and the Bundjalung people within the Bundjalung Nation in NSW. Cathy currently works as a Justice advocate, working with people with cognitive impairments who are involved with the police and criminal justice system. Cathy has worked as a therapeutic specialist with children in out-of-home care and their biological or foster families.
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Nick Nichles

Nick has had a distinguished C-suite career in the private sector including roles such as CEO of NSW Lotteries Corporation and General Manager – Commercial Operations at Foxtel. Most recently he was a commercial diplomat based in San Francisco, where he was Australia’s Consul General and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner. Nick hopes to use his governance, commercial and marketing experience to assist The Buttery to achieve its aims and continue the great work it has done over the last 50 years. Nick holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT, a Graduate Diploma of Marketing from UTS, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has lectured at UTS’ Graduate School of Business in its MBA program. He also mentors young LGBTQIA+ professionals through the Out for Australia program.
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Jenna Bateman

Jenna Bateman has worked in the mental health sector for 25 years and is a passionate advocate for mental health reform. Jenna has co-authored documents on social inclusion, trauma informed care and recovery-oriented practice and has driven accredited training qualifications and supported the Mental Health Peer Work qualification development. She was appointed to the NSW Mental Health Commission task force and helped develop the NSW Strategic Plan. Jenna was a founding member of Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA). She is the former CEO of the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), which she also held from 2000-2017. Jenna is a qualified Mental Health Nurse and has a Bachelor of Arts Master’s Degree in Community Management.
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Jane Enter

Jane Enter is a senior psychologist and psychotherapist at First Light Healthcare in Byron Bay. From 2001-2004, Jane was the Team Leader at The Buttery’s Residential Therapeutic Community. Jane has her own private practice, teaches for the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists, is a consultant to several organisations and supervises clinicians in individual and group contexts. She is also the resident psychologist on Bay FM radio’s Above the Fray show with Fern Freitas.
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Riley O’Hanlon

Riley O’Hanlon is the Culturability Accreditation Program Manager at Multicultural Australia and leads the operations of their accreditation product, which aims to create welcoming spaces for culturally diverse individuals. Before this role, Riley was the National Manager for QIP Consulting, a health and community services consulting firm specialising in quality and compliance. Riley maintains a strong contractor relationship with QIP Consulting and now runs her own consulting firm, Soteria, which specialises in similar areas of interest in the health and community space.