The Brain Health Education Institute is extremely fortunate to be able to call on the assistance of our advisory board which brings together a team of people from across the world who have a passion for proactive mental and emotional health.
Dr Gerry Meijer - Patron - OAM CStJ JP(Qual)
The addendum to Gerry’s family and work journeys is as a consummate volunteer. After commencing a working life as a primary school teacher, he realised an aspiration to become a rural family physician. Subsequently, he became an active member of the Australian Boy Scouts Association, Royal Life Saving Society, Australian Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Rotary membership.
His BA (CQU) majored in community studies (sociology) embracing an informed, holistic view of people in society. Professional development diverted from rural practice to anaesthesia training, culminating in his present practice. Both these career ‘changes’ were pivotal to his career in Hervey Bay.
The interest in volunteering culminated in completing a Masters of Professional Studies (USQ). The project investigated the longevity of volunteering. Ongoing research now is focused on volunteer resilience development.
Gerry has completed 14yrs SES service notably as a peer supporter, 28yrs St John Ambulance, 46yrs as a Rotarian (Past District Governor), 40yrs Australian Red Cross, both as a member and in instructor roles. He is no stranger to the worlds of training, learning, meetings, and change
Gerard (Gerry) Meijer OAM CStJ JP(Qual)
BA CertT MBBS MProf Std FRACGP FANZCA FACRRM FACTM FARGP GDRGP
Grad Cert Mngt ThC Cert IV TAA .
'It is a pleasure to become more closely involved with Annie and Trevor and the Brain Health Education Institute Team. It is an honour to be involved. Thank you for extending the invitation - To our ongoing success".
Trevor Boulton - Chief Executive Officer - M.B.A. (I.T.)
Trevor with wife Annie, established boultons MultiMedia in 1995 to produce leading edge PC based souvenir products and FastTrack Languages, these sold in Harvey Norman, Dick Smith's, Big W and other major Australian department stores and tourism information centres.
Annie and Trevor (with their son Dan) have travelled extensively and taught English as a second language in China, Tibet & The Philippines. Both hold TESOL degrees and soon recognised the need for multimedia products to model basic English phonics and consequently produced the English Pronunciation Teachers Toolkit range which is used internationally.
Trevor and Annie have designed and developed many new and innovative schools based mental health education programs, with a passion derived from their own personal mental health issues. They have been presenting programs in schools for over 20 years. Trevor is a founder of Life Education, Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Care, Community Housing and many other youth focused programs.
His computer skills led to the production of numerous PC based and online training and support packages for government and the mental health sector. He is a pioneer in the field of virtual meetings and remote training technologies. As Apple and Android App developers boultons are increasingly using apps and online media for community education projects for Smartphones, Tablets & PC's
Annie Boulton - Director of Programs and Training - Cert4TAA
Annie directs the Institute's curriculum development and both the online and classroom 'Accreditation Training' programs. Annie Boulton has taught in various adult educational settings and in high and primary schools. Together, Trevor and Annie were State Trainers for Mental Illness Education, Qld. She was a Regional Manager and was instrumental in developing their primary schools educational programs and educational materials.
After their trips to China teaching English, Annie was instrumental in developing their innovative English Pronunciation Teachers Toolkit.
Annie has extensive qualifications and experience in the beauty industry after 20 years as a business owner in her early working life. She started teaching and training apprentices in this field. She has used her personal presentation skills in numerous training video productions for government, community education and industry.
Liz Blight – BSci Honours: Psychology
Liz is a registered Psychologist. She came to this profession after many years in a wide range of roles, so comes with a breadth of experiences such as truck driving, nursery work, banking, and lecturing to name a few. Liz is passionate about the outcomes of our children and in early interventions and preventative approaches. Liz assisted with the development of an early intervention programme aimed at raising career aspirations and delivered it to a few thousand of the Wide Bay region’s primary school children.
More recently Liz has worked therapeutically in family support programmes in not-for-profit organisations and under Queensland Health’s Mental Health team to provide therapeutic interventions for children in out-of-home placements and to work systemically with child safety, education providers, foster support agencies, caregivers, and other relevant stakeholders.
Janette Schloss - B.Ed. - B.Sc. (App. Psych.)
Janette is a the Fraser Coast Region State Schools Senior Guidance Officer, a registered Teacher and registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She brings a lifetime of practical frontline skills developed in her many years as a Teacher, Schools Guidance Officer and practicing Psychologist.