Perinatal Wellbeing Centre is governed by a volunteer Board and complies with the regulations of the ACT Associations Incorporation ACT 1991. The Board is responsible for the overall performance of the organisation, providing strategic direction and overseeing all operations of Perinatal Wellbeing Centre. There is currently a vacancy on the Board, should you like to submit an Expression of Interest please complete the application form

Meet our board

Christine Spicer 

Christine joined the Board in 2012, and became President in 2014.  Christine’s passion is to ensure Canberrans are aware of the vital work undertaken by Perinatal Wellbeing Centre and feel the courage to do what she didn’t: to get support if they need it, when they need it. 

Christine’s background in the community, private and government sector assures she is a versatile president who uses her skills to ensure the board fulfills its governance responsibilities and operates in an effective and efficient manner while being accountable for their performance.

In her spare time Christine enjoys cooking (particularly on the weekend when there isn’t the rush to get dinner on the table!), watching her daughters play soccer and reading/podcasting/audiobooking. 

Ann Landrigan

Ann joined the Board in late 2014 after graduating from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She became Vice President of Perinatal Wellbeing Centre in 2015.  Ann has over 25 years experience at the senior executive level in both Commonwealth and ACT Government agencies. She has worked in the national cultural institutions and the local electricity and water business and has had responsibility for a broad range of business and program delivery areas.
With a business background and experience in establishing governance frameworks, Ann is particularly interested in helping to support Perinatal Wellbeing Centre's good governance practices and promote the work of the organisation. She has held a number of volunteer Board and Committee roles over her career and loves hearing the feedback from clients and the community about the valuable role Perinatal Wellbeing Centre plays in our community.

Karen Toole

Karen joined the Board in 2017 in the role of Treasurer. Karen has experience in senior roles in a Chartered Accounting firm and Federal Government Department. Karen joined the Board to provide her financial skills in an important area of the community. She was drawn to Perinatal Wellbeing Centre for the key role they can play in supporting mothers in the early years of their child's life, particularly in navigating this oft-tumultuous period of challenges and joys.

Outside work, Karen can be found planning the family's next holiday or enjoying a hot cup of tea with chocolate and a good book in the sun.

Paul Coleman

Paul Coleman joined the Board in 2014.  Paul hopes to give something back to the community by contributing his time and skills to the Board.
Paul is a solicitor and has worked in both the private and public sector in Canberra.  He brings this experience and an interest in good governance to the Board to help ensure Perinatal Wellbeing Centre continues to build on its solid foundations. Paul enjoys reading, the company of his wife and teenage sons, and spending quality time with friends.

Meredith Cale

Meredith joined the board in 2018. Meredith is keen to support an organisation providing vital support to Canberra parents.

Meredith has a background in complex ICT Project and Program Management, governance and risk management for a large federal government department.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old son, watching rugby, pottering in her craft room and writing poetry.

Liana Leach

Liana Leach joined the Board in 2015.  Liana is a Research Fellow at The Australia National University, and her research investigates the impact of family-life changes (such as having a new baby) on mental health.  Liana is committed to using her research background to assist Perinatal Wellbeing Centre in regularly evaluating their support services.

Outside of work, Liana cares for two energy-filled young children, is an avid reader and enjoys cooking feasts for family and friends.

Dr Nadeem Siddiqui

Dr Nadeem Siddiqui oversees the clinical services arm of Winnunga which is comprised of GPs, nurses, mental health staff and allied health teams. He trained at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom as a medical student and then as a general practitioner. Since early on in his career he has developed a portfolio of interests from teaching, primary care service development, clinical governance, mental health and drugs & alcohol. He came to Australia in 2013 to take up the role as Executive Director of Clinical services at Winnunga Aboriginal health and community services. There he has continued to supervise GP registrars and medical students from the ANU as well as being an examiner for the RACGP. His particular clinical interests at Winnunga are the psychodynamic manifestations of intergenerational trauma and how if manifests into mental illness and physical disease. He is the current president for the Australian Society of Psychological Medicine, and in collaboration with them he developed the first RACGP accredited, Aboriginal focussed, level 2 mental health training, enabling GPs to provide psychological strategies to Indigenous patients.