Meet Our Team
Nadisha Jayasinghe MD
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive OfficerNadisha began MYND Initiative Inc. in April 2015 after observing the lack of understanding and compassion for people in the community struggling with mental illness. This gave him the idea to develop an initiative that would help educate people about mental health and mental illness and remove the associated stigma. Through his medical knowledge, combined with lived experience of depression and anxiety, Nadisha has developed a passion for mental health advocacy. It is his dream that communities of understanding will develop with increased education and resources. Nadisha also co-founded mental health initiatives including UNSW Psychiatry Society and developed a mental health guide for UNSW medical students.
Hsui Yang Wong (Yang)
Co-Founder, Vice President of Governance
Hsui Yang Wong (Yang) has been involved with MYND Initiative Inc. since July 2015. He is currently a medical and mental health professional, which has been a lifelong dream as well as many years of back-breaking work, with interests in several fields ranging from community mental health, clinical medicine, research, advocacy, and many others.
Chief Administration OfficerNicky has an extensive background in administration having worked as a legal secretary for over twenty years. She is passionate about mental health and undertook a Diploma of Community Services with an emphasis on mental health. She has a lived experience of mental illness and was a long term carer for her daughter who also struggles with a number of mental health issues.
Chief Business and Finance Officer
Megat joined MYND Initiative Inc. in May 2019. For the past five years, Stefan has been working as a freelance day trader in financial markets. He has particular experience in dealing with derivatives and arbitrage trading. His passion for data science and numbers has driven him to utilise his knowledge to develop MYND Initiative Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Pursuing Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Linguistics) at UNSW with a pathway towards completing Honours year in Psychology, and Masters in Organisational Psychology. Passionate about de-stigmatising mental health and promoting ideas of wellness, travelling, reading books & giving back to the community. Goal-focused, punctual, and an avid learner.
Chief Information Officer
Currently completing her studies in Biomedical Engineering (Honours) and Science (Medical Science) at the University of Sydney, Hiya has a long history of mentoring and tutoring, and has helped and empowered students within the community, Cherrybrook Technology High School and the University of Sydney. Alongside her work at MYND Initiative Inc., she works as a Service Engineer at Stryker, as she is passionate about collaboratively innovating medical technology to connect ongoing research and development, optimise clinical workflows, personalise patient experiences and empower diverse communities.
Renee Cashmere Simpson
Vice President of Culture and Branding
Renee’s role is to oversee all design aspects of MYND Initiative Inc. and help create video projects. Renee comes to us from a history of being a mental health advocate at headspace in Tweed Heads and since being with us she has created the MYND logo. Renee is a highly creative and inspiring young woman who speaks personally about her mental health journey and in her spare time is a singer/songwriter.
Chief Technology Officer
Pursuing graduate degree in Information and System Security, Anmol is super tech savvy and also a mental health advocate. Coming from a diverse background herself, she understands the importance of mental health and wants to reduce the stigma that revolves around it. Anmol is responsible for handling the MYND website and handling internal workspaces for the organization.
Chief Legal Liason
Amogh Ananth served on the MYND executive since mid-2020 as a Policy Officer – and is currently studying a Juris Doctor (graduate-entry law) at ANU. He recently completed a double Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music and a Graduate Certificate of Arts (regulatory policy) at Monash University, with majors in classical music performance, political science and criminology. Born and raised in Melbourne, Amogh has developed an interest in social justice and greater awareness about mental health over his formative years. Optimising and maintaining MYND’s policy framework are his ultimate goals.
Abida Mary Shaji
Chief Marketing and Advertising Officer
Over the years, Abida has been fortunate to build up a diversified experience. Professionally, she has been working in Marketing for over 3 years. She also enjoys understanding, monitoring and studying data to help businesses develop strategies for increasing productivity. Personally, she is easily adaptable and loves meeting new people from around to world to learn and appreciate different cultures as well as values. In the upcoming years, Abida hopes to participate in more events advocating gender equality.
Chief Advocacy Officer
Elizabeth is passionate about mental health advocacy and improving community outcomes through the development of education programs to facilitate sociocultural change. She hopes to spread MYND’s important message that mental health matters to everyone and that there should be no stigma associated with seeking mental health services. As a doctor, Elizabeth believes that access to healthcare, both physical and mental, is a fundamental human right. Her interests include global health, research, organising community outreach programs and attempting to grow succulent plants.
Chief Music Officer
Completing a Master of Public Health in 2019, Srikanth is the founder and facilitator of the B-Major program which seeks to teach songwriting as a therapy mechanism to improve wellbeing. He passionately believes that anyone with a knowledge of language and poetic technique can write a song and aims to empower more people to invest in their interests to yield greater balance and meaning from their activities.
Chief Operations Officer
Ping-Yun has always been passionate about the event planning/MICE industry. She has obtained a bachelor’s degree in her hometown and has worked in related areas in the past. She continues to study for a master’s degree in this field at ICMS and is expected to graduate this year. Because of the relationship between family and friends, she gradually began to care about mental health issues and tried to use her professional knowledge to plan more events and meetings to help convey important messages of MYND Initiative Inc.