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 and Chief Operations OfficerHsui 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 Financial OfficerMegat 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.
Human Resources Manager
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.
Information Team Co-Ordinator
Currently completing her studies in Medical Science and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Hiya has a long history of mentoring and tutoring, and has helped students at Cisco, Cherrybrook Technology High, and the University of Sydney. Alongside her work at MYND Initiative Inc., she also works as a Service Engineer at Stryker.
Renee Cashmere Simpson
Chief Designer and Videographer
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
Having joined MYND Initiative Inc. in November 2019, Caterina completed her studies in music composition and arts management, and currently spends her time outside of MYND teaching music, managing websites, and running her music presenting business. As she has had personal experiences with mental illnesses, she is a strong advocate for the increased destigmatization of views surrounding mental health.
Chief Legal Officer
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
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.