Our Patron

Kevin Humphreys

Kevin Humphreys is a veteran combat helicopter pilot turned civilian search and rescue pilot with roles ranging from line flying to senior management. Some of the highlights from his time in the Army include providing famine relief in Papua New Guinea and operational service in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

At the height of his military career he suffered a psychological breakdown as he contemplated suicide. Feeling deeply ashamed, it took Kevin 9 months to return to work.

Kevin soon found himself embarking on a new career flying civilian Search, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services with CareFlight Ltd. He later moved to Queensland Government Air – Rescue, continuing his flying. He is presently a flying instructor and examiner, having previously conducted the roles of Chief Pilot and Director of Operations

The combination of his military and civilian service, and his own breakdown has given him first hand experience of the perils people face, the leadership they need and the realisation of success. He is passionate about normalising the conversation around mental health and indeed believes that mental illness is normal, manageable and recoverable for the vast majority of people.

Kevin gladly volunteers his time to be the proud patron of PTSD Dogs Australia, a Community Ambassador for Mates4Mates and a volunteer speaker for beyondblue. In a private capacity he provides disability housing for those in need and co-creates assisted visualisation films to overcome limiting self beliefs. 

Kevin lives in Brisbane with his wife, three teenage children and their adopted dog named Bundy.

Our Directors

All directors positions are unpaid

Julie Morrison

Julie has a Bachelor of Business and is a member of CPA Australia. She runs her own small Accounting firm that was established in 2007. She is also a Tax Agent and a Justice of the Peace. Julie, is an active member of the community and has held committee positions over the years for a number of local clubs. 

Her personal interests include running and she is currently co Event Director of Hervey Bay parkrun. Julie is a vegetarian and believes that everyone, although small, can make a contribution to making the world a better place.  She is an animal lover and you are always greeted by her dog and cat when you come to see her. This passion for animals and helping others, along with her accounting & business knowledge makes her an asset to the board of PTSD Dogs Australia Ltd.

Angie Weeks - CEO

Angie has studied across a number of disciplines including Education, Real Estate, Horticulture, Built Environment and Dog Behaviour and Training special interest Assistance Dog. She has owned several businesses in Real Estate, Horticulture and currently a highly successful dog welcoming accommodation business called Angie’s Garden.

 

Angie, identifies strongly with social responsibility and believes that both individuals and corporations are accountable for making the world a better place and that it starts with our personal actions as an Individual. These actions must benefit the whole of society.

Angie, has been an active volunteer, advocate and supporter in a number of personal interest areas including an underprivileged girls touch football team, known as “the positive people”, RSPCA supporter, Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior, The Orangutan Project, Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary but recently created Project Shelter which helps provide Food Shelter and Vet care for shelter dogs at Maryborough Animal Refuge.

Patti Ifield

Patti has worked across a wide range of areas, including several charitable organisations and what was previously called the Department of Community Services in South Australia. She has also owned and operated several small businesses giving her a wide range of skills in business administration.

Patti has also studied extensively across many disciplines including education, psychology, art and Law. She completed her Bachelor of Law at Charles Darwin University culminating in the award of First Class Honours. She has worked in several law practices in both NSW and Queensland. Patti currently tutors law students studying at the Sunshine Coast University in Queensland.

Patti’s personal interests include art, having several sell out exhibitions. She also enjoys walking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Patti has a strong commitment to social justice and equality and as such she adheres closely to the belief that we can all make a positive difference to the lives and circumstances of others. She is also a keen conservationist with a passion for environmental and animal rights issues.

Patti’s passion is in helping people, whether with her expertise or just an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on. This, together with her love of dogs, makes her an asset to the board of PTSD Dogs Australia.

Damien Stewart

Prior to Becoming a Psychologist, Damien was a Police Officer for 20 years serving 10 years with the WA Police and 10 years with the AFP in Sydney. Damien resigned from the AFP in 2012 as a Senior Sergeant to pursue his post graduate studies in Psychology at UQ completing a Master of Philosophy where he researched alcohol consumption within male team sport athletes before completing a Master of Applied Psychology in Sport and Exercise.

Graduating from his Master’s programs in 2014, Damien created Room23 Psychology and went into private practice. Damien currently practices from Kawana and Nambour on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane’s CBD. Damien’s practice is highly focused on:

  • Chronic pain and injury management.
  • Police suffering from mental health issues resulting from their work.
  • Military Veterans.
  • Athletes and other performers seeking assistance with both mental health and performance issues.
  • General Psychotherapy.

Damien is currently a member of:

  • The National CoSEP Committee.
  • The State CoSEP Committee as Secretary.
  • Chair of the Military and Emergency Services Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
  • The Association for Applied Sport Psychology – International Relations Committee.
  • APS National Advisory Council.
  • APS MBS Expert Committee representing CoSEP.
  • International Association for the Study of Pain.
  • Australian Pain Society.

Damien has also been an elite athlete having played National level softball for both WA and NSW as well playing semi-professionally in the USA for 13 years. Damien has also coached NSW and Qld teams at the National level as well as a national Development team tour of the USA. Damien also coached at a US NCAA Division 1 school for one season.