Our Team

The team at ReachOut includes some of the most passionate, hard-working, innovative and agile people you’ll ever meet.

Ashley de Silva, MBA (Executive), BBus (Mkt), BBus (Mgt)

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley de Silva was appointed as CEO of ReachOut Australia, Australia’s most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents, in September 2018.

He has worked in the community, public and private sectors in strategy, operations and communications roles. Previously, he was Deputy CEO of ReachOut and Head of Strategy and Marketing at the Biennale of Sydney.

Ashley is passionate about using technology to help young people be well, and stay well. He is a Board Director for Mental Health Australia and Co-Chair of Telstra’s Technology and Wellbeing Roundtable – a long-running alliance of 40+ organisations from across the corporate, not-for-profit, government and academic sectors that provides a space to share knowledge, build relationships and find opportunities for collaboration.

Ashley holds an Executive MBA from the AGSM (Sydney), and Marketing and Management degrees from Monash University (Melbourne).

Tracey Campbell, BA (PA, Hons), DipDM

Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Our team inspires community support so that, together, we can create change to help an extra million people by 2020.

Ben Bartlett, MIntTradeDev, BCom(IntBus), BIntSt

Director of Government Relations and Communications

Our research shows that digital self-help is a critical way to support young people, so we’re working to integrate it into Australian mental health services.

Janina Jancu, BA, LLB, MBA, Grad Cert (Social Impact), GAICD

Director of Operations

Our team provides the support infrastructure that allows our staff to focus on what they do best, and that’s to help young people take control of their health and wellbeing.

Mariesa Nicholas, BA (SocSci), BA (IntStud)

Director of Research

We make sure ReachOut is built on the best-available evidence to keep it relevant and effective. This includes heaps of original research around our users’ needs, extensive evaluations and fun workshops.

Louise O’Donnell, Dip. Film & TV, Dip. Multimedia, Marts (VirtComm)

Director of Service Design and Delivery

We co-design ReachOut’s products and services with our audience to ensure they are what they need and want.