Executive Leadership Team

Bernadette Nugent

Bernadette Nugent
Chief Executive Officer

Bernadette has had more than 30 years’ experience working with families in a variety of settings with a focus on grief and trauma. Bernadette is passionate about not-for-profit organisations and about offering quality programs and services that are relevant, accessible and responsive to the needs of the community they serve. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of CEO.

Bernadette joined RTSSV in 2012.

 

Virginia Cummings

Virginia Cummings
Office Manager

Virginia has over ten years’ experience in the retail and corporate sector, including management roles.  

Virginia volunteered with us before accepting the role of office manager. She is passionate about customer service, supporting people impacted by road trauma and raising awareness about road safety.

Virginia aims to provide continued support and guidance to the Road Trauma Support Services Victoria team in her role as office manager.

Virginia joined RTSSV in 2017.

 

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison
Manager, Education Services

Chris has spent more than 25 years’ working as a counsellor and educator in the fields of drugs, youth and offending behaviours. For the past 13 years, Chris has worked in road safety, currently, the Manager of Education Services and is committed to cultural change.

Chris believes in the need for cross-sector collaboration where individuals and organisations (not-for-profit, government, philanthropic and business sectors) pool their resources and ideas for sustainable services that are accessible across the state of Victoria. She is dedicated to ensuring these services are purposeful and meaningful.

Chris joined RTSSV in 2006.

Jane Phillips

Jane Phillips
Manager, Counselling and Support Services (interim)

Jane worked originally as a nurse and midwife before completing a degree in psychology and further studies in family therapy and grief counselling. She has been working as a mental health clinician for the past 18 years, with a special interest in grief and trauma.

In 1991, Jane’s father was involved in a serious road collision and sustained life-long injuries. Having experienced the impact this had on her own family, she brings a distinctive personal understanding and perspective to her role.

Jane joined RTSSV in 2017.