Amanda Hart - CEO and Founder

Amanda is the CEO and Founder of Social Health Innovations, Inc. She is committed to lowering the suicide rate globally, through technology and has curated a global team of experts to create propriety technology, Looper.  

Amanda's professional background includes ten years of due diligence, innovations, brand management and technology transformation on private and public companies internationally, including her last project before launching SHI, a due diligence for new technology rollout for global mental health leader, Ramsay Healthcare.

Amanda's interests include technology, suicide intervention, data analysis, consumer psychology, youth, healthcare, environment, family, future, policy, social impact, artificial intelligence, blockchain, education, vulnerability and m/telehealth.

Amanda is patent holder of: "Methods for tracking and responding to mental health statuses":  62/203,083.

Amanda strongly believes that technology has a significant role to play in reducing the rising suicide rate, as well as increasing the wellbeing and health of the general population on a global scale. What underpins Amanda's drive is her belief that  "accessible, practical and private technology for all" must be readily accessible and provide a practical solution to maintain meaningful daily social connections.

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Nabil Barakat - Strategy Advisor and Board Member

Nabil Barakat, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wamar International; a leading global provider of premium services and products in the fields of power generation, oil and gas, aviation, and real life support, defence and security. Mr Barakat is widely respected as one of the world's most knowledgeable international businessmen, praised for both both his technical expertise and business acumen. With a technical education in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University, MIT and Cranfield University in England, Mr. Barakat spent several years in high-level positions with one of the world's leading aerospace companies. He founded Wamar in 1983, and since then the company has grown to represent some of the world's leading organizations. Mr. Barakat is assisted at Wamar by a highly skilled team of technical professionals located in leading cities around the world who provide advanced technologies to clients including the U.S. Government, NATO,U.S. Army TACOM, United States Marshal Service, Qualcomm, Inc, Amtrak, Sempra Energy, Joint Contracting Command Iraq Afghanistan and multiple international governments.

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Michael Goldberg - Clinical and Rehabilitation Advisor

Michael is the Founder and Executive Director of The Sanctuary Byron Bay - one of the leads leading rehabilitation facilities, boasting a 90% rehabilitation rate. A passionate and creative entrepreneur, Michael is an early pioneer of a recent international treatment movement focused on individual care that is multidisciplinary, yet bespoke, with treatment coordinated and carefully tailored to each individual’s needs. He is the Managing Director of Interventions Australia, Treatment Directory Australia and Executive Director ofThe Sanctuary Recovery House.

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Dr Roy Sugarman - Neuroscience Advisor

Dr Roy Sugarman is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society's Colleges of Clinical Neuropsychologists and Clinical Psychologists, of the Royal Charter of Psychologists in the UK, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology, and Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association. 

He has had input into major corporations' corporate health including programs at IBM, Intel, Sheraton, Walgreens, Cisco, Sony, SAP, Wesfarmers, Google, Johnson and Johnson, United Health Group, Union Pacific Railroads, and others, historically including Aviva and Singapore Armed Forces, Sun Life in Manila and Orix in Japan, FWD worldwide.   

Dr Sugarman's clinical work continues in traumatic brain injury, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults, and he serves as a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at UNSW, assisting with the assessment of candidates for medicine.  With numerous publications, Dr Sugarman has developed an integrated approach to achieving peak performance in both body and brain which is internationally recognized as being the current state of the art in both rehabilitation and peak performance circles: his work was showcased in the well received TV series, Body and Brain Overall on OneHD and Channel 10.  

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James Keppel - Privacy and Risk Management Lead

James is a Technical Security and Development Consultant, with compliance in ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, secure engineering, encryption, risk management frameworks & security strategy.   He has over 10 years experience in a range of technical roles spanning Information Security, IT project and software development management, simultaneously leading numerous internal and offshore teams, with a focus on agile methodologies, and a background in software development, on-premise and cloud infrastructure architecture, systems integration, graphic design and UX.

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Marcus Chidgey - Veterans Affairs, Technology and Communications Advisor

Marcus is Chair of the Royal Marines Club (originally established in 2012 as Commando999). He sits on the Board of Directors for the Global Partnerships Forum and is on the Advisory Board of the International Academic Forum. He is an Advisor for iMedTrust, Founder of Loqiva and Director of the Connected Tech Group (Connected Tech Group specialises in technology that helps patients and staff in community care, mental health, secondary care, tertiary care, child protection and children in need).

He is the CEO of Captive Minds who develop content opportunities for brands and corporations in the areas of Adventure, Style, Sport and Social Impact. The agency possesses an eminent board and works with a diverse range of clients - from Glenfiddich, Toshiba, Cirque du Soleil and Virgin through to national and local government. Recently, Marcus helped to establish Captive Health, a company revolutionising patient engagement, performance and feedback for NHS Trusts in the UK. 

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Oliver Rozynski - UI / UI and Gamification Expert

Oliver is a digital designer and UI/UX specialist.  His clients include Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Chandon, Ella Bache, Fairfax Digital, Good Vibrations, Konica Minolta, KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr, Merivale, Multiplex, NAB, Hilton Group, HP, News Limited, NRMA, Optus, Peer Group Media, P&O Cruises, Qantas, Suncorp Bank, Telstra, Tic Tac – Ferrero, Westfield and Woolworths.

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Dr Karla Felix Navarro

Karla is an IT researcher, specialising in social enterprise and gamification of healthcare technology. She is computer networks specialist with over 10 years experience in research/prototyping project supervision and as a networking professional. Karla's key research expertise is on the following fields: Computer Networks, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Serious Games for Health, Bioinformatics, IoT (WSN), and User Centered Design (UCD). Her skill sets include Design Thinking, Agile/Lean Development, Project Management, Business Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

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Elias Bizannes - Business and Strategy Advisor

Elias Bizannes is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology community leader. He created the organizations of StartupHouse, StartupBus, Silicon Beach, the Aussie Founders Network and the DataPortability Project. He is currently putting his main attention as CEO of his most recent venture, Utmost. Previously Bizannes was at venture capital firm CRV, Big Data startup Vast.com, and Big Four firm PwC. He is licensed as a Chartered Accountant globally (CPA in the US).

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Adam Schwartz - Lived Experience Lead

Adam is an in-demand, well established author and public speaker with lived experience of depression and suicide.  He has a degree is Philosophy and Sociology from Macquarie University. Adam travels widely telling his story, as well as sharing the insights and knowledge he has gained from his experiences. As an advocate, and speaker, Adam gives presentations, participates on panels, as well as advises a wide range of organsiations including HSBC, AVAAL Group, Management Consultancy International, NSW Health Benchmarking Forum’s, Mental Health Matters Conference, New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Sunday Telegraph ‘Can we talk?’ forums, Limmud-Oz, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, the Black Dog Institute’s ‘Expert Insights’ Forum, Eastern Sydney Suicide Prevention Network, Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, Wizo Australia, Golden Key International Honour Society, the MOTH Sydney, Australian Human Rights Commission, The Black Dog Institute, Lifeline, RUOK, Headspace, Anglicare, Jewish Care, Suicide Prevention Australia.

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Tigerspike - Technology and Global Support Services Provider

Tigerspike is a global digital products business, spanning nine offices across five continents. They are one of the largest specialised enterprise mobility companies in the world. Founded in 2003 by Luke Janssen, Oliver Palmer, and Dean Jezard. Alex Burke serves as Tigerspike's CEO. In July 2017, Tigerspike became part of Concentrix, a leading business services company and a wholly owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX).

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