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Meet the Board


Mary-Anne Healy


Mary-Anne brings with her a wealth of expertise from her current role as an executive with the Department for Environment and Water SA, as well as her experience in board roles across multiple sectors. Mary-Anne has a passion for making a difference in creative and impactful ways, and is particularly inspired by the work of the Inclusive Work Program, where she began as a mentor before joining the GOGO board.


Harriet Gun

Deputy Chair

Harriet is a graphic designer, creative content producer, and digital specialist. After several years of traveling the world, she returned to Adelaide to use her skills and passion for the GOGO Foundation and the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation. Harriet wants to make the world a better place through art and design, bringing creative flair to everything she works on with clean, concise, and effective designs.

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Sarah Gun 

Board Director & CEO

Sarah is an award-winning innovator, disruptor, thought leader, and crusader for a socially equitable world. Sarah has founded several organisations, including GOGO Events and the GOGO Foundation, and is a co-founder of Collab4Good and Social Change Headquarters. She is a Westpac Foundation Social Change Fellow (2017) and recipient of the Australia Day Women Women’s Award (2018), and an inaugural Coralus Venture (2019).  Sarah also won the inaugural 'Impact through Innovation Award' at SxSW in Austin in 2016. Sarah is a Board member of the South Australia's Working Women's Centre and the Australian Centre for Child Protection, and founding Board of the South Australian Social Enterprise Council.

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Nick Whalan


Nick has a wealth of experience in banking and financial markets, gained from various roles in big four Australian banks and the UK's largest wealth manager. Currently, he is leading Westpac Group's Global Investment Service in South Australia. Having recently moved to Adelaide after spending several years living in Asia with his wife and two daughters he has been engaged with Sarah and the GOGO board for the past 12 months. He is highly inspired by the Inclusive Work Program and its incredible impact and is looking forward to supporting and advocating for GOGO and the IWP into the future.

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Naomi Riach


Naomi is an accomplished leader in the financial services industry. She became involved with GOGO in 2023 through the Westpac Board Observership program and was subsequently offered the role of board secretary. Naomi has a strong background in supporting the local Indigenous team and assisting the bank's most vulnerable customers. She is passionate about supporting her local community and brings both empathy and a strong business acumen to her role on the board.

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Yvonne Karabatsos

Board Member

Yvonne is a former teacher, cook, project officer, TV producer, community support worker, and PR consultant. She has a passion for people and the world, and brings this passion to her work as a Board Member for the GOGO Foundation. Yvonne has known Sarah Gun for 35 years and has worked closely with her for the past three. When Sarah invited her to join the GOGO Foundation Board, Yvonne jumped at the chance to work with a passionate and innovative change-maker like her.

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Andrea Heading

Andrea Heading

Board Member

Andrea is a highly experienced business leader with expertise across multiple industry sectors, including travel, consumer goods and services, government, and category disruptors. She is commercially savvy and highly results-oriented, responding to ever-changing landscapes and thriving on tough challenges. Andrea is passionate about building and fostering strong business relationships and authentically engaging with all stakeholders to create vision, infuse new ideas, and champion the development and implementation of social impact and innovative solutions. 

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Mayra Ykeizumi

Administrative Assistant

Mayra was born and raised in Brazil in a family with strong Japanese traditions, she has always shown interest in cultural diversity. Mayra has worked for several years with positive impact projects, navigating the world of social enterprise, nonprofit organisation management, and facilitating networks focused on sustainable tourism, associative production, income generation, entrepreneurship, and women's empowerment. Collaboration and co-creation are central to who she is.

Our Inclusive Work Program Team

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Tam Norris

Program Manager IWP

Tam joined the Inclusive Work Program at the GOGO Foundation in 2021 after working in community development in the Australian public service for many years. Tam has varied experiences ranging from managing/directing small businesses, recruitment, business development roles within not-for-profit organisations, startup companies, and the Department of Defence. She is deeply committed to driving positive change and creating opportunities for marginalised individuals, and is passionate about empowering others and having a positive impact on their long-term health and well-being.

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Nikkola Palmer

Nikkola Palmer

Impact Manager

Nikkola joined the organisation in 2018 while living in Adelaide, and has never been able to leave! Nikk has cross-sectoral experience in facilitation, coaching, business development and operations, having filled roles in the not-for-profit, social enterprise, international development, academic, and start-up sectors. She is also a yoga teacher, retreat facilitator, and hobby farmer living on her property in WA. Nikk supports Sarah and GOGO with just about anything that can be done from afar, especially business development, impact reporting, and providing care and support to the team.

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