Jeanette Horsley
Manager/Master Mental Health Educator

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I am passionate about mental health education across communities and the role personal growth and development plays in making us all mentally, emotionally and physically stronger.

When my partner & I moved to the Mornington Peninsula I had not envisaged my career path redirecting in quite the way it has, or that it would continue to inspire & challenge me on a daily basis for what is now upwards of 13 years.

My greatest professional achievement has been working initially with Sarah Darling and subsequently her daughter Missy and the Jimmy’s Foundation Board, to bring to life, the Jimmy’s Vision. 

Our young people are at the core of our daily activity and commitment, and to be surrounded by a team of inspiring, committed and compassionate individuals – all of whom share the vision – is amazing!

For me, downtime is spent in my garden, fitting in daily exercise, travelling and sharing the lives of our adult sons.

Jess King
Centre Coordinator

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In my role as Centre Coordinator, I am passionate about creating a space where young people feel safe & supported to be themselves and embrace what makes them unique.

I am particularly proud of our weekly Teenage Overnight Stay initiative that aims to help young people develop valuable life skills and ultimately, independence. I love leading this initiative and working with our team to provide a safe space for young people to learn healthy routines, cooking skills and develop strong and supportive relationships – all while having fun! 

We have created a beautiful family atmosphere on these nights and it is something that brings a lot of joy to my life. 

On my downtime you can find me out in nature camping and exploring new places or spending time with my family and friends. 

Kerry Marshall

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Training and working as an Acupuncturist initially in London and then Australia for just on 20 years, makes me feel fortunate to have a career I love, am passionate about & inspires me every day to constantly learn and remain curious about my observations and application of knowledge.
I grew up on the beach, travelled, lived in big cities then returned to a coastal lifestyle to raise my daughter – and our newest member Alfie the puppy – which is now, how I spend my downtime. To combine this with a career that helps provide wellness outcomes for our community is a gift.
For me, working within the Jimmy’s team, feels like being part of a big family – a caring community of like-minded professionals coupled with the boundless energy of the young people.
Treating adolescents & young people with acupuncture has enriched my practice. I can see it planting seeds for growing healthy adults, empowered with choice on how they manage their ongoing health & wellbeing.

Cherelle Almarker
Naturopath/Youth Engagement Specialist

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I am passionate about health and fitness and contributing to a sustainable and healthy environment. 

When not working or training at the gym or pool, I love spending time in my beautiful garden filled with indigenous & endemic plantings, or wandering along the surf beach near home. 

 I am proud of the independent woman I am today, following my belief system & what I love most across both my professional and personal life. 

Working at Jimmy’s is aligned to my core values and is extremely rewarding and energising. I love developing nurturing relationships with our unique & diverse young people as well as working alongside an amazing team of inspiring staff and volunteers. 

Angela Damelio
Reiki & Sound Healing Practitioner

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Throughout my career I have maintained a strong focus on introducing young people and children to the benefits of holistic healing. Perhaps because I experienced trauma & clinical depression myself as a young person – without tools and support – I now have a strong commitment to sharing these tools in the early stages of adolescent & teenage development.

As an experienced and passionate Reiki Master, Theta Healer, Holistic Counsellor, Yoga and Sound Healer instructor, the opportunity to provide these experiences for young people at Jimmy’s, is a dream come true.

One of my greatest achievements has been founding Butterfly Wisdom in 2009 and being able to support my core values and beliefs through a 20-year career in the Wellness Industry.

Staying healthy is important to me and in my spare time I love spending quality time with my family and close friends and being at home relaxing, reading, listening to, or watching something inspiring.