mindDog Volunteers

Tom Hatfield
Tom Hatfield
Tom was brought up in a family that believed in helping others, which started out in high school as part of the American Red Cross Candystripers that worked in nursing
Meredith Hellicar
Meredith Hellicar
Meredith is Managing Director of Merryck & Co. ANZ, the leading global mentoring firm, which specializes in mentoring business leaders. She is also the Chairman of specialist logistic provider, BagTrans
Cath Phillips
Cath Phillips
Cath is the chair of the board and the founder of mindDog in 2011. She is located north of Sydney on a small farm. She created mindDog after realising the
Angel Bleich
Angel Bleich
Angel and her dog Sasha have been involved with mindDog since it’s beginning in 2011. Angel is based in the Canberra region and works full-time with the help of Sasha,
Janelle Naughton
Janelle Naughton
Janelle and her mindDog Cleo are located in the Canberra region. She is currently a dog trainer at a local dog school and has extensive experience with dog behaviour. She
Emily Smith
Emily Smith
Emily has experience training her first mindDog, Delilah, who unfortunately retired due to health issues. She now currently training her second mindDog Avery. Emily is located in the Canberra region.
Laura Johnson
Laura Johnson
Laura grew up in Scotland surrounded by pets and moved here to Australia 10 years ago. She is a qualified veterinary surgeon who has always been interested in the special
Matthias Duebbert
Matthias Duebbert
Matz was a dog trainer back in Germany where he was born. He and his Parson Russell Terrier ‘Hunter’ moved to Australia in 2014, where Matz started to undertake his
Jude Best
Jude Best
Jude is originally from the UK but moved here to Australia 12 years ago. She was educated in England and achieved a post graduate diploma in management studies from Oxford
Chez Davenport
Chez Davenport
Chez works as a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Youth Mental Health, developing services for young people 14-25, who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode psychosis. She’s a passionate
Gayl O’Grady
Gayl O’Grady
Gayl O’Grady has been training dogs for over thirty six years. She is a Certificate IV Delta trainer which means she uses only kindness and force free methods. Working at
Dee Scott
Dee Scott
With her Beagle, Pilot, Dee Scott was an accredited Detector Dog Handler with the Australian Quarantine Service at Melbourne Airport for six years. Like Gayl, she is a Delta Certificate