Meet our experienced and friendly staff

Graeme

CEO/ PT Instructor
Having been a firefighter in Melbourne for more than 33 years, playing a part in creating and running Seahaven has given me the opportunity to continue serving the community and helping those in need. 

During my time with the Fire Brigade, I was a fitness instructor and provided exercise and dietary advice to my colleges. My hobbies include classic cars and motorbikes, live music, keeping fit and spending time with my lovely wife and our two dogs. 

I love all animals, and some think I am a little odd when they learn that spiders and snakes are amongst my favourites.

Peter Harvey

AOD Psychologist.
I have extensive experience as a registered psychologist and have worked as a clinician in a variety of settings in both the public and private mental health sectors and drug & alcohol field.

I have experience supporting people with a range of challenges associated with addiction, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief & loss and relationship issues.

As a psychologist, I try to help my clients uncover the story of who they are and begin the process of making more helpful and life-affirming choices for themselves. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love watching the mighty Bombers during the footy season.

Mish

Program Manager
I’ve been working in drug and alcohol rehabilitation for years now, and I am very passionate about the work. I’ve worked in outpatient and residential facilities in California and across Victoria.

I really enjoy seeing people find hope and turn their lives around. I originally started working in the drug and alcohol field after some of my close friends lost everything to addiction, including one of their lives. I made a decision to pursue this career and start being part of the solution.

I love reading, spending time in the pool and hanging out with my friends and family.

Jodie

Office Manager
I started with Seahaven in 2021 as the cook, and have since moved into the office manager role.

Since starting with Seahaven, I have found working with our clients and helping them achieve their goals, to be so rewarding that I have started my cert IV in AOD.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my mini me and my 2 dogs.

Gemma

AOD Facilitator
I have battled addiction in my past and have overcome so many hurdles, which has made me come to be sure of my path in life, which is to help others through similar struggles. 

I’m all about no judgement and building people up as I love to empower people. It’s so humbling to know that this is truly my calling. I work in a centre based approach to help bring out the happy, healthier you that you’ve been missing or may not have even known yet. 

Some of my hobbies are music, dancing, 
swimming and basketball, which I also coach.

Michelle

AOD Facilitator
Qualified and experienced, I have worked in the community services and private sector for 13 years in various rewarding roles. 

I’ve worked with both youth and adults with addiction and co-occurring disorders, and have specialised in working with forensic clients. I facilitate groups based on a solution-focused model, with a client-centred approach.

I believe that addiction can be treated, and I’m extremely passionate and motivated to help clients build a strong foundation for recovery, sharing my own knowledge, experience, strength and hope!experience, strength and hope!

Vinh

AOD Support
As a recovering addict and experienced worker, I bring to my role a humanistic approach that focuses on human potential and aims to develop a strong and healthy sense of self, explore feelings, find meaning and focus on strengths. I show empathy and kindness to those starting out on their recovery journey, knowing their suffering in addiction and challenges they face moving forward in recovery and maintaining a substance free life.  
I love spending quality time outdoors with my children and indulging in self-care, for a well-balanced life!

Adam

AOD Support
After previously struggling with my own addictions for 15 years, I decided to make a career change and move to the AOD sector. 

I have been working in the public and private sectors for the past four years. I previously worked in the construction industry for 12 years.

I love to share my lived experiences to help and guide others on their own recovery path.

In my spare time you can find me at the beach.




Devon

Cook
Since I was young I’ve always loved creating. Whether it’s art or food! After overcoming my own addiction I have developed a sense of empowerment with recovery and I find cooking to be especially therapeutic and always a fun time. Since being in the hospitality industry for many years I have learnt so much, especially with middle eastern food and exploring new tastes and experiences. 
Cooking in a kitchen is meant to be joyous, whether you’re a novice or professional. I strive to ensure clients have a fun time and get creative! 
In my spare time I attend N.A meetings and currently studying Diploma of Youth Work. 

Emily

Cook
I fell in love with cooking from a young age and have spent most of my adult life travelling, learning more about food and where it comes from. 

I’ve honed my skills working in fine dining and have brought a number of those techniques to cooking with Seahaven. I’m always looking for new ingredients and different ways to use them.

I feel privileged that I can use my skills and passion for cooking to help those turning their lives around.