We have an incredible team of staff, volunteers & ambassadors that make The Good Chat Foundation deliver a variety of programs to the community. ​Our entire team is volunteer based.

Our short term programs of up to 10 weeks are designed to build a sense of purpose, build skills in a sport of their choice and improve social communications between likeminded individuals. 

We work together with our stakeholders & facilitators to provide multi sport programs for at-risk youth of all walks of life. 

Our philosophy is to co-design programs with the community to foster relationships and build a sense of purpose and belonging to create thriving communities.


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Our Team


Kelly Bergsma

Founder & Director

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Founder of The Good Chat Foundation, Kelly is an award winning filmmaker & entrepreneur. With lived experience of mental health challenges, Kelly set out to create positive pathways for youth to improve their mental health through sport as she herself benefited from the combination of sport with therapy to create a fulfilling life. 

Donald James


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Donald is an experienced mining & industrial services executive. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ANZ), associate of the Governance Institute (Australia), and a Certified Finance & Treasury Professional (Senior).

Rob Cory

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Rob is a strategic communications and sustainability professional with strong skills in public relations & marketing. Rob has joined the board of directors with a passion to improve program structures, marketing strategies and an overall interest to improve mental health outcomes for youth.

Sohil Kaur

Corporate Events Manager

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Rachel Kahan
Program Operations Assistant

Daniel Schluter

Domenic Crouch
Fundraising Manager

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Advisory Board

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Brent Campbell

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Brendan Valentine

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Kirstin Bouse

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Michelle Schoeman

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Brieanna Mercer

Josh van Kampen

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