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Executive Team

Meet Our Executive Team

Agile, knowledgeable and passionate about advocacy and meaningful change for people with disability, Mamre’s executive team focuses on empowering our community with the right support and guiding our staff in their daily work with our community.  

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Jillian Paull


Jillian joined Mamre as CEO in February 2022, bringing with her more than 20 years’ experience in the disability sector.  

Jillian helped launch the NDIS in the ACT in 2014, before taking on the role of national lead for the NDIA Media and Communications team. She’s also well versed in the not-for-profit sector having held senior positions at MS Queensland, Life Without Barriers and Mission Australia. Jillian uses her expertise to deliver business strategies that put people at the heart of an organisation and is passionate about creating an inclusive society.  

When she’s not working, Jillian enjoys reading, cooking delicious food for friends and family and spending time with her partner and their two adorable dogs.

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Marissa Carlyon

Executive Director | Capability Building

Marissa is an experienced Allied Health manager and Certified Practicing Speech Language Pathologist who joined Mamre to develop the Allied Health service. She is also the Mamre lead for Decision Making Possibilities – an important joint research project between Mamre and other organisations.  

Marissa specialises in creating highly individualised and collaborative approaches to therapy and is passionate about creating positive environments and services that allow supported people, their families and their therapists to thrive.   

Marissa is a mum to a rambunctious child who loves beach romps, picnics, and hammock hangs.

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Shellee Chapman

Executive Director | Operations, People & Engagement

Shellee is an experienced People & Culture leader who is passionate about creating sustainable organisations with high performance cultures and engaged leaders, individuals, and teams. 

Shellee has both national and international cross-functional HR & Corporate Services experience across the Aged Care, Acute Care and Disability sectors.   

When Shellee is not working she enjoys cooking, the outdoors (camping & snorkelling) and is a Bridge enthusiast. 

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Ernesto Contreras

Financial Controller

Ernesto (EC) is a Financial Accountant with nineteen years of experience across multiple sectors. Originally from Mexico, he's worked in the Automotive, Construction, Recruitment, and Health Care in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Australia.

In recent years, EC has discovered a passion for driving profit for purpose. He’s proud of his work in organisations where the mission is to make the world a better place for all.

In his spare time, he's dedicated to his family and his community. He actively encourages his children to live a life of values and does his best to lead by example. He volunteers for Scouts Queensland and when the opportunity arises, goes camping or hiking on weekends.