You're only as good as your people!

The wellbeing of our clients and patrons is of utmost priority to us and that’s why we ensure that each of our team members working with Priceless Life at Priceless House are not only skilled operators but warm and generous individuals with a big heart for what we are all about.

MANAGEMENT (Board & Advisors)

Our Company Board Directors and Professional Advisory Team hail from a range of cultural backgrounds and expertise.

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Teeshan Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

 

Teeshan is passionate about social justice and for over 15 years has advocated for the vulnerable and voiceless, sort to be a friend to the lonely and helped strengthen the arm of the poor both locally and overseas.

Teeshan has held leadership and senior administrative roles within the government, not-for-profits and large corporations within Australia for almost 15 years.

Holding a bachelor of Economics (USyd) Teeshan takes a special interest in government policies surrounding women’s health. Believing that governments are established for the betterment and protection of the people, she thinks government should always legislate accordingly particularly when it comes to women rights and protections.

Believing that each person is of enormous value and all people are created equal, she seeks out the gold in each person. She is passionate about protecting the vulnerable and helping those in need by creating hope and real choice.

Teeshan considers it an honour to serve the community as Priceless’ CEO.

 

Hot Beverage of Choice?

Teeshan enjoys a hot Decaf Latte from ‘Foxy Bean’, just around the corner from Priceless. 

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Liz 

Head of Policy & Ethics

Co-Founder and Counsellor

As one of the founding members of Priceless Life, Liz has served in a number of different roles over the years.

A strong combination of her Masters in Counselling and Dip Ed, as well as 20 years experience in the speciality of crisis pregnancy support, Liz heads up the specialist professional development of our counsellors.
She acts as a great support for a positive, united and healthy culture of the organisation with her unique blend of humility and wisdom.

Liz also says she especially appreciates the tagline for Priceless House: A place to pause.

“There is great wisdom in taking time to stop, take a breath and talk things through, whatever the issues. And of course there is the obligatory cup of tea – I prefer mine fairly strong with a good dash of milk!”

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Julie 

Education and Advocacy Officer

When it comes to our organisations positioning and educative content,  Julie brings her own particular blend of gentility and passion to her work supporting pregnant women and their families.

As a keen educationalist she acts as co-coordinator and a facilitator of our schools program (see ‘Priceless Perspectives’) as well as lecturing at a tertiary level. It’s here where Julie really challenges her classes to think beyond prevailing rhetoric to embrace a compassionate, considered and coherent approach to crisis pregnancy and pregnancy choices.

Indeed, it’s her willingness to work for life affirming cultural change that also see her working in policy development.

Julie is also one of our specialist counsellors and social workers rostered on a Thursday.

Hot Beverage of Choice?

Julie loves a “nice hot cup of tea,” strong with milk, whether it’s served in a billycan or china cup, and she thinks there’s not too many problems that can’t be halved with a cup of tea and a listening ear.

Of course, when requiring a little more energy and focus, she turns to coffee with a dash of milk and half a sugar.

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Cathryn Marshall, RN

FertilityCare Practitioner (Creighton Model)

Office Manager

Cathryn has a passion for empowering women (and men) with vital, yet often unknown, information about their bodies to assist them with achieving a natural, healthy pregnancy.

She offers our in-house instruction on natural fertility, an alternative to IVF, via the Creighton Model and works with our affiliate Naprotechnology doctors.  She also offers this service from Toowoomba every week.

For over 10 years she has dedicated herself to serving the work of Priceless Life as Office Manager and Treasurer as well as nursing on weekends at the Wesley Hospital.  She has 30 years experience as an RN with a passion in the Critical Care areas.

In whatever spare time she has she volunteers to assist the local scout group as well as getting involved in crafty projects?

Hot beverage of choice?

Skinny mocha… in a mug!

 Luchi

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Luchi is an experienced counsellor in the area of women’s issues.

She is passionate to see women flourish in their in lives, as well as transitioning efficaciously in whatever stage of life they are at. She is also enthusiastic about mental health issues for women in CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities.

As a psychotherapist at Priceless Life, Luchi delights in creating a safe and judgement free environment for post abortive women.

As a couples counsellor she is also zealous to see committed relationships and marriages flourish, particularly beyond tough times.

Her educational achievements are Bachelor in Social Science majoring in Counselling. She has recently achieved a Postgraduate certificate in Couples Counselling. She is also a SHINE facilitator. Her fluency in speaking and writing Spanish also allows our organisation to offer counselling in this language.

Hot Beverage of Choice?

With such a cultural background, you can imagine that she prefers black coffee to tea!

Helen 

Advisor – Governance and Engagement

Helen has been involved with Priceless Life for over 15 years. Her studies and experience give her expertise in non profit management which we are very grateful to access when possible.

Helen has extensive experience in presenting the delicate issues the organisation works with to various groups in the community and is known for her passion around this area.

She says how she has noticed that the simple act of supporting women can  make all the difference in encouraging  women to choose life for themselves and their children.

In her time she led the Schools program, conferences and dinners to engage the community all the while working on improving fundraising and governance capabilities for the organisation.

Adopted as a baby, Helen has a special interest in adoption practices which is key to the heart of true choices counselling.

 

Julie 

Counsellor

Julie is one of the dedicated counsellors here at Priceless and comes with a BA (Psych) and Cert IV in phone counselling.  She has also worked as a supervisor and trainer in the area of phone counselling specifically.

She is passionate about helping bring hope to those who are in crisis pregnancies and healing to those who are suffering from loss through an abortion or miscarriage. Julie says she loves working at Priceless House because of the dedication and care of the employees and volunteers to bring about this hope and healing both physically and emotionally.

Hot beverage of choice?

Usually on shift with her husband, she doesn’t mind what hot beverage she gets, as long as he makes and brings it to her!

Jim 

Psychologist & Counsellor

Jim is a counsellor at Priceless House and holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology along with a Cert IV in telephone counselling.

He specialises in couple’s counselling with his wife and has a special interest in counselling men affected by their partners in crisis pregnancies or who are suffering loss through their partner’s abortion.

Hot beverage of choice?

“I love having a coffee with my wife – however it comes as long as it’s with her!”

 

Anna Marie 

Advocacy/ Legal Support & Hospitality

Anna is in her 3rd year studying a Law degree at QUT as she is passionate about justice, family, and feminism.

Why she loves working with the organisation: “working with like-minded minded individuals, and working in something I’m passionate about.”

How she likes her tea?

“Golden beige” (1 sugar, a bit of milk)

 

Daniela 

Mentor

Dani is known for her gentle, caring nature which, coupled by her COACH mentoring training really makes for a great platform for support in our Priceless cases.

Being able to speak a variety of languages also proves very helpful – it’s always easier to connect to someone if you can share in your native tongue!

She also has some other excellent skills ranging from such practical support as car seat installation to prayer/ spiritual nurturing.

Beverage of choice:

Strong cup of tea with a small amount of milk.

 

Tania 

Priceless Packages Co-Coordinator Baby clothes copy

We are very grateful to have Tania on our team who is meticulous about sorting and allocating our material goods donations for our Priceless Mums, Dads and Babies.

Tania comes to us with excellent skills in this arena – with special expertise in managing a range of needs, especially for premature babies or children with disabilities.  

All can be assured of cleanliness and care taken with the creation of each Care Package created by this lady.

You may hear from her when it comes to thanking you for dropping in your pre-loved goodies, or see her out at one of our market stalls.

Hot beverage of choice?

Fresh boiled water – a cleansing option, but chilled a little to avoid burning.

 

Melissa 

Coordinator – Schools Program Melissa copy 3

Melissa’s role at Priceless is Education Co-coordinator with Julie Robinson of our High School Program, “Priceless Perspectives” . Together they implement this relevant and engaging program into Secondary schools and youth organisations.

Perspectives provides accurate information and support for young people on the main issues surrounding the experience of unexpected pregnancy.

Melissa’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Health and Art and a Post Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies, focusing on ethics.

She is passionate about educating and empowering youth with an understanding of how valued and significant they are and how every human life is uniquely gifted for greatness and worthy of equal respect.

Through the development of integrity and compassion, today’s youth can become the world-changers of tomorrow, creating a culture that values all people.

Hot Beverage of Choice?

Her desired tea preference is spicy Chai. However, she also likes her coffee strong and white, especially early in the morning!

 

[MORE TEAM TO UPDATE SOON]

Luz Miranda

Counsellor

Jacob Swift

creative director

Alex Green

accountant

Richard Bright

journalist