We offer a broad range of consultancy services to government agencies, corporate and community sector organisations and health services.

We bring a high level of experience and understanding of suicide prevention and postvention, social and emotional wellbeing and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health and Wellbeing, along with a strong capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with health services, professionals and communities.

We can assist you in areas such as:

  • undertaking needs assessments, service planning and program evaluations
  • developing cultural competency and culturally responsive service delivery
  • developing reconciliation action plans
  • community development activities, and
  • facilitation of workshops and conferences.

Our team

Adele Cox

Adele CoxAdele Cox is a Bunuba and Gija woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and is the Chief Executive Officer of Thirrili Ltd and Project Director, National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS).

Adele’s research and consultancy work has a focus on advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, particularly in mental health and suicide prevention. She has held senior roles with a range of research and evaluation projects including the National Empowerment Project and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project and more recently, held an academic role at the University of Western Australia.

Adele is currently a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health group.

Catherine Elvins

Catherine is a highly experienced consultant, specialising in program evaluation, service development, and workforce planning. She has undertaken projects in a wide range of areas including mental health, and Aboriginal health and social and emotional wellbeing.

Catherine brings a wealth of experience in policy development and service delivery having previously held roles as Executive Officer at the Victorian Healthcare Association and Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Community Health and Inner South Community Health Services.

Early in her career, Catherine worked as a community solicitor in a number of inner suburban community legal services.

Catherine is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Management, is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees.

Lobna Rouhani

Lobna is an experienced researcher who has worked on a range of international development and Indigenous health and wellbeing projects, including the Commonwealth government’s National Empowerment Project: Strengthening social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Indigenous communities.

Lobna holds Master’s degrees in Business Administration and International Development and undergraduate qualifications in Indigenous Studies and professional writing.

Megan Krakouer

Megan Krakouer is a Noongar woman from the Wagyl Kaip area in the south west corner of Western Australia. She has worked extensively in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria on land, heritage, education, justice and health projects

Prior to commencing with Thirrili, Megan worked with Knowmore Legal Service, which was established in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Megan has also recently worked with the North Melbourne Football Club to finalise their Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

Racheal Schmerl

Rachael is of Yankunjatjara and Arrente background and spent most of her childhood growing up in communities.

Racheal has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs with all levels of government and non -government organisations. She has a long history of undertaking community engagement and development activities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, using strength-based approaches.