Our Team

The Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds team are passionate about the mental health of employees in the transport and logistics sector. They work to bring our programs to life and make the resources of Healthy Heads accessible to organisations around the country.

Meet the team behind our success

Naomi Frauenfelder

Chief Executive Officer

Naomi brings a wealth of experience to her role as Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds’ inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Naomi was previously Executive Director of the TrackSAFE Foundation – an Australian rail industry not-for-profit that addresses suicide on the rail network, and the resultant trauma caused to train drivers and other frontline staff. It is this experience that Naomi will draw upon and apply to HHTS, to strengthen and grow the organisation, and work to improve mental health in the trucking and logistics industry. Naomi has spent her career to date honing her passion for working nationally to unite industries behind significant causes such as mental health, providing individuals and organisations with the resources they need to face challenges head-on, creating cultures of care and support. Naomi holds a Bachelor and Masters from Monash University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Melissa Weller

Director Industry Relations and Program Management

In August 2021, Melissa joined Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds bring extensive on-the-ground industry experience to her role as Director Industry Relations and Program Management. Melissa has worked in the road safety sector and managed road safety projects and campaigns for over nine years. Part of this time was spent in her previous role as Safety, Health and Wellbeing Director at the Australian Trucking Association (ATA). Here, Melissa led the evidence-based design of SafeT360, the trucking industry’s major public-facing safety exhibition and campaign launched in November 2019. She also managed TruckSafe, a comprehensive industry safety accreditation scheme that considers the technical and mechanical aspects of industry safety and addresses human safety factors. Melissa has been recognised by the Institute of Public Works and Engineering Awards for excellence in local government road safety having coordinated a successful campaign across nine local government areas.

Ben Maguire

Government Relations Advisor

In October 2023 Ben joined Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds as Government Relations Advisor. As a previous CEO of the Australian Trucking Association Ben brings a wealth of industry experience to the organisation. Ben is co-founder and host of Remount, a not-for-profit delivering horsemanship programs for Veterans suffering mental stress and PTSD as a result of their service. Ben’s passion for mental health and psychosocial support to the community, and his experience in the transport industry brings a unique perspective and skill set to the team. Ben is the current Chair of the National Museum of Australia, a serving Officer in the Royal Australian Navy and holds a Masters of Business Administration.

Tania Reid

National Partnerships Manager

Tania brings over ten years’ partnership experience to her role as National Partnerships Manager. She has worked across both the private and public sectors and has now joined the not-for-profit sector to follow her passion for promoting the importance of mental health and wellbeing. Tania has previously worked with organisations such as Samsung, Fujitsu, Woolworths, WWF, Coles, Glencore and many others. With a close connection to the transport and logistics industry she has witnessed firsthand how promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace can significantly improve staff retention, employee satisfaction and overall, create a happier workforce.

Kayla O’Brien

Manager – Programs

Kayla brings over five years of hands-on experience in the road transport sector, and a deep understanding of the industry and its many stakeholders to her role of Manager – Programs. Her expertise extends to initiating and coordinating safety education events, outreach activations, and programs from local community involvement to broad-scale educational campaigns. Kayla leads Road Show, Healthy Heads’ face-to-face program that promotes mental health, nutrition, physical health and wellbeing awareness across the sector and country. Kayla also oversees initiatives and programs including Healthy Heads’ major annual campaign R U OK? in Trucks & Sheds. Kayla is passionate about fostering a culture where mental wellbeing is prioritised alongside physical safety and to creating thriving and healthy working environments.

Julia O’Keefe

Events Manager

With over a decade of expertise in event management, Julia joins the Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds team as their Events Manager. Julia comes having worked most recently on several events in the transport industry, such as the Australasian Railway Association’s flagship event, AusRAIL PLUS 2023, their 2021 Inland Rail Conference and TrackSAFE Foundation’s 2022 National Level Crossing Safety Forum. Julia’s extensive experience is evident in seamlessly managing all facets of large-scale conferences, gala dinners, award ceremonies and community engagement events for a range of industries and sectors. Julia is passionate about creating a mentally and physically healthier and happier industry for all.

Jordan McSweeney

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

In July 2024, Jordan joined Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds as the Communications & Marketing Coordinator. Through previous experience in Marketing Manager and Communication Support Officer roles, Jordan knows how to spearhead impactful campaigns and initiatives that engage the community and spread awareness of important issues. He has also spent many years honing his writing and editing skills, most notably at the University of Canberra, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Journalism in 2018. At Healthy Heads, Jordan plays a vital role in coordinating the development and execution of our various communications and marketing strategies. He is also strongly driven by his passion for improving the mental health and wellbeing of those working across the transport, logistics and warehousing sector.