Our Clinical Advisory Group

White Cloud Foundation strives for excellence in all we do, particularly in the area of client care. Our Clinical Advisory Group has been put in place to ensure we have robust governance, processes, and procedures for our Tele-Mental Health Service. This team of mental health experts are continuously reviewing our operating model and systems to make sure we meet all industry standards and providing a service that optimises outcomes for all clients.

Dr Angela White (Chair)
BA(Hons), MCP, PhD MAPS (Clin)
Dr Angela White is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30+ years’ experience in clinical and health psychology practice, training, and research.  Angela is the Director of Psychology at the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital and Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Queensland. She also holds the position of Co-Chair of the Queensland Health State-wide Psychology Network. Angela is a Fellow of the Clinical College and has a particular interest in the application of digital technology to optimise health service delivery, access, and outcomes, particularly for rural and remote communities.
Ms Judith Piccone
BA(Hons), MPsychClin, MAPS, FCCLP
Judith Piccone is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30+ years’ experience in child and youth mental health and related fields inclusive of clinical and team-based leadership positions.  Judith is currently the Program Manager for Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) Specialist Teams at Children’s Hospital and Health Service which oversees a range of local service delivery and statewide program coordination across Queensland. She also maintains a small sole practitioner private practice. Judith is a Fellow of the Clinical Psychology College of the Australian Psychological Society and has a broad range of interests within the child and youth mental health field including e-psychology, leadership workforce training, reflective supervision, and service evaluation.  She is a strong advocate for collaborative partnerships with a commitment to consumer/carer co-design processes.
Dr Angelo Contarino
Dr Angelo Contarino is a registered psychologist with endorsement in clinical psychology. He has over 29 years’ experience working with adults, children, couples, and families. Dr Contarino has worked in various public and private sector environments including hospitals, adult mental health services, child and youth mental health services, crisis response teams, school settings, the disability employment sector, as a supervisor at the university level with masters and doctoral students, and in private practice since 1997. He is Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. Dr Contarino has a keen interest in supervisory, training, and educational processes and developed and delivered numerous presentations and workshops on various mental health and other topics for general practitioners, community groups, parents, and teachers.
Dr Vikki Knott
BA, BA (Hons), MPsychol (Clin), PhD, MAPS
Vikki has worked as an academic in psychology for over 25 years. She has predominantly taught in undergraduate and honours programs and has supervised many students, mostly in topics related to health psychology, especially psychooncology. Vikki is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Australian College of Applied professions but spends most of her time nowadays working as clinical psychologist in two private practices – CCC Psychology in Burpengary and Ascot Psychology and Allied Health where she is the Director.  Vikki is a leader in tele-psychology, providing services via Telehealth to clients living in rural and remote locations throughout Australia, and sharing her knowledge on a working group committed to developing the platform.  Vikki continues to be interested in topics related to teaching and learning in psychology, with special interests in developing graduate skills related to the development of therapeutic alliance and cultural responsiveness. Vikki is a Member of the APS and is an Associate Editor for the APS Journal, the Australian Journal of Psychology. 
Heidi Sturk
Heidi is the Director of eMHPrac (e-Mental Health in Practice) at Queensland University of Technology. eMHPrac is funded by the Commonwealth Government and is led by QUT in partnership with Black Dog Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, and University Centre for Rural Health. Heidi develops, delivers, and evaluates training and support on digital mental health to health practitioners and service providers nationwide. She holds a Master of Organisational Psychology and has over 26 years’ experience working in mental health. She has led a range of projects including the evaluation of an integrated strategy to promote the health of people with chronic or recurring mental disorders in rural settings, and an evaluation of professional supervision and mentoring of allied health professionals. Her areas of interest include how to integrate appropriate digital technologies into health care, rural and remote health care practice, and wellbeing of health practitioners.
Dr Bonnie Clough
PhD (Clinical), MAPS, FCCLP
Dr Bonnie Clough is a clinical psychologist, senior lecturer and researcher based at Griffith University. She was awarded her PhD (clinical) in 2016. Her research focuses on ways to improve consumer access and engagement with mental health services, particularly through the use of digital technologies. She is passionate about the training of mental health professionals, teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Stoyan Stoyanov
Stoyan Stoyanov is a Lead Data Analyst at yourtown coordinating the automation of reporting, evaluation, and data dissemination projects. He holds a Master’s degree of research in Psychology from the University of Manchester, UK, and is undertaking a PhD in Design, Development and Evaluation of Digital Health Interventions at the Queensland University of Technology, for which he collaborates with eHealth experts globally. Stoyan is continuously involved in projects which promote the autonomy and self-efficacy of young people through the design, development and evaluation of digital support resources including Kids Helpline’s Niggle app and App Library. He currently collaborates with the World Health Organisation, Pfizer, Psyberguide and sits on the advisory boards of the Harvard-developed app Biosay. In his spare time, he leads the SCHEMA collective – a not-for-profit organisation of musicians and artists promoting mental health though music, arts, and sport.
Dragos Ileana
BSC Psych, MPsychClin, MAPS, FCCLP
Dragos is a clinical psychologist with expertise in working cross-culturally in the mental health, counselling, and psychotherapy areas. He is the State-wide Transcultural Mental Health Practice Leader at the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, Queensland Health.
Dragos has been involved in developing Quality Improvements frameworks and conducting clinical research with CALD consumers exploring the importance of using client’s cultural framework and engaging Bicultural Consultants in conducting assessments and providing comprehensive mental health care. He is an AHPRA clinically endorsed psychologist supervisor and has been involved in delivering training in culturally sensitive practice, to clinical psychology Master and PhD students from different Brisbane and Gold Coast based universities.
In his current role, Dragos works collaboratively with statewide stakeholders towards supporting MHAOD systems to become more culturally inclusive and responsive. Dragos also consults privately at Ramsay Psychology, Gold Coast, where he provides psychotherapy to people from the broader community presenting with a wide range of mental health, interpersonal, and existential issues. His psychotherapeutic approach is integrative in nature, underpinned by strong humanistic values and adopting a client centred approach with emphasis on tailoring psychotherapeutic techniques to best meet client’s needs and goals.
Melissa Whittley
Consumer Representative

Melissa has been a White Cloud Ambassador for the past few years, helping us to raise awareness and combat the mental health problem we face here in Queensland. She has been our ear’s out in the public, visiting hospitals and talking to our front-line workers to see how we can better help people who are suffering with a mental illness. Having been through her own mental health struggles she knows firsthand how important it is to have easy access to a professional, clinically proven service that provides individual treatment plans. She is passionate about helping others and about removing the stigma the comes with mental health.