Executive Management Team | COPP Australia

Our Executive Management Team

Every great mind was once taught by some brilliant teachers.

Our team of dedicated professionals share the common goal to provide our students with the very best preparation for general registration with PsyBA and their career as a psychologist.

Our staff and supervisors have expert knowledge of the core competencies and attributes required for registration and early career psychologists. We have a genuine belief that, by expanding the competencies and practical experience of psychologists, we make a positive contribution to the mental well-being of the wider community.

We provide personalised attention and support to each of our interns, ensuring that their transition to a career in psychology is a smooth one. In addition to their individual supervisors, interns are encouraged to seek confidential support and advice from any member of our team.

Meet our Executive Management Team

Responsible for overseeing the business and financial operations of the College. Marea
joined the College in 2016 in the role of Business Manager and is currently the Interim
General Manager. Her business career commenced in chartered accountancy and from there
she has continued to gain experience in a broad range of industries. Having initially studied
accounting at TAFE, Marea obtained her business degree from Monash University, and
subsequently her CPA qualification.

Alison brings over two decades of clinical psychology experience, complemented by a robust
research background. Her journey includes a PhD that explored the effects of postnatal
depression on both mothers and infants. She has also made significant contributions to
various research projects, particularly in perinatal mental health and the realm of first
episode psychosis.

Alison’s association with The College of Professional Psychology dates back to 2010, where
she initially served as a supervisor. Over the years, she transitioned into a multifaceted role,
actively contributing to the evolution of our state-based program into a nationwide
registration program. Her involvement extends to teaching professional development
workshops, shaping curriculum and program design, and offering unwavering support to our
students and supervisors. Alison describes her role at the College as a “wonderful way to be
part of the growth and development of new psychologists within an exciting and vibrant
educational institution.”

Federica Zamboni is a registered psychologist and sexologist, who has worked across various domains, including child and family support, fostering and adoption, private practice, private hospital and custodial environments.

Federica works clinically in psychology and Sexology in her group private practice in Perth. In addition to her professional background, Federica plays an active role in relevant professional organizations. She serves as the Secretary of the Perth Branch of the Australian Psychological Society, demonstrating her commitment to the field of psychology. She is also the Treasurer of the WA Branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists.

Federica recently attained an Advanced Master of Science in Medicine, specializing in sexual and reproductive health. Her professional interests span a wide spectrum, encompassing topics like LGBTIQA+ issues, gender and sexuality, relationships, reproductive health, and various aspects of conception, birth, postnatal anxiety and depression, and menopause. She also brings her expertise to the study of personality disorders and trauma.

Jethro Laungayan is the IT Administrator with a background in Information Technology. Currently working at College of Professional Psychology, he manages the college IT infrastructure. Jethro Laungayan holds a Degree in Information Technology (Network Security) from Northern Sydney Institute (TAFE).