Chief Executive Officer, Jill Rundle
Jill has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) since 2000. Jill is passionate about supporting sector quality, strategies that promote equitable access to services by marginalised peoples, and enabling the translation of evidence into policy and practice. Jill's work involves advocacy for systems reform that promotes alcohol and other drug use as a health issue. Jill graduated from the University of Western Australia with first class honours in Anthropology with a thesis on women and drug use. She developed the WA AOD Sector Quality Framework in 2004. This has now been developed by WANADA into an international accreditation standard for the alcohol and other drug service sector.
Finance Manager, Mary-Louise Davies
Mary-Louise works part-time for both WANADA and Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation. Previous to this, Mary-Louise worked as the National Finance Manager at the Native Title Tribunal. Mary-Louise says she particularly enjoys working with organisations as they grow and develop.
Manager Advocacy and Systems, Ethan James
Ethan has supported WANADA’s advocacy activities since 2016. As WANADA's Manager Advocacy and Systems, his role is to support improved sector policy, planning and investment. He also oversees WANADA’s internal organisational systems development and maintenance. Ethan increases the visibility of the AOD sector through government and cross-sector engagement, and develops practical solutions that seek to enhance the sector’s operating environment. Ethan comes to the sector with a background in industry development and advocacy across multiple sectors and state/federal government portfolios. Ethan holds qualifications in psychology and history.
Sector Development Coordinator, Kim Ziapur
Kim has a background in research, counselling and project work in the alcohol and other drug and mental health sectors, and has worked in both Perth and the Goldfields. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Curtin University, completing Honours at the University of Western Australia. Kim’s role at WANADA supports quality improvement and capacity building in the alcohol and other drug sector through the Student Placement Program, the Eliminating Hepatitis C Project, Sector Quality Support, and the rollout of the Co-occurring Capability Review Tool.
Organisation Coordinator, Stefanie Palmer
Originally from Austria, Stefanie moved to Perth in 2016. She has a background in management consulting and employment law. Through her collaboration with stakeholders and customers across the world, Stefanie has developed a sound understanding of economic relations and organisational coherence. With a keen interest in the human service sector, Stefanie is well-placed to support WANADA's ongoing development.
System Support Coordinator, Susan Holt
Susan has a strong background in projects and administration across the private and not-for-profit sectors and was previously at WANADA from 2004-2008. Most recently she was engaged at ConnectGroups in a sector capacity building role running a small grants pilot program for the community sector.
At WANADA, Susan works to scope and develop systems that support the communication, coordination, data and reporting needs of the alcohol and other drug sector.
Member and Peer Engagement Coordinator, Kimberley Wilde
Kimberley has worked for WANADA since December 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Sociology and Australian Indigenous Studies. Prior to joining the WANADA team, Kimberley’s work included administration and projects in the community legal service sector. She has a long history of volunteering with vulnerable and minority groups; including asylum seeker and refugee rights advocacy, and direct work with children in out-of-home care. Kimberley passionately supports the provision of equitable, respectful, and accessible services to improve the lives of all members of our community.
Communications Officer, Deanne Ferris
Deanne is from the south west of WA and came to the city to study and later to work. Deanne has maintained a keen interest in community media and communications since finishing her studies at Murdoch University and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. She enjoys working with the diversity of people in the alcohol and other drug sector and the challenge of representing the needs, concerns and successes of agencies and consumers to the wider public.
Sector Policy and Project Officer, Matt Ryan
Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Behavioural Science. He has recently worked in various roles at community- and prison-based residential AOD therapeutic communities and has volunteered his time to contribute to the development of a peak alcohol and other drug consumer-led organisation. He is eager to apply his skillset and support the sector to implement policies that provide principles of self-determination, promoting the voice of consumers to influence effective service planning and delivery.
Sector Engagement and Support Officer, Carlia McCallum
Carlia has a background in disability, mental health and the community services sector. Carlia supports WANADA members through the Childcare Access Program (CAP), the Interpreter Access Program (IAP), and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Carlia provides administrative support to the team at WANADA and is looking forward to further developing her skills.