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 Quality Coordinator, Caroline Henson
Caroline has worked in the alcohol and other drug sector since 2002 in positions ranging from direct service delivery to management roles. Caroline is also a qualified Auditor with experience auditing human services organisations across Australia against a number of quality standards including the Standard on Culturally Secure Practice, the Standard for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services and the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standards. Caroline is passionate about Continuous Quality Improvement and believes that strong collaborative working relationships, a commitment to improvement and investment in best practice are the keys to effecting positive change.
Organisation Coordinator, Carol Child
Carol is a UK-qualified accountant with over 40 years' experience. After working in the financial sector in London for 10 years, Carol moved to Western Australia and the not-for-profit sector. Her roles have included Chief Financial Officer with a community-based childcare provider and Executive Manager in the community legal sector. Carol believes in the provision of quality and professional back office support that facilitates the delivery of frontline services to meet community need. Carol is pleased to be able to use her skills and experience to assist WANADA in supporting the alcohol and other drug sector.
Organisation Coordinator, Stefanie Palmer
Stefanie is currently on extended leave until September 2021. 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 with fellow System Support Coordinator Amy Lampard to scope and develop systems that support the communication, coordination, data and reporting needs of the alcohol and other drug sector.
System Support Coordinator, Dr Amy Lampard
Amy has worked in research and policy roles in university, not-for-profit and government settings, and has experience in sector capacity building and stakeholder engagement. She holds a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Applied Social Research from Macquarie University. Amy is passionate about a strong human services sector that meets our community’s health, wellbeing and safety needs throughout the lifespan. At WANADA Amy works with fellow System Support Coordinator Susan Holt to scope and develop systems that support the communication, coordination, data and reporting needs of the alcohol and other drug sector.
Sector Development Coordinator, Kim Ziapur
Kim works part-time to support capacity building in the alcohol and other drug sector through student and graduate placements. 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 metropolitan Perth and in the Goldfields. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Curtin University, completing Honours at the University of Western Australia.
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.
Aboriginal Leadership Coordinator, Karina Clarkson
Karina is a proud Gamillaroi/Dunghutti woman from NSW who has had the privilege of living, working and raising her family on beautiful Noongar country for the past decade. Karina has over 11 years’ experience working in the alcohol and other drug sector in both non-government and government roles, including workforce development, counselling, youth work, community engagement, lecturing and mentoring. Having completed a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GDIHP) in 2015, Karina recently commenced a Master in Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Health Promotion and Advocacy.
Karina is committed to reducing alcohol and other drug related harms and concerns for Aboriginal individuals, families and communities. Karina's work at WANADA aims to increase Aboriginal AOD sector engagement, strengthen the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workforce through the review and development of recruitment and retention strategies, advance self-determination in the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug sector, and coordinate and contribute to culturally relevant input into sector policy, planning, development and reform.
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.
Communications and Support Officer, Charli Peasley
Charli has six years’ experience working in alcohol and other drug treatment in an administration role whilst completing her Bachelor of Science and Master of Strategic Communication at UWA, from which she graduated in 2019. Prior to joining the WANADA team, Charli worked in journalism and destination promotion as a Content Coordinator at a boutique media firm. Charli is working in a communications and project support role under a four-month contract from March to July 2021.
Sector Engagement and Support Officer, Tilly Lloyd-Poole
Tilly has a background in alcohol and other drugs, youth and children’s services, and the disability sector. Tilly is excited to apply her skills at WANADA, where she supports WANADA members through the Childcare Access Program, Interpreter Access Program, and the umbrella Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Tilly also provides administration support to our ongoing projects.