Our board

On 7 July 2009 the National LGBTI Health Alliance became a not-for-profit public company, governed by a constitution and a Board of Directors.

The Board includes one Director elected from each state and territory.

Full Members of the National LGBTI Health Alliance are able to nominate and vote for these Directors. They serve for 2 year terms, with at least half of the positions being re-elected each year and the new Directors appointed at the AGM.

Other Directors may be co-opted according to their specialist knowledge or lived experience. These co-opted directors serve terms of one year.


Philippa Moss

Alliance Chair
Director for the Australian Capital Territory.

Philippa Moss is an HIV advocate and educator, with a passionate interest in healthy public policy and urban development. Philippa is the Executive Director of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT. She is a mother of two, an entrepreneur, and a member of Canberra’s Lesbian, Gay and Queer community.

Philippa has a long and respected history of working in the community sector in social planning, community development and as a disability advocate in both NSW and the ACT. She demonstrates a strong commitment to the community sector, seeking out like-minded people and organisations to work in partnership with a strength based and solution focused philosophy.

In 2015 Philippa was awarded with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Not for Profit Manager of the Year as well as the highly recognised Telstra Business Women’s Award For Purpose and Social Enterprise.

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Desmond Ford

Director for South Australia

Desmond Ford currently works at COTA SA as the Head – Programs and Business Development. He has a long history of working in social services in both NGO’s and Government, having held a range of Senior Management positions as well as significant experience in project management. His work in the LGBTI community includes having established projects in both metropolitan and regional centres across South Australia, working in partnership with community members and key stakeholders. For many years he worked at the Bfriend project, providing support to newly identifying LGBTI people and their families. He has also run training for a range of professional bodies on LGBTI Inclusion, including teachers, mental health workers, allied health workers and aged care workers. 

Desmond has a keen interest in Permaculture and sustainability and is on the Advisory Group for the Adelaide Sustainability Centre. At home Desmond is usually in the garden working out where there’s room for just one more fruit tree or searching said garden for duck eggs. Desmond and his partner run a monthly Produce Swap at their home, which is a plausible excuse for baking…and eating, cakes.

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Suzanne Castellas

Co-opted Director

Suzanne is the Centre Coordinator and Human Rights Lawyer for HALC – the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre. She has the priviledge of working closely with LGBTIQ communities and the national BBV and STI health sectors – providing legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients with complex legal and non-legal needs. Suzanne drives law reform through litigation to address the stigma and discrimination that continues to affect LGBTIQ communities and those with BBVs.

Suzanne passionately contributes to community initiatives on a wide range of topics from the abuse of Police powers at LGBTIQ events to ‘gay hate crimes’, and the ‘expungement of homosexual crimes’. She is an advocate for community education and provides lectures and workshops to health care professionals and medical students on their legal and ethical responsibilities. She has previously been a board member for the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, and is currently an executive member of the HALC Board.

Before practising law for the community sector, Suzanne had an extensive career overseas as a corporate legal professional. Her worked focused on merges & acquisitions, crisis management, rehabilitation, liquidation, and integration.

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Terence Humphreys

IMAG0595 Director for New South Wales.

Terence Humphreys is the Capacity Building Manager at Twenty10 incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW (GLCSNSW) , where he and his team provide a range of support and education products across the youth, health, community and education sectors as well as the broader community. He developed and regularly facilitates Twenty10’s diversity training package, Here and Now, which aims build people’s confidence in working with people of diverse genders and sexualities, and/or intersex status. He sits on numerous inter-agencies and working groups in NSW.


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Stephen Kerry

Director for the Northern Territory

Dr Stephen Kerry is a sociology lecturer at Charles Darwin University. Dr Kerry has been heavily involved in LGBTQI communities since 1990 and since 2001 xie* has pursued an academic career to champion the needs of people who live on society’s gender margins. From Dr Kerry’s expertise in the lives of intersex and trans Australians xie has garnered local, national, and international attention. Dr Kerry is member of the Darwin-based LGBTQI advocacy group Rainbow Territory and the founder of Ask, a consultancy business which advises community groups and organisations on how to communicate with LGBTQI clients. In 2015, Dr Kerry was the keynote speaker at the Variant Sex and Gender, Religion and Wellbeing conference hosted by the University of Exeter, UK.

Additionally, Dr Kerry is the principal researcher in a multi-agency research project focusing on suicide within the Northern Territory’s transgender and sex/gender diverse communities. Dr Kerry moved to Darwin in 2012 and lives with two cat companions. Xie loves science fiction and is a member of the Darwin Zen Group.

*Dr Kerry identifies as genderqueer. In writing, Dr Kerry uses the gender-neutral pronouns xie (pronounced she) and hir (pronounced her), verbally xie uses the gender-neutral pronouns they and them.

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Gai Lemon

Director for Queensland.

Gai has an extensive history as an activist on behalf of the LGBT populations in Queensland, and an eclectic curriculum vitae that most recently

 includes a move to Brisbane North Primary Health Network to work in Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Development. Previously Director of Healthy Communities Programs with the Queensland AIDS Council, Gai’s career path includes women’s health, disability, sexuality education, blood borne viruses and adult education in the tertiary and RTO sector. She is an authorised Civil Celebrant, specialising in end of life and after death care, including funeral work.

When she isn’t authoring health and education related publications and articles, Gai likes to think her online travel journals inspire the right amount of awe and envy amongst her friends.

Her particular interests lie in addressing social inequalities through creative education and community engagement.

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Graham Lovelock

Director for Western Australia

Graham is a company director and freelance communications consultant with some 20 years experience as a communications and marketing professional working in a range of private enterprise, not-for-profit and government organisations. Graham holds a Bachelor of Communications and has wide-ranging experience in the areas of organisational development, internal and external communications, marketing and brand direction, project, change and events management, community consultation, grant writing and fundraising and government relations. He has recently completed a Certificate in Governance and Risk Management (Intensive) with the Governance Institute of Australia.

Graham currently runs his own strategic communications consultancy in Perth and has previously worked in senior roles with Aspen Group Ltd, Australian Red Cross, WA Department of Justice, Australian Paralympic Committee and SwanCare Group Inc. He has been an active volunteer with several community-based organisations throughout his adult life. In 2010, Graham joined the Musica Viva WA committee. He has previously been President of the WA committee and was a Director on the National Board of Musica Viva Australia in 2013 and is currently Deputy President of the WA Committee (finishing term in Nov. 2016). Graham joined the Committee of Pride WA in 2012, and has led the strategic review and planning process for Pride WA as it has built a more sustainable organisational structure and stronger links to the wider community (finishing term in March 2017). From 2009 – 2015 he served on the Board of Directors of Volunteering WA and has also been on the Boards of the WA AIDS Council, Gay and Lesbian Equality WA. Graham is the Founding Chairperson of GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc.), a group highly regarded nationally for its advocacy and research work in the LGBTI ageing area.

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Shaun Staunton

Director for Victoria

Shaun leads beyondblue’s diversity & inclusion work, and has previously held a number of roles in the areas of LGBTI health, the HIV prevention community sector, and blood-borne virus clinical education. He has held an Honorary Associate lecturer attachment to the University of Queensland School of Medicine and has been an 

investigator with an Australian Research Council Linkages Grant Research Project, alongside other research projects. In the past he has been involved with various steering committees, reference groups and Boards. He has particular interest in developing strategies to foster inclusive environments, working with stakeholders to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait social and emotional wellbeing, and digital strategies to support LGBTI communities.

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Raymond Zada

Co-opted Director for Tekwabi Giz.

Raymond Zada is an Adelaide‐based visual artist working primarily with photography, video, and digital design. He’s also an award‐winning radio broadcaster with 13 years’ experience in production, presentation, and technical operation. In Raymond won the Works on Paper category of the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for his piece, racebook. An edition of 10, racebook has been acquired by several public galleries in Australia and overseas as well as private collections. In 2013, Raymond won the New Media category of the 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for his piece, Sorry. Sorry examines the complexities of Australian history and the disconnect between language and reality. Born in Adelaide in 1971, Raymond grew up in Port Augusta and Marree, South Australia. He is Aboriginal with Afghan and Scottish heritage.

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