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.

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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Rob Collins

Robert CollinsCo-opted Director: Ageing and Aged Care;
Convenor of the LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Advisory Group;
Alliance representative to quarterly meetings of the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA).

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Public Administration Diploma, with extensive experience in a broad range of human relations activities, having been employed in various private enterprise organisations and Government administrative positions, including Private Secretary to a Cabinet Minister, Industrial Relations Consultant and Policy and Research Adviser.

He is a qualified Justice of the Peace for Queensland, and volunteers regularly for document witnessing and signing duty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

Robert has a keen interest in social justice advocacy for the LGBTI community, and is Convenor of the Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association (GLWA), a not-for-profit community organisation providing peer-based telephone and online counselling, referral and information services to all people in Queensland & Northern NSW dealing with sexuality and/or gender issues, including people impacted upon by those affected by issues arising from sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

He is also GLWA’s nominated representative on the Queensland AIDS Council’s Ageing in Diversity Action Group.

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Susan Ditter

susan-250pxChair of the Board 2012 – 2014; 2014 – 2016
Vice Chair 2011;
Director for Tasmania.

Susan is Executive Officer of Working It Out, Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service. Susan is a member of the Tasmanian Department of Education Strategic Working Group, TasPolice Strategic Working Group, Whole of Government Reference Group and DHHS Reference Group and was Secretary of the Tasmanian Council on AIDS Hepatitis and Related Diseases 2008-14.

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Mark Fuller

Director for South Australia.

Mark Fuller is a General Practitioner, presently working at the O’Brien St General Pracitce in Adelaide, and at Drug and Alcohol Services SA. For the fifteen years before this year, I was working at a primary care youth health service, including working closely with the projects supporting GLTBTIQ young people. I have had a formal role in the training and supervision of junior doctors as well as involvement in medical and nursing post-graduate training. I was a member, then chair, of the SA Health Minister’s Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Health, from 2003-2008.

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Terence Humphreys

IMAG0595 Director for New South Wales.

Terence Humphreys is the Capacity Building Manager at Twenty10 incorpating 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 interagencies and working groups in NSW.

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Janet Jukes

Deputy Chair
Director for Victoria

janetjukesJanet Jukes is the CEO of LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services. LifeWorks’ builds positive, safe and respectful personal and professional relationships by providing exceptional and responsive services to thousands of individuals, couples and organisations across Australia.  Janet has extensive experience in the non government human services sector in management, service delivery and policy in several fields including youth and family services, homelessness, family violence, community legal services, and research.

Prior to taking up her position at LifeWorks, Janet worked for The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory, most recently as the Director of EastCare Network which provides residential and support programs in the Melbourne eastern metropolitan region including statutory and non-statutory youth services, educational support for children in care, housing and tenancy management, crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol outreach, support services related to mental health, and intensive case management services for clients in need of complex care.

Demonstrating a strong commitment to training the next generation of professionals in her industry, Janet has worked as an academic at RMIT in the Master of Policy and Human Services Program and Lectured in Youth work at RMIT, the Australian Catholic University and Victoria University.

A Centenary Medal recipient for outstanding service to young people, Janet is also a highly respected community activist with extensive networks in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and transgender communities. This activity includes:- founding CoConvenor and life member of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, and member of the Victorian Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on GLBTI Issues (2000 to 2010) a ministerial advisory body that provided expert advice for law reform recognising GLBTI parenting, equality in relationships recognition, human rights protections, and birth certificate recognition.

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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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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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Shaun Staunton

Co-opted Director

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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