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 strategies that promote equitable access to services by marginalised peoples. Jill's work involves sector capacity building, supporting quality processes, and advocacy for systems reform that promote alcohol and other drug dependence 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 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 for the past 15 years in positions ranging from direct service delivery to management roles. Caroline is also a qualified Auditor with experience auditing human services organisations across Australian 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, Vanessa Vidler
Vanessa works to strengthen organisational capacity to adapt to, and leverage, positive change. She works closely with the team to action WANADA's priorities and ensure the ongoing development of WANADA as a sustainable peak body. This includes enhancing membership engagement and consultation, compliance requirements, office coordination, executive support, and event management. She also leads WANADA's accreditation process, providing oversight of continuous quality improvement systems. She holds a bachelor degree in health science.
Organisation Coordinator, Stefanie Oberwinkler
Stefanie is originally from Austria and 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.
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.
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.
Project Officer, Jill Nesbitt
Jill holds a Bachelor of Design (Architecture and Integrated Design) and a Masters of Commerce from the University of Western Australia (UWA). Following a six month student exchange in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jill is enthusiastic about returning to WANADA and the alcohol and other drug sector. Jill is currently working on WANADA's response to the recommendations from the Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce Report.
Member Support Project Officer, Kimberley Wilde
Kimberley studies a Bachelor of Arts part-time while also working part-time to support WANADA's member services, including the Childcare Access, Interpreter Access and Employee Assistance programs. Prior to joining the WANADA team, Kimberley worked in administration and projects in the community legal sector. Kimberley also 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 is passionate about the community and social services sector, and the provision of equitable, respectful and accessible services to improve the lives of all members of our community.