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 Research, Ethan James
Ethan comes to the sector with a background in policy development and industry advocacy, having worked in mining, and state and federal government. Originally from New South Wales, Ethan has a degree in Liberal Studies, majoring in Psychology and History. Ethan has a keen interest in social enterprise and innovation. As WANADA's Manager Advocacy and Research, he supports the sector by developing practical initiatives and strategic policies from existing research, and increases the visibility of the AOD sector across government and the community.
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.
Stakeholder Engagement 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, Stefanie Oberwinkler
Stefanie is originally from Austria and moved to Perth in 2016. She has a background in management consulting and employment law. With a keen interest in the human service sector, Stefanie enjoys supporting WANADA's member services through the Childcare Acces, Interpreter Access and Employee Assistance programs. Stefanie is also contributing to the development of a new training register and provides information on current Workforce Development opportunities through WANADA's website.