The business of NTAHC is managed by the Board. Each Board member holds office for a period of two years, with half of the Board being up for nomination each year to allow for continuity and transfer of corporate knowledge. The Board consists of:
- Vice President
- Executive Director
- an HIV consumer representative
- an Hepatitis consumer representative
- three (3) elected members
- a staff representative
The Board can be contacted through the NTAHC office, by emailing the President, or by calling 08 8944 7777.
- Hep Consumer Representative
- Ordinary Member
2016-17 Board Members
The NTAHC AGM was held at 5.30pm Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 46 Woods St Darwin, and with Alice Springs via Skype.
The incoming Board members are:
President Maria Scarlett
Vice President Jenne Roberts
HIV Consumer Rep PT
Ordinary Member Lucas de Toca
The positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Hep Consumer Representative and 2 x Ordinary Board Members remain vacant.
2016 Board Members
As a third-generation Territorian, Maria was schooled in the nuances of living in multi-cultural and cross cultural societies. She believes family, resilience, passion, laughter, a willingness to remain inquisitive and strong friendships are the key elements which have enabled her to travel a less conventional leadership path.
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She has worked in the not for profit sectors of childcare, childcare advocacy, and medical research ethics. In 2014 Maria retired and now sits on the NTAHC Board. Maria believes that diversity in the Board Room is the building block for strong leadership.
Areas of interest – Governance; Elimination of blood borne viruses; Aged Care; Dementia research; and Giving ‘voice’ to dementia sufferers and their families.
Hobbies: origami, seed beads, swimming.
Loves: Hanging with her grandchildren.
Jenne Roberts is the Head of Research Quality and Development at Menzies School of Health Research. She has worked at Menzies since returning to Australia in August 2011, after 8 years in Asia. In her current role Jenne ensures that Menzies produces and translates high quality, timely, relevant research and evaluations related to Indigenous and public health.
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Prior to this Jenne was the Director of Women’s Health at the NT dept. of Health (1995 -2002). In her current role Jenne ensures that Menzies produces and translates high quality, timely, relevant research and evaluations related to Indigenous and public health. This includes bringing together and overseeing multi-disciplinary teams to plan, design, and conduct applied social and clinical research.
Jenne’s own research and development work focuses on HIV policy and planning in South East Asia. Jenne works primarily at the national level in countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and surrounding countries to develop evidence based, inclusive national HIV strategies and programs. For example she has developed Cambodia’s national HIV Strategies for many years (the national strategy as well as sector strategies for health, the armed forces, and education) and the condom social marketing strategy for Vietnam, the strategy for mainstreaming gender and diversity considerations into Myanmar’s national program, and many Global Fund and USAID Country Operating plans addressing HIV/AIDS. This work requires a commitment to the central involvement of people living with HIV, understanding the needs and rights of most at risk populations, an understanding of health system pragmatics, cultural considerations and resource optimisation. Jenne is a qualified public health specialist, and has experience in modelling epidemics and their impacts on key affected populations given a range of investment scenarios and levels of political will.
Jenne has evaluated policy initiatives and programs for Australian State/Territory and federal government clients, and for AusAid (DFAT), DfiD, USAID, SEADO, the EEC, WHO, UNAIDS, UNWOMEN and many other clients. Jenne is currently working with USAID and the National AIDS Commission of Indonesia to develop a program for ensuring civil society is supported to engage in the national response and has the capacity and technical support to provide services by and for people living with, affected by and most at risk from HIV/AIDS. She has networks with the peak community based organisations in the region, including APNSW APN+ and PWUD.
Jenne has a master’s degree in International Management and a master’s degree in Public Health. She also teaches graduate units in health policy and advocacy, sexual health, knowledge translation and evaluation.
HIV Consumer Representative
PT is your HIV+ Representative to the NTAHC Board of Management. I have been diagnosed with HIV twice (once in 1988 and then in 1994). This was as a result of the stigma and lack of confidentiality that existed at that time
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I have experienced that compliance with medications and disclosure brings about a complex range of circumstances, which change according to social and health services interactions, current health and well-being, housing and employment.
In past years I have represented NTAHC at various NAPWA and AFAO meetings.
In my years as an HIV+ person I have attained from a range of studies; Bachelor of Arts Specialising in History and Cultural Heritage and Specialising in Social Science (Psychology and Sociology) at CDU, Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Diploma in Community Services Work, Diploma of Counselling and a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. I am currently a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association Inc.
Daniel is the men’s health coordinator in the care and support program with NTAHC. He loves his job because he's passionate about helping others and advocating for human rights and social justice.
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Daniel offers peer support and were possible takes the opportunity to break down stigma and discrimination in relation to living with HIV, he is also passionate about GLBTQI rights and equality and believes until we are treated as equal no one is free.