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Executive Director
Genevieve Dally
[ExecDirector@ntahc.org.au]

Genevieve Dally is a Nurse with 15 years’ experience in the sexual and reproductive health sector. A passion for advocacy, education and addressing gaps in services for vulnerable communities has led Genevieve to a career in sexual health and blood borne viruses. 

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Genevieve has a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration and prior to joining the NTAHC team held a number of senior management roles within Government and the Not for Profit sector. The rollout of the Preliminary Forensic Kits across the NT and facilitation of a youth led sexual health clinic have been  passion projects for Genevieve, because providing choice and access to inclusive services is essential to improving  health and wellbeing and creating a world free from shame, stigma and discrimination

Finance and Compliance Officer
Nezily Mondejar

[Nezily.Mondejar@ntahc.org.au]

Born and raised in Manila, Philipines, Nezily “Nezi” Mondejar commenced work with NTAHC in April 2018 as Finance and Compliance officer.

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Nezi's position entails monitoring and evaluating financial management and budget performance and assisting the Executive Director to manage acquittal of funding and risk management activities.  

Nezi has completed a Bachelor of Accounting and is working towards becoming a full member of CPA Australia.

Sianne McLachlan

Executive Assistant
Sianne McLachlan
[sianne.mclachlan@ntahc.org.au]

I have been with the company since 2010. For me working for NTAHC was a blessing I am a transgender woman living in a very small city & it is not an easy option to find a supportive workplace to be accepted into. 

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If there was a place I found it! NTAHC has given me great support and have my back at every turn I mean the Executive Director & the deputy Director took me to Thailand to have my sexchange operation now that’s support at its best!

Since I have been with the organisation I have watched it grow from strength to strength not only with the LGBTIQ community but with everyone who walks these paths. NTAHC has become one of the strongest AIDS councils in Australia our name is everywhere. 

 I hope to be here for a lot longer so come in to reception & say hello I will be the first fabulous face you will see.

Daniel Alderman

Care & Support Coordinator
Mark Halton
[mark.halton@ntahc.org.au]

I was pleased to be given the opportunity to take on the role of Care & Support for Men accessing support services here at NTAHC.

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I have had a long association with NTAHC starting in 1991 where I became a volunteer with the Men’s project and then in the mid 90’s became a board member for around 3 years.

Around 2006 I was given the opportunity to apply for the Peer Project position as a support to the LGBTI community a positon I held for around 4 years.

After 8 years working closely with our Indigenous countrymen as a Manager with Aboriginal Hostel Limited decided to apply for the position of Care & Support Coordinator back at NTAHC.

I started back at NTAHC on the 13th May and I look forward to working with and supporting our client base and community members.

I have long been an advocate for HIV/Hep C positive people and community members accessing our support services here at NTAHC and look forward to meeting with our existing and future clients.   

 

Mark Halton

Care & Support coordinator (Men)   

Care & Support Coordinator
Rebekah Lamb
[rebekah.lamb@ntahc.org.au]

Rebekah commenced the role of Women’s Care and Support Coordinator in May 2019. Recently relocating to the NT, she has worked and lived across different states including Queensland and Victoria as well as overseas including South East Asia, the Pacific Islands and Europe.

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Rebekah has a Public Health degree minoring in Women’s and Sexual Health. She has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and is passionate about helping those who face the biggest burden of social and health inequalities. “Every person, no matter of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and cultural background, deserves and is entitled to access good quality healthcare.”

Rebekah strives to take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing working with services that support our physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing. She is excited to take on this role and meet and support women while also being an advocate, breaking down stigma and creating awareness across communities.

Jyoti Jadeja

Alice Springs Program Manager 
Jyoti Jadeja
[jyoti.jadeja@ntahc.org.au]

I possess qualifications in Welfare Work, Management, Community Work, Arts, Drug and Alcohol including Diploma to Master level degree. I joined NTAHC since 2011 and I am very passionate about my work.

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I work extensively in both Care and Support Services to Clients as well as organisational Management. I really enjoy working with people from diverse culture and diverse backgrounds and treat everyone with dignity and respect. I provide case management, advocacy, counselling, peer support activities, information and education and referrals to other support services so if you are in Central Australia and need assistance with BBVs issues you are welcome to come and see me. The other areas of work I am involved with are Health Promotional Campaign and Events, Community Education, Office Management and Harm Minimisation. We are very friendly and welcoming team at NTAHC inclusive of Cultural Competency. 

Harm Reduction Coordinator
Peter Sidaway
[peter.sidaway@ntahc.org.au]

Working in the Needle and Syringe Program, I am able to give our Clients a break from the constant fight that is life for a person who injects drugs, by supplying sterile injecting equipment without the judgmental humiliating garbage that PWID suffer in their daily dealing with authority.

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With a history of injecting drug use, I have an insight of the struggle and stigma imposed upon our Clients as a result of the totally misguided, so called “war on drugs”, which treats our fellow citizens as lowlife criminals.
As well as trying to make a difference in our Clients life through the NSP, I believe that drug law reform is the most important aspect of stopping the persecution and incarceration of our Brothers and Sisters who enter the black market due to current stupid laws. Until this changes, I will continue to fight on a political level.

Fiona Clarke

NSP Peer Educator 
Fiona Vanhalen
[fiona.vanhalen@ntahc.org.au]

Fiona is committed to reducing the spread of Blood Borne Viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C by the distribution of sterile injecting equipment and by providing information regarding these diseases.

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My name is Fiona and I work in NTAHC’s Needle and Syringe Program (NSP). I am aware of the stigma attached to people who inject drugs (PWID) and try to always be non-judgmental, be open for a chat if desired and make our clients feel welcome in a confidential setting. 

Shayne Kilford

NSP Officer
Shayne Kilford
[shayne.kilford@ntahc.org.au]

I’ve been with the NT AIDS and Hepatitis Council for nearly 15 years. I work with injecting drug users which is never a boring job and I’ve meet some very colourful people during my daily encounters. 

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It’s a shame that drug users are marginalised and stigmatised and I do everything in my power to assist them where ever I can. There is no stereotypical drug user and people would realise that if they worked at the coal face as I do. NTAHC is a great place to work and I enjoy the challenges that are put before me. I enjoy being of assistance to marginalised groups and at NTAHC we provide services for many of them.

I hope to be with NTAHC for many years to come. Since I began with NTAHC, I have now completed my certificate 4 of AOD and I have a Diploma in Community Education.

Peter Sidaway

NSP Officer
Jason Dubbeld
[jason.dubbeld@ntahc.org.au]

I have been a part of the NTAHC NSP team for over 10years now working with Injecting Drug Users (IDU’s) as a NSP Service Officer. 

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I find the work extremely challenging but surprisingly rewarding helping this marginalized, often stigmatized community group of people. Here at NTAHC we try to find our clients the best treatment options that meet the clients individual needs, weather that is dispensing clean injecting equipment to prevent the spread of BBV’s like HIV and HEP C, medical treatment for the BBV”s as well as BBV testing or referral to withdrawal treatment and ORT Opiate Replacement Therapies. Putting the client’s needs ahead of the judgmental views of the ever changing government is a huge challenge that I enjoy being a part of. 

My Aged Care Navigator
Crystal Johnson
[crystal.johnson@ntahc.org.au]

As an Indigenous trans-gender Tiwi Islander, Crystal Love-Johnson is an advocate for acceptance of trans-gender Indigenous women. Crystal is a leader, mentor and educator among the ‘Sistergirls’, and is a respected Tiwi Island Elder. In 2012, Crystal made Australian local-government history on her election to the Tiwi Shire Council.

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As an Indigenous trans-gender Tiwi Islander, Crystal Love-Johnson is an advocate for acceptance of trans-gender Indigenous women.

Not settling for anything less than sharing the same rights as any other person in society, Crystal soon became a champion and advocate for Indigenous trans-gender women known as 'Sistergirls' located on the Tiwi Islands.

Crystal is a leader, mentor and educator among the Sistergirls, and is a respected Tiwi Island Elder. Crystal has worked for Northern Territory Family and Children Services and is fondly known as 'Aunty' amongst the Tiwi Islands communities. She nurtures numerous transgender Indigenous children whom she takes on as her own. In 2010 Crystal was invited to address the United Nations Working Group in Barcelona on Indigenous trans-gender issues of suicide, domestic violence and discrimination.

In 2012, Crystal made Australian local-government history on her election to the Tiwi Shire Council and is now regarded as a major influence and invaluable leader for Indigenous trans-gender equality.

Sianne McLachlan

SWOP Officers
Hi everyone, we jointly share the Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOP NT) officers role at NTAHC. Together we have an extensive range of work experience in the adult entertainment industry. Our lived experiences collectively as sex workers includes work as sole operators on the street, privately from hotels, within massage parlours, brothels and escort agencies in various jurisdictions with very different legislation regimes throughout Australia and abroad. 

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These lived experiences as peers and our work experience in Australia and Australasia in Sex Worker Rights, Community Development, Capacity Development & Health Promotion/policy sectors has enabled us as SWOP officers to understand how important it is for all sex workers to be actively engaged together. We are passionate about sex worker rights, decriminalisation of sex work, harm reduction strategies and dissolving the stigma, discrimination and isolation that we as sex workers experience.  We know what it is like to live double lives due to stigma and discrimination and we know what it is like to be isolated. We open pathways for our peers to connect at SWOP to break that isolation. This engagement and connection in SWOP project activities, events and meetings with other workers facilitates solidarity, leadership, contemporary ideas and relevant direction within SWOP NT programming.

We speak publically and advocate with other sex workers for our voices to be heard. We understand the privilege this role brings in being representational in raising the needs of our sex worker community. Our responsibility in the SWOP program is to ensure that any sex worker who engages with the program is enabled to advocate for sex worker rights and better work health & safety outcomes that includes building on skills where required to sell safer sex or for referral of workers to other NTAHC programs.. We have an acute understanding of what our role entails and the responsibility that we have as a peer

 

Communications Officer - Events & Sponsorship
James Emery
[james.emery@ntahc.org.au]

I started volunteering for NTAHC and Darwin Pride Festival back in 2010, I always wanted to work for NTAHC and I finally applied for the role in late 2016 for the Communication's Events and Sponsorship Officer, my experience, dedication and loyalty to the organisation and our community paid off. I am a local to the Territory, I love doing Event and Production Management.

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In 2011 I was nominated for Young Australian of the Year, up against Territory royalty Jessica Mauboy she won :-) but what an honour, I belive it gave me the confidence and acknowledgement to keep doing what I do best. I was nominated by my community for my volunteer work in getting Darwin Pride Festival back up and running.

I worked as an entertainment club manager for 8 years, producing local drag shows and managing a gay nightclub, with weekly events and 30 plus staff to motivate and manage. Since moving on from the hospitality industry I've  started my own Entertainment Company called Drag Territory. In 2016 Drag Territory held Darwin Prides first ever YOUTH event at The Quarter Casuarina.

I am a community leader and have a real passion to bring our community together, using my expertise in events and engaging the whole community, all ages sexes and genders!

I bring fun, my contacts in the event industry and community support to the organisation, Im loving bringing new and exciting events to NTAHC to help raise awareness and money for the non-for-profit organisation.