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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.

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The Board consists of:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary 
  • Executive Director
  • an HIV consumer representative
  • an Hepatitis consumer representative
  • three (3) elected members
  • a staff representative

Current vacancies

Board Nominations are sought for:

  • Ordinary Members x 2 (2 year term)

Also the Board are looking for Consumer Representative x 2 (2 year term) (by expression of interest)

The Board can be contacted through the NTAHC office, by emailing Mark Halton at info@ntahc.org.au or by calling 08 8944 7777. 


2020-21 Board Members

The NTAHC AGM was held on the 10th of November 2020, Tuesday via Zoom.

The current Board members are:

President                       Maria Scarlett

Vice President              Nfanwy Welsh

Treasurer                       David Vanhalen

Ordinary Member        (2 positions will be vacant at 2020 AGM)

Staff Representative   Shayne Kilford 

HIV Consumer Rep and Hep Consumer Representative to contact Maria Scarlett NTAHC President for expression of interest. 


Current Board Members

Maria Scarlett

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

Vice President
Nfanwy Welsh


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Executive Director
Genevieve Dally

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

Dave Vanhalen 


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Ordinary Member

Ahmad Syahir Mohd Soffi

(Pronouns: he/him, she/her, they/them) 

Syahir’s lived experience as a gender non-binary, gay, first-generation migrant and person of colour has informed their passion for inclusivity and safety in people’s professional, public and private spheres of lives. 

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They have been involved with several advocacy campaigns calling for legal and policy reforms for a more inclusive Northern Territory (NT), including a campaign against the federal Religious Discrimination Bill, as well as a campaign for LGBTQI-inclusive reforms during the NT Election 2020. 

As a medical doctor, Syahir is a passionate abortion provider and regularly engages with, and advocates for, individuals stigmatised by their socio-behavioural circumstance. They believe that creating an inclusive NT – free of stigma and discrimination – is key to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in the NT. 

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Staff Representative
Shayne Kilford

Shayne has worked for the NT AIDS and Hepatitis Council for nearly 15 years. He works is the NSP Needle and Syringe Program full time. 

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His approach and passion for his role at the NSP, creates a safe supportive non judemental space. Shayne is a great leader for his peers at NTAHC and highly respected with in the Organisation.