Our Team

Claire Ripper

Reform Project Officer

Never met Claire Ripper before? At nearly 6 foot tall with a mane (or mop!) of blonde hair, you can’t miss her! But Claire’s appearance is possibly the least interesting thing about her, once you get to know her… Claire started her career as a florist but found the lure of doing something purposeful in the public health space too much, so she retrained in Health Promotion and Health and Safety. Claire found a love of working directly with clients in harm reduction, health promotion and brief intervention through the Needle and Syringe Program in Rosny and has since worked in State Government, and not-for-profit health organisations before being the conduit between government and the sector for aged care reform at Primary Health Tasmania. Claire is passionate about reducing stigma and listening to the experiences of those with lived experience. She values connections and relationships, is empathetic, and authentically herself at all times. Claire really squeezes the juice out of life. In addition to renovating homes, she takes on Landcruisers restorations, gardening, cycling, yoga and pottery and is a passionate advocate for social justice and health equity. So, her role as the Reform Project Officer is a perfect fit. Claire loves a chat, so if you’ve ever got a AOD reform question or query, or anything else AOD related, make sure you reach out and get in touch.

Meet our team:
Jackie Hallam

Dr Jackie Hallam

Chief Executive Officer
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Daniel Vautin

Daniel Vautin

Director of Policy & Impact and 2IC
A compassionate and energetic people leader and teammate, Dan fights with quiet integrity for what…
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Greg Taylor

Director, Lived Experience
Greg brings his artistic sensibility to his role, quietly radiating intelligence and creativity….
Kyle Perry

Kyle Perry

Lived Experience Advocate Service Coord.
His teammates describe him as a creative and inspiring visionary, but also value his playful and fun…
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Ruzina Dahal

Sector Development Project Officer
Others in the team describe Ruzina as a ‘future CEO’ – hardly surprising given her work ethic…
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Claire Ripper

Reform Project Officer
Claire is passionate about reducing stigma and listening to the experiences of those with lived expe…
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Ella van Emmerik

Communications Officer
She brings classic and contemporary knowledge into the mix in her role as Communications Officer….
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Ann Jones

Finance and Admin Officer
A vision in teals and ocean blues (her favourite colours), Ann brings her warmth and lifetime of exp…
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Shanthini Gurung

Finance Manager
So quiet and elusive some of the team believe Shanthini to be an apparition, her impact is…