Our Team

Jackie Hallam

Dr Jackie Hallam

Chief Executive Officer

Jackie’s career path reveals a lifelong learner, always searching for, and interrogating, contemporary evidence-based knowledge to drive policy and research work for the ATDC. Jackie enjoys applying this skill when collaborating on strategy, thinking about systems and problem solving generally. Jackie is committed to alcohol and other drug subject matter demonstrated through a rich tapestry of experience in roles such as policy manager, researcher, frontline work in needle and syringe programs, program evaluation and now in the Chief Executive Officer role she has held since 2023. In more recent years Jackie has become well practiced at people management and loves to be part of a team – especially a team like this one at the ATDC. Jackie feels like the team has hit a ‘sweet spot’ with the current mix of skills and talents, underpinned by strong shared values. Jackie would love to see a time when there are sophisticated conversations about alcohol and other drugs. In her words “…drugs have long been used by humans, it is time that we stop discriminating against people who use. Most people use alcohol and or drugs with minimal harm or disruption to their lives, but there exist some who experience way more harm- why is that?” Career highlight:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 2006 – ‘Rise and Stall of Harm Reduction Policy in Australia, 1980 – 2000’

You can find Jackie on LinkedIn here. You can contact Jackie here.

Meet our team:
Jackie Hallam

Dr Jackie Hallam

Chief Executive Officer
Jackie’s career path reveals a lifelong learner, always searching for, and interrogating, contempora…
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…
Greg Taylor

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…
Ruzina Dahal

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…