Our Team

Ella van Emmerik

Communications Officer

Don’t be fooled by Ella’s friendly nature and good humour! Underneath the compassion and the fun lies a woman who is driven, curious, and fights fiercely for what she believes in. Ella brings a sparkly newness to the team, and as a recent graduate from UTAS she brings classic and contemporary knowledge into the mix in her role as Communications Officer. Having honed her skills in local organisations such as Tas ICT and Women’s Health Tasmania (as well as providing administrative structure to the joy of Princess-themed parties!) Ella assists the ATDC in the coordination and the creation of evidence-based and accessible content. In her personal life, Ella is also heavily invested in advocating for better health care and acknowledgement of people with endometriosis, and has campaigned for patients rights as a volunteer for a number of years as a result of her own lived experience. Ella is excited to sink her teeth into the role at ATDC, and her history of kicking goals (like completing her degree, or getting her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do) while living with a chronic health condition proves that this positive, resourceful and tenacious individual can do whatever she sets her mind to!

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…