On 7 July 2009 the National LGBTI Health Alliance became a not-for-profit public company, governed by a constitution and a Board of Governance.
The Board includes one Director elected from each state and territory.
Full Members of the National LGBTI Health Alliance are able to nominate and vote for these Directors. They serve for 2 year terms, with at least half of the positions being re-elected each year and the new Directors appointed at the AGM.
Other Directors may be co-opted according to their specialist knowledge or lived experience. These co-opted directors serve terms of one year.
Director for Western Australia / Acting Chair
Graham is a strategic communications specialist with some 20 years’ experience across a range of community service sectors including retirement living, aged care, community health, Aboriginal health, disability and the arts.
Graham has specialist skills in project feasibility and management, grant seeking and acquittal in addition to working knowledge of organisational governance, strategy and accountability from a non-profit context.
He is widely networked across the community services and government sectors and specialises in assisting organisations to deliver on their objectives and meet the expectations of a range of stakeholder groups.
As a committed community advocate, Graham has had long standing associations with many community organisations and served on the boards of management or as a WA representative for Musica Viva Australia, the National Members Council for Musica Viva Australia, Musica Viva WA state committee, the National LGBTI Health Alliance, Volunteering WA, the WA AIDS Council, Gay and Lesbian Equality WA and was the Founding Chairperson of GLTBI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) in Western Australia.
Director for South Australia
Desmond joined the Alliance Board in 2018 and is the current Deputy Chair and Chair of the Governance Committee. Desmond has a long history of working in social services for both NGO’s and Government, having held a range of Senior Management positions. He also has significant experience in project management having established LGBTI projects in both metropolitan and regional centres across South Australia. For many years he worked at the Bfriend project, supporting newly identifying LGBTI people and their families. He has also run training for a range of professional bodies on LGBTI Inclusion, including teachers, mental health workers, allied health workers and aged care workers.
Most recently Desmond was the Project Manager at COTA SA where he led the LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project. Following that role, as the Head of Programs and Business Development at COTA SA, he was responsible for setting up the COTA SA Rainbow Hub, which provides a range of support services for LGBTI elders and delivers the Silver Rainbow training to aged care services in South Australia.
Suzanne Castellas is the Principal Lawyer of Castell Lawyers, and previously the Director and Senior Human Rights Lawyer for the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre a, as well as a Lawyer at Legal Aid and the Inner City Legal
Centre working closely with LGBTIQ communities and the national BBV and STI health sectors. She has had the privilege of providing legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients with complex legal and non-legal needs, a focus she continues to have in her private practice. Suzanne drives law reform through litigation to address the stigma and discrimination that continues to affect LGBTIQ communities and those with BBVs.
Suzanne passionately contributes to community initiatives on a wide range of topics from the abuse of Police powers at LGBTIQ events to ‘gay hate crimes’, and the ‘expungement of homosexual crimes’. She is an
advocate for community education and has provided lectures and workshops to health care professionals and medical students on their legal and ethical responsibilities. In addition to acting on not-for-profit boards, she provides pro bono support on many community and law reform initiatives.
Before practising law for the community sector, Suzanne had an extensive career overseas as a corporate legal professional. Her worked focused on merges & acquisitions, crisis management, rehabilitation, liquidation,
Director for New South Wales.
Terence Humphreys has been the NSW Director for the Alliance for over five years. He is the Co-Executive Director of Twenty10 inc. GLCS NSW, where he has worked for over a decade. Terence previously worked as a trainer in the corporate sector and volunteered for many years in the not-for-profit sector in gay men’s health and wellbeing.
Co-opted Director for Tekwabi Giz.
Raymond Zada is an Adelaide‐based visual artist working primarily with photography, video, and digital design. He’s also an award‐winning radio broadcaster with 13 years’ experience in production, presentation, and technical operation. In Raymond won the Works on Paper category of the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for his piece, racebook. An edition of 10, racebook has been acquired by several public galleries in Australia and overseas as well as private collections. In 2013, Raymond won the New Media category of the 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for his piece, Sorry. Sorry examines the complexities of Australian history and the disconnect between language and reality. Born in Adelaide in 1971, Raymond grew up in Port Augusta and Marree, South Australia. He is Aboriginal with Afghan and Scottish heritage.
Evan has 15 years’ experience as an accountant and 10 years as a Chartered Accountant in public practice. Subsequent to finishing his CA, he completed a Masters in Applied Taxation at UNSW. He is currently the managing partner at ESN Partners, an accounting firm he founded in 2011. Before founding ESN Partners, Evan worked at PKF (now BDO) which at the time was the fifth largest accounting firm in Australia. In his role at PKF, Evan was responsible for multiple audits of not-for-profit entities. Evan has continued to use this experience in his relationships as an accountant for not-for-profit entities. Evan (through ESN Partners) was previously the external accountant for the National LGBTI Health Alliance for 5 years from 2014 to 2019 and as such, has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Alliance’s finances.
Dr LYNN JARVIS
DIRECTOR FOR TASMANIA
Dr Lynn Jarvis is the Chief Executive Officer for Working It Out, Tasmania’s diverse gender, sex and sexuality support service and education provider. Lynn has worked in a variety of management and executive level positions across government, adult and higher education and the not-for-profit sector, and while a born and bred Tasmanian, Lynn has also lived and worked in Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia. A key theme of Lynn’s work is supporting those marginalized from opportunity to live full and inclusive lives in whatever way that means for them. Her focus is on leading from a values-based position and on working towards a more just society for all. Lynn has a BA (Hons) from the University of Tasmania, a Bachelor of Education from Edith Cowan University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Wollongong.
DIRECTOR FOR VICTORIA
Carolyn is a social worker, intersectional feminist and human rights advocate with more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare and social justice. She is the Director of Services at Thorne Harbour Health, Victoria’s largest community-based and community-controlled LGBTI organisation, with responsibility for both HIV and LGBTI service portfolios. Carolyn has worked in a range of senior leadership roles in both paediatric and adult health services, and is passionate about addressing the health, social and structural inequities that impact on people’s capacity to fully participate in the communities in which they live, love, learn and play.
Carolyn possesses significant expertise in sexual assault, both as Convenor/Member of the Victorian peak organisation for sexual assault services (CASA Forum), and in leading a major sexual assault service during a period of significant state and national reform. Carolyn has also worked internationally, establishing the first community-based sexual assault service in Cambodia.
Carolyn has provided expert advice on a range of health-related issues to numerous government inquiries, health service reviews and special interest panels, and regularly participates in a broader advocacy platform that addresses stigma and discrimination through her involvement in a variety of key working groups. Carolyn is committed to excellence in evidence-based service delivery and she is also an active advocate for strategic and systemic change that better supports the health and well-being of the entire LGBTI community.
DIRECTOR FOR AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
DIRECTOR FOR NORTHERN TERRITORY