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Gino Vumbaca

President and Co-Founder

Gino Vumbaca is the Principal of 3V Consulting Services.

Mr Vumbaca has extensive experience in the HIV/ AIDS and drug and alcohol fields both in Australia and internationally. He is a Churchill Fellow, has completed a Social Work degree and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Sydney and is a qualified Company Director. […]

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Tony Trimingham

Vice President, Treasurer and Co-Founder

Tony Trimingham started Family Drug Support after receiving many phone calls from families suffering the effects of illicit drugs after he went public about the death of his son Damien from a heroin drug overdose.

He has been a counsellor and group leader for 30 years and these skills have helped him assist many families who suffer the impact on their lives of family members who use alcohol and other drugs. […]

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Niki Parry

Secretary

Niki Parry has studied social sciences and has worked in the community and health sectors for approximately 15 years now, with most of this time dedicated to AOD health organisations including Hepatitis NSW as well as the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre. Niki is currently employed by QuIHN (the QLD Injectors Health Network) where she is the Coordinator of QPAMS- the QLD Pharmacotherapy Advocacy and Mediation Service. […]

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Annie Madden

Co-Founder

Annie Madden is the Executive Officer of the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) the national organisation representing people who use or have used illicit drugs. Annie has been working in the areas of injecting drug use, HIV, hepatitis C, peer education, harm reduction, AOD treatment and drug user representation for over 20 years. […]

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Frank Hansen

Superintendent Frank Hansen APM commenced his career in the NSW Police Force in1970.  At the time of his retirement at the end of 2010 he held the position of Local Area Commander, Rosehill.

Following 15 years in drug law enforcement Superintendent Hansen was promoted to Superintendent in 1994.  He then occupied various positions including Local Area Commander, Cabramatta for 2 years (2001/2); and Commander, Drug and Alcohol Coordination, State Crime Command (8 years) before his last position on retirement. […]

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Garth Popple

Garth Popple is the Executive Director, We Help Ourselves (WHOS) and Director of WHOS International. He currently holds the following honorary positions: Deputy Chair (ex officio past President) Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA); and recently Executive Member of the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) for the past 13 years; a recent Past President – International Federation of NGOs. […]

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Greg Denham

I fully support Harm Reduction Australia and believe that its formation is much needed and long overdue. I believe Harm Reduction Australia should endorse and promote harm reduction as a policy approach, an area which has been significantly neglected over recent years despite its cost effectiveness and strong evidence base. Harm Reduction Australia is well placed to advocate for programs that seek to reduce the impact of illicit drugs to both individuals and communities. […]

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Kate Dolan

In 1986 Professor Dolan along with several others started the first needle and syringe program in Australia, the third in the world. She evaluated the needle and syringe program in the UK for six years. Dr Dolan received her PhD from the University of NSW in Sydney in 1997.

In 2003, Kate established the Program of International Research and Training. […]

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Matt Noffs

Matt Noffs is the co-founder of the Street Universities and CEO of Noffs Foundation, Australia’s largest drug and alcohol treatment service provider for young people under 25. […]

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Mary Harrod

As CEO of NUAA, I support the goals of Harm Reduction Australia and their efforts to create a coalition of people and organisations to promote the health and human rights of people who use drugs. The systemic harms caused by the ongoing criminalisation of people who use drugs and the conflicting aims and methods of various levels of government in Australia has created confusion and made our harm reduction programs less effective. […]

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Meghan Fitzgerald

Meghan is the Principal Solicitor and Manager Social Action, Law Reform & Policy at the Fitzroy Legal Service. Her core work is strategic litigation, policy submissions, oversight of community legal education/community development activities, as well as overarching management of the Fitzroy Legal Service legal practice. Fitzroy Legal Service has strong partnerships with the health and harm reduction community sector through its legal practice and other work. […]

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Nick Crofts

Professor Nick Crofts is an epidemiologist and public health practitioner who has been working in the fields of HIV/AIDS, illicit drugs, harm reduction and law enforcement for over 30 years. His major epidemiological work has been on the control of HIV and hepatitis C among injecting drug users in Australia (for which he received an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship) and globally, including almost every country in Asia, for which he received the International Rolleston Award from the International Harm Reduction Association in 1998. […]

Dorota Sacha-Krol

Executive Officer

Dorota is the Executive Officer at Harm Reduction Australia. She has worked in a number of policy positions across the Australian public service and has had extensive experience in research and policy development relating to drugs and law-enforcement. Dorota also holds a Doctorate in Politics. […]

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Penelope Hill

Penelope Hill is the co-founder and President of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia, an organisation that represents a grass roots network of students working towards meaningful drug policy reform grounded in evidence, compassion and human rights.  She is also the Mobile Drug Safety Worker and Outreach NSP Worker in Melbourne’s Eastern Region; International Working Group Member representing the Oceania region for youth harm reduction organisation YouthRISE; a DanceWize (festival harm reduction) volunteer; and volunteer with the Victorian AIDS Council. […]