Meet our passionate staff, who deliver our programs, services, research and advocacy.
Chief Executive Officer
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Nicky Bath joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in August 2018 as Chief Executive Officer and brings with her experience she gained from roles such as the Associate Director, LGBTI Health Programming and Development at ACON, Manager of the Harm Reduction and Viral Hepatitis Branch at the NSW Ministry of Health as well as several senior positions in State and National drug user organisations including CEO of the NSW Users and AIDS Association.
Prior to moving to Australia in 2000, Nicky worked as the Manager of an innovative harm reduction service which was part of the National Health Service in London. During this time she was also involved in international work including projects commissioned by the World Health Organisation.
Nicky is committed to advancing the health and human rights of marginalised communities through co-design and working in partnership.
Policy, Research and Communications Director
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James joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in July 2020. He brings over 30 years’ experience in local, state and national positions. His roles have included research, policy development, campaigning, volunteer coordination, grant management and team leadership. He has provided strategic planning, group facilitation, community engagement and stakeholder management in the public and community sectors.
He is passionate about grass-roots, evidence-based policy and advocacy that achieves practical change for disadvantaged and marginalised Australians.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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Zed Tintor joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in September 2019. Zed has worked in the not-for-profit community service sector for twenty-five years, specialising in homelessness, housing and mental health. She is an experienced practitioner in strategic, operational and human resource management. Zed is committed to trauma informed care practice and developing sustainable partnerships to deliver integrated service responses.
Corporate Services Director
Cameron rejoined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in February 2023 after a stint in 2020. Cameron’s career has been in the not-for-profit, charitable sector for twenty-five years, and he has experience in corporate governance, finance, IT and business systems. Cameron is pleased to have rejoined LHA.
Finance and Governance Manager
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Leanne joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in January 2020 and specialises in managing small offices and start-ups. Originally from New Zealand, Leanne moved to Australia in 2018 after a number of years working in the UK where she worked within various start-up organisations, setting up their systems and process. Leanne is always looking at ways of helping staff by improving systems and processes in order to facilitate a more productive working environment.
Director – Training and Capacity Building
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Rob joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in July 2021. He brings over 15 years’ experience working in health promotion and training roles including Health Promotion Manager at Family Planning NSW and HIV & Related Programs Health Promotion Manager at Northern Sydney Local Health District. Originally trained as an occupational therapist, he has worked in acute, rehabilitation and community settings in the areas of aged care, people living with HIV, brain injury, intellectual and physical disabilities. Rob has a strong knowledge of the health system and extensive experience working in the public, private (USA) and non-government sectors including international programs in the Pacific.
Rob is passionate about the sexual rights of people with disability and developing innovative programs to address health inequity through advocacy, partnership development and capacity building.
Corporate Services and Membership Coordinator
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Paula joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in August 2021 with now over 8 years of administrative and office support experience and prides herself on being efficient and organised. After having worked in a not-for-profit organisation in the Aged Care sector, found her passions are in community based, not-for-profit work. Paula thrives in busy, people-focused environments and is happiest when helping others.
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Andre joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in October 2021. Andre has worked in marketing and communications in paid and voluntary roles for ten years, working for political candidates, in the labour movement and in the arts. Alongside this he has held leadership positions in LGBTIQ+ advocacy groups, working to grow support in the labour movement for law reform and policy that protects and uplifts LGBTIQ+ communities, particularly their health and rights at work. Andre has a passion for a stronger, fairer, healthier society – and using all kinds of media and communications to help build it.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Director
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Erin joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia as the Director for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in August 2022. She brings with her extensive experience in drug and alcohol, mental health, and suicide prevention programs and policy, from both government and non-government sectors. Erin is passionate about mental health and suicide prevention in the LGBTIQ+ community and has been an advocate on lived experience panels and advisory committees for the NSW Mental Health Commission and for Suicide Prevention Australia. She has also worked in HIV/AIDS prevention in Bangladesh with UNAIDS and CARE Bangladesh, working directly with communities providing harm minimisation and primary health care support.
Erin is very committed to lived experience and peer inclusion in the development and design of programs and policies, particularly in mental health and suicide prevention, and the establishment of strong collaborative partnerships with government and community stakeholders.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Manager
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Shannon joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in October 2022. Prior to joining LHA, Shannon worked in a number of community and government organisations as a Social Worker, Counsellor, Practice Lead and Family and Youth Worker. They are passionate about providing holistic and practical mental health supports for LGBTQIA+ communities, specialising in creative solutions for youth in rural and remote communities.
Social Inclusion Disability Project Coordinator
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Catherine joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in January 2022 to assist in delivering the Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way Project. Catherine brings experience working in the government sector as an Assistant Project Officer for Disability Inclusion and in providing administrative support for LGBTIQ+ mental health services. With a background in Gender Studies and Socio-Legal Studies, Catherine is passionate about social justice and advocating for the needs of marginalised communities. She values the importance of listening to and learning from the diverse lived experiences of those within the community to move towards an equitable and harmonious society.
Data Evaluation and Technical Coordinator
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Mathew joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia as the Data Evaluation and Technical Coordinator in July 2022. He previously worked as the Data Team Leader in the NSW Covid-19 Contact Tracing Team. Prior to this he spent 13 years as the Records and Information Management Lead within the Finance Sector. Mathew also has approximately 10 years’ experience working for, and volunteering in community-based, volunteer led organisations with a focus on youth based intercultural learning. Mathew brings over 25 years of experience from the Corporate, Government (Health) and Not for Profit Sectors.
His passions include interpreting and presenting data in a meaningful and useful way, identifying trends, helping organisations to work smarter and/or efficiently along with sexual health and wellbeing.
Digital Health Director
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Sophie Potter joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in November 2022 as Digital Health Director. She has worked across the community sector in Australia, the UK, and south-east Asia since 2000. She has spent the last 10 years in leadership roles at leading digital mental health services ReachOut and SANE Australia. She is passionate about peer work, connection and community. Sophie utilises both her lived and learned experience to deliver exceptional digital programs. She has academic qualifications in Cultural Studies and Community Sector Management.
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Bec joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia as QLife Coordinator in February 2023. She previously spent over 5 years at Lifeline in a number of roles, including frontline work, supervising, coaching, and leading a large and dynamic team by providing operational, service delivery and practice support. Bec is passionate about setting others up for success and collaboratively working through obstacles. She has postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and Law, and previously practiced as a commercial solicitor before identifying a more burning desire to support others and the community.