Meet our passionate staff, who deliver our programs, services, research and advocacy.
Chief Executive Officer
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 and Research Manager
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.
QLife Quality Assurance Officer
Tarnia joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in July 2013 as the QLife capacity building manager.
Tarnia has worked in the alcohol and other drugs field for approximately 8 years. In her previous role Tarnia developed and managed an innovative consumer participation project involving both clients and staff in pharmacotherapy clinics across Australia.
Prior to this project Tarnia worked in ACON’s drug and alcohol project. In this role Tarnia recognised the need for improved and easily accessible mental health initiatives to support and improve the health of the LGBTI communities.
Director Programs and Development
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.
National Mindout Program Coordinator
Charlie Willbridge joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in 2015 as a project officer with the National Mindout project. They came to the role with extensive experience within the LGBTI sector as a specialist counsellor and youth worker with the NSW based service Twenty10 incorporating GLCS. Charlie’s combined 20 years of experience in counselling, community work, health promotion and retail business and team management gives them a holistic approach to their work and a diverse understanding of issues affecting the social services, health and welfare sectors in Australia.
Charlie has studied at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and is currently undertaking post graduate studies in Public Health/Health Promotion.
Tommy Joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in July 2020. They have extensive experience as a qualified Social Worker and researcher. They have worked for the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International, The Australian Human Rights Commission, Relationships Australia NSW, ACON and the University of New South Wales.
Tommy is particularly passionate and committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ peoples and communities in the Alcohol and other Drugs, Mental Health and Domestic Violence sectors.
Palliative Care Coordinator
Hannah started working at LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in 2019 as the EmployableQ Project Coordinator. Hannah brings experience from a diverse range of workplaces including NSW Health, NSW Public Guardian, Ethnic Community Services Co-operative, and St Vincent de Paul Society.
For the past 8 years Hannah has been a passionate volunteer trainer and assessor with Q-life, the National telephone and web based counselling service for the LGBTI community. Hannah is a qualified Social Worker and has a particular interest in working on projects which are co-designed with the LGBTI community.
Corporate Services Manager
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.
With 20 years’ experience creating digital content Danny is passionate about using social media to provide accurate information and to connect communities. Danny has worked on some of Australia's biggest online movements, including Greenpeace Australia Pacific, ACON Health and The Australian Museum, to name a few. In his spare time you’ll find him near the beach or enjoying the outdoors.
Ash joined LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in late 2020. They have worked in the community sector for twenty years in a broad range of sectors, including Community Engagement, Health Promotion, Event/ Festival Management, Policy and Research, Crime Prevention, Women’s Health, Domestic & Family Violence and LGBTIQ Health & Wellbeing. They have also worked as a caseworker, particularly with young people and women experiencing domestic violence. As a non-binary trans person they are committed to dismantling oppressive systems and interrogating privilege, including their own.
Palliative Care Project Officer
Alex has 10 years’ experience in non-profits, including communications and project work in public health, and frontline service delivery in community services. Her work has included sector support and workforce development for homeless services in NSW, as well as providing employment support for hundreds of asylum seekers living in the community in Sydney. She has also had carriage of an emerging national-leading support group for LGBTI+ people seeking asylum in Sydney. In addition to her work in the community sector, she ran an employment services business helping job-seekers for a decade. She is a current board member for a private foundation that awards funds to LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and environmental programs. Informed by her knowledge of stakeholder engagement, community development and inclusive practice, Alex loves working with experts towards practical outcomes that help people, and promote social justice and healing.
Corporate Services Officer