Staff

Staff

Dr Mary Ellen Harrod

Chief Executive Officer 

Mary Ellen Harrod is NUAA’s Chief Executive Officer. She represents NUAA in a variety of forums, including state-level drug and alcohol and blood borne viral committees. She spoke at the Australian Parliamentary Drug Summit in March 2016 and the NSW Cross-Party Harm Minimisation Round Table (link).

Mary joined NUAA in 2015 and joined the Board of AIVL the same year after a career in medical research, including a focus on  public health and infectious diseases research and clinical trials. In her spare time, Mary practices yoga, enjoys swimming and sings for the Western Sydney Wanderers. She can be reached at (02) 8354 7300  or use our contact form — click here

Andy Heslop

PeerLink Officer

Andy works with the Community Engagement Team delivering Peer Education across NSW. Andy can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Andrew Trist

Manager of NSP Programs

Andrew Trist is responsible for managing and coordinating NUAA’s Needle and Syringe Program delivery, including health promotion activities. Andrew can be contacted at 83547300 or use our contact form — click here

Position Vacant
Deadly Liver Mob Officer

 DLM Officer is responsible for supporting educating and encouraging Aboriginal people into hep C testing and treatment.  DLM officer can be contacted at South Court Primary Care Needle and Syringe Program 1800 354 589, Nepean Hospital, Derby St, Kingswood NSW 2747 or use our contact form — click here

Derek Nicholls

PeerLink Officer

Derek works with the Community Engagement Team delivering Peer Education across NSW. Derek  can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Fiona Poeder

Special Projects and External Training Coordinator

Fiona Poeder is responsible for various policy and research projects, NUAA Knows How, NUAA webinars, Stigma and Discrimination training, as well as other organisational training needs. Fiona can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Hope Everingham

Hunter New England Hepatitis C Peer Support Worker

Hope does Peer Support work connecting people with Hepatitis C treatment at Newcastle Pharmacotherapy Clinic. You can contact Hope at (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Leah McLeod

Publications Coordinator

Leah McLeod coordinates NUAA publications including User’s News and Insider’s News. Leah has been involved in the drug user movement and the push for drug law reform since 1989. Contact Leah on (02) 8354 7300, 0406 422 267 or use our contact form — click here if you’d like to contribute to User’s News or any other NUAA publication.

Lisa Andreyeva

Administration Officer

Lisa is NUAA’s administration officer. If you have any queries regarding NUAA’s services, Lisa can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Louise Aquilina

NSP Front Line Worker 

Louise can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Lucy Pepolim

Communications and Volunteer Coordinator

Lucy Pepolim is responsible for membership, communication, and volunteer recruitment and training.  Lucy can be contacted on (02) 8354 7320  or use our contact form — click here

Paul Giblin

NSP Front Line Worker

Paul works in the NUAA NSP. He can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Sara Adey

Treatment and Care Officer

Sara is responsible for supporting educating and encouraging people into hep C testing and treatment. Sara can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Tom Dickson

Finance Officer

Tom is our Finance Officer. Tom can be contacted on (02) 8354 7313 or use our contact form — click here

Tony McNaughton

Treatment and Care Officer

Tony is responsible for supporting educating and encouraging people into hep C testing and treatment. Tony works closely with Sara and can be contacted on (02) 8354 7300 or use our contact form — click here

Yvonne Samuel

Community Mobilisation Manager

Yvonne Samuel manages the community mobilisation team. Yvonne can be contacted on (02) 8354 7311,  or use our contact form — click here