ATDC Board

ATDC Board

The ATDC Board of Governance consists of seven members with up to four Directors elected by our members, and three Directors appointed by the Board. Providing ethical and legal governance and financial oversight, the ATDC Board of Governance is responsible for guiding our organisation towards our mission of being the peak body representing the Tasmanian community sector organisations providing alcohol, tobacco and other drug initiatives, and to be a voice for the Tasmanians they assist, to reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in our community.

To support good governance the following two sub-committees have been established by the board:

  • Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee; and
  • Governance Sub-Committee.

Michael Voumard, Chairperson

Michael Voumard stepped into the role of President of the Board of the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania in November 2017.

Michael is the State Manager Partners in Recovery Support Services at Anglicare Tasmania, and has worked in community services since 1985. He has worked in various positions, ranging from a direct service worker to management. Michael started his career in Launceston at what has now become UnitingCare, and has also spent time with organisations including Relationships Australia, The Smith Family, and the Drug Education Network. Michael was a member of the original Board of the ATDC, before departing and then returning to the Board at the 2016 AGM.

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Stephen Brown, Treasurer

Stephen Brown is CEO of Launceston City Mission Inc. Prior to this he worked in vocational training, public accounting, consulting and as CEO of a WA-based mutual health insurance fund. He is Chairman of Health Recruitment Plus, Deputy Chairman of B&E Personal Banking and a Director of Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies Ltd. Stephen is married to Barbara and they have two children, both now married. He lives in Launceston.

Penny Chugg, Deputy Chair

Penny Chugg is currently the State Manager for The Salvation Army Alcohol and Drug Programs, responsible for managing a multidisciplinary team of leaders and clinicians. Penny has over 30 years of experience in the Community Services area, predominately in management positions.  Penny has worked for The Salvation Army for over 12 years, working with the most disadvantaged people in the community, in particular, people with mental health and AOD issues.

Professor Greg Peterson

Greg is Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania and a practicing pharmacist (co-owner of a suburban pharmacy), with extensive experience in harm minimisation programs and assisting individuals affected by substance misuse issues. Greg has led many state and national projects directed at improving patient outcomes in community, hospital, and aged care sectors, and has more than 480 published papers.

Shirleyann Varney

Shirleyann is the CEO of the Drug Education Network and has been involved in the community services sector, both in Scotland (UK) and Australia since 2005. Shirleyann is committed to the ongoing development of educational initiatives to empower individuals, families and their wider community to understand alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, harms associated with misuse of all drugs and addiction.  She is passionate about the development and promotion of health promotion, prevention and early intervention resources and education, with a particular interest in tackling discrimination and stigma associated with drug use.

Dr Rosie Nash

Dr Rosie Nash is the Research Pathway Co-ordinator, Lecturer Public Health, College of Health and Medicine, UTAS. Rosie’s research interests include Health Literacy, Competency Based Education, SoTL, Health Workforce Development, Inter-Professional Learning, Assurance of Learning, Representations of Learning (e-Portfolio, Blogs) and Pharmacy Practice. Rosie is a pharmacist and has managed projects of national significance. Rosie co-designed HealthLit4Kids with Dr Shandell Elmer and since our multi-disciplinary team has grown rapidly. HealthLit4Kids is successfully crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes among Tasmanian children and their families. As a ATDC Board member Rosie would like to contribute a balanced perspective from both her professional and personal life experiences. Whenever possible she will apply her research skills, healthcare insights and strong sense of social justice to give back to the State.

Penny Egan

Penny Egan is CEO of Cancer Council Tasmania and the former CFO of the Department of Health and Human Services and Forestry Tasmania. She is a Director on the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board, Chair of the International Federation of Accountants Compliance Advisory Panel and Deputy Chair of the Cancer Councils of Australia CEO Forum.   She holds a BBus (Accounting) UTAS, is a Life Member and Fellow of CPA Australia and a Graduate of the AICD.


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