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 as the peak body representing and supporting community organisations, and the people they assist, to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians.
ChairDamian Collins has been Chair of the ATDC Board since June 2022, and has worked in the Tasmanian ATOD sector for over a decade, currently as Team Leader of YFCC's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service.Read more✖
Damian Collins has been Chair of the ATDC Board since June 2022, and has worked in the Tasmanian ATOD sector for over a decade, currently as Team Leader of YFCC's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service. Damian is passionate about representing the regional and remote communities of Tasmania, and works across the North West and West Coasts. Damian has not-for-profit Board experience, most recently with the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leadership Program (2019)
Deputy ChairpersonPenny Chugg is currently the State Manager for The Salvation Army Alcohol and Drug Programs, responsible for managing a multidisciplinary team of leaders and clinicians.Read more✖
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.
DirectorShirleyann 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.Read more✖
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
DirectorDr Rosie Nash is the Research Pathway Co-ordinator, Lecturer Public Health, College of Health and Medicine, UTAS.Read more✖
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.
DirectorMark Mason is the Southern Regional Manager of Community Services at Anglicare Tasmania, Mark is responsible for managing a number of Alcohol and Drug programs across southern Tasmania and has a passion for social justice.Read more✖
Mark Mason is the Southern Regional Manager of Community Services at Anglicare Tasmania, Mark is responsible for managing a number of Alcohol and Drug programs across southern Tasmania and has a passion for social justice.
Mark has experience in working on boards, serving 10 years on the Speak Out board of management in an number of executive roles. Mark has been the Tasmanian representative on the Inclusion Australia board, a permanent proxy on the Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) and is currently the Tasmanian Agency Representative for Financial Counselling Australia.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours in Public Sector Leadership and Management and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program (2008).
Distinguished Professor Greg Peterson
DirectorGreg has been an ATDC Board Director since 2018. and served as Chair from November 2021 to June 2022.Read more✖
Distinguished Professor Greg Peterson
Greg has been an ATDC Board Director since 2018. and served as Chair from November 2021 to June 2022. Greg is Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy and Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee 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 use 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 580 published papers. Greg is also Chair of Cancer Council Tasmania and a Board Director for Primary Health Tasmania. You can contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org
DirectorNarelle is married with 2 teenage children and has been a nurse for 25+ years. Over this time, Narelle has worked in a variety of clinical settings as well as teaching nursing at TasTAFE for 8 years.Read more✖
Narelle is married with 2 teenage children and has been a nurse for 25+ years. Over this time, Narelle has worked in a variety of clinical settings as well as teaching nursing at TasTAFE for 8 years. Since 2016, Narelle has been with Launceston City Mission in a variety of roles firstly as a Board member, then at Missiondale and currently General Manager Client Services. This role has expanded Narelle’s understanding of the bigger issues for the community managed ATOD sector. Narelle is passionate about developing leaders and supporting our workforce to expand their skills and knowledge. As an ATDC Board Director, Narelle uses her strong strategic and communication skills to support the sector to move forward particularly through advocacy. Narelle is significantly involved in the activities of the ATDC and has a good understanding of the current positions and where the needs are, and the future direction. Narelle has strong relationships with others in the sector and brings a balanced view and understanding to board interactions. Narelle is committed to the supporting the activities of the ATDC by bringing her strengths of activation, responsibility, focus and communication.