ADRIA Governance


On this page you can read about ADRIA’s two independent governance bodies.

ADRIA Advisory Group

ADRIA’s Advisory Group was established as an independent body to support and oversee the administration of ADRIA, providing expert guidance on how ADRIA is managed.

The Advisory group is comprised of experts from various relevant fields. Membership of the Advisory Group is voluntary.


Professor Paul Dietze – Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks, Burnet Institute
Dr Shaymaa Elkadi – Executive Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance, Forensicare
Nicole McCartney – Chief Aboriginal Health Advisor, Department of Health, Victorian Government
Nick KentPolicy and Campaigns Leads, Harm Reduction Victoria.
Simon Ruth – CEO, Thorne Harbour Health
Andrew Bruun – CEO, Youth Support + Advocacy Service
Mark DurranManager, Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
Naomi Rottem – Training and Consultancy Development Coordinator, Drummond Street Services
Dr Jon Cooke – Head of Unit, Addiction Medicine, Western Health
Stephanie Shavin – Education and Service Development Consultant, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.


ADRIA Evaluation Panel

ADRIA’s Evaluation Panel is an independent body that evaluates grant applications. The Panel’s recommendations are provided to the Office of the VictorianMinister for Health who approves allocation of ADRA grants. The Panel is comprised of six experts from various relevant fields.

Members of the Evaluation Panel are reimbursed for the time at rates set by the Victorian Government’s remuneration guidelines.

Panel chair

Associate Professor Kylie LeeDeputy director of Indigenous Health and Substance Use in Addiction Medicine, University of Sydney

Panel membership

Dr Jacqui RichmondProgram Manager, Workforce Development and Health Service Delivery, Burnet Institute
Craig Holloway – Project Manager, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Chris Gough – Executive Director, Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation & Advocacy and The Connection health service
Elisa Buggy – CEO, Inner Melbourne Community Legal Service