Skip Navigation

Board of Directors

Melissa Kang

Melissa Kang

President (NSW)

I've worked with and for young people for over 20 years and been lucky enough to have done this in many different ways. I work as a medical doctor with young people in western Sydney who are homeless or otherwise marginalised, and as an academic at The University of Technology University doing research and teaching.

Read more …
Geraldine Dyer

Geraldine Dyer

Vice President (QLD)

Geraldine Dyer is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with postgraduate qualifications in Paediatric, Child and Youth Health Nursing. Geraldine is employed by the Queensland Department of Education and Training, State Schools Nursing Service, which provides education, training and support for students, families and school personnel to ensure the safe management of students with chronic illness or specialised health needs in Queensland State Schools.

Read more …
Marc Zen

Marc Zen

Secretary (VIC)

Marc Zen is from Perth where he studied a degree in Health Sciences and works for a non-profit organisation called the Injury Control Council of WA. Marc has been an active volunteer on several youth programs with the WA Aids Council, Freedom Centre (a youth drop-in centre for LGBTIQ young people) and the Leap Youth Leadership program in Los Angeles. 

Read more …
Meagan Hunt

Meagan Hunt

Elected Director (VIC)

Meagan is a Registered Music Therapist with 17 years’ experience working in Brisbane, Dublin, Romania and Melbourne. Meagan is the Program coordinator and Clinical Lead for the Chronic Illness Peer Support program (ChIPS), RCH Melbourne as well as the Creative Director for the youth music program, Aardvark. She also runs a small private practice business specialising in young people with chronic illness, eating disorders and mental illness.

Read more …
James Williams

James Williams

Elected Director (VIC)

My name is James, I'm 23 years of age and I was born and raised in Melbourne my entire life.
Since the age of 13 I have been apart of the Chronic Illness Peer Support Program (ChIPS) at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. This program is for anyone that suffers a chronic medical condition and provides experiences, opportunities and friendship that I would never have had otherwise.

Read more …
David Perez

David Perez

Elected Director (TAS)

David Perez is the CEO of The Link Youth Health Service which now incorporates headspace Hobart. He has over 25 years of experience in the community sector and local government with much of it centred on developing and managing youth services and community development and leading capacity building strategies.

Read more …
Jessica Harper

Jessica Harper

Co-opted Director & Acting Treasurer (NSW)

Jessica completed a Bachelor of Health in July 2014 and a Masters of Public Health in July 2015. Jessica’s undergraduate studies focus on population health; exploring the social, political, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health. Her postgraduate studies focused on a more in-depth understanding of the burden of disease, health promotion and epidemiology.

Read more …
Rohan Borschmann

Rohan Borschmann

Elected Director (VIC)

Rohan is psychologist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne. He has a particular interest in self-harm and substance use among marginalised populations, including those with mental health problems and those exposed to the youth justice system. Rohan has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from James Cook University (QLD) and a PhD in psychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College in London, UK).

Read more …
Rachel Bienenstock

Rachel Bienenstock

Elected Director (NSW)

Rachel hails from Montreal and moved to Australia in 2011 to pursue a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Having over a decade of international work experience in epidemiological research, health policy and programming, as well as professional practice in direct health service delivery and community engagement, Rachel hopes to bring fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the AAAH’s mission of improving youth health and wellbeing. 

Read more …
Angela Grant

Angela Grant

Co-opted Director (VIC)

Angela has been actively involved in adolescent health for the past 15 years across a range of organisations in the not -for- profit sector. She currently manages National Community Service delivery at Redkite. These essential services support families and young people with a cancer diagnosis with a focus on counselling, information, financial assistance and education and career support.

Read more …

Contact Us
PO Box 576, Crows Nest, NSW 1585
+61 2 9431 8658
+61 2 9431 8677