Angela Corry, Chief Executive Officer

angelacorry@harmreductionwa.org

AC

Perth site

Leanne – Nurse Practitioner
nurse@harmreductionwa.org
Hi I’m Leanne; I am an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner with nearly two decades specialised experience in viral hepatitis and advanced liver disease. I’m a proactive team leader and problem solver with extensive experience working with public hospitals and other agencies. I’m a published researcher with a background in trials and committed to continual professional development. I have been working as Peer Based Harm Reduction WA’s nurse since December 2015.

Paul Dessauer - Outreach Co-ordinator
outreach@harmreductionwa.org
Hi, my name is Paul. I coordinate the Outreach Team at Peer Based Harm Reduction WA.  I began volunteering at Peer Based Harm Reduction WA’s NSEP back in 1999, and was hired as the NSEP worker in May 2000. Shortly after that I move into an Outreach role, and I’ve been here ever since.  I love working for an organisation that values people above profit, and that values the diverse life experiences of its workers. Most of all I love working as part of a passionate and dedicated team, in a job where I know what I do makes a difference in the world and helps other people.

Kevin Winder – NSEP Coordinator
nsep@harmreductionwa.org
I began working with Peer Based Harm Reduction WA in 2014 as a volunteer NSEP worker at the fixed site NSEP in Bunbury and on the Mobile NSEP service. After 6 months, I was appointed as the NSEP Coordinator in Perth. Since then I have been responsible for the NSEP’s in Perth and Bunbury, volunteer recruitment, supervision of the NSEP team, the NSEP and the safe disposal program. A large part of my role involves the supervision of volunteers and NSEP staff and supporting them to deliver a great service to consumers.  I am passionate about harm reduction and I’m committed to providing a great, non-judgemental service that meets the needs of Peer Based Harm Reduction WA consumers.

Gavin – Overdose Prevention and Management (OPAM)
Hi I am Gavin. My current role at Peer Based Harm Reduction WA is OPAM Project officer. I started working at Peer Based Harm Reduction WA in January 2017 and I have been working in the A.O.D sector for six years. My current role is fantastic as I get to teach peers what to do in an opiate overdose situation and help save their mates lives.

Di Lloyd – Community Development
I have been part of the Peer Based Harm Reduction WA team since 2009 as the Community Development Worker. It is great to provide a service for people who inject/or use drugs that is respectful and non judgmental.  It is great to work in an environment where you don't need to feel ashamed and are appreciated for the life skills you bring. I am currently the staff representative for AIVL and on the Board of NAPWHA- National Association of People with HIV/AIDS and Femfatales, a sub group of NAPWHA for Women Living with HIV.

Ruth – Peer Naloxone
My name is Ruth and I joined Peer Based Harm Reduction WA in October 2016 as Health Promotion Officer. I also deliver the Naloxone Peer Education Project, which provides training for people who may witness opioid overdose. I have worked in health promotion over the past 10 years, primarily in the areas of sexual health, blood borne viruses, alcohol and other drugs. I have been involved in the health promotion practitioners professional body 'Australian Health Promotion Association' for many years. I am always happy to discuss sexual health, contraception, HIV/AIDS, STIs, healthy relationships, consent, sexuality and gender.

Peta Gava - Hep C Peer Harm Reduction Education Project
My name is Peta and you may recognize my face from our Needle and Syringe Exchange Program. I came to Peer Based Harm Reduction WA as a volunteer in 2016 and am now the project officer for our new Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Peer Education project.

Paul Jeffery - Hep C Case Manager

Kelsey Atkinson - Stirling Empowerment Project

Cassie Chai - Stirling Empowerment Project

Tahnee – Perth NSEP

Sharon – Perth NSEP

Mike – Outreach

Bunbury site

Susan Carruthers – Evaluation and Development  swcdw@harmreductionwa.org

Jodie - South West Mobile NSEP                        mnsep@harmreductionwa.org         

Soul – South West NSEP                                nsepworker2@harmreductionwa.org

Valma - South West NSEP/MNSEP                      mnsep2@harmrductionwa.org

Heather Phillips - South West Nurse                  swnurse@harmreductionwa.org