Our Members

ANDREW McTAGGART

Title Chair
Experience and Expertise Andrew is an environmental consultant with over twenty five years’ experience working in oil and gas, mining, consulting, government and acedemia. He has been a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Subiaco and a Board member on the Subiaco Redevelopment Authority. Currently he is working in Risk and Emergency Management.

JOHN KOBELKE

Title Member
Experience and Expertise John serves on several NGO committees since retiring in 2013, after 24 years in the State Parliament and eight years as a Minister. Prior employment included high school teacher, public servant and community worker.

JUDY EDWARDS

Title Member
Experience and Expertise Judy is a former medical practitioner (GP) and was a member of State Parliament between 1990 – 2008. She also served as Environment Minister for 5 years during this time. From 2010 – 2017 she worked at the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation in a variety of positions including CEO.

THERESA WILLIAMS

Title Member
Experience and Expertise Theresa is the Director of Mental Health Research and Strategy in the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist. For over a decade she was the inaugural Director of the Western Australian Centre for Mental Health Policy Research and prior to that held senior executive positions in policy and planning within the Department of Health. She is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked as a clinician in both the public and private mental health systems and in the vocational education and disability sectors. She holds an academic appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Western Australia.

NADIA MASO

Title Member
Experience and Expertise Nadia has over 30 years’ experience in education including 16 years as school principal. Her most recent role was as a Consultant within the Employment and Community Relations Team at the Catholic Education Office. She is currently on the Board of the North Eastern Language Development Centre.

JUSTIN O’MEARA SMITH

Title Member
Experience and Expertise Justin is the CEO of Interchange WA, a Disability Support Provider in Perth and is an active Fellow of Leadership WA. Justin previously served on the Board of Directors for Ruah from 2006-13 and currently serves on a number of Board and Committees that have a focus on meeting the needs of people with disability.
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