Delia is a former member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with 31 years experience working in a range of areas including A.C.T. Community policing, Family Violence and Victim Liaison. She has served on several UN & International policing missions in capacity development & training roles. Delia has had strong involvement within the A.C.T. LGBTIQ community and was a volunteer with the ACT AIDS Action Council including as a board member.
She wrote and conducted AFP GLLO training workshops and has presented on the AFP Diversity networks at national and international conferences. As former GLLO chair, she was a strong influential voice for diversity within the AFP and also served on the AFP Diversity Council.
Since leaving the AFP, she has dedicated her time to Diversity ACT including conducting LGBTIQ training for government and community organisations. She also undertakes other volunteer work and is studying counselling.
Michel is a Social Worker currently employed with Mental Health (ACT Health) and in her own social work practice.
She strongly believes in equality for all and to this end her goal is to support the LGBTIQ Community within the ACT.
Michel began her involvement with Diversity ACT in 2014 and looks forward to assisting in building on Diversity ACT’s foundations.
Doug is new to the Diversity team and we look forward to him providing us with a fresh perspective from the eyes of small business owner with a background in I.T. Doug has had previous experience with Community organisations and committees.
Megan is an educational researcher, a high school teacher, a disability education advocate and social justice activist. Like most other Australians, Megan has numerous members of the LGBTIQ+ community in her family and social network. Megan’s passion for social justice has lead her to many interesting places, including the back of a police paddy wagon after being arrested for trespass, when she refused to stop praying in Senator Seselja’s office. She has been a member and active supporter of Diversity ACT for several years. With her Uniting Church hat on, Megan is actively involved in the leadership team at Rainbow Christian Alliance.
Having served on committees and in executive roles for numerous community organisation, Megan is looking forward to expanding her role with Diversity.
Rev. Anne Ryan has had a long-term concern for social justice for LGBTIQ people. Anne is the current Minister at Tuggeranong Uniting Church (TUC) . She has worked in a number of areas of Ministry including in Surrey Hills in Sydney where she worked closely with the LGBTIQ community. Anne has developed close ties with Diversity ACT during the last few years and her church has provided resources and assistance to those in need, particularly at Christmas.
Anne has also been working closely to assist LGBTIQ Christians who have been disconnected from and hurt by Churches. Anne is integral in the Rainbow Christian Alliance, a joint project between Diversity and TUC that has now been active for 12 months in Canberra and since February 2016 in Goulburn.
Bruce has recently retired from ANU. He has a wealth of experience that he brings to the organisation from working within an academic environment and of course having been on numerous committees. He tells us he is known at the dictionary man. His bio from ANU speaks for itself
Dr Bruce Moore was Head of the Australian National Dictionary Centre from 1994 until his retirement. Before 1994, he taught Old and Middle English Language and Literature at Sydney University, Monash University, and the University of New South Wales. His monographs include Speaking Our Language: The Story of Australian English (2008) and What’s Their Story: A History of Australian Words (2010). He edited a number of dictionaries for Oxford University Press Australia, including the Australian Oxford Dictionary, the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, and the Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary. His new edition of the Australian National Dictionary was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
We welcome back Chery who was previously a member of our committee. She has a strong sense of social justice and has a good working knowledge of Diversity Act and our inner workings!
We welcome Rosemary to the committee. She has a strong sense of social justice and has provided incredible support in fundraising activities for other organisations in Goulburn. She also has commitments to the committee of another ACT charitable organisation and we know that both organisations will benefit from her drive in supporting fundraising.