Operational Team

Tony Majer – Chief Executive Officer 

Tony joined HIV Foundation Queensland as Interim CEO in March 2014 after nearly two decades in the private sector. Having led a successful Queensland business through establishment, acquisition and growth, Tony now works alongside the Foundation’s board providing strategic leadership and business planning required to translate board decisions and plans into action.

While Tony’s initial focus has been driving the Foundation’s establishment process, he also oversees the day-to-day operations and fundraising activities of the Foundation.

 

Melissa Warner – Principal Public Health Officer

Melissa is the Principal Public Health Officer with the HIV Foundation Queensland and has been working in the HIV sector since 1994. She is a Registered Nurse who worked for many years in Indonesia with an HIV NGO and at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. She has coordinated a UNAIDS project across 7 South-East Asian countries and spent several years with the Queensland Department of Health coordinating the Queensland HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STI Strategies. 

She has also previously provided secretariat support to several Ministerial Advisory Committees for HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs and the Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Organisations. 

Melissa completed her Master's in Public Health in 2013 and presently oversees a number of HIV programs and research grants; coordinates preventative health planning and strategic development; and coordinates implementation and evaluation of the Queensland HIV Strategy for the HIV Foundation Queensland.

 

Jordan Avery – Marketing, Media & Communications Officer

Jordan currently studies business, majoring in marketing and interactive/visual design at Queensland University of Technology. His strengths lie in his strong graphic design and publishing skills within print and digital media. His role includes implementing marketing campaigns, communication strategy and key tactical plans via media relations, influencer and digital programs.

Jordan brings his experience from a community health background including disability services, mental health and sexual health.  

 

Sid Kaladharan – Project Officer

Sid comes from a clinical background and holds an Advanced Masters in Health Services Management with over 2 years’ experience working in public and private health sector projects focusing on chronic disease management. Sid has a strong passion for preventive medicine and strives to bring about adequate public health response to HIV pandemic with increased testing, services and treatment to the whole community thus working towards an HIV-free posterity.

Sid provides support to the Principal Public Health Officer by assisting with the coordination and implementation of projects developed in line with the Queensland HIV Strategy.

 

Tina Ngo – Organisational Support Officer

Tina joined the HIVQ team in 2015 as the Organisational Support Officer, and brings with her over ten years in the health administrative field. Previously working within both private and public sectors, Tina has utilized her diverse administration skills to assist in event planning, day-to-day organisational support and liaising with health consumers and non-government organisations.

Tina brings with her a strong work ethic coupled with an ongoing passion for the advancement of equal health opportunities.