Alcohol Healthwatch is governed by a Board of Trustees:
From Left to right: Assoc Professor Felicity Lamm, Dr Grace Wong, Heather Seal, Dr Nicki Jackson (Executive Director), Mike Lomas, Dr Tess Liew, Marilyn Burton
Marilyn Burton - Chairperson
Marilyn joined the Trust in June 2012 bringing with her a wealth of experience in public health. Marilyn is a NZ Registered Nurse with an Advanced Diploma in Nursing, practicing as a public health nurse and health promotion advisor for Auckland Regional Public Health Service for 32 years. Her work has been involved with policy advice, planning and implementing public health programmes and initiatives with a strong focus on injury prevention and family violence prevention. Marilyn was elected as Chairperson at the AGM 13.8.13.
Mike Lomas - Treasurer
Mike is an accountant, bringing financial expertise to the board as the Treasurer. Mike is involved in community organisations for example, The Wings Trust, which provides residential support and accommodation for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.
Heather joined the Trust in September 2006. Heather has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland. She has had many years’ experience in office administration, with an interest in public health issues, especially those that relate to women and young people. This has been expressed through her work at the University of Auckland, Starship Children’s Health and the Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit, and through her past involvement with National Council for Women, Auckland Grammar Old Girls Association, Methodist Mission Northern and the Girl Guide movement.
Dr Grace Wong
Grace rejoined the Trust in April 2014 after taking leave to complete her PhD. Grace is the Associate Director of the Centre for Migrant and Refugee Health and a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing at Auckland University of Technology. She was a researcher/policy analyst at Action and Smoking on Health NZ. Her research focuses on the growing Asian population and preventing addictions including alcohol and smoking.
Dr Tess Liew
Tess joined the Trust in June 2017. She is currently a Strategic Broker for Ōtara-Papatoetoe, within the Community Empowerment Unit of Auckland Council. She has a PhD in Behavioural Science from Auckland University and is well-known for her management of the community development agency Ka Mau Te Wero Charitable Trust as well as being past chair of the Asian Network Incorporated. She has been engaged in community participatory action research since 1998 in the Glen Innes and wider Tamaki area.
Associate Professor Felicity Lamm
Associate Professor Dr Felicity Lamm joined the Trust in September 2017. Felicity is the Co-Director of the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at AUT. As a lecturer and researcher in the area of employment relations and OHS for over 30 years at the University of Auckland and recently at AUT, she has been involved in a number of government committees and inquiries, including the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Pike River Mine Tragedy and the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety. She has had a special interest in workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities where alcohol and drug abuse are the root causes.