On behalf of Board Chair Hayley Lawrance, Holyoake is delighted to welcome Dr Annalee Stearne to its Board.

Annalee is a Nyungar woman from Western Australia and has extensive experience as a widely published public health researcher, focusing on Aboriginal community responses to alcohol and other drug challenges. In 2023 she completed her PhD examining Aboriginal leadership in alcohol policy development in the Northern Territory. She has deep experience working with both Australian AOD peak bodies and health service providers and was awarded the 2012 First People’s Award for Excellence in Science and Research, by the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)

Board Chair, Hayley Lawrance stated “We are delighted to welcome Annalee to the Board of Holyoake. Her deep expertise within the research sector, coupled with her experience working with national AOD peak bodies and health service providers, and her understanding of Aboriginal community responses to AOD challenges will be invaluable to the Board and broader organisation. I take this opportunity to warmly welcome Annalee and look forward to working alongside her.