Vicki Barry

Vicki Barry is the founder and facilitator of Young Dementia Network WA. The network provides peer support for people living with young onset dementia, their care partners, and families. She was instrumental in the creation of YODyssey, the art of living well with young onset dementia, an annual art exhibition showcasing the work of people living with YOD (young onset dementia), and to raise awareness in the community. Vicki is also a dementia advocate for Alzheimer’s WA and Dementia Australia.

She has extensive leadership and operational management experience across business, government, health, and the social sectors. As a systems and possibility thinker she generates ideas, connects people to create opportunities for innovation, development, and impact.

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Victoria Hollick

Victoria is a highly experienced communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement professional with over 20 years’experience in the health, mental health, disability and tertiary education sectors.

She is skilled in communications planning and strategy, issues management, internal communications and cross-government collaboration.

Alan Blackwood

Alan leads the Alliance’s substantive work in the areas of policy analysis, development and advice. He has authoured and co-authored submissions to government and other inquiries, and written papers on service co-ordination, YPIRAC and social insurance.  He has served on a number of representative bodies and has a deep knowledge of issues affecting people with disability. 

Alan recently led a project to develop and trial consumer-led governance and decision-making approaches in settings where people share supports.  Using body-corporate type governance arrangements, people sharing supports were able to formalise shared decisions and brief providers on how the group wanted the support delivered. 

In common with all Alliance staff, Alan has provided direct advocacy assistance to individuals and families and has built extensive networks across the health, disability and housing sectors. 

Steven Davison

Steven brings to the team extensive experience in service system engagement and reform in the health, human services and insurance sectors.  He has worked at senior executive levels for both state and federal governments and has an excellent working knowledge of services and providers including across the health, disability/NDIS, housing and aged care systems. 

Respected for his collaborative engagement, his work with governments has given Steven deep knowledge of jurisdictional differences as well as their similarities, and the opportunities to learn from each other. 

Steven is an experienced advocate and is committed to ensuring Australians with disability receive the supports and services they need, delivered in ways that work for them. His experience sitting on the NSW Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (NCAT) has given him a particular interest in the way that administrative decisions are made under the NDIS Act, and how the effective resolution of disputes can lead to improved outcomes for all participants.

Dr Bronwyn Morkham

As the Alliance’s National Director, Bronwyn works with the Board to ensure the Alliance’s Mission and Vision are met. She also ensures the Board is kept up to date with the Alliance’s strategic plan and work  and is provided with clear recommendations regarding decisions about the organisation’s future direction and activities.