BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALIMA and ALIMA-Australia are distinct organizations working towards the same goal. ALIMA is registered in France under the Association Law of 1901. ALIMA-Australia is a Company Limited by Guarantee by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), and a registered charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). ALIMA-Australia is also registered as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Taxation Office.
ALIMA-Australia has zero tolerance to child abuse in all its forms and allegations. Read our child protection policy.
Nikki Blackwell is an Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Queensland. She works part time as an intensive care specialist at the Prince Charles hospital. Nikki previously worked for Doctors Without Borders for several years before co-founding ALIMA with a small group of colleagues. Nikki was the director of medicine and research for ALIMA from 2009-2013 and remains actively involved. She has also contributed in transforming ALIMA’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014 into the ground-breaking, high-quality care, which we are now able to provide during emergency Ebola outbreaks.
Juanita is an environmental lawyer who specialises in climate change litigation. She has been working at Queensland’s premier not-for-profit public interest environmental law firm for more than five years and is now primarily involved in overseeing the free advice services within the organisation, which includes providing general advice to clients on public interest environmental law matters. Juanita has a keen interest in the operations and governance of companies (whether large corporations, not-for-profits, or NGOs). It is this interest that has led her to pursue her postgraduate studies of Master in Law (Business Law) and a reason behind her eagerness to be a part of ALIMA Australia’s Board as Secretary. Juanita holds a Bachelor of Laws with 2nd class Honors from Southern Cross University, and owns and operates her own business.