Fiona Lander is an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, specialising in healthcare strategy and transformation. Fiona was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, where she completed a Masters of Public Health in 2015; she graduated from Monash University with dual honours in Medicine/Surgery and Law. Fiona has previously worked with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Austin Health in Victoria, and Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. She is a a Board Director of Diabetes WA, and lectures annually at the Copenhagen School of Global Health.
Jess Smith is a campaigner, advocate and trade unionist at heart. Jess started her journey into politics by taking part in the Senator Chris Evans program (now known as the Labor Movement work experience).
She brings expertise in political, community and workplace organising.
Jess is passionate on issues of gender equality, female representation in parliament, economic justice and fairness in the workplace.
Jess co-cofounded She Runs alongside Martina Ucnikova.
Melina's career in research management and development in the higher education sector spans 20 years. She has worked at Adelaide Central School of Art, University of South Australia, The Australian National University, and The University of Western Australia. Melina works with researchers and external parties to facilitate the development of research projects and promote research outcomes.
Jenna has not only been involved with She Runs as a supporter and speaker since Day 1 and now as board member. Jenna began her career in the media almost 20 years ago as a roving cadet reporter for The West Australian and has worked across a broad range of topics including general news, youth, politics, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle at Nine, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, and BuzzFeed over East. She moved back to Perth in 2018 to join The West Australian and launch a radio show and daily local news podcast. After a year co-hosting commercial FM breakfast radio, and being a part of the inaugural Triple M Perth on-air team, she has now joined The Australian as an associate editor of the national broadsheet.
Karess is a 2021 She Runs Fellow and currently works as a lawyer. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science from the University of Notre Dame. Karess is also a board member of Volunteering WA and a member of Soroptimist International, a volunteer organisation advocating for human rights and gender equality. Since university, Karess has been involved in advocating for gender equality and greater representation of diverse voices. Karess is currently a member of the Joint Law Society/Women Lawyers of WA committee and until recently was a member of the national Young Women’s Advisory Group within the Equality Rights Alliance.
Nicholas Van Hattem
Nicholas van Hattem is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers. Nick served as President of the Law Society of WA in 2020 and is the Founding Director of the Piddington Justice Project.
Jessica Currell is a business consulting, risk advisory and finance professional with 15 years experience working across Government, Not-for-profits and the private sector. Jess holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration for the University of Western Australia and has used her theoretical knowledge and practical experience to provide decision support to senior business leaders in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Martina Ucnikova is a communications and advocacy strategist for purpose-driven organisations wanting to enhance their policy and advocacy outcomes. Her current clients include Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, Tobacco-Free Action Fund, TakeAPart and Walk Free. Martina takes a systems approach to problem solving to identify areas of mutual interest at the intersection of government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and community.