Emily joined the board after completing the 2020 SheRuns Fellowship program. She has a strong passion for research and policy analysis, having a background in Politics and International Relations and currently works with the Minderoo Foundation. Prior to her role at Minderoo she worked for the Department of Premier and Cabinet and as an academic tutor at the University of Western Australia teaching political science.
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.
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.
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 Short 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.
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.
Ilana Hamilton joined the board after working with She Runs as part of her ‘Justice Project’ during her PLT through The Piddington Society. Ilana is commencing a new career in 2021 as a lawyer at the community legal centre - Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service. Prior to law, Ilana worked in healthcare as a physiotherapist in both Australia and the United States.
Martina Ucnikova is development communications specialist with experience advising clients across private and non-profit sectors on communications, campaigning and stakeholder engagement strategy. She brings expertise in project management and communications, campaigning, social impact, digital strategy, international development. 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.