Who we are


Jane Martin, Executive Manager

Jane has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) majoring in Public Policy, a Masters in Public Health, and an Honorary Doctorate (Deakin University). Jane has worked in tobacco control for 20 years, commencing with Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Australia, as well as the role of Policy Manager with Quit Victoria. Jane has extensive experience in public health advocacy and policy development, and in building the evidence to supporting legislative and policy reforms. In 2011 she was awarded a Jack Brockhoff Churchill Fellowship and undertook the Williamson Community Leadership program in 2013. She has published papers on tobacco and obesity policy reform issues and has presented at national and international public health conferences.

Kathryn Bloom, Legal Policy Adviser

Kathryn works as a lawyer providing legal and policy advice to the Obesity Policy Coalition. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. Kathryn gained legal policy experience working in the Disability Division of the Department of Human Services. She brings a variety of experience from government, community sector and private practice sector, having worked at the Office of the Public Advocate, Women’s Legal Resource Group and a  small legal practice. Kathryn has a passionate interest in the role of the law, policy and regulation can play in improving public health.

Jacky Mandelbaum, Legal Policy Adviser

Jacky is a lawyer, providing legal and policy advice to the Obesity Policy Coalition. Jacky has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science.  She has had roles in legal policy as a Senior Legal Researcher at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, at Columbia University in New York as well working with the National Commission for Science and Technology in Malawi. Jacky also has significant experience working in private practice, as Special Counsel at a leading Australian law firm.  Jacky is passionate about bringing law and policy regulation to improve public health.