Who we are

Staff

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.

Andrea Schmidtke, Legal Policy Adviser

Andrea works as a lawyer providing legal and policy advice to the Obesity Policy Coalition. Andrea has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Physical Education. Andrea has corporate legal background and a passionate interest in the role that the law, policy and regulation can play in improving public health as well as a strong personal interest in the impact of our diets on overall health and wellbeing.

Katarnya Hickey, Legal Policy Adviser

Katarnya is a lawyer who provides legal and policy advice to the Obesity Policy Coalition. Katarnya has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts. Katarnya has experience in dispute resolution working at the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and in legal policy with a federal government department. Katarnya has a strong interest in the interaction between the law, policy and public health.