The Health Australia & Tanzania (HAT) Committee is run by a group of volunteers from different professional backgrounds. Our board works collectively to be the voice of HAT. They are responsible for the overall performance and effective governance of the organisation, providing strategic direction and leadership. The board meets once a month and its members are appointed at the Annual General Meeting. The organisation is also composed of a sub-committee that is responsible for the evaluation of the development projects after project complexion.  



Peter Constable 

(President and Treasurer)

Peter works as a Financial Accountant at City of Whittleseg. He has been involved with HAT since its foundation in 2005 and has been a crucial part in the organisation growth over the years. He previously acted as the HAT Treasurer and has been the HAT president since 2013.

Hayley E. Rugarabamu 

(Secretary and Social Media Coordinator)

Hayley has a background in both public health and molecular parasitology and has completed her PhD in the field of malaria research. She currently works at the Burnet Institute were she is developing novel anti-malarial compounds. Hayley first joined HAT in 2015 as an ordinary member and became the HAT secretary in November 2016. 

George Rugarabamu 

(Technical Advisor and Translator)

George is a biologist with a strong interest in global health, having spent most of the past 10 years conducting research on disease-causing infectious agents such as toxoplasma, HIV, trypanosomes and salmonella. He currently works as an Analyst at Policy Cures Research, a Sydney-based health-policy analysis think-tank. George joined HAT in 2016 and supports the team as a Technical Advisor and Translator.

Thorey K. Jonsdottir 

(Website and Fundraising coordinator)

Thorey has a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Science and is currently undertaking a PhD in molecular parasitology at the University of Melbourne. Her project is based at the Burnet Institute and focuses on identifying novel malaria parasite drug targets. She joined HAT in the beginning of 2019 and is involved with fundraising as well as updating the website content.

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