Our Team

Mimi Zilliacus


BA. MA (Public Health)

Mimi has a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector and in senior roles in the health sector in PNG. She has a BA, a Masters in Public Health and is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration. A skilled integrator, innovator and thinker, Mimi has over 10 years of experience fostering collaboration among health, UN, government and NGO actors across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Singapore and Zambia. Mimi is dedicated to improving health services for rural populations and finding creative and practical solutions to complex health problems. Before joining ADI, Mimi worked as the Statewide Implementation Coordinator for the Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP). Mimi started as CEO of ADI in March 2021 and works in our Sydney office.

Joyce Seneba

Gender Equity Coordinator, West New Britain

Joyce has previously worked in Gender and HIV/AIDS community awareness roles with the West New Britain Provincial Government. She brings an incredible energy to the delivery of community education in remote locations and further enhances ADI’s West New Britain team.

Joyce joined ADI in November 2020.

Ruth Biendwore

Maternal Health Coordinator

Ruth is a registered Nursing Officer/Midwife with a Bachelor of Clinical Nursing, double major in midwifery and paediatrics. Ruth has 25+ years of clinical experience working for organisations including CHS, JTA (North Fly Health Services), World Vision, Marie Stopes and major health facilities including POM General, Kiunga and Rumginae Hospitals. Ruth joined ADI in November 2020 and works in Kiunga, Western Province as a Maternal Health Coordinator to improve maternal health, family planning and gender equity outcomes for rural communities.

Sherel Nama

PNG Office Manager

Sherel graduated from the Divine Word University in Health Management, and is now ADI’s Office Manager in Kavieng responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the New Ireland Provincial Health Authority and Provincial Government; planning outreach health patrols and working with ADI’s Program and Finance Managers to deliver financially sound programs.
Sherel started in our Kavieng office in New Ireland in March 2019.

Devlyn Olan

PNG National Maternal Health & Family Planning Coordinator

Devlyn has a diploma in Health Education from the University of Goroka, and a diploma in Public Health from the University of PNG. She previously worked as a nursing officer in various provinces around PNG in both rural and hospital settings before becoming the LLG Manager for Murat in New Ireland Province between 2012-2018. At ADI, she enjoys facilitating and training healthcare workers and working with communities.
Devlyn works in our Kavieng office in New Ireland, commencing January 2019.

Aron Bale

ADI Office Manager, Western Province

Aron is a registered pharmacist with Pharmacy Board of PNG, also a registered member of the Pharmaceutical Society of PNG and has a diploma in Health Service Management. Since 2013 Aron has been contracted by OK Tedi mine providing basic health services to all mine affected villages throughout Western Province.
Aron started with ADI in our Kiunga, Western Province office in November 2019.

Stephen Keu

Logistics Officer, West New Britain

Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Agriculture, majoring in Landscape Ecology, Planning and Technology at Chiba University’s Faculty of Horticulture in Japan. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry obtained at PNG University of Technology.
Before joining ADI, Stephen worked for New Britain Palm Oil Limited in various consulting roles. Stephen joined the West New Britain team in July 2020.

Lucy Berak

PNG Gender Equity Officer

Lucy has over 20 years experience in the field of social development. She has worked as a gender equity Trainer and Facilitator and also written and translated gender materials into local contexts working with development organizations and rural communities throughout PNG.
Lucy looks forward for Studies Overseas to attaining Educational Qualification in Gender Studies and writing her thesis on Gender and Family Violence.
Lucy works in our Kavieng office in New Ireland, commencing October 2018.

Yaman Kutlu

Senior Program Manager PNG

BE(Civil), MIntDev

Yaman spent 18 months in Bougainville PNG, establishing and managing a youth economic development program. He is passionate about social change and dedicated to helping communities experiencing poverty. His field experience includes program design and implementation, mentoring local counterparts, project monitoring and evaluation.
Yaman started with ADI in the Sydney office in December 2016.

Andrew Noble

Finance Manager


Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 34 years experience in a variety of industries and corporations both in Australia and the UK.

In the last 3 years he has provided financial services and advice to several not for profit organisations including one in Nepal.

Andrew works in our Sydney office, commencing March 2019.

Kay Nevill

Program Manager, New Ireland & Family Planning Project Advisor

Grad Dip Health Sciences (Primary Health Care), MPH

Starting from a background of nursing and midwifery, Kay then worked in a variety of public health settings for over 20 years including 5 years living and working in remote Aboriginal communities. Kay loves supporting ADI’s PNG staff to implement primary health care, gender equity and maternal health programs.
Kay started with ADI in our Sydney office in June 2018.

Mark Newcombe

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Mark has over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice as a Dental Surgeon.
As Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, Mark assesses the performance of ADI projects and programs in order to improve the outcomes and the impact of our programs in PNG.
Mark started with ADI in our Sydney office in July 2017.

Aisha Hassan

Project Officer

BA (Hons), MIPH

Aisha cares deeply about sustainable aid and development. She supports the team assessing the performance of ADI projects and programs in order to improve the outcomes and the impact of our programs in PNG.
Aisha first volunteered with ADI at the end of 2018 and then joined as a staff member in Sydney in July 2019.

Brooke Briggs

HR and Administration Officer

BAppSc (Information Studies), PostGrad Dip Marketing

Brooke has a number of years experience across various industries working in HR, Marketing and Admin roles. She has a strong interest in working with organisations that aim to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Brooke began working in the Sydney office in February 2019.

Jack O’Shea

Program Manager, West New Britain

BBus (Marketing), MSSc (IntDev)

Jack has previously worked in Vanuatu, Kiribati, and most recently the Solomon Islands on a wide range of clinical trials and health system strengthening projects. Having previously consulted for the World Bank and DFAT, Jack brings a wealth of regional experience to what is an exciting new project in West New Britain.
Jack started with ADI in January 2020, he is based in our Kimbe, West New Britain office.