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Management Committee

Dr Trevor Jordan

President

Trevor Jordan Phd, President of Jigsaw Queensland, is an internationally recognised expert on ethics and adoption. He is a peer reviewer and regular contributor to the Australian Journal of Adoption. On behalf of Jigsaw, he has provided written and oral submissionns to the Senate Inquiry into past forced adoption, responses to the AFIS study in past service responses to adoption, and the AIFS scoping study into future post-adoption service provision, submissions to the review of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages legislation in Queensland, and the recent review of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, particularly with respect to accessing information on behalf of individuals searching for their family of origin, and a written submission to the Prime Minister's Interdepartmental Committee on Intercountry Adoption.

 

Trevor has also presented keynotes and workshops at the four-yearly, National Australian Adoption Conferences and the National Service Provider's annual meeting. He was a community member of the National Intercountry Adoption Advisory Group, attending meetings of the Australian Central Authorities Harmonisation Working Group, attending meetings of the Australian Central Authorities Harmonisation Working Group and Post-Adoption Services Working Group.

 

As an adoptee, Trevor knows from experience the long-term affects of adoption. He is now semi-retired from his role as an academic and consultant in professional and public ethics.

Robert White

Treasurer

 

Collette Glazebrook

Secretary

Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow

BA Journ, M Pub Rel, DCA

Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow has worked in public relations for more than two decades and holds a BA Journalism and a Master of Public Relations. She has also researched in the areas of adoption and using memoir to construct identity after adoption for the degree of Doctor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing). She first contacted Jigsaw Queensland as a nineteen year old adoptee in 1991, to navigate the changes in Queensland adoption legislation that would allow her to search for her mother. Since then, she has attended Jigsaw's Adopted Person and Open Support Groups, met both of her biological parents and a sibling and has worked with Jigsaw Queensland to help them spread the word that help is available now, including building and maintaining the organisation's website. 

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