Ann Hughes, Individual

Individual Member

Ann has been involved with TasCOSS as staff, volunteer and board member for many years and is a Life Member.

She is a qualified social worker, and an editor, and has been a worker, volunteer, manager and board member with a wide range of organisations and community groups. She has been state president of the Australian Association of Social Workers and of the Society of Editors and was a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal for over ten years.

Ann has worked, amongst others, with the Social Action and Research Centre (SARC) at Anglicare, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and mental health services. Ann has also been a teacher of community studies and social work students and is engaged with refugee support and advocacy, arts and environment causes.

Ann is a member of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute Board and secretary of Friends of Palestine Tasmania.

Ann is particularly committed to advocacy for social justice and believes that TasCOSS has a key role in ensuring that wider social issues and the concerns of less powerful people and regions are brought to the attention of the public.



TasCOSS Board Members

Kathy Brown, Individual

Individual Member

Rodney Greene, Regions (North/North-West)

Systems Leader, Burnie Works

Bruce Levett, Peak Body

CEO, Health Consumers Tasmania

Emily Briffa, Organisation

CEO, Hamlet Inc

Adrienne Picone, Chief Executive Officer, Public Officer

CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Service

Alexander McKenzie, President, Regions (North/North-West)

Individual Member

Connie Digolis, Vice President, Peak Body

CEO, Mental Health Council of Tasmania