As a registered Health Education Charitable Trust Board, AVCA’s operations are overseen by a group of volunteers. All of the trustees are former smokers, current vapers, from diverse professional/personal backgrounds.

Jan Walsh

Financial Operations, Interorganisational Coordinator (Consumer Advocacy), Representative to CAPHRA


Steve Dohmen

Cultural Liaison, Community Relations (NZ)


Nancy Loucas (nee Sutthoff)

Chairperson, International Relations, Ethics and Media Relations



Nancy comes from a diverse administrative background that includes surgical research administration, teaching (primary and tertiary level), executive administration and community property management. For over 15 years she has been very active in community advocacy with youth, lower income folk needing advocacy and now, vaping advocacy. She brings a wealth of scientific, medical and research administrative/management knowledge with her to her role as CEO/Director at AVCA.

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