Gemma Misrachi, Project Coordinator, Tasmania Legal Aid
About the Presenter:
Ms Gemma Misrachi has been in the role of Coordinator at Tasmania Legal Aid’s Senior Assist since October 2020. Gemma’s role involves coordinating legal advice and assistance, and elder abuse referrals to the Senior Assist team. Gemma also coordinates community legal education and stakeholder engagement. Gemma previously worked as a legal practitioner at Tasmania Legal Aid prior to the commencement of the elder abuse service trial project, advising clients in relation to a range of issues affecting older people, including elder abuse and prevention. Gemma’s passion for human rights is highlighted by many years working in the anti-discrimination field.
Vicki Tattersall, Case Worker, Tasmania Legal Aid
About the Presenter:
Ms Vicki Tattersall is a social worker who graduated from UTAS. She has 19 years’ experience across a variety of areas, including family violence, mental health, disability services, dementia, family support services, palliative care and a hospital social worker at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health hospitals in Victoria. Vicki was involved with the Safe at Home roll out in 2004, working as the Team Leader for the then newly established Court Support and Liaison Service and is familiar with both the magistrates and supreme court processes.
Vicki returned to Tasmania in 2021 after working interstate for 7 years where she worked in a number of positions. Firstly as the Co-ordinator of a Dementia Support Service, in FNQ before moving to Melbourne firstly working as the Program Manager for the Children’s Contact Centre in Western Melbourne and then as the Program Manager at the Salvation Army for a 5 million dollar Commonwealth program to provide parenting support to families at risk. A change of focus resulted in Vicki beginning work as a hospital social worker at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where she worked across all areas including Palliative Care, Accident and Emergency, ICU, and Trauma. This experience resulted in Vicki providing casual social work support to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre before moving to Western Health and then in Geriatric Management before moving back to Tasmania.