AVI FOUNDER & CO-MANAGER
Researcher, Writer, Community Volunteer. Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM). PhD in Sociology, University of Queensland, Australia. Former Rockefeller Fellow, UMASS, Boston, USA.
AVI Founder (also co-founder and co-convener of the Asian Australian Film Forum and Network)
Also search Linkedin & Google Scholar / Past Fundraising
Robert ‘Bert’ Ballard
PhD, Academic at Uni.of Waterloo, Ontario – Canada. (Now Professor at Pepperdine Uni., California). Editor of ‘Pieces of Me’ book, Co-author – Adopted the Comic, Chair – Stratford Intercountry Adoption Summit ’10.
Pepperdine Bio / Pieces of Me (for Teen Adoptees)
AVI CHIEF WEB DESIGNER
Freelance Illustrator & Artist – UK
AVI Website Designer & Advisory Network Member, Creator & Illustrator of Adopted the Comic
AVI Bio / AVI 35th Reflections / Adopted the Comic Website / Art Portfolio Website
AVI ADVISORY NETWORK
The below people have at various stages been pivotal in assisting AVI to develop content, moderate forums, and from time to time provide advice on special topics. AVI is a volunteer project with a website providing some information and a social network group and page, but does not have formal representatives or formal services. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
in alphabetical order
AVI E Group and Facebook Group Chief Co-Moderator.
Co-Founder of IAC Group, Adoptee National Representative 2011 for NICAAG, Former Adoption Officer with Adoption Services Queensland, Operation Babylift, TTAF Initiative Committee (Brisbane)
AVI Bio / Jen’s Story (Youtube) / AVI 35th Reflections
Ty ‘Phoon’ Gaston
Operation Babylift and Admin Team Member
Australia – Artist, Theatre Performer & Playwright. Screenplay and lead performance of ‘Shrimp’. Touring Transcultural Adoptee Films (TTAF) Initiative Committee (Melbourne Event Organiser)
Being Vietnamese AVI / Shrimp Play Website / TTAF Melbourne
Anh Ðào Kolbe
Photographer & Community Activist – USA
Committee Member of Operation Reunite & Photographer of Portraits of Vietnamese Adoptees series
AVI Bio / Portrait Series Website / Anh Ðào website
AVI MEDIA & PR ADVICE
Journalist & Editor for Fitness First magazine- Sydney, NSW Australia