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Chair Victoria Allen to retire and Emily Sheridan to join the JAFA board

Victoria Allen, the inaugural Chair of Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia (JAFA) will retire from the JAFA Board effective 31 March, 2022. As a parent of a child with JA, Victoria remains an active member of the JA community and will be involved with JAFA on an ongoing basis.
The Board of JAFA is pleased to announce that Ms Emily Sheridan will join the board on that date.
Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri AM, Founder of JAFA said “On behalf of JAFA and the Juvenile Arthritis community, I warmly thank Victoria for her extensive contribution to the establishment of JAFA and the important initiatives we have worked on over the past two and half years. We are delighted that Victoria will continue her association with JAFA.”


Victoria Allen said “I am immensely proud to have had the honour of chairing JAFA. JAFA has achieved significant wins for the children and young people with rheumatic diseases in Australia, and I am delighted to have been part of this important work. I look forward to JAFA’s continued success.”
Emily Sheridan is a Melbourne-based lawyer and mother of a child with Juvenile Arthritis. Emily said “I am proud to be joining the board of JAFA and look forward to contributing to the important work JAFA does on behalf of children with juvenile arthritis “.


Andrew Harrison will take over Chair duties of JAFA upon Victoria’s retirement. Andrew is an experienced Company Director with an extensive financial background and is also currently Chairman of ASX-listed WiseTech Global Limited.