One Disease's ambassadors include Karla Grant, Greg Inglis, Samantha Harris, Hon Justice Melissa Perry, Rohan Hardcastle, Janis Blums
Greg Inglis is a professional rugby league football player and Captain of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He is of Aboriginal descent, of the Dungutti tribe from the North coast of NSW. Greg became involved with One Disease when he heard about the #inkforgood campaign. He felt so compelled to raise awareness of the scabies issue in remote Indigenous communities that he permanently inked himself with the #inkforgood partnership tattoo.
Karla, a proud woman of the Arrernte people, is the Executive Producer and host of Australia’s award-winning and longest running Indigenous current affairs show Living Black. With over two decades of media experience, Karla has dedicated a huge part of her career to working in Indigenous news and current affairs. With a career at SBS spanning 20 years as presenter, producer, reporter and director of the Walkley award-winning ICAM (Indigenous Current Affairs Magazine) program, Karla is also currently Executive Producer of the network’s Indigenous Media Unit, where she developed Living Black. Karla became involved with #inkforgood by getting a tattoo to show her commitment to eliminating scabies from remote communities.
Samantha Harris is an Australian fashion model of Indigenous, Dutch, English and German heritage. She has featured prominently in a number of shows including Australian Fashion Week 2010, featuring on the cover of Vogue that same year and Miss Vogue in 2013. Additionally she has appeared in campaigns for numerous international brands such as Miu Miu. Samantha was a contestant in the 5th season of Australia’s Dancing with the Stars, choosing One Disease and our campaign #inkforgood as her charity of choice.
Janis came on board with One Disease as an ambassador for #inkforgood campaign. Janis, a true everyday hero, likewise showed his commitment to our cause by getting permanently inked. He has been a firefighter for 10 years, keeping our country safe through bushfires. As a child growing up in Canberra, Janis took Indigenous Studies at school though it wasn’t until he captained the Balmain Football Club, which had some terrific young Indigenous players on it, that he became acutely aware of some of the issues facing Indigenous Australians in remote communities, such as scabies.
The Hon. Justice Melissa Perry
The Hon Justice Melissa Perry was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in 2013. She practiced at the Bar from 1992 to 2013, being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004. Melissa's areas of expertise include constitutional law, native title and human rights and she holds both an LLM and PhD in public international law from the University of Cambridge. Melissa is a member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity, a Fellow and former Director of the Australian Academy of Law, a Squadron Leader with the Royal Australian Air Force, Legal Specialist Reserves.
Rohan is a barrister working at the Sixth Floor of Selborne Chambers in Sydney. He has previously worked as an associate to Chief Justice Robert French AC at the National Native Title Tribunal and as an associate to Justice Dyson Heydon AC at the High Court of Australia. He completed his D Phil in Law at Oxford University, covering legal rights and medical research. Rohan brings a wealth of experience across law, business and medical research to improving the delivery of health services to Indigenous communities.