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 JIM Unit Team

​​​DR MARK ZIRNSAK​


Mark is the Director, Justice and International Mission, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Uniting Church in Australia. 

He was employed as the Synod Social Justice Development Officer in the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania in June 1999 and became Director of th​e Justice and International Mission Unit of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania in early 2004. 

Mark is a member of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council, the Victorian Alcohol Policy Coalition and Chair of the Victorian Inter-Church Gambling Taskforce. 

Mark is a member of the Secretariat for the Tax Justice Network​ in Australia.  He is also active in anti-corruption movements, including Publish What You Pay Australia and Transparency International Australia.

He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne.

​Mark can be contacted at Mark.Zirnsak@victas.uca.org.au​, on 03 9340 8807 or 0409 166 915.


DENISSE SANDOVAL


Denisse is the social justice officer for the Justice and International Mission Unit. 

Born in Santiago, Chile, Denisse grew up in New York where she completed a degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University. In Australia she completed a Master's degree in International Development from RMIT University, whilst working with Youth Development Australia's social enterprise project, YouthWorx Productions, a training and employment program for homeless youth.

Trained by the Gamaliel Network in the US, she continued working towards social justice and as a community organiser, linking churches with other organisations such as civil rights groups and trade unions. Her capabilities range from grassroots campaigning to coalition building.  

​Denisse now lives permanently in Melbourne and identifies herself as an immigrant twice removed.  

She can be contacted at Denisse.Sandoval@victas.uca.org.au​, on 03 9251 5286 or 0428 199 653​.​

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