Speakers

Hon Stephen Wade

Hon Stephen Wade

Minister for Health and Wellbeing
As Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Stephen Wade’s portfolio covers health, mental health, ageing, substance abuse and suicide prevention.

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Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Executive Manager, Partnership and Engagement, Adelaide PHN
Dr Alison Smith started her working life as a dietitian and soon moved from clinical practice into health promotion and public health work, working with partners as diverse as early childhood, education, transport and the retail sector to promote healthy eating.

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Alison Verhoeven

Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Alison Verhoeven is Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia.

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Allyson Hewitt

Allyson Hewitt

Don Dunstan Foundation Thinker in Residence
Allyson has assisted hundreds of social ventures to become economically sustainable and increase their social impact. She has developed and helps lead the social innovation programs at MaRS which includes Social Innovation Generation (SiG); the social finance programs of the Centre for Impact Investing; the MaRS Solutions Labs, designed to tackle complex challenges; and Studio Y, which supports youth to lead in the innovation economy.

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Amy Vickers

Amy Vickers

Lead Facilitator, Trojan's Trek
Amy Vickers first attended the Trojan’s Trek program as a participant in 2014 in South Australia, the pilot program for the women’s Trojan’s Trek. The value of the Trojan’s Trek program on Amy’s personal journey was profound, providing the tools and network allowing Amy to live well with service induced stress illness.

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Andrea Gregory

Andrea Gregory

After a working in Community Health as a psychologist, Andrea gained employment with Sonder (Previously Northern Health Network) 11 years ago, initially providing clinical therapy and more latterly as a Mental Health Clinical Lead.

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Chris Benger

Chris Benger

Chris is a registered Nurse who has held diverse nursing and midwifery positions, overseas, interstate and rural hospital and community settings, followed by over 20 years’ experience in immunisation dedicated to improving health outcomes in public and preventable health.

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Chris Bollen

Chris Bollen

Chris Bollen brings his experiences as a GP with an interest in chronic and complex healthcare needs, systems development and a view of healthcare through the lean thinking lens, to improve clinician and patient experiences of care.

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Cynthia Avila

Cynthia Avila

Aboriginal Health Manager, Integrated Team Care Project, Sonder
Cynthia Avila is the Aboriginal Health Manager overseeing the Closing the Gap Integrated Team Care program at Sonder.

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David Pearson

David Pearson

Executive Director, Don Dunstan Foundation
David Pearson is the Executive Director of the Don Dunstan Foundation – a thought leadership organisation established to inspire action for a fairer world, and to build on the legacy of the late Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan.

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Deb Lee

Deb Lee

CEO ADELAIDE PHN
Deb is the CEO of the Adelaide Primary Health Network (Adelaide PHN), which formally commenced on 1 July 2015 to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of primary healthcare services in the Adelaide metropolitan region and to improve the coordination of patient care. 

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Denise Westwood

Denise Westwood

Denise Westwood is a mental health nurse qualified in England.

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Dr Chad Collins

Dr Chad Collins

GP Liaison Officer, Northern Adelaide General Practice Liaison Unit
Chad attended Medical School at the Australian National University Canberra, under Australian Army Scholarship. Chad now works with Adelaide PHN as part of the GP Liaison Unit.

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Dr David May

Dr David May

Senior Medical Officer, Nunkuwarrin Yunti
Dr David May MBBS (Uni Adel) commenced at Nunkuwarrin Yunti in as a General Practitioner and was subsequently appointed to the position of Senior Medical Officer. Dr May has 35 years in General Practice, in metropolitan Adelaide and rural SA.

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Dr Gizelle Dias

Dr Gizelle Dias

Mental Health Clinical Lead, Sonder
Gizelle is a medical doctor who has further specialized in psychological medicine and psychotherapy. In her role as Mental Health Clinical Lead at Sonder, she has clinical oversight for the Mental Health Shared Care program in the North, North Eastern and Western regions.

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Dr Jane Oakes

Dr Jane Oakes

Program Facilitator, PsychMed
Dr Jane Oakes is a program facilitator at PsychMed. She has previously held senior positions including the Gambling Services Co-ordinator for Turning Point’s Telephone and Online Services and Gambling Topic Coordinator and lecturer within the Master of Addictive behaviours at Monash University and FUSA.

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Dr John Cross

Dr John Cross

Manager, Health Education and Training, AMPHEaT
John is Manager, Health, Education and Training at AMPHEaT. He has vast and varied experience in teaching/presenting locally, nationally and globally.

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Dr Ken Wanguhu

Dr Ken Wanguhu

Procedural Rural GP, Waikerie Medical Centre
Ken is a Procedural Rural General Practitioner at Waikerie Medical Centre. He has worked in the Riverland for the past 18 years after moving his family from South Africa.

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Dr Quentin Black

Dr Quentin Black

Clinical Director, PsychMed and Clinical Psychologist
Dr Quentin Coupe Black is a medical practitioner, clinical psychologist, researcher and educator.

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Dr Sarah Hylton

Dr Sarah Hylton

Team Leader, Lived Experience Telephone Support Service, Skylight
Sarah is a Mental Health Counsellor with a passion for supporting individuals in their mental health journey.

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Dr Stephen Meredith

Dr Stephen Meredith

Dr Stephen is a Registered Psychologist, currently working in the Paanthi Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program at Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc for the past 4 years.

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Dr Sunita Thavarajadeva

Dr Sunita Thavarajadeva

Principle GP, Mawson Lakes Health Care
Dr Sunita Thavarajadeva is the principal GP at Mawson Lakes Healthcare. Mawson Lakes Healthcare is a practice of 7 GPs in northern Adelaide focussed on health care in early life and is the winner of the RACGP SA Practice of the Year 2018.

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Dr. Helena Williams

Dr. Helena Williams

Dr Helena Williams is a GP in Blackwood and has been at her current practice for over 20 years. She has long held an interest in the policy/practice space, in particular relating to integration, and to that end has always juggled clinical, with other roles.

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Dr. Lane Hinchcliffe

Dr. Lane Hinchcliffe

Lane graduated from medicine at the University of Adelaide and began his medical career as a Paediatric Registrar, during which time he developed a strong interest in adolescent health.

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Dr. Walid Jammal

Dr. Walid Jammal

Wally is currently the principal GP in a family practice in Sydney. His interests include paediatrics, men’s health, ethics, health law, and quality and safety in health care.  He also has a Master of Health Law.

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Helen Morley

Helen Morley

Professionally, Helen trained as a registered nurse in the UK and worked for the National Health Service for 18 years and then 7 years for the UK’s leading heart charity; The British Heart Foundation.

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Helen Stone

Helen Stone

State Manager, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Helen is the State Manager for the Pharmaceutical Society Australia (SA & NT branch) and is a pharmacist by profession. She has had a diverse career including roles as a pharmacist in community practice, aged care, compounding services and private hospital.

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Julie Patterson

Julie Patterson

As Manager Screening and Innovation in the Department of Health and Wellbeing, a key part of Julie’s role is to promote partnerships between with primary health and non-government organisations to increase participation in cancer screening.

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Juliet Richards

Juliet Richards

Juliet Richards is a consultant pharmacist, credentialed diabetes educator and an certified practitioner in Lifestyle Medicine.

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Kim Hosking

Kim Hosking

CEO COUNTRY SA PHN
CEO of the Country SA PHN with a career long engagement in health-related activities in rural areas. Extensive history of Board engagements with rural ambulance entities, hospitals and health services and Divisions of General Practice. 

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Kim Morey

Kim Morey

Ms Kim Morey has extensive experience working within the Aboriginal Health and Housing portfolios within the South Australian Public Sector. Kim’s family connections are from Central Australia, she is of Anmatyerre/Eastern Arrente descent.

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Kirrilie Smout

Kirrilie Smout

Director, Developing Minds Psychology
Kirrilie is a clinical Psychologist, member of the Australian Psychological Society and of the College of Clinical Psychologists. Kirrilie has worked as a psychologist for 22 years in many different settings, with a variety of client groups.

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Kristie Gum

Kristie Gum

Kristie is a Registered Nurse who has had a passion for caring for others since she was 4. Her current role as Practice Nurse in a rural practice has promoted her passion for nursing.

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Marie Ludlow

Marie Ludlow

Heart Health Manager, Heart Foundation
Marie is the South Australian Heart Health Manager for the Heart Foundation and leads the Heart Health team to enable the development, coordination and effective delivery of a program of cardiovascular prevention, support and research activities.

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Mark Aiston

Mark Aiston

MC/PRESENTER
Mark Aiston has worked within the Australian media since 1980. His primary role has been as a sports presenter for ABC Television and Network Ten. Mark also specialised in radio, as a show host and commentator.

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Mary Wing

Mary Wing

Mary was a volunteer at Arthritis SA for several years, during which time she facilitated Stanford Self-Management programs. She also facilitated the same programs online in the USA and Canada for 5 years.

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Mary-Jane Honnor

Mary-Jane Honnor

Manager, Links to Wellbeing
Mary-Jane manages the Links to Wellbeing Primary Mental Health Service in Adelaide and is a Registered Nurse.

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Michael O’Brien

Michael O’Brien

Michael O'Brien is a Senior Aboriginal Man. He is a descendant of the Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) and Narrunga (York Peninsula) peoples. He has been, sharing cultural engagement for a number of years. It is a role handed to him by his Father, Uncle Lewis Yurla Burka O’Brien. It is a position, he honor’s and respects greatly.

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Michael Traynor

Michael Traynor

Manager, Suicide Prevention and Grief Support Services, Anglicare SA
Michael Traynor is currently the Manager of Suicide Prevention and Grief Support Services at AnglicareSA.

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Ms Melinda Lee

Ms Melinda Lee

Clinical Psychologist
Melinda is a Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice consulting from General Practices in Salisbury and Two Wells and is an Outreach Provider Clinician with Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling Service. Melinda is an Allied Health Member of the Adelaide Primary Health Network Northern Adelaide Clinical Council, and Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Parry Agius

Parry Agius

Managing Director, Linking Futures
Parry is an inspiring and motivating leader, who encourages people to enjoy what they do in the workplace, become familiar with the environment they work in, and the important relationships they have with stakeholders and colleagues.

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Peter Keith

Peter Keith

Operations Director, Trojan's Trek Foundation
Peter Keith is the Peak Performance Coach the ‘Best-of-the-best’ seek out when they need a ‘check-up from the neck-up’! With an uncanny ability to assist people ‘unlock’ the one piece of thinking that is holding them back, Pete specialises in making NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) tools understandable, useable and relevant.

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Professor Debra Rowett PSM

Professor Debra Rowett PSM

Director, Drug and Therapeutics Information Service
Debra Rowett is Professor and Discipline Leader Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia and Director of the Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS), Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

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Professor Ian Hickie

Professor Ian Hickie

Co-Director, Health and Policy at University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre
Professor Ian Hickie is Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2013-2017 and 2018-22), having previously been one of the inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellows (2008-12).

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Rod Buchecker

Rod Buchecker

Chair of Tec 30 for The Executive Connection
Rod is Chair of TEC 30 for The Executive Connection, the world’s largest CEO network and a recognised executive mentor/business coach, specialising in leadership development and helping companies find focus.

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Rosy Tirimacco

Rosy Tirimacco

Operations and Research Manager - Cardiovascular Clinical Network Country Health SA
Rosy Tirimacco is the Operations and Research Manager of the Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network Country Health South Australia.

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Shelly Ward

Shelly Ward

Aboriginal Narrative Practitioner, Nunkuwarrin Yunti
Shelly holds a Diploma in Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People from the People Development Unit at Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., which emphasises using Narrative Approaches to Address Social Determinates of Health in the Context of Primary Health Care Service Delivery.

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Stacey Roy

Stacey Roy

Manager, headspace Port Adelaide
Stacey is a social worker and nurse who has been working in a youth mental health setting for the past 12 years. She is passionate about supporting young people to grow into healthy and happy adults.

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Suzanne Fuzzard

Suzanne Fuzzard

Clinical Lead, headspace Murray Bridge
Suzanne currently lives in The Adelaide Hills in South Australia and works as a Clinical Lead for headspace Murray Bridge.

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Suzanne Mann

Suzanne Mann

Director, Regional strategies and Service Design, Country SA PHN
Suzanne has worked within the rural primary health care space for thirteen years and has significant experience in health administration, stakeholder relations and community engagement.

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