After graduating in Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide, he worked as a parliamentary adviser at State and Federal level, including for former Liberal Health Minister, Dr Michael Armitage.
Stephen has worked in corporate governance and on a range of Boards, including as Chair of Julia Farr Services Inc.
He was appointed to the Legislative Council in May 2006, and served as a Shadow Minister from April 2007. He was appointed Minister in March 2018.
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. Its members include public and not-for-profit hospitals, primary health networks, primary and community health services, universities and individual health leaders. Ms Verhoeven has broad experience in health, education, corporate governance and communications, and has worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe.
Allyson has also helped grow the social innovation ecosystem through such programs as the School for Social Entrepreneurs; is a sought after public speaker; and has had significant impact on public policy. She is currently leading an initiative to develop a pro bono marketplace for Canada.
Allyson is also the Social Entrepreneur in Residence in the Master in Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET) Program at the University of Waterloo. She is an educator and mentor in programs like the Social Innovation Graduate Diploma and Residency at the Banff Centre. Allyson is a member of the Dean’s Council at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University where she helps lead the social responsibility work.
She last worked at SickKids where she was a passionate advocate for children. She was also the Executive Director of Community Information Toronto where she initiated 211, providing streamlined access to human service information. She received the Head of the Public Service Award and several other prestigious awards for meritorious public service.
Allyson’s academic background is in Criminology, Law, Public Affairs, Voluntary Sector Management and Organizational Development.
Responsible for coordinating, delivering immunisation services and mentoring providers of immunisation. Chair of Immunisation Provider Network for 4 years and hold Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Currently lead nurse for Champion Nurse Immunisation program one of five elements of the Adelaide PHN Immunisation Hub Program.
Chris is a GP, working at Oakden Medical Centre, South Australia, having completed MBA and Fellowship of Health Service Management and is also director BMP Healthcare Consulting, a company helping organisations to deliver safe, effective and sustainable care.
He has previously been CEO and Chair of several dynamic healthcare organizations plus a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Clinical Communications Advisory Group, the Primary Care Education Advisory group to Kidney Health Australia, Arthritis SA’s Education Advisory Committee and ReturntoWorkSA’s Medical Adviser.
Together Chris and Rod have developed the Practice Leadership Advantage Program, and have worked with over 200 General Practices across Australia interested in leading change.
Deb has extensive Management experience within both the Community and Health sectors. She is a qualified clinical therapist(member of the AASW) and has extensive Mental Health qualifications and experience, along with a Masters in Business Administration.
Helena is currently working at RDNS SA as the Medical Adviser for SA where she is assisting in the set-up of a pilot Home Hospital in southern Adelaide.
She is currently a Board Director on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and chairs the National Primary Care and General Practice Accreditation Coordination Committees for the Commission. She is a GP adviser for Return to Work SA and a Clinical Editor for HealthPathways SA. She was the Chair of the Southern Adelaide LHN Governing Council for 6 years and ran the GP Liaison Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for 18 months before it was defunded.
A career change to become a GP followed time spent working in both the city and with regional communities, including Elcho Island, a remote community in the Northern Territory. These early years in his career also saw his passions expand further to include community health, men’s health, mental health and HIV medicine.
In 2014, Lane opened his own family medical practice, ‘The Health Hub Adelaide’. Based in Glenelg, South Australia, the clinic is aimed at providing high quality primary healthcare that is accessible, affordable and personalised.
Such is his belief in accessible healthcare, Lane has established outreach clinics at local schools and retirement villages, as well as an Aboriginal Family Clinic at Noarlunga in partnership with SA Health.
Outside of medicine, Lane is a passionate musician and composer, having trained as a pianist and classical singer since he was young. He was in fact enrolled to study music at the Sydney Conservatorium, majoring in composition, until he changed his mind and withdrew to study medicine instead. Lane is the writer and composer of THE FRONT, a musical theatre piece following events surrounding the Battle of Fromelles in 1916.
Lane regularly speaks on radio as resident GP for Triple M Breakfast Show, ABC Radio and Five AA. He is also a regular speaker and presenter at schools, medical conferences and via online media.
He has a keen interest in health economics and models of care in general practice, including the Patient Centred Medical Home frameworks. He sits on various MBS review committees, is a member of the evaluation subcommittee of the Medicare Services Advisory Committee and sits on review committees for Therapeutic Guidelines. He is National Clinical Champion for Health Care Homes. He was RACGP NSW GP of year in 2017.
Helen Morley originates from Scotland, UK, she has been living in Australia since 2009. She gained Australian Citizenship in 2015. After arriving in Australia, Helen continued her love for working in the Not for Profit sector and spent 5 years at the National Heart Foundation of Australia before joining COTA SA (Council on the Ageing), in 2017. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and two young sons.
After working in large tertiary hospitals as a clinical pharmacist she started her own business called MyMedsHealth which provides clinical pharmacy, chronic disease management and other support services to general practices in SA. Juliet is passionate about health and nutrition and while appreciating the role of medications in chronic disease, she could see how they would simply mask or temporarily manage the underlying pathology. This meant progression was inevitable, translating into more medications. She felt she could offer so much more to her patients. She is currently undertaking a health coaching course to become a certified health coach. Juliet runs a diabetes clinic at a general practice she works with as a part of the Health Care Homes trial. She is also opening her own diabetes clinic with a focus on the root cause of disease and behaviour change. Lastly, Juliet works for the University of South Australia and loves teaching and inspiring young pharmacists.
Past CEO of Country North SA Medicare Local, Mid North Division of Rural Medicine, and past Director of the Country Services SA Ambulance Service.
Today Kirrilie is the director of Developing Minds Psychology and provides supervision to the team of 21 child and adolescent psychologists who work with her there. She also provides seminars and training for young people, teachers, health professionals and schools around Australia.
Kirrilie has received a number of awards, grants and prizes for her speaking, research and consultancy work. She is regularly consulted by print, radio and TV media in relation to psychological issues and has numerous articles published in a variety of newspapers and journals. She has written three books about and for young people, is the developer of the online program Calm Kid Central, and is the SA convenor of the Child, Adolescent and Family Interest group for the SA chapter of the Australian Psychological Society.
Mark is extremely passionate about mental health and to that end produces a podcast entitled, The Mental Health Show.
Mark’s keynote addresses are raw, brutal, yet uplifting, as he talks candidly about his own battles with mental health.
He talks in detail about his constant battles with depression, and addiction in the hope of helping as many people as possible, overcome or at least manage their own demons.
He is a Foster Parent of seventeen years, to three beautiful children.
He has travelled all across Australia, living and working in a number of Aboriginal Communities, delivering programs and benefits.
He values the opportunity to support Aboriginal Communities sitting on boards and Advisory Panels.
He is a recipient of the Rotary Club Courtesy Award, for Community involvement working with youth. He is also an Australia Day Service Award recipient, for his work as a volunteer on advisory groups.
He enjoys sharing Cultural Knowledge and providing Welcome to Country, with people, not at people.
His Father has told him “Aboriginal people have always welcomed people to this country, we just never told them to go home”
During Melinda’s work with children, families and adults in both South Australia and Northern Territory, she has been involved in program implementation such as Mental Health Programs in General Practice in both North and West regions of Adelaide, and child protection program in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
As well as this, Melinda has been involved in various collaborative strategies with other service providers including group facilitation, project managing manual publications for Domestic Violence and Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, and providing training in Mental Health.
Parry values open dialogue and acts as a conduit between the community, government and other key stakeholders. He has a long held passion and focus on Australia’s natural landscape and is actively involved as a Board Member or Chair of the;
Debra has worked extensively in the area of quality use of medicines, inter-professional practice, health policy and workforce development in Australia and internationally. Debra has been at the forefront of academic detailing training and implementation in Australia.
Debra is a member of the national Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). Debra was credentialed as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and is a member of the Australian Advancing Practice Advisory Board which comprises leaders from across the pharmacy profession and consumer health. In 2002 Debra was awarded the SHPA’s Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award, and in 2016, Debra received the prestigious SHPA Fred J Boyd award and is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
He was an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission (2012-18) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform and suicide prevention. He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with particular reference to medical aspects of common mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder in young people, early intervention, use of new and emerging technologies and suicide prevention. In his role with the National Mental Health Commission, and his independent research, health system and advocacy roles, Professor Hickie has been at the forefront of the move to have mental health and suicide prevention integrated with other aspects of health care (notably chronic disease and ambulatory care management).
With over 30 years’ experience delivering sustainable, strategic and creative solutions on high profile brands all over the world, Rod is one of Australia’s most accomplished marketing communications professionals.
He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Marketing Management in Boston and the prestigious Y@R Ad Skills Programme (New York) plus an Ambassador for Thought Leaders Global, a leading Australian based learning institution changing the way clever people think.
He brings his experiences to the business of healthcare and helps leaders think differently about the engagement of not only their people, but their customers. He was a Director of Cancer Council SA for 10 years and currently serves on several high profile boards including Zoos SA and The Burnside War Memorial Hospital.
iCCnet CHSA supports rural and remote physicians and nurses to deliver evidenced-based cardiac care to country patients regardless of location or facilities available.
Major research interests include integration of POCT into clinical care pathways, supporting patients with chronic disease outside of hospital and the development of electronic real time clinical databases.
She is currently the chair of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists Point of Care Testing Working Committee, consultant to the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine PoCT Committee and project manager of the Australian Point of Care Practitioners Network.