Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Carter FIML GAICD, was appointed a Board Member in November 2019, and Chairperson early 2020. He is a skilled leader in public health and primary healthcare with extensive experience in managing complexity, driving transformational change and delivering organisational outcomes. His experience encompasses strategic planning of services, service and system redesign, organisational development, redesigning and implementing new models of care or service delivery and building organisational capacity through collaboration and partnerships with a variety of organisations. Chris has led a range of healthcare organisations as CEO for over 23 years, and his career has included work as an allied heath practitioner, an educator and policy maker, an international development and evaluation consultant, and as an advocate for young people and marginalised populations in a variety of roles. Chris has lived-experience of a sensorineural hearing condition and tinnitus.
After enjoying working with the program so much previously, Dianne Semmens decided to start up her own company to sell and support Attaché software. Dianne commenced operations of Acacia Consulting Services in 1989 and has welcomed many new clients since that time. Her extensive accounting background is invaluable when assisting clients to review their business processes to achieve ‘best business practice’. Dianne has now built a successful company and is committed to providing excellent customer service with her knowledgeable team of staff.
Kim Turudia has been a member of Soundfair since November 2017. She believes that it’s important to utilise the knowledge and the skills that she has gained in healthcare management over the past 25 years, working with organisations providing healthcare-based services to improve the overall well-being of people. Professionally, Kim has many years of experience in healthcare management, but her passion is the primary healthcare setting; her current position as Medical Services Manager at Deakin University involves managing the health clinics on campus which provide GP and allied health services to students and staff of the University.
Samantha Bartlett joined the Soundfair Board in November 2021. She is the Chief Marketing Officer at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and a highly qualified and commercially astute customer strategist, with extensive experience in digital, marketing, brand, innovation and customer experience in the services sector. She has worked as a strategic marketer across a number of industries, including energy retail, financial services, postal logistics and now health. She spent five years at Australia Post and nine years at Origin Energy prior to that.
Scott Fisher joined the Soundfair Board in October 2020, and brings a broad range of experience, having held executive leadership positions in the financial planning and advisory sector. Scott’s strengths lie in strategic planning, compliance, finance, leadership, and public speaking. In 2020, Scott has undertaken a new challenge of establishing his own private wealth management firm.
Scott has lived over half his life with a hearing impairment, giving him firsthand experience of the ‘social and emotional impacts of hearing conditions. Having developed hearing loss as a young adult, Scott understands the challenges on both a personal and professional level. For this reason, Scott is passionate about Soundfair’s mission.