Dr Caitlin Barr CEO of Soundfair

Dr Caitlin Barr


Dr Barr is an international leader, researcher and advocate for putting people with hearing conditions at the centre of systemic and societal change. As CEO of Soundfair Australia Ltd – a member organisation focused on empowering hearing equality – and as an honorary senior clinical researcher at the University of Melbourne, Caitlin brings together consumer voice of people living with hearing conditions with clinical and research perspectives for a common cause of catalysing change. Ultimately, Caitlin is driven to see a society where having a hearing condition poses no barrier to living connected and healthy.

Caitlin is currently on maternity leave; she will return in the third quarter of 2021.

Dr Jessica Vitkovic, Soundfair

Dr Jessica Vitkovic


Jessica, our Innovation and Experience Design Lead, focusses on creating and delivering a truly person-centred, whole-system experience with people impacted by hearing conditions. She has extensive experience across the field of audiology, in particular across education, advocacy and service delivery. A natural leader, Jessica is as entrepreneurial as they get, and comes to us brimming with innovative ideas to create person-centred experiences. 

Jessica is currently acting CEO while Caitlin is on maternity leave.

Melissa Klunder



Melissa, our Clinic Lead, is passionate about ensuring our clinical service offerings are uniquely person-centred and whole-person focussed. Soundfair’s clinic lives and breathes Soundfair’s values. It is our ‘lab’ to show the world how an innovative approach can deliver accessible, quality hearing care that meets the social, emotional and physical needs of all people – from all walks of life. Melissa brings years of experience across the hearing sector from Government services to corporate providers to ensure that Soundfair’s world-first clinic model delivers outstanding support.

Prue Thomas Soundfair Strong Business Lead

Prue Thomas


Prue, our Strong Business Lead, will enable our mission through fantastic front-of-house engagement and back-end infrastructure and delivery. Prue has over ten years of experience working in the medico-legal field, dealing with Workers Compensation, Legal, CTP and Life insurance industries. Her focus will be on ensuring our front-of-house and operations systems are exemplars of person-centred care, so that we can focus on compassion and empathy for the people walking through our door. 

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Lisa is Soundfair’s Engagement Lead, responsible for amplifying Soundfair’s hearing equality message. She brings to the role a wealth of experience gained across the technology space, health sector and within membership organisations during a career spanning two decades and three continents thus far.

A creative thinker with a passion for social inclusion and health equity, Lisa knows that creating a platform for people to share their stories is a powerful way to transform our world for the better.