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SOUNDFAIR TEAM

THE MORE THAN JUST EARS TEAM

Dr Caitlin Barr CEO of Soundfair

Dr Caitlin Barr

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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.

Dr Jessica Vitkovic, Soundfair

Dr Jessica Vitkovic

INNOVATION AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN LEAD

Jessica, our Business (Model) Designer and Experience Lead, will be focussing 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. 

Melissa Klunder

MeLISSA KLUNDER

CLINIC LEAD

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 worldfirst
clinic model delivers
outstanding support.

Prue Thomas Soundfair Strong Business Lead

Prue Thomas

STRONG BUSINESS LEAD

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. 

John Smith

JOHN SMITH

COMMUNITY ENABLEMENT LEAD

John has worked to create more inclusive, connected and fair communities for more than 30 years.  He is passionate about engaging and enabling people, especially those who are too often marginalised and voiceless, building social capital, leading advocacy campaigns and creating the conditions for equity.
 
John has worked in community facing, consulting and management roles in the homelessness and local government sectors in Victoria, Queensland, New Zealand and Northern Ireland, working closely with diverse communities to imagine and co-create impactful local projects.  

Lisa Westhaven headshot

LISA WESTHAVEN

ENGAGEMENT LEAD

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. 

HEARING CONSULTANCY TEAM

Madeleine Lang

SOUNDFAIR CONNECTION COACH

Maddi, our Communication and Connection Coach, will provide people-centric services for those impacted by hearing conditions. Maddi graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Master of Clinical Audiology in 2017. Since graduating, Maddi has gained experience working in adult and paediatric rehabilitation in regional Victoria. Touched by the sense of community and connection in regional Victoria, Maddi hopes to incorporate this sense into her new role at Soundfair. Maddi loves collaborating with clients, their families, friends and community to mitigate the social and emotional impacts of hearing conditions. “It’s not about the ears for me but the people who reside between them.”

Jacqui Trethowan Soundfair Service Impact Lead

JACQUI TRETHOWAN

COMMUNITY AUDIOLOGIST

Jacqui, our Community Audiologist, works to transform existing service provision and will develop new offerings to generate impact and resources, ensuring that those most vulnerable have their needs met. With extensive background across private, hospital and not-for-profit organisations in audiology, accrued across Australia and internationally, Jacqui brings a strong sense of ethical practice and impact.