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Professor Karen Smith
Secretary
Director since 2020.
Appointed Secretary 2021.
Professor Karen Smith
Professor Karen Smith is the Director of the Ambulance Victoria Centre for Research and Evaluation. She is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in public health research. Her relevant expertise includes governance, research, development of KPIs, performance measurement and quality improvement. Karen also holds adjunct Professorial positions with Monash University in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Department of Paramedicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours and multiple post-graduate qualifications including a PhD. Karen is passionate about social justice and helping marginalised populations and also sits on several international boards.
Emily Ryder

Emily Ryder

Chair

Director since 2019.
Appointed Chair July 2021.
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Raymond Burnett

Raymond Burnett

Deputy Chair

Director since 2018.
Appointed Deputy Chair July 2021.
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Kerrie McMahon

Kerrie McMahon

Treasurer

Director since 2018.
Appointed Treasurer 2021.
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Bernadette Dobeli

Bernadette Dobeli

Board Director

Bernadette joined the wider collective of Brenda House in 1990.
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Kerryn McLean

Kerryn McLean

Board Director

Director since 2020.
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Bridget Thakrar

Bridget Thakrar

Board Director

Director since 2021.
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Lino Sinni

Lino Sinni

Board Director

Director since 2021.
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Paula Piccinini

Paula Piccinini

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as CEO in 2019.
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