Tracy McLeod Howe
Deputy CEO | Head of Partnerships and Policy
Psychologist and Head of Regional Development
Head of Parent Education and Family Support Registered Counsellor
Dr Reina Michaelson
Head of Research and Program Development
Chair - Andrew Grech
Board member since: July 2010 Qualifications: Chartered Accountant, Graduate Diploma Applied Corporate Governance, Master of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics Andrew was elected Chair in May 2012 having originally joined the Board as Treasurer. He has worked in Australia and Czech Republic in professional services (auditing, management accounting) and shared services, in a range of leadership roles. Andrew is currently working in the secondary education sector and is a “Big” in the Big Brother Big Sister program.
Deputy Chair - John Cowell
Board member since: August 2013 Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws John was elected Deputy Chair in December 2018. John has extensive experience in commercial and corporate advisory. He has worked in Australia and overseas holding internal legal and governance roles in Bangladesh, China, India, Singapore, South Korea and the UAE. John is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary for Healthdirect Australia and has been with that company since its incorporation by COAG in 2006. Healthdirect Australia is funded by Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to deliver national tele-health and e-health solutions to the general public.
Treasurer - Daniella Traino
Board member since: August 2013 Qualifications: Chartered Accountant (ICAANZ), Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Bachelor of Commerce (Computer Science, Accounting) Daniella is a non-executive director and strategic advisor to IoTSec Australia (a not-for-profit organisation influencing IoT cyber security innovation) and a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) – a cyber security research unit of Victoria's Federation University Australia. She is currently a management consultant - interim-Chief Information Security Officer and strategic advisor to startups/ scaleup high tech SMEs, and a regular speaker on high tech commercialisation, cyber security innovation, technology risk and strategy. Daniella has worked in senior executive and General Management roles across Management Consulting (technology & financial audit), a leading Australian Research & Development Institution (business strategy, product management, commercialisation), Banking and Finance and State Government organisations (Chief Information Security Officer, Head of Cyber Security functions).
Secretary - David Kennedy
Board member since: September, 2018 Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Master of Business Administration. BA, LLB, GDLP, MBA David has been working as a qualified solicitor since 2009, during which time he has worked in private firms, in a range of legal areas. He has also worked in remote areas of NSW, with vulnerable communities. Most recently he has been working as an In-House Solicitor in Sydney. David also has an interest in corporate governance, regulation, human rights and teaching tertiary level students.
Board Member - Dr Kieran Le Plastrier
Bard member since: February 2017 Qualifications: MBBS Dr Le Plastrier graduated with Honours from Monash Medical School in 2002 and has since studied and trained in a diverse range of clinical settings including surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, and community medicine. Kieran has a strong scholarly interest spanning medicine, psychology, physics and complex dynamic phenomena, and has published and lectured across Australia focused on translating these interests into improved performance of physicians and health systems. His PhD at Western Sydney University, currently under examination, has explored the dynamic systems of hospital emergency departments and the critical roles of suffering and entropy in making meaning of the effectiveness and efficiency of health-care services and their people. Dr Le Plastrier holds a Master of Psychiatry, is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics, and is completing his general practice training in Sydney, Australia, where he also acts as Clinical Lead at Jewish House – an innovative crisis response charity based in Bondi.
Board Member – Juhi King
Board member since: September 2018 Qualifications: Masters of Business Administration (Finance); Certified PRINCE 2 Practitioner; Diploma in Psychology Juhi has worked in senior leadership roles, with over 14 years’ experience in Consulting (Accenture), Technology, Customer Operations and Service Delivery. She has worked with global and Australian clients implementing change, process and technology across multiple industry verticals (Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities, Insurance, Infrastructure, Retail and Shopping Centres, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, NSW Government, Councils, Architecture, Retail, Financial sector and Telecommunications). She is a Business Mentor to women supported by Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor to business students at UTS Business Society and Mentor to school students supported by AIME.
Board Member - Megan Feeny-Anderson
Board member since: September 2018 B.A., B.Sc (hons).,PhD- Cognitive/Development Psychology. Megan Anderson is a PhD trained researcher (in psychology). Her PhD focused on memory development and reliability in children. Since completing her PhD, she has worked in research and evaluation roles in the not-for-profit sector, and in the health sector including for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and NSW Health. She is passionate about helping clinicians to use research and evaluation to improve outcomes for children and families.