She currently sits on the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, the Advisory Board of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney, and the Steering Committee for the NSW Government’s Paediatric Epilepsy Trials (Medicinal Cannabis Research). She is fully responsible for all operations of the company within the established policies, and in accordance with the authority delegated by the Board of Directors implements the strategic goals and objectives, giving direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organisation’s mission and strategy.
Lisa came to Epilepsy Action Australia with extensive experience in neuroscience and intensive care nursing, along with nurse education, which was utilised in the development of Epilepsy Action Australia’s Online Academy courses and resources. In her development work Lisa has utilised the experience gained during two periods of secondment: to the East Timor Epilepsy Project and the George Institute for Global Health.
Commencing in 1988 with software development, David and a partner launched in 1995 what would become a highly successful Managed Services Provider, delivering IT services for a range of customers including some of Australia’s most recognisable public and privately held brands. He sold his interest in the business in 2011 and continues to provide Strategic IT Consulting Services to selected clients including Not-For-Profit organisations and government agencies.
Andrew joined the Not For Profit sector in 1995, after working as Press Secretary to two Senators and former Ministers in Canberra. He holds the international fundraising accreditation CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive, Washington DC), is a Fellow of Fundraising Institute Australia (FFIA) and a past national President and Chairman of FIA. He has also completed advanced fundraising studies at the University of Wisconsin.
He has headed Fundraising departments at St Vincent de Paul Society, Sydney University, Southern Health – Victoria’s largest healthcare provider, Exodus Foundation, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Australian National Maritime Museum. His career has focussed predominantly on establishing new fundraising programs and taking existing programs to the next level.