We have meticulously selected the judging panel for the inaugural Australian Allied Health Awards. Meet our expert panel below.
Occupational Therapist | Director @ Allied Health Support Services | Co-Founder @ Allied Health Virtual Conference | Co-Founder @ Australian Allied Health Awards
After graduating in 2002 from Charles Sturt University in NSW, Sarena began her career in Geelong with a brief occupational rehabilitation role for youth with brain injuries then spent several years in acute and rehabilitative rotational positions across Victorian hospitals. Shortly after she travelled to the UK and for many years, worked across London and regional areas in general acute, geriatric, cardiac rehabilitation, complex neurological rehabilitation, acquired brain injury, rapid response, intermediate care and community health / social services positions. In between, upon short visits home to Australia, she worked in transition care and community rehabilitation positions, before finally settling on the Sunshine Coast. There she has worked across in-patient rehab, out-patient rehab and leadership roles for the last ten years. Upon returning from an extended period of maternity leave and having two beautiful and very busy children, she has enjoyed a steep learning curve in founding Allied Health Support Services in early 2016. In 2017, she successfully co-created an accessible virtual professional development platform for health professionals. In early 2018, however, her vision of creating a national event to both bring together and celebrate, allied health professionals all over the country, finally became a reality, in the Australian Allied Health Awards.
Claire is the Founder of The Business of Health and the creator of b.school used to help healthcare providers use a commercial approach for clinical business. Claire drives business growth for her clients through her expertise in strategy development and implementation, aligning models of care with contemporary business models, high quality research, leadership and change programs.
Claire has over 20 years experience working with Boards, Executive staff, Leaders, Clinicians, Practice Managers and healthcare staff. Claire has held many senior roles for the Department of Health and has specialised in rural health service provision. Claire works across the public and private sectors with primary care, tertiary care and aged care service providers. Claire is a strategist, systems thinker & designer, she combines these skills to provide her clients with a unique experiences and outcomes.
Recognised Allied Health business advisory specialist, Director q4 financial.
As an Accountant and owner of a remedial massage business, Grant is able to combine his strengths and offer a deeper understanding of allied health businesses than your everyday accountant.
His interest and understanding in health goes far beyond the Balance Sheet, having been an endurance athlete for most of his life and during this time competed as an elite amateur athlete.
Grant has over 22 years experience of working with small to medium size businesses helping business owners elevate their business and personal wealth to facilitate the lifestyle they desire.
Dr Craig Greber
Dr Craig Greber is a paediatric Occupational Therapist, manager, researcher and teacher. Craig honed his clinical skills through 25 years of clinical experience and has contributed to the evidence base of his profession through research and academic leadership.
Craig was the inaugural Program Lead in Occupational Therapy at University of the Sunshine Coast, having established the undergraduate curriculum there in 2008. He continues to shift between clinical, management, research and teaching roles and seeks to influence the direction of his profession in small but significant ways through the empowerment of others.
Craig is currently the Project Lead for the Child Health Integrated Care project at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Don is the Principal Consultant at Meredon Consulting, with over forty years experience in developing successful residential property investment strategies, and extensive experience in the financial sector, Don is uniquely qualified to provide you with the best property investment advice available. He is supported by experienced property investment consultants in both Brisbane and Sydney. Don is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a qualified Trainer of Trainers. In addition to this Don has also been an active member in the community, he was a member of Rotary International and Past President Toastmasters Territorial Council of Australia.
Justin is a passionate Health Professional and creative business owner with a strong vision to blend the expertise of Allied Health Professionals and Medical Professionals under a simplified model of care. Enabling clients/patients to obtain care focussed, uncomplicated, comprehensive assessment and effective treatment leading to sustainable improvements in health and wellness.
He is the Owner/Director and clinician at 3 practices located in Orange, Bathurst, and Blayney in the Central West of NSW. Owner/Director of PHYZ X Pilates, a purpose built Pilates Studio in the heart of Orange.
Dietitian Nutritionist | Nutrition Marketing, Business, and Communication Specialist | Author and Speaker
Maree is the Founder and Managing Director of Dietitian Connection - The Chosen Link of Nutrition Leaders. Dietitian Connection's vision is to inspire and empower dietitians to realise their dreams. We achieve this by providing continuing education on topics such as leadership, management, business and marketing delivered by a weekly e-newsletter, e-magazine, social media, webinars, podcasts, and events. Join with more than 7,000 members worldwide for FREE at www.dietitianconnection/join
Maree is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and is an internationally renowned Nutrition and Dietetics Expert. Maree was previously the Director Nutrition and Dietetics, Princess Alexandra Hospital. Maree has held leadership positions both within the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and the AND. Maree developed the Malnutrition Screening Tool to identify patients at risk of malnutrition. Her innovative malnutrition screening tool has been implemented in hundreds of hospitals worldwide.
Yianni (John) Serpanos
HealthTech innovator, CEO & Founder at coreplus
An experienced digital health tech innovator focused on advocating for and providing Australia's hard working and outstanding community of Allied Health providers with the tools to deliver digital healthcare experiences to their clients ...while having some fun along the way..
coreplus is Australia’s leading online health practice management Software as a Service (SaaS) that’s available anywhere, anytime and focuses on delivering a "practice happy" user experience.
coreplus allows health professionals to manage patient records, appointments, Medicare billing/ claiming and finances in one easy to use online system accessible from any Internet browser, smart phone or tablet.