Anne is a Principal Medical Scientist, Director of the Stroke Research Programme and Co-Lead, Research and Education, Neurology, Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She is an affiliate Associate Professor at the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide and a Principal Research Fellow and Stroke Research Programme Group Leader at the South Australian Medical Research Institute.
With a neuroscience, management and legal studies background, Anne undertakes and supervises stroke-related research, focusing on translational research. Anne has been a member of the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2010 and has served as the Chair since 2015.
Simon has a background in law and mediation and while now retired, he continues to provide honorary mentoring on behalf of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals. Simon has been on the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2014 and has served as the Deputy Chair since 2014.
Karyn spent the first 12 years of her career working as a nurse followed by 16 years as a financial planner and business owner. Now, she volunteers on the stroke ward at Flinders Medical Centre and conducts a monthly speaking engagement to new stroke survivors and their carers at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on behalf of Stroke SA.
Karyn has been a member of the Adelaide Hills Kiwanis club since 2011,serving as President for three years and has been a member of the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2019 and is the official guest speaker.
Christine is a registered nurse currently employed as Nurse Educator at Torrens University with vast experience in medical research, clinical trial coordination and as a nurse educator both locally and overseas.
Christine is a Board Member of the Calvary Wakefield Ethics Committee and has been on the Stroke SA Board of governors since 2016.
In 2013 Viv survived a moderate Idiopathic Ischaemic Stroke, leaving her unable to walk or talk. She is now a committed volunteer at Flinders Medical Centre and is the coordinator for their Stroke Survivors Group.
Viv joined the Stroke SA Board of Governors in 2018.
Currently employed in SA Health in the acute sector: Social Work and Counselling. Having previously worked in the sub acute health and primary health care settings I would be well placed to advocate and promote SSA to this community. Janet joined the Stroke SA Board of Governors in 2021.
Maria is the Professor of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care at Flinders University. She has worked as a rehabilitation physician in the hospitals in the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network for more than 20 years. Maria joined the Stroke SA Board of Governors in 2021.
Paul suffered a stroke in 2018 and has been volunteering with Stroke SA since 2020 using his extensive experience in IT to assist with projects. My name is Paul Bovington and I suffered a stroke in 2018. I got involved with stroke SA in 2020 in a volunteering capacity assisting with a number of IT projects before joining the Stroke SA board later that year. My vision is to provide support and services specific to the needs of the stroke survivor.
Saran currently works as a Project Coordinator in the Stroke Foundation’s Young Stroke Project, and holds positions on the Consumer Council for Stroke Foundation and the Stroke Community of Practice in South Australia. Through her own experience, Saran knows the journey after stroke can be long and isolating for young stroke survivors. She continues to strive for increased awareness of young stroke, to ensure young stroke survivors are connected and have the support and services they need to make their journey that little bit easier.
Saran joined the Stroke SA Board of Governors in 2021.
Stacey is a Clinical Academic and Senior Occupational Therapist working across SA Health enabling collaboration across health sites and all three universities in South Australia in order to improve the care received by stroke sufferers. She has worked in stroke rehabilitation for 30 years in acute, inpatient and community, public and private settings and has led multidisciplinary teams in clinical and research settings.
Stacey is on Stroke Foundations Living Guidelines Clinical Advisory Group and joined the Stroke SA Board of Governors in 2021.