Poppy Malone
Community Engagement Manager,

Poppy Malone is the Community Engagement Manager at Hireup.

Poppy has a BA in Psychology and Health from Macquarie University and has been working in the health and disability sector in both frontline and executive roles for the last 8 years. During this time Poppy has lead numerous transformation and service redesign projects and is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of individualised funding and the NDIS.

Poppy’s professional interests are centred around how technology and universal design can enable people with disability to lead fulfilling lives through empowerment, contribution and inclusion. Poppy cares deeply about the challenges faced by people with disability, having grown up with a relative with a disability.

Anne Cahill Lambert AM
Patient & Consumer Advocate

At the onset of a serious illness, Anne was required to relinquish her work as CEO of Women’s & Children’s Hospitals Australasia.  While dealing with sickness which involved frequent interstate travel, she also served as a Councillor on the NHMRC and the Organ & Tissue Authority.

She has received several awards for both her professional and voluntary work in the health sector, including an AM and ACT Chief Minister’s award for her contribution for organ donation awareness.

Anne continues to write on health policy, equality and transparency, and sporting matters.  She is a regular on ABC local radio on Canberra’s sporting panel.  She believes this is because she was one of the first female members of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Anne currently chairs the ACT Remuneration Tribunal and is a member of the health program reference group at the Grattan Institute.

Anne’s principal research interest is governance and she can often be heard shouting that the root of all evil is poor governance.

Dr Rob Williams
Chief Medical Officer,
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

In this capacity, he provides strategic leadership, advocacy and support for the organization’s medical interests.

A family physician, Dr. Williams began his practice in Timmins in 1976, where he served as Chief of Staff for 15 years. A co-founder of NORTH Network, Dr. Williams has served as a member and Chair of the Canadian Institute of Health Information Physician Advisory Committee and the Ontario Medical Association Committee on Hospitals, as a Commissioner of Ontario’s Health Services Restructuring Committee and as a member of the Registration Committee for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr Adam Scott
Director of Cardiac Sciences,
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Adam Scott is the Director of Cardiac Sciences at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He has a PhD in Cardiac Medicine, from the University of London, Imperial College in the UK.

Adam is widely published in areas of exercise physiology and skeletal muscle physiology in chronic heart failure. He is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Adam is an adjunct Professor at QUT and is the Founder/Chairman of the White Cloud Foundation.

Dr Ewen McPhee
Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Dr Ewen McPhee – member of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group and long term rural General Practitioner, GP Obstetrician and GP Supervisor in the town of Emerald.

Dr McPhee has recently joined the Board of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, and taken the role of President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Dr McPhee has held the position of deputy chair of the Queensland branch of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and State Director of the National Rural Faculty (RACGP) until recently.

Dr McPhee is Chair of the Telehealth Governance Committee for Queensland Health and eHealth Champion for the Rural Doctors Association of Australia. Dr. McPhee is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and consultant to the college on eHealth and Telemedicine.

A former deputy chair of the Central Queensland Medicare Local Dr McPhee has a strong interest in improving the health or rural and remote communities. Dr McPhee is a member of the International advisory committee to the World Organization of Family Doctors (Rural). He has recently completed an informal public speaking engagement in Japan addressing rural communities and health practitioners about primary care in Australia.

Dr Sheila Cook
Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes,
Toowoomba Hospital

Dr Sheila Cook is the Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Toowoomba Hospital.  She is the first Endocrinologist to move west of Brisbane and has established the Diabetes Service & Obstetric Medicine service in the region.

Her commitment to patients and primary care in the rural areas has led her to develop the Physician in Practice Clinic, where she has provided care to patients & their GPs in their practice in Toowoomba and ten towns in the Darling Downs.

Seeing the benefits of Telehealth to her patients, it has become a key part of the Diabetes Service in the Darling Downs.  She has four children and has just started her PhD.

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