ASCIA Council, Committees and Working Parties

ASCIA COUNCIL 2018-2020

DIRECTORS (EXECUTIVE)
 
PRESIDENT
(CHAIR of Board of Directors)
Dr Brynn Wainstein (NSW)
PRESIDENT ELECT
(DEPUTY CHAIR of Board of Directors)
Prof Michaela Lucas (WA)
DIRECTOR A/Prof Jane Peake (QLD)
DIRECTOR Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA)
   
AREA REPRESENTATIVES
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY Dr Elizabeth da Silva
NEW SOUTH WALES Dr Narinder Kaur
NEW ZEALAND Dr Andrew Baker
QUEENSLAND Dr Susan Perel
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Dr Pravin Hissaria
VICTORIA Dr Stephanie Richards
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Dr Tracy Markus
OTHER REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
Anaphylaxis committee Chair
Dr Lara Ford (NSW)
Drug Allergy committee Chair Prof Michaela Lucas (WA)
Education committee Chair Dr Kathryn Patchett (NSW)
Laboratory Practice committee Chair Dr Karl Baumgart (NSW)
Paediatric committee Chair Dr Preeti Joshi (NSW)
Immunodeficiency committee Chair   Dr Jo Smart (VIC)
 
ASSOCIATE  REPRESENTATIVES
 
 
Associate (Dietitian) Representative Kathy Beck (QLD)
Associate (Nurse) Representative Sacha Palmer (SA)
Associate (Medical) Representative Dr Victoria Smith (TAS) 
Associate (Trainee) Representative Dr Hannah Hu (NSW)
 
OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS
 
 
Immediate Past ASCIA President Dr William Smith (SA)
JCTC (Joint College Training Committee) Immunology/Allergy advanced training, previously known as JSAC (Joint Specialist Advisory Committee) training

Dr Jan Sinclair (NZ) 

Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) Chair Dr Melanie Wong (NSW) 
National Allergy Strategy co-chair (ASCIA) A/Prof Richard Loh (WA)
 
ASCIA COMPANY SECRETARY
Jill Smith  
   
ASCIA STAFF AND CONSULTANTS 
Jill Smith (NSW) Chief Executive Officer
Rikki Dunstall (NSW) Finance and Administration Officer
Michelle Haskard (NSW) ASCIA Project Officer 
Nadene Dorling (NSW) ASCIA Project Officer
Sandra Vale (WA) National Allergy Strategy Coordinator
Tristan Schwartzkopff (WA) National Allergy Strategy Project Officer
Heather Roberts (WA) National Allergy Strategy Project Officer
Sally Voukelatos (VIC) National Allergy Strategy Project Consultant
Nyssa Booth (NSW) National Allergy Strategy Communications
ASCIA PAST PRESIDENTS
Prof Tony Basten AO 1990-1992
A/Prof Dan Czarny 1992-1994
Prof Connie Katelaris 1994-1996
A/Prof Robert Heddle 1996-1998
A/Prof Ron Walls AM 1998-2000
Dr Roger Garsia 2000-2002
Dr David Gillis 2002-2004
Dr Karl Baumgart 2004-2006
Prof Dominic Mallon  2006-2008 
Dr Ray Mullins  2008-2010 
Prof Jo Douglass 2010-2012
A/Prof Richard Loh 2012-2014
Dr Melanie Wong 2014-2016
Dr William Smith 2016-2018
 
Further information about past ASCIA Presidents is available at 

The following list includes members of ASCIA committees and working parties (listed in alphabetical order), as well as ASCIA members who are representatives on major national and international organisations or committees.

ASCIA ANAPHYLAXIS COMMITTEE
Chair: Dr Lara Ford (NSW)
Deputy Chair: TBC  
Members:  
Ms Jody Aiken (NSW)
Dr Sara Barnes (VIC)
Dr Andrew Broadfoot (NSW)
Prof Dianne Campbell (NSW)
Dr Domenic Cincotta (VIC)
Dr Vincent Crump (NZ) 
Dr Amanda Day (VIC)
Dr Ana Dosen (NSW) 
Ms Geraldine Dunne (NSW) 
A/Prof Suran Fernando (NSW)
Ms Rebecca Gibson (VIC)
A/Prof Mike Gold (SA)
Dr Preeti Joshi (NSW) 
Dr Helen Kolawole (VIC)
Dr Alan Leeb (WA) 
Dr Rob Loblay  (NSW)
A/Prof Richard Loh (WA)
Dr Paxton Loke (VIC)
Prof Michaela Lucas  (WA) 
Dr Ray Mullins (ACT)
Dr Claire Nickolls (NSW)
Ms Valerie Noble (WA)
Ms Rachel Pandeli (NSW) 
A/Prof Jane Peake (QLD)
Dr Elizabeth Pickford (NSW)
A/Prof Janet Rimmer (NSW) 
Dr Marnie Robinson (VIC)
Dr Kristina Rueter (WA)
Ms Maria Said (NSW)
Dr Luke Sammartino (VIC)
Dr Jan Sinclair (NZ)
Dr Jo Smart (VIC)
Prof Pete Smith (QLD) 
Dr Victoria Smith (TAS)
Dr Kymble Spriggs (VIC)
Dr Michael Sutherland (VIC)
Prof Mimi Tang (VIC)
Ms Margot Treloar  (NSW)
Ms Briony Tyquin (NSW)
A/Prof Sheryl van Nunen (NSW)
Dr Brynn Wainstein  (NSW) 
ASCIA DRUG ALLERGY COMMITTEE
Chair: Prof Michaela Lucas (WA) 
Deputy Chair: Prof Connie Katelaris (NSW)
Members:   
Dr Syed Ali (WA)
Ms Annabelle Arnold (WA)
Dr Sara Barnes (VIC)
Dr Jack Bourke (WA)
A/Prof Michael Boyle (NSW)
Dr Maia Brewerton (NZ)
Dr Andrew Broadfoot (NSW)
Dr Shannon Brothers (NZ)
Dr Christine Bundell (WA)
Dr Damien Chan (SA)
Prof Suran Fernando (NSW)
Dr Jason Fok (SA)
Dr Alka Garg (SA)
Dr Meilyn Hew (WA)
Dr Diamond Hira (QLD)
Dr Pravin Hissaria (SA)
Dr Tiffany Hughes (SA)
Dr Benedicta Itotoh (WA)
Dr Alisa Kane (NSW)
Dr Helen Kolawole (VIC)
Dr Daman Langguth (QLD)
Dr Jamma Li (NSW)
A/Prof Richard Loh (WA)
Dr Patricia Martinez (WA)
Dr Jeremy McComish (VIC)
Dr Ray Mullins (ACT)
Dr Ari Murad (NSW)
Dr Mahila Namasivayam (NSW)
Ms Val Noble (WA)
Dr Jennifer O'Hern (NT)
Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA)
Dr Kathryn Patchett (NSW) 
Dr Susan Perel (QLD)
Dr Robert Puy (VIC)
Dr Katrina Randall (ACT)
Dr Kristina Rueter (WA)
Dr Sam Salman (WA)
Dr William Smith (SA)
Dr Peter Storey (NZ)
Dr Sanjay Swaminathan (NSW)
Dr Meera Thalayasingam (WA)
Prof Frank Thien (VIC)
Dr Winnie Tong (NSW)
Dr David Tran (VIC)
Dr Jason Trubiano (VIC)
Dr Nimal Vijayaraghavan (ACT)
Ms Terri Williams (WA)
Dr Melanie Wong  (NSW) 
Dr James Yun  (NSW) 
ASCIA EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
Chair: Dr Kathryn Patchett (NSW) 
Deputy Chair: TBC  
Members:  
Ms Jody Aiken (NSW)
Prof Katie Allen (VIC)
Dr Sara Barnes (VIC)
Prof Dianne Campbell (NSW)
Dr Damien Chan (SA)
Dr Lara Ford (NSW)
Dr Kuang-Chih Hsiao (VIC)
Prof Ann Kupa (SA)
Prof Dominic Mallon (WA)
Dr Sam Mehr (NSW)
Dr Raymond Mullins (ACT)
Dr Mahila Namasivayam (NSW)
Dr MaiAnh Nguyen (NSW)
Dr Richard Nolan (WA)
Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA)
A/Prof Janet Rimmer (NSW)
Ms Maria Said (NSW)
Prof Pete Smith (QLD) 
Dr Victoria Smith (TAS)
Dr Wen Tee (VIC)
Ms Deryn Thompson (SA)
ASCIA LABORATORY PRACTICE COMMITTEE
Chair: Dr Karl Baumgart (NSW) 
Deputy Chair: Dr Chistine Bundell (WA)
Members:  
Dr Sharon Choo  (VIC) 
Dr Allen Gale   (SA) 
Dr David Gillis  (QLD) 
Dr Carolyn Hawkins  (ACT) 
Ms Marie Hetherington  (QLD)
Dr Pravin Hissaria  
A/Prof Peter Hollingsworth (WA) 
Dr Tiffany Hughes (SA)
Dr Daman Langguth (QLD)
Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA)
Ms Kerri Prain (QLD)
Ms Louise Wienholt (NSW)
Dr Andrew Williams (NSW)
Mr Bob Wilson  (QLD) 
ASCIA PAEDIATRIC COMMITTEE
Chair: Dr Preeti Joshi (NSW) 
Deputy Chair: TBC  
Members:  
Ms Jody Aiken (NSW)
Prof Katie Allen  (VIC) 
Ms Betina Altavilla (NSW)
Dr Michelle Barnes (NSW)
Dr Rani Bhatia (NSW) 
Dr Shannon Brothers (NZ) 
Prof Dianne Campbell (NSW)
Dr Damien Chan (SA) 
Ms Terri Corderoy (WA)
Dr Ana Dosen  (NSW) 
Dr Lara Ford (NSW)
Dr Katie Frith (NSW)
A/Prof Mike Gold (SA)
Dr Ralf Heine (VIC) 
Dr Marco Ho (HK) 
Dr Tiffany Hughes (SA) 
A/Prof Alyson Kakakios (NSW) 
Prof Connie Katelaris (NSW)
Dr Nina Kingon (NSW)
Dr Rob Loblay  (NSW) 
A/Prof Richard Loh (WA)
Dr Paxton Loke (VIC)
Dr Alex Lozynsky (NSW) 
Prof Michaela Lucas  (WA) 
Dr Tracy Markus (WA)
Ms Merilyn McArthur (NSW)
Dr Sam Mehr (NSW) 
Dr Ray Mullins (ACT)
Dr Mahila Namasivayam (NSW)
Dr Merryn Netting  (SA) 
Dr Claire Nickolls (NSW)
Ms Valerie Noble (WA)
Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA)
A/Prof Jane Peake (QLD)
Dr Kahn Preece (NSW)
Dr Patrick Quinn (SA) 
A/Prof Glenn Reeves (NSW) 
Ms Ingrid Roche (WA)
Dr Kristina Rueter (WA)
Ms Maria Said (NSW)
Ms Rebecca Sertori (NSW)
Dr Jan Sinclair (NZ)
Dr Jo Smart (VIC) 
Prof Pete Smith (QLD) 
Dr Anne Swain (NSW)
Dr John Tan (NSW)
Prof Mimi Tang (VIC) 
Dr Billy Tao (SA)
Ms Margot Treloar (NSW)
Ms Briony Tyquin (NSW)
Ms Carol Valerio (NSW)
Dr Brynn Wainstein (NSW) 
Dr Melanie Wong (NSW)
Prof John Ziegler AM (NSW) 
ASCIA IMMUNODEFICIENCY COMMITTEE
Chair: Dr Jo Smart (VIC) 
Deputy Chair: Dr Patrick Quinn  (SA)
Members:  
Dr Karl Bleasel (TAS)
Dr Shannon Brothers (NZ)
Dr Damien Chan (SA)
Dr Sharon Choo  (VIC) 
Dr Theresa Cole (VIC)
Prof Matthew Cook (ACT)
Ms Noelene Davies (SA)
Ms Rachael Dunn (WA)
Ms Geraldine Dunne (NSW)
Dr Marianne Empson (NZ)
Dr David Gillis (QLD) 
Dr Paul Gray (NSW)
Dr Sandhya Limaye (NSW)
A/Prof Richard Loh (WA)
Dr Tracy Markus (WA)
Dr Andy McLean-Tooke (WA)
Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA)
A/Prof Jane Peake (QLD)
Dr Kahn Preece (QLD)
Dr Patrick Quinn (SA) 
Dr Jan Sinclair (NZ)
A/Prof Rob Stirling (VIC) 
Prof Mimi Tang  (VIC) 
Dr Melanie Wong (NSW)
Prof John Ziegler AM (NSW) 

ASCIA WORKING PARTIES 

ASCIA HAE Working Party
Chair: Prof Connie Katelaris (NSW) 
Deputy Chair: Dr William Smith (SA)
Members:   
Dr Karl Baumgart (NSW) 
Dr David Gillis (QLD)
A/Prof Alyson Kakakios AO (NSW) 
Dr Karen Lindsay (NZ)
Dr Andrew McLean-Tooke (WA) 
Dr Ray Mullins  (ACT) 
Dr Robert Puy  (VIC) 
Prof Mimi Tang  (VIC) 
Dr Melanie Wong  (NSW) 
   
ASCIA CHRONIC URTICARIA Working Party
Chair: Prof Connie Katelaris (NSW)
Deputy Chair: Dr William Smith (SA) 
Members:   
Dr James Choi (NSW)
Dr Katie Frith (NSW) 
Dr Wun Yee Lau (TAS)
Dr Richard Nolan  (WA) 
Dr Katrina Randall (ACT)
A/Prof Robert Stirling  (VIC) 
Dr Pete Storey (NZ)
Dr Brynn Wainstein  (NSW) 
ASCIA IMMUNOTHERAPY Working Party
Chair: Dr William Smith (SA) 
Members:   
Prof Robert Heddle (SA)
Prof Connie Katelaris (NSW) 
A/Prof Richard Loh  (WA) 
Dr Sam Mehr (NSW)
Dr Ray Mullins  (ACT) 
Dr Richard Steele  (NZ) 
ASCIA AUTOIMMUNITY Working Party
Chair: TBC   
Members:   
Dr David Gillis  (QLD)
Dr Pravin Hisssaria  (SA) 
Dr Karen Lindsay (NZ) 
Prof Ian Mackay (VIC)
Ms Kerri Prain  (QLD) 
Dr Lucinda Wallman  (NSW) 
Ms Louise Wienholt (NSW) 
Mr Bob Wilson  (QLD) 
ASCIA INSECT ALLERGY Working Party
Chair: Prof Robert Heddle (SA)
Members:  
Dr Andrew Broadfoot (NSW)
A/Prof Suran Fernando (NSW)
Dr Ray Mullins (ACT)
Dr Robert Puy (VIC)
Ms Maria Said     (NSW)
Dr Victoria Smith   (TAS)
Dr Graham Solley (QLD)
Dr Michael Sutherland (VIC)
A/Prof Sheryl van Nunen (NSW)
ASCIA DIETITIANS COMMITTEE 
Chair: Kathy Beck
Deputy Chair: TBC
ASCIA NURSES COMMITTEE 
Chair: Sacha Palmer
Deputy Chair: TBC
ASCIA MEMBERS REPRESENTED ON OTHER ORGANISATIONS 
Asia-Pacific Association of Allergology, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (APAAACI)
Prof Frank Thien President 
A/Prof Ron Walls AM Historian 
Prof Mimi Tang House of Delegates
Australian Prescriber Journal
Prof Connie Katelaris Immunology and Allergy sub-editor
Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS)

A/Prof Stephen Adelstein  

Internal Medicine Journal (IMJ)
Dr Marianne Empson Immunology and Allergy sub-editor
International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) Allergen nomenclature subcommittee

A/Prof Andreas Lopata

International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) Primary Immunodeficiency Expert Committee 
Prof Mimi Tang Committee member
LabTests Online
Dr Daman Langguth ASCIA Immunopathology representative
Pathology Associations Committee (PAC)
Dr Karl Baumgart ASCIA representative - PAC Scope of Practice Working Party for Scientists  
JCTC (Joint College Training Committee) Immunology/Allergy advanced training
Dr Jan Sinclair Chairperson
TBC Coordinator of advanced training in Immunology and Allergy
Dr Melanie Wong Chief Examiner in Immunology, RCPA
Dr Mark Taylor Trainee representative
Vacant Paediatric Allergy - Immunology Representative
Prof Brad Frankum Clinical representative
Dr Jan Sinclair Chairperson, NZ JSAC (Immunology and Allergy)
Dr Theo de Malmanche RCPA representative
Vacant Curriculum representative 
National Asthma Council
Dr Sara Barnes Director
RACP Adult Medicine Division Council
Dr Kathryn Patchett
World Allergy Organisation - WAO
Prof Mimi Tang Board

For Member qualifications see Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Australia and New Zealand 

Content updated November 2018

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