Canberra, November 26, 2020: Heart Support Australia (HS-A) successfully facilitated its Australian Annual General Meeting (AGM) where members could attend the meeting virtually via an online meeting platform. The AGM had a special opening message from our patron Dr Ross Walker and appointed three new board members Rowley Tompsett, Daryl Iseppi, Fern Linden-Smith.
Dr Ross Walker, Patron, Heart Support Australia, in his opening statement talked about the bright future of Heart Support Australia and the increasing need of peer support during recovery. He was happy to see the progress made by Heart Support Australia under CEO, Judy Ford and talked about the future of Heart Disease prevention and care. He emphasised the need for a heart check-up after the age of 50 for men and 60 for women and taking regular supplements to support cardiovascular health.
The meeting had 21 attendees and with the mutual agreement of Heart Support Australia members, three new Board members were appointed, Rowley Tompsett, with an experience of over 40 years as a volunteer and as a professional administrator in community organisations; Fern Linden -Smith, bringing in an extensive experience in HR and Finance management, Administration and Strategic Planning; Daryl Iseppi, a former Chartered Accountant, with years of experience in the Charity space. Stephen Dunchouk was nominated again and will continue to be a board member this year as well. Also, Lindsay Cullens and Barry Antees have joined the Board. Lindsay Cullens has worked as an executive assistant and as a publicist and Barry Antees has joined us as the Company Secretary.
The new board brings in a new and fresh perspective to the organisation with their extensive work experiences in the not-for-profit sector.
To view the board member profiles, click here
Heart Support Australia helps in cardiac rehabilitation as well as providing peer support to individuals after a heart event.
About Heart Support Australia
Heart Support Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation providing support, information and encouragement to people who have been affected by a heart event. Heart Support Australia’s role as a peak body while our network of Branches and Interest Groups across Australia provide on the ground support, particularly to those in remote, regional and rural areas.