our team

Our alliance, spearheaded by the Australian Catholic University, includes aged care, home care, disability care, technology, and education & training providers from across Australia.

Laurie Buys

NaCWA is led by Laurie Buys, Professor of Healthy Ageing at the Australian Catholic University. Laurie is an experienced social science researcher and research manager, who frequently collaborates with industry and scientists from various disciplinary backgrounds on complex research initiatives.

Find out more about Laurie here

team members

Our Foundation Partners and Affiliates are represented on the Alliance by the following team members:

Foundation Partners

Dr Helen Badge
Senior Lecturer | National Professional Practice Lead (Occupational Therapy)
Australian Catholic University
Deborah Clark
Director, Centacare Services and Practice Governance
Centacare
Tanya Cope
People and Culture Manager
Ballycara
Associate Professor Erin Conway
Deputy Head of School of Allied Health Queensland
Australian Catholic University
Dr Kieran Flanagan
Senior Lecturer School of Allied Health
Australian Catholic University
Melinda Hunt
Enterprise Partnerships Coordinator
Australian Catholic University
Suzanne Hodgkin
Head of Discipline - Social Work
Australian Catholic University
Aynsley Johnson
Head of Care Services
Burnie Brae
Professor Abid Khan
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)
Australian Catholic University
Associate Professor Louisa Lam
HDR, Honours & ECR Coordinator - School of Nursing , Midwifery and Paramedicine (VIC)
Australian Catholic University
Catherine McMahon
Chief People Officer
Catholic Healthcare
Dr Heidi Olsen
Research Program Manager
Australian Catholic University
Russell Parker
Chief Digital and Information Officer
Australian Catholic University
Professor Joy Parkinson
Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), Faculty of Law and Business
Australian Catholic University
Julie Rothacker
Director Major External Projects (Government)
Australian Catholic University
Marcus Riley
Executive Chairman
Ballycara
Genevieve Searle
Senior People and Culture Business Partner
Ballycara
Professor Jenny Sim
Head of Nursing NSW
Australian Catholic University

Affiliates

Dr Simon Kaplan
CEO
[ui!] the urban institute
Iggy Pintado
Head of Homecare Workforce Support Program
Settlement Services International (SSI)
Jodi Schmidt
CEO
Human Skills Services Organisation
Matt Smith
CEO
MyPass Global
Richard Littler
CEO
Xavier
Mary Anne Gallagher
CEO
Google
Suzanne Chambers
CEO
Google
Kerryn Tutt
CEO
Google
Kat Elezovic
CEO
Google

Would you and your organisation like to join our team?

Get in touch or contact us on info@nacwa.com.au