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Board of Directors

 

 

Dr Mei Mui Tam - President

 

Dr Mei Tam graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1989 and started dermatology training in 1995 at the Repatriation Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and Western Hospital before graduating in 1998.  Mei is a consultant dermatologist at St Vincent's Hospital since 1999 and was at the Royal Children's Hospital from 1999 to 2001 and the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1999 to 2009.  

She currently has private rooms in Collin Street, Melbourne and St Albans. Her interests are patch testing and she has a Patch Test Clinic at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, Carlton. She was also a founding member of the All about Acne group, a resource group to highlight the importance of acne and its treatment.

She coordinates the rural dermatology outreach program for Victoria and belongs to the Rural and Regional Committee of the College of Dermatologists.


 

Dr Edward Upjohn - Vice-President

 

Dr Edward Upjohn is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon and consults in the Mohs surgery clinic at The Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc. In addition he is a consultant dermatologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is in private practice. He has been associated with the Skin and Cancer Foundation since 2003.

 

A/Prof Rosemary Nixon - Vice-President and Director, Occupational Dermatology Research Education Centre (ODREC)  

 

Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon qualified as a dermatologist in 1988 and as an occupational physician in 1994, being the only person with Australian qualifications in both specialties. A/Prof Nixon started the Occupational Dermatology Clinic in 1993, initially at Monash Medical Centre where she was Head of the Dermatology Unit from 1991 to 2001, and then at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. A/Prof Nixon established the Occupational Research and Education Centre, a small research group, at the Foundation in 2001. 

A/Prof Nixon served on the Board of Management of the Foundation from 1989 to 2001 and more recently since 2009. A/Prof Nixon has organised the monthly Update meetings since returning from the UK in 1989. After 5 years as a Censor (examiner) of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, she has recently completed a 2 year term as Chairperson, Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

A/Prof Nixon holds the honorary positions of Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the peak international group for contact dermatitis, the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group and has published over 100 scientific papers.

 

 

Chris Arnold – Executive Director, Board Member


Chris Arnold brings experience in corporate, government and the not for profit sectors. Chris' six CEO roles include hospitals, law firms and a financial services & accounting firm. This is supplemented by consulting experience in governance, structuring, strategy and business planning and mentoring. 

 

Chris has held eight board roles, many in the philanthropic sector, including 6 years with Philanthropy Australia, 8 years with Australian Communities Foundation and, recently, with the Human Variome Project International Ltd. Chris' current role as Executive Director (0.8) is combined with continued consulting advice and executive mentoring outside the Foundation.

 

 

 

A/Prof Peter Foley - Board Member and Director of Research 


Associate Professor Peter Foley is a clinical dermatologist, and has a wealth of experience in dermatology particularly in the treatment of psoriasis. 

 

A/Prof Foley currently holds the position of Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at The University of Melbourne, Director of Research at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and is a visiting dermatologist at the Photobiology, Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and the Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. 

 

As the Director of Research, A/Prof Foley directs our rapidly expanding clinical trials program and the Australasian Psoriasis Registry. He has well over 60 peer reviewed publications and has been an investigator in over 50 clinical trials. He is a world renowned expert on psoriasis and has been invited to speak at numerous meetings in all corners of the globe.

 

 

 

A/Prof Gregory Goodman - Board Member 

 

Associate Professor Greg Goodman has been a practising dermatologist for more than 20 years. His areas of speciality include skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers in dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and the treatment of acne and post -acne scarring. He holds the position of Chief of Surgery at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and has an academic teaching position as Adjunct Associate Professor with Monash University. 

 

He is a national trainer for numerous temporary dermal fillers and is a member of several international editorial boards and advisory committees. He has always had a keen interest in skin care and skin therapeutics, and has published extensively on acne and acne scarring and the use of muscle relaxant injections, dermal fillers and lasers.

 

His current research interest is skin ageing. He has lectured widely both in Australia and overseas on the nature of skin ageing and its treatment and has designed software applications to assess this and optimise treatment suggestions.

 


 

Dr Michael Rich - Board Member

 

Dr Michael Rich is a dermatologist and was the founding President of the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, which has now evolved to be affiliated with Melbourne University and St Vincent's Hospital. As a consultant Dermatologist at the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc for over 10 years, Dr Rich has a particular interest in the field of melanomas and was a founding member of the Melbourne Laser Clinic, the first laser clinic set up to treat vessels of the face. As such he is a specialist in laser treatment for conditions such as rhinophyma and acne scarring. 

Dr Rich runs the High Risk Melanoma Clinic which is the follow-up clinic to the Victorian Melanoma Clinic based at the Alfred Hospital. Dr Rich is also is head of the Laser Clinic at the Foundation and has had a 20 year interest in aesthetic dermatology.

 

 

 

Dr Miklos Pohl - Board Member


Dr Pohl has extensive experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has trained in this specialist area throughout in Australia, UK and Canada.

 

On his return he commenced practice as Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Hobart where he practiced for 20 years, then 4 years in London at St George's Hospital with a strong interest in melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer. He has been a valued member of the Foundation since 2006.

 


 

Dr Hugh Roberts - Board Member


Dr Hugh Roberts is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree through the University of Melbourne and undertook specialist training at many tertiary referral hospitals including the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne. He has a special interest in the early detection and management of skin cancer and has published numerous articles on this topic in peer reviewed journals.

 

He is the head of the Skin Cancer Management Clinic at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria and is the Principal Dermatologist at Frankston Dermatology.


Danielle Huntersmith - Board Member

 

Danielle graduated in Economics and Law from Monash University in 1989.  

 

After 5 years as a commercial solicitor, she commenced practice as a barrister in 1994. 

 

Danielle practices as a barrister specializing in commercial, corporate and contractual disputes.  She also practices extensively in alternative dispute resolution both as a mediator and a conciliator, principally in commercial matters.

 

In addition to practicing as a barrister Danielle has held the following appointments:

 

  • Advanced Mediator, Victorian Bar;
  • Panel Member of the Liquor Licensing Panel, Victoria;
  • Panel Mediator at the Office of the Small Business Commissioner, Victoria;
  • Deputy Chair, Victorian Bar Dispute Resolution Committee;
  • Chair of the Victorian Bar Mediators Accreditation Sub-Committee;
  • Vice Chair, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, Victoria Chapter; and
  • Conciliator at the Financial Ombudsman Service.

 

Danielle’s professional background and experience is focused on achieving balanced outcomes and ensuring that appropriate risk management assessments are undertaken consistent with relevant corporate best practice and requirements.

 

 

Meryn Pratt - Board Member

 

Meryn is the Sponsorships and Events Manager at VECCI.

 

She has held various appointments in marketing during the past 20 years across the entertainment, wealth management, not for profit, FMCG and retail industries. A key focus in recent years has been the creation and implementation of events to create the best outcome in any client facing opportunity for both the organisation and guests.  


Meryn brings to our Board a depth of skill and experiences in the areas of sponsorship, fundraising and events.

 

 

 

Jim Power - Board Member

Registered Company Auditor, FCA, FFTA 

 

Jim Power is Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He has over 30 years of professional services experience as an Auditor and advisor to clients in the financial services, retailing and manufacturing sectors.  His experience includes time in Australia, Ireland and Asia.


Jim’s clients have included ASX listed entities, subsidiaries of global organisations, major superannuation funds, mutual organisations and the not-for-profit sector.  He has had significant experience in working closely with finance, audit and risk committees on governance and financial reporting matters.
 

 

Management Team

 

  • Chris Arnold, Executive Director
  • Peter Monaghan, Director, Corporate Affairs 
  • Jane English, Clinical Operations Manager 
  • Catherine Bennett, Deputy Clinical Operations Manager 
  • Pia Antonio, Patient & Customer Service Manager  
  • Karin Morris, Accounts Manager  
  • Gerald Meyer-Heinrich, IT Manager
  • Simon Cumming, Data Manager

 

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