Each member of our Board has a strong commitment to social justice. They have given, and continue to give, many hours of professional expertise and service to ensure that our HoHA clinics and educational programs are delivered with integrity to disadvantaged persons and their communities to provide them with sustainable health care, well being and self empowerment. Our hope for Hands On Health Australia is that its collaborative grass-roots approach for reaching out and serving those in greatest need will spread throughout Australia and Asia to help heal and transform lives.
Chair – Robert Masters
Robert Masters has been advising the corporate and government sectors for more than 30 years. His experience covers industrial and consumer markets, issues and crisis management, employee relations and investor relations.
He is a former senior political journalist, covering Federal and State Parliaments and he lectures widely in Australia, Asia, the United States and the UK on public relations, communication strategies, and issues and crisis management. He is a Life Fellow and a Past President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and an Industry Fellow of Swinburne University.
Treasurer – Joan van Rotterdam, B Sc, Grad Dip (Chiropractic), Masters Med Science (Clinical Epidemiology), PhD Candidate
At this point in my life I am working on my PhD whilst also working on a part-time basis as a chiropractor. I also enjoy my research work with a multidisciplinary group for HoHA , this project is in Kempsey NSW and involves the Indigenous community there. This project is about setting up and evaluating the establishment of a chiropractic service at Durri, the Aboriginal Medical Service, and Booroongen Djugen Nursing Home. As well once a year over the October Long Weekend I take a group of chiropractic students from Sydney and Melbourne to treat people at the Indigenous NRL Knockout Weekend.
Secretary/Returning Officer – Dr Greg Taylor BSc Grad Dip Chiro MSc Chiro (Paed)
Greg is a chiropractor in a family oriented clinic which focuses on family health and wellbeing. He is a volunteer chiropractor in three HoHA clinics in Sydney and has also worked as a volunteer in various Aboriginal communities in NSW, through Project HOPE in the Philippines and CHIRO MISSION in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Greg was the previous Chairperson of HANDS-ON- and served in this role for over 12 years. In 2012 he was Awarded Chiropractor of The Year for his outstanding contribution to HANDS-ON- and humanity.
Michael has been involved with the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years as a volunteer and Board member, including a number of years as a director of HANDS-ON-. He was President/Chairman of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria for many years. He is particularly interested in governance, strategic management, the effective use of technology, finance and investment, and risk management.
Previously a senior consulting actuary, he was involved with a diversity of assignments encompassing a wide range of issues and disciplines, including being the external Appointed Actuary for two health funds. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry as an actuary, senior manager, executive and director. He has been Chairman and/or a director of a number of entities covering matters such as computer services, funds management, financial planning, superannuation, biotechnology and an industry association. Michael is chairman of an unlisted public company that has developed a new form of cooperage currently being manufactured in Australia and China. It is meeting with considerable success in Australia and nine other wine producing nations. He is a member of the advisory board of an independent financial planning company.
Governance, Finance and Risk Factor Mitigation – Don Nardella
Don serves on several charitable boards in Victoria, primarily on the Melton Community Health Centre as Director and Chair and Djerriwarrh Education and Community Services. He has had a long career in public life as a Victorian Member of Parliament for 20 years and in 1992 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Aged Care and Shadow Minister Assisting on Workcover in 1995, exchanging Aged Care for Consumer Affairs in 1999. In 2014, he was elected Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Don has served on a few leadership positions throughout his career.
Don has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and attended many conferences and seminars on the not for profit sector, their operations, risk management and financial operations.
Don is committed to bringing growth and sustainability to HoHA with a positive team spirit.
Professor Mark Rose
Mark Rose is traditionally linked to the Gunditjmara Nation of western Victoria. With a thirty-year career in education Mark has contributed to a broad range of educational settings within the State, nationally and internationally.
Mark has consulted regularly with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations both nationally and internationally. For over a decade Mark taught in predominantly postgraduate programs at RMIT University’s Faculty of Business. Mark taught here in Australia as well as Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
At a state and national level and with community endorsement Mark has sat on five ministerial advisory committees. In 2003-2005 Mark co-chaired the Victorian Implementation Review of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. In 2008, Mark moved to VAEAI as General Manager during the WIPCE Conference and assumed the position of Chair of Indigenous Knowledge Systems at Deakin University in 2008 and progressed the proposition of Indigenous Knowledge as a knowledge system.
Mark holds membership on numerous external Committees, such as Koorie Academy of Excellence (Chair), Vice-Chancellors Indigenous Advisory Council of Charles Darwin University (Invited member), Toorong Marnong Accord (Chair), More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Initiative (MATSITI) National Reference Group (Member), OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching) Fellowships Standing Committee (Member), Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) (Member, Indigenous Advisory Group).
As a ministerial appointment, Mark has been the Chair of Batchelor Institute of Tertiary Education’s Council from 2013.
2013 – 2018, Mark had held the position of Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Education at La Trobe University.
Mark currently holds the position of Professor of Management at RMIT.
Board Member – Eyal Wolstin
Eyal joined BioCeuticals with more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing roles across FMCG and complementary medicine companies. Eyal holds an MBA (Marketing) from Manchester University and a BA in Political Science and Management.
A calculated risk-taker with deep industry knowledge, he has a proven track record in delivering innovation and change management in large multinational companies. Eyal has extensive experience managing major key accounts and large scale sale force teams, delivering high performance results and professional customer service. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, quality and reliable practitioner support, Eyal is committed to bringing growth, team spirit and a high standard of professionalism to BioCeuticals.