Committees & Representatives
Australian Orthoptic Board
OA has three representatives on the board of directors of the AOB.
Representatives: Connie Koklanis, Julie Barbour, Sue Silveira
Australian Orthoptic Journal
The AOJ committee is responsible for the publication and editorial content of the association’s scientific journal.
Editors Ms Linda Santamaria, Dr Meri Vukicevic
The awards committee oversees the implementation and organisation of the awards and grants of the association.
Sue Silveira (Convenor)
The conference convenors are responsible for the organisation of the upcoming national scientific conference.
Convenors: To be advised
Conference Scientific Committee
The conference scientific committee is responsible for the scientific program of the upcoming national scientific conference
Committee: To be advised
Council Advisory Committee
Committee goal: to support and advise OA regarding the development and maintenance of high standards of orthoptic practice with reference to research, ongoing education, professional issues and promotion
Committee members are financial members appointed by Federal Council of the OA. Recommendations for membership should be made to OA Federal Council by the OACAC. Members of OACAC have attributes which include but are not limited to:
- Educational knowledge
- Rehabilitation knowledge
- Private sector practice experience
- Public sector practice experience
- Low vision knowledge
- Paediatric knowledge
Current members: Sue Silveira, Neryla Jolly, Ann Mac Farlane, Handan Otay, Julia Kelly, Mara Giribaldi
The Public Relations is responsible for marketing and promotion initiatives of the association including Orthoptic Awareness Week
Committee: Allanah Crameri (General), Vivan Nguyen (Social Media)
Rural Health Representative
The rural health representative acts on behalf of the interests of orthoptists who work in regional and rural settings.
Representative: Maria Pritchard
The sponsorship committee coordinates industry related sponsorship of events and develops guidelines, policies or procedures for sponsorship.
Convenor: Stephanie Marshall
Orthoptics Australia as a member of Vision 2020 Australia represents orthoptist at related Vision2020 forums and meetings
Representative: Mrs Marion Rivers
Workplace Relations & Conditions
The Workplace Relations & Conditions representative provides advice to members regarding employment related issues.
Representative: Liane Wilcox
Representative: Jody Leone