Mr Shane Johnstone

Chief Executive Officer

Shane has been a clinical exercise physiologist for over ten years and is a director of Valetudo Health. He has a Bachelor of Science (Sport Science), a Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) and a Masters of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation. Shane has experience with youth, sporting teams, corporate health, clinical and vocational rehabilitation. He has also been a part of many successful fundraising campaigns often enabled through his trail running endurance events, including the record-breaking Bibbulmun 1000 (1,005km) (Albany to Kalamunda) which he completed in 11 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes.

Mr Rod McNally

Director of Finance

Rod is a retired accountant. From studying metallurgy and accounting at the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, Rod has worked at Western Mining Corporation and the Country Water Authority, and for 25 years was General Secretary of the Western Australian and Australasian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services Associations.

With a long history of public service, Rod has also been a volunteer representative on the West Australian Fire Brigades Board for over 16 years.

Mrs Andra Dinu

Director of Fundraising and Events

Andra has been a Physiotherapist for over nineteen years, specialising in rehabilitation for children with neurological diseases. She has a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy and multiple International Certificates in assessing and rehabilitating children with chronic illnesses. Andra has a Master of Business Administration with a major in Health Management and a Diploma in Community Services. Her current working role is in Community and Disability Services, providing health support and social inclusion programs for children and young adults with additional needs within the Paediatric Nursing Services team.

Dr Jenny Conlon

Director of Allied Health

Jenny is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Notre Dame Australia, teaching and researching predominantly in the area of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Jenny has a Bachelor of Science (Sport & Exercise Science), a Master of Science (Clinical Exercise Physiology), and a PhD (Sport & Exercise Science). Jenny is passionate about helping disadvantaged and vulnerable populations via promoting access to allied health, particularly exercise physiology, to help build lifelong healthy behaviours that allow individuals to thrive.

Miss Helen Howe

Director of Communications

Helen is a third year Bachelor of Health Promotion (Preventive Health) student at the University of Notre Dame. She has operated as a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist for 6 years, working with clients to reduce chronic pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction in a clinical setting. Helen is passionate about travel, food and wellbeing, spending time living and working abroad before settling back in her hometown of Perth. She has done work for various non-profit organisations and charities and enjoys giving back to the local community and encouraging healthy behaviour change.

Mrs Suzanne (Suzi) Turner

Fundraising Officer

Suzanne is highly experienced in charity fundraising and events coordination having supported the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS), World Vision Child Sponsorship and Child Rescue, as well as the Fred Hollows Foundation. She has previously been an Assistant Cub Scout Leader as well as Manager and fundraiser for local junior Rugby, Soccer and Cricket teams.  Suzanne works in the Oil and Gas Industry and enjoys hiking and keeping fit. With her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Suzi has proven a powerful catalyst to boost the results of the fundraising team’s efforts.

Miss Madeline (Maddy) Griffiths

Co-Case Manager

Maddy is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has Bachelor of Science (Sport Science) and Bachelor of Exercise Physiology degrees. She has experience in working with clinical and non-clinical populations that include both the youth and elderly, focusing on cancer and chronic disease. Maddy has previously facilitated a variety of health initiatives within the WA mining sector and currently works as a clinical exercise physiologist on research projects conducted at Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute.

Mrs Shelby Anthony

Co-Case Manager

Shelby is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Shelby is on the External Advisory Board for the School of Health Sciences at Notre Dame University, as well as hosts the Move Your Mind podcast which helps young people think critically about their diet and exercise choices. As a new mum and previous dance teacher, Shelby is very passionate about setting positive health habits for children and adolescents. A firm believer in exercise as medicine, she works at a gym in Malaga and enjoys rock climbing.

Miss Charlotte Blackman

Social Media Manager

Charlotte is a Bachelor of Health Promotion student in her 2nd year at Notre Dame Fremantle and has a strong passion for helping her community.  Previous to working at BIF she has volunteered with HepatitisWA and St Pats, assisting in delivering vital services to disadvantaged individuals.  Along with working at the foundation, Charlotte also works part-time at a local council as a Customer Service Officer which she enjoys immensely as she enjoys helping others.  She is passionate about promoting healthy behaviour, preventative health strategies and reducing health disparities.

Dr Andrew Haak

Medical Advisor

Dr Andrew Haak is a Paediatrician working in the northern suburbs of Perth. Having trained in WA, he now works within the WA State Child Development Service as well as in Joondalup Health Campus’ Paediatric ward. Andrew has a special interest in child development and childhood disability. He is also an active board member of the not-for-profit organisation Ocean Heroes. When not at work or volunteering, Andrew is likely to be hanging with his wife and four cheeky kids or squeezing in a jog.

Dr Darren Webb

Board Member

Miss Rebecca McLevie

Board Member

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