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Board of Directors

Adrian Watts

During 2010 – 2019 Adrian was the Chairman, CEO and Managing Director of the National Health Cooperative for Canberra and the surrounding region. Over many years he has led multi-disciplinary teams within the health and community sectors across healthcare delivery, finance, administration, event management, information technology, human resources, sponsorship and government relations. Adrian is an engaging and personable strategic leader that focusses on delivery by driving organisation-wide culture. His egalitarian approach to the delivery of health and wellbeing services have been paramount to success. Adrian demonstrates ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships, delivering productive and mutually beneficial outcomes amongst Key Stakeholders including community, representative bodies, industry, governments and large and small private business enterprises.

Alyssa Weirman

Alyssa (Aly) has more than ten years of experience working in senior management roles within client-facing research service providers across the university and government sectors. She is a multi-award winning performer and is currently the ACT Business Developer for the Australian Postgraduate Research Intern program (APR.Intern). APR.Intern is Australia’s only PhD internship program spanning all sectors, disciplines and universities. The program connects PhD students with industry through short-term research projects. Empowering students to thrive in a practical research environment and enhancing industry innovation through research translation. She is currently coordinating community knowledge panel sessions involving stakeholders from ACT health and private practice aimed at filling a critical gap in health infrastructure for families who have children diagnosed with ADHD. Aly approaches problems in a positive way turning them into opportunities. She has developed strong professional working relationships with a range of stakeholders and has developed connections aimed at enhancing mutually beneficial developments for all parties. Aly is a lateral thinker and solves complex problems within multifaceted organisational environments.

Philippa Quinn

Philippa (Pip) Quinn is a Director of Neurodevelopment Australia (ND Australia), an unprecedented national alliance between leading universities, major hospitals, clinicians, health providers, researchers and community groups. Its mission is to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families dealing with neurodevelopment conditions which include ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Cerebral Palsy, Tourettes and others. In partnership with ND Australia’s Advisory Committee, she has overseen the creation of the organisation’s governance structures including its Research Committee and Community outreach. After a 20-year career at ABC News and Current Affairs as a journalist, producer and Newsgathering Editor, in 2017, Pip founded a successful aged care start up as a Government approved home care provider. For a decade Pip also served as a Non-Executive Director of the global child rights agency, Plan International Australia (2009- 2019). During this period the organisation strove to diversify and innovate their fundraising and donor experiences, as well as redefine their branding to raise Plan’s profile and advocacy footprint.