Joanna Andrew – Chairperson
Joanna is an experienced legal practitioner and partner at Mellor Olsson Lawyers. She has significant experience with personal injury claims, particularly major claims for spinal injury and brain injury.
Joanna is a member of the Law Society of SA, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Joanna is a facilitator for the AICD Module 4 course “The Board’s Legal Environment” as part of the Company Director’s Course. She is a non executive board member for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, and is a non-executive board member for Crimestoppers. Joanna is currently a non-executive board member on the Julia Farr Association, where she was Chair for more than 2 years.
Pam Kirkham OAM
Pam is a parent of a daughter who received a very severe ABI from a motor vehicle accident, and is passionate about and a strong advocate for the work of Brain Injury SA. She is a secondary school teacher, and has had wide experience in developing programs and conducting training in a variety of educational skills. She was instrumental in the development of Brain Injury SA’s Springboard program. Pam is a life member and volunteer leader for Girl Guides.
Nadia is a highly experienced and qualified project manager and administrator with more than 25 years in SA government. As a person with a disability – she sustained a subarachnoid haemorrhage at the age of 12 which left her partially paralysed on her left side – Nadia is passionate about the areas of health and fitness, and helping people with disabilities reach their full potential. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leaders for Tomorrow Program. She has participated in and won numerous national and international Paralympic events.
Karl has extensive experience within the Disability sector, having held senior positions within the SA Disability Services Office for 10 years. He was a member of the committee that helped formulate the National Standards for Disability Services, and as a member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Disability Data Reference Advisory Group assisted with input to the development of an updated international classification of disability and impairment by the World Health Organisation. He was Chair of the Brain Injury SA Board from 2000–10.
Simon has significant experience in business management with a particular focus on marketing and promotion within the private sector. Simon has volunteered his time within the disability sector through involvement with his family’s disability support service agency. Simon has friends with acquired brain injury and as such appreciates the vital role of Brain Injury SA within the community.
Michelle has worked within the community services sector and housing sector for 15 years in human resource and business strategy roles, predominantly in South Australian Government, statutory authorities and Victorian based Not-for-Profit services.
She has specialist knowledge in the areas of human resource consulting, organisational restructures, workforce planning, succession planning, human resources strategies and mentoring and orientation programs.
She has a passion for social justice and focus on delivering meaningful services through a skilled workforce and providing community capacity-building.
Vladimir is an experienced director and chief financial officer with experience in a range of sectors, including banking, mining, retirement living and defence. He has strong skills in financial management, IT strategy development, joint ventures, company performance improvements and leadership.