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PSA National Board

Dr Shane Jackson (TAS) – National President

Shane Jackson
Dr Shane Jackson commenced a Doctorate in Pharmacy Practice in 2000 after graduating with a bachelor degree in Pharmacy in 1998. Completing his doctorate in 2004, he was awarded an inaugural National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) Fellowship from 2004 to 2006.
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Michelle Lynch (VIC) – National Vice President

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Michelle Lynch BPharm, MPS, MAICD  is a National Vice President and joined the Board in January 2014. She has been a pharmacist since 1996 and has worked in hospital and community pharmacy, and as a consultant for an independent specialist consulting firm that specialises in medication management and pharmacy services.
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Dr Christopher Freeman (QLD) – National Vice President

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Dr Freeman graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from James Cook University and has gone on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and a PhD from the University of Queensland. His PhD dissertation was titled Pharmacists as Members of the Multidisciplinary General Practice Team: A new model of Australian pharmacy practice.
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Dr Stephen Carter (NSW)

Stephen Carter
Stephen is a community pharmacist, researcher and academic. He has been a PSA NSW branch representative since 2007. Stephen is the immediate Past President and currently Vice President of the NSW Branch committee.
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Joe Demarte (VIC)

Joe Demarte
Joe Demarte BPharm, FPS, MAICD joined the National Board in January 2002 and was National President from July 2015 to June 2017. A pharmacist since 1973 and community pharmacist and proprietor for more than 30 years, Mr Demarte has experience in many areas of pharmacy including hospital, locum and community pharmacy.
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Teresa Di Franco (WA)

Teresa Di Franco
Teresa Di Franco is a pharmacist credentialled diabetes educator and completed her training at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. She has served a term on the WA branch committee as Branch President from 2014-2017.
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Taren Gill (NSW) – ECP National Board Director

Taren Gill
Taren Gill is a rural hospital and community pharmacist and the first Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) to be appointed as a National Board Director. Ms Gill is currently the Deputy Director of Pharmacy at Orange Hospital, a community pharmacist at Blooms the Chemist Orange and a pharmacy lecturer at Charles Sturt University.
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Grant Kardachi (SA)

Grant Kardachi
Grant Kardachi BPharm, FPS, MAICD has been a member of the Board since July 2007 and has served as Vice President as well as President. Mr Kardachi has been a pharmacist since 1975. He has experience as a community pharmacist, accredited pharmacist and former proprietor.
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Warwick Plunkett (NSW)

Warwick Plunkett
Warwick Plunkett BPharm, FPS, AFACP, MAICD has been a Board member since July 2007,  including three years as National President from 2008–11. He has been a pharmacist since 1975.
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Patrick Reid (ACT)

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Patrick Reid is the Director of Aged Care, Community & Disability at StewartBrown, a leading provider of consulting and accounting services specific to the aged and community care sector for over 40 years. He has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO, board director, business owner and executive.
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PSA National Board

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