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PSA National Board

Dr Christopher Freeman (Qld)

Dr Freeman graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from James Cook University and has gone onto 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.

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. His experience includes community pharmacist, accredited pharmacist and former proprietor.

Michelle Lynch (Vic) - Vice President

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 independent specialist consulting firm which specialises in medication management and pharmacy services.

Joe Demarte (Victoria) - President

Joe Demarte
Joe Demarte BPharm, FPS, MAICD is National President of the PSA. He joined the National Board in January 2002. A pharmacist since 1973 and community pharmacists and proprietor for more than 30 years, Mr Demarte has experience in many areas of pharmacy including hospital, locum, and community pharmacy.

Rachel Dienaar (Tas)

Picture of Rachel Dienaar
Rachel Dinaar BPharm MPS brings a broad understanding and lengthy experience with PSA operations at both national and state levels. She is a practicing community pharmacist, working  part time in two rural settings and is active in various other roles within the pharmacy sector. 

John Bronger (NSW)

John Bronger
John Bronger BPharm MBA (Exec) GCCM (Graduate certificate in change management), FPS,  AACPA,  FACP, FAICD,  AFAIM joined the Board on July 2014. He has worked as a hospital  pharmacist, community pharmacist and proprietor for more than 40 years.

Jeff Hughes (WA) - Vice President

Jeff Hughes
Jeff Hughes BPharm (with Distinction), GradDipPharm, MPharm, PhD, MPS, AACPA, MAICD became a member of the Board in July 2014. A pharmacist since 1979, he has worked as a hospital, community, accredited and academic pharmacist.

Pat Reid (ACT)

Photograph of Patrick Reid (2015)

Pat Reid is CEO of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the national peak organisation for all providers of care, services and accommodation for older Australians.


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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