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PSA National Board

Joe Demarte (VIC) – National 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 pharmacist and proprietor for more than 30 years, Mr Demarte has experience in many areas of pharmacy including hospital, locum and community pharmacy.

Dr Christopher Freeman (QLD) – National Vice President

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.

Michelle Lynch (VIC) – National 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 an independent specialist consulting firm that specialises in medication management and pharmacy services.

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.

Jeff Hughes (WA)

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.

John Bronger (NSW)

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

Patrick Reid (ACT)

Photograph of Patrick Reid (2015)
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.

Shane Jackson (TAS)

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.

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.

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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