Caroline Diamantis

Caroline Diamantis is a passionate community pharmacist with over 30 years of experience in pharmacy ownership.


Shortly after completing her Bachelor of Pharmacy at Sydney University, she was able to fulfil her dream of buying her first pharmacy, where she realised the importance of differentiating pharmacists as professionals, advocating clinical pharmacy and the professional services model.


Caroline went on to become a director on the board of Blooms the Chemist, where she spent several years advocating for female pharmacy owners and gender diversity in industry leadership positions, and mentoring early career pharmacists (ECPs) into ownership roles with programs designed to support and engage.


Caroline was elected as Vice President of the NSW Pharmacy Guild in 2017. In this role she continued advocating for community pharmacy, particularly clinical pharmacy, and for pharmacists to be acknowledged and remunerated fairly for their role in primary health care and the critical difference they make to health outcomes.


Other Pharmacy Guild positions have included chairperson of the Viability sub-committee and Finance and Risk sub-committee, and alternate National Councillor.


Caroline is a passionate advocate for recognition of the profession during crisis, seeking acknowledgement and financial support from the NSW government. She is committed to addressing workforce issues, including mentorship to ECPs and support and advocacy for appropriate pharmacist salaries, and determined to achieve full scope of clinical practice.

Sara Pantzer

Sara Pantzer has had more than 25 years of senior executive experience as a Government relations/advocacy practitioner in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, having worked for two global companies. Her specialist skills are in public policy, strategic communications, government relations, and stakeholder management areas.


Within the medicines sector, Sara has been actively involved or led many initiatives to secure policy change affecting the sector.


She is an independent advisor and serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards, including Sydney Community College, Motor Neurone Disease NSW and Australia, and Transparency International Australia.


Sara has a Bachelor of Economics, Diploma of Law (SAB), and a Masters of Dispute Resolution. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Certified Chair through the Advisory Board Centre.


Her Board responsibilities include PAC Committee.


Shane Jackson

Shane is a pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience working in the health care sector as a practising pharmacist in clinical, consultant and academic roles. Shane’s career has been diverse, primarily focussed on improving pharmacy practice through teaching, research, policy implementation and advocacy.


Shane is a proprietor of three community pharmacies in Tasmania, and a director of Consultant Pharmacy Services, a group consisting of accredited pharmacists providing services to aged care in Tasmania. One of Shane’s community pharmacies was the first pharmacy in Australia to develop a model of integrated on-site pharmacy services comprising medication supply, quality use of medicines advice and medication review services employing innovative pharmacists.

Bridget Totterman

Bridget Totterman B.Pharm; GAICD, MPS  joined the PSA board in 2023.


Bridget is a registered pharmacist and community pharmacy owner with over 15 years’ experience in whole of business management including operations and frontline leadership.


She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


Bridget is a member of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority (ACPA) and is a member of the Queensland branch committee for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.


Bridget was awarded with the Bowl of Hygiea – QLD Pharmacist of the Year in 2020 for outstanding leadership and change management.


Bridget was a member of the Steering Advisory Group (SAG) for UTIPP-Q (2020-2022) and was a vaccinating pharmacist in QPIP (2014). She is credentialed to administer injections and immunisations. Bridget was appointed Clinical Fellow of Queensland University of Technology in 2018 and is a member of the Course Advisory Group for QUT Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.).


Bridget has completed courses in Directorships; Management; Marketing; Successful Negotiations; Human Resources and has an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama.


Mark Naunton

Mark is currently Head of the School of Health Sciences and Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Canberra and teaches primarily in therapeutics and pharmacy practice. His career includes: academic, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and accredited pharmacist in Tasmania, Northern Territory, and the ACT. Mark has a wide-reaching interest in the pharmacy profession and has worked internationally as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is credentialed to undertake medication reviews and occasionally practice in community pharmacy.

Mark’s recent research has focused on expanding the scope of practice of pharmacists and has supervised several PhD candidates in two relevant areas: evaluating the impact of pharmacists working in general practice and RACFs.

He has served on the Tasmanian PSA Branch committee (2000-2001) and the South Australian/Northern Territory PSA Branch committee (2008-2010).

Mark has been on the PSA ACT branch committee since 2017 and served on the PSA National Board since 2022 and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2022.

Mark has been a PSA member for 20 years and an active member of the pharmacy profession for over 25 years. He undertook one of the first clinical trials in Australia evaluating the benefits of HMRs post-discharge. He has also been involved in various evaluations of community pharmacist screening (osteoporosis) and disease management (cardiovascular disease. Mark is passionate about medication safety and firmly believes pharmacists are the most suited professional to ensure this occurs.

Ayomide (Mide) Ogundipe

Graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Curtin University, Ayomide completed her internship with Pharmacy 777 Whitford City in Perth, Western Australia. Her passion, organisation and innovation in professional services delivery earned her the national 2019 MIMs PSA Intern Pharmacist of the Year.


Driven by a passion for digital health transformation, Ayomide is currently pursuing a PhD at Curtin Medical School, where she focuses on evaluating the technological needs of community pharmacists to enable contemporary pharmacy practice. Alongside her research, she serves as a community pharmacist and sessional academic, contributing to the Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy programs at Curtin Medical School. In 2023, Ayomide was awarded PSA WA early career pharmacist of the year, for her contribution to pharmacy practice research and teaching, and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her commitment to teaching and learning excellence.


Ayomide was elected to the WA Branch Committee in 2020, where she currently serves as Vice President. Having been involved in the state and national Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) group, Ayomide is the current PSA ECP Board Appointed Director and chair of the PSA ECP Community of Special Interest. She is also a member of the Membership, Products & Services Committee.

Benjamin Marchant

Benjamin is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Mildura Base Public Hospital. Benjamin has worked in multiple practice settings in his career to date, including community and hospital pharmacy and as an accredited pharmacist in both metropolitan and rural settings. Benjamin is an accredited immuniser and was the first Victorian pharmacist to administer a vaccine to the public in 2016.


Benjamin has been a member of the Victorian branch committee of PSA since 2010 and has held roles of Vice-President and Branch President. He holds multiple governance and clinical committee positions within Mildura Base Public Hospital. Benjamin has been a member of the Australian Pharmacy Council Accreditation Committee. Benjamin was also a key member of the Expert Advisory Group to DHS on the SafeScript project.

Natalie Soulsby

Natalie has been a member of the SA Branch Committee for the last 2 years. She has a background working as a clinical pharmacist in the acute sector prior to becoming an accredited pharmacist in 2010. She works at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Clinic as part of the Clinical Pharmacology team. She is Head of Clinical Excellence, Governance and Quality for Ward Medication Management (WardMM), leading a team of over 40 pharmacists.


She is dedicated to improving medication management especially in the elderly by helping rationalise the prescribing of medications and educating health care professionals. She has been an invited presenter at Aged Care conferences including LASA and ACSA (now ACCPA), and ConPharm, SHPA and PSA. She is involved in training pharmacists, building their clinical knowledge and runs regular CPD sessions for her team. She has been recognized for her work by receiving SA Pharmacist of the Year 2016 and AACP Consultant Pharmacist of the Year 2017. In 2019  was awarded the Advanced Pharmacist Practice credential.

Amanda Cross

Dr Amanda Cross is a practising pharmacist and postdoctoral research fellow. Amanda’s research focuses on quality use of medicine, particularly evaluating innovative roles for pharmacists to support safe and effective use of medicines. Amanda has worked in community pharmacy and as a consultant pharmacist, and is currently investigating the roles of on-site aged care pharmacists.


Amanda was a member of the Victorian Branch Committee 2017-2021, including serving as Vice President 2018-2021. In 2019 Amanda was awarded the PSA Victorian Early Career Pharmacist of the year award.

Helen Benson

Helen Benson is an accredited consultant pharmacist with more than 20 years pharmacy experience. Her varied career has included working as a hospital pharmacist, military pharmacist in the Royal Australian Airforce, community pharmacist and as a community pharmacy owner. Currently Helen is working as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice teaching Master of Pharmacy Students at the University of Technology Sydney. Helen has a particular interest in improving patient therapy through medication reviews and continues to work as a consultant pharmacist providing medication reviews for referring general practitioners. In 2019 Helen completed a PhD investigating the integration of pharmacists in general practice teams in Australia. Helen’s current research is focussed on expanding scope of practice within the profession to allow pharmacists to perform their role as medication experts.