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Meet our Advisory Council 

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Dr. David Carter - Chair Person 

Dr David Carter serves as the Chair of the Edmund Rice Camps NSW Local Ministry Board. David is a legal academic, specialising in the governance and regulation of healthcare services. He has served in a variety of senior executive roles in the healthcare and not-for-profit sector, ranging from primary healthcare services in remote Australia, rural and metropolitan health infrastructure development projects, the management of private hospitals and an iconic inner-city homelessness service, The Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross. In addition to his work with Edmund Rice Camps NSW, David serves as a member of a number of healthcare and legal services governance bodies.

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Br Bob Wallace cfc A.M- Acting Chair

Br Bob joined the Christian Brothers at the age of 28 after completing studies in aeronautical engineering and several years serving in the RAAF. Br Bob has over 45 years experience of teaching including 25 years as Principal at both St Edmund’s Canberra and Waverley College, Sydney. Bob also served on the Leadership Team in NSW where his work focused on supporting people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. Most recently Bob spent the best part of a decade working in Flexible Learning Centres – schools that support young people who have typically experienced one or more significant and complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or familial situations that demand unique responses.

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Mrs. Helen Freidman

Helen has been a legal practitioner in NSW since 1990 in the areas of professional indemnity insurance, maritime law, commercial litigation and tertiary education compliance. In 2014 she completed a Diploma in Education (Secondary) and a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, but has now returned to private practice at Harris Freidman Lawyers in the Sydney CBD. Her work in programs promoting social justice and the education of disadvantaged young people and adult refugees continues into its sixth year at St Bakhita South Sudanese Community Centre in Flemington, where she and a team of volunteers are responsible for the delivery of English classes to this community, as well as providing online support to access government agencies.

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Mr Mark Jeffrey

Mark has over a decade of senior executive experience covering business development, partnerships, fintech, legal compliance, risk management and project management for leading technology and financial services organisations including Facebook, Westpac, and the Suncorp Group. Mark has worked across Australia and Asia-wide, and is currently residing in Singapore. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.

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Prof Jo Travaglia

Professor Joanne Travaglia is a medical sociologist with a background in health services research, management and leadership. She is Professor of Health Services Management, Director of the Centre for Health Services Management, and Discipline Lead (Health Services Management) in the Faculty of Health, UTS. After her initial training as a social worker, she has been working in the health, welfare and higher education fields since 1980. Jo has undertaken research on issues relating to policy implementation, service development and provision; age and disability care; locational disadvantage; organisational diversity; cultural competence; peer support; leadership and management development in healthcare; and adult education and training. She has a lifelong commitment to bringing to light, and addressing, the socio-cultural and economic factors by which individuals and groups are made more vulnerable to harm. Over the last two decades, she has received multiple evaluation and research grants, including contracts with Federal and State (NSW, Queensland, Western Australian and Victorian) Departments of Health and Community Services.

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Dr Mohit Tolani

Dr Mohit Tolani is a regional dental surgeon based in Dapto, New South Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours from The University of Sydney, a Master of Dentistry from Griffith University, a Master of Public Health and Master of Health Management from The University of New South Wales. As well as distinguished professional and academic achievements, Dr Tolani has made a huge contribution to the community, volunteering his time and expertise to those most in need. Mohit currently volunteers with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Southern Easter Section as a visiting Dental Officer – providing dental care and oral hygiene education to marginalised communities and children in remote NSW. Mohit is very familiar with the work of ERCNSW through volunteering as a camp leader from 2009-2011, where he spent most of his time on camp with children from rural NSW.

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