Cancer Care Centre is governed by a Constitution, registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985, and a Board of Management. The Constitution includes the Objectives of the Centre.
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia is the Centre’s Principal Patron.
The goals and objectives of the Cancer Care Centre are reviewed by the board every year and are documented in the Strategic Plan.
The Board of Management
The Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Management. Each Board Member holds a portfolio of responsibility. Members consist of business identities, allied health practitioners and social workers.
The Board meets monthly on Friday mornings.
Board Members are:
Mrs Meredith Ridgway (President and Chair)
Mrs Ridgway has a Diploma in Business Administration and is a former small business owner with a background in Banking. Mrs Ridgeway offers a range of skills in business administration and corporate governance. As Chair, Mrs Ridgeway maintains the integrity of Cancer Care Centre’s overall management and governance responsibilities. Mrs Ridgeway is a strong believer in supporting individuals and families affected by cancer and is passionate about assisting not-for-profit organisations.
The former owner/director of an engineering company, Mr Budenberg offers a range of skills in business administration and corporate governance. Mr Budenberg has served as Treasurer to the Centre for six years and is the immediate past-President.
Mr Brian Murphy BSc Dip Ed MAICD, Director World Learn Pty Ltd has considerable experience in running large and small business, with considerable IT Corporate experience, identifying Corporate Development, Strategy, Design and Organisation Change along with an extensive educational background including State Manger Business Services for TAFE SA. As Treasurer Mr Murphy maintains the integrity of the Centre’s financial position and adherence to Governance requirements under appropriate acts and regulations.
Ms Ann-Marie Halligan
Ms Anne-Marie Halligan BA, DipRM, OM therapist comes to the Board with over 30 years experience as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings. In recent years she trained as a Remedial Massage Therapist and subsequently specialised in Oncology Massage. She is State Coordinator for SA and WA with Oncology Massage Ltd and is dedicated to making Oncology Massage standard care in the treatment of those diagnosed with cancer. Anne-Marie is a volunteer therapist at the Cancer Care Centre and her experience will contribute to the ongoing development of therapies and the maintenance of high quality care at the centre.
Ms Susan Ross
Ms Susan Ross is the Director of the Eastwood Community Centre, prior to this she was the CEO for the WEA of SA the largest adult learning provider in South Australia. Sue has a background in adult education and language, literacy and numeracy. Sue previously worked for State and local government sector with a focus on policy, building of community based neighbourhood houses; distribution of government funds, national representation and advocacy for adult community education. Sue is a firm believer in lifelong and life wide learning for all adults and endorses learning as a means of improving health, engaging in community reducing social isolation and as a means to developing active citizens.
Ms Alice Scott (Treasurer – currently on maternity leave from the Board)
Alice has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of Certified Practising Accountants Australia. With a passion for the not-for-profit industry, Alice has experience in disability, aged care, mental health and child services. Alice is currently working with Lighthouse Disability assisting them to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Alice has a passion for health and well-being and is committed to supporting individuals and their families affected by cancer.
Ms Lee Hutton
Lee has a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Social Sciences (Counselling) and is a registered member of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). Lee has experience as a legal officer in the social justice field as well as a personal counsellor working within school settings and private practice. Since 2017, Lee has been a volunteer counsellor at the Cancer Care Centre and facilitates the Young Women’s Support Group and is also part of the volunteer administration team. Lee contributes to the Board her professional understanding of the psychological and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, which is enhanced by her own personal experience.
Ms Tamara Hooper (Marketing & Events Committee Member)
Ms Tamara Hooper’s qualifications include BSc (Nursing), Critical Care Cert, PRINCE 2 Practitioner, and she is currently a Project Manager within the Heart Health Theme at SAHMRI. Tamara has worked in the healthcare industry for approximately 30 years across a wide range of diverse areas, locations and roles including: Intensive Care, Clinical Research, Clinical Quality Improvement, Safety and Quality, Medical Devices, Education, Marketing and Project Management (UniSA/Macquarie Uni/new Royal Adelaide Hospital program/SAHMRI). Tamara is passionate about facilitating healthcare improvements at individual, group and system levels.
Mrs Calandra Scott (Centre Manager)
Calandra Scott is the Manager here at the Cancer Care Centre and an ex-officio member of the Board. Calandra has 17 years experience in business management and a personal interest in complementary therapies. A volunteer herself, she is involved with Fauna Rescue, and phone support for Family Drug Support Australia. Her qualifications include Cert IV in Small Business Management, Cert IV Workplace Assessment and Training, Advanced MYOB training, Remedial Massage, Reiki, Transactional Analysis 101, and currently Calandra is enjoying studying Psychology at the University of Adelaide.