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.
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:
Ms Susan Ross (Chair and Public Officer)
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.
Mr Arthur Galantomos (Secretary)
Mr Galantomos has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He is an accomplished senior manager with more than 20 years’ experience in engineering, project management, development, strategic planning and regulatory compliance. He has experience in the not-for-profit sector and understanding of the complex strategic and cultural issues facing the sector. Arthur is a strategic thinker with hands-on operating experience and a strong record in delivering results to find unique solutions to difficult problems.
Arthur has an extensive career in engineering, project management, development, strategic planning and regulatory compliance and is excited to be involved with a board and organisation where he can deliver value through his technical expertise and operational understanding.
Mr Justin Piteo (Treasurer)
Mr Piteo has a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. With previous experience as an auditor in the “big 4” accounting firms, Justin has had exposure in agriculture, non-for-profit, aged care, and consumer businesses. Justin is currently working as an accountant for Viterra Operations Pty. Ltd., which is one of South Australia’s largest agriculture businesses. With a passion for providing his skills and knowledge to not-for-profit organisations, Justin is eager to assist Cancer Care Centre Incorporated in all aspects of their work.
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 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.
Mr Ian Dobbie
Ian has had extensive experience in the management of a number of different organisations in the health industry. This background, coupled with tertiary qualifications in business administration and management (B Bus and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration), proven skills in marketing professional services, strategic/business planning, stakeholder engagement, and implementing best practice corporate governance programs, are some of the attributes Ian will bring to our Board.
Over the years Ian has held senior positions with the SA Branch of the AMA as CEO, the Divisions of General Practice, and more recently the Country North SA Medicare Local in the position of Director of Corporate Services. The Country North position primarily involved responsibility for communications, stakeholder engagement, corporate services, and digital marketing and membership through the establishment of local health networks.
Ian also has a sound knowledge of “not for profit” association management, including the interpretation of financial and operational reports, and a good understanding of the opportunities available in the area of Government/Private funding of primary health care and community services, and the value of developing strategic alliances.
Ian has previously served for six years as a Board member for the Catalyst Foundation, an NGO which provides a range of information and advice to the aged and community sector.
James Speechley Crowley
Mr Speechley-Crowley is an experienced Business leader, skilled in organisational design and culture transformation, change and project management, governance, and business strategy.
James has a strong presence in the Financial and Real Estate sectors. Since 2018, James has been involved with the Cancer Care Centre and is passionate about supporting it to continue to serve the community. James contributes to the Board through his extensive business knowledge and drive to improve the lives of those who are each on different pathways and journeys of cancer. James brings a contemporary approach to coaching and leading business into the future.
James is thrilled to be working with an organisation that provides such value and support to members of the South Australian community who are each impacted differently by cancer.
Maryanne has 40 years of experience working in the Public Sector. She holds a qualification in Government Management, and a Diploma in Workplace Training and Assessment. Maryanne has a background in Adult Education across the TAFE sector, predominantly within the Community Services and Health programs. She spent 12 years with SA Police as the Operations Manager, Police Security Services Branch (PSSB). The focus of her role with PSSB was providing professional support in the areas of Human Resource Management, Business Development, and Recruitment of Police Protective Security Officers.
Since 2018, Maryanne has been a volunteer at the Cancer Care Centre in an administrative capacity and provides Pathways advice to prospective members.
Kevin has held executive leadership, management, sales, marketing, training, and engineering positions for several world-leading organisations. His career experience details an outstanding record of assisting not-for-profit and commercial organisations to advance to a position of sector leadership through the design, introduction, and management of innovations in customer experience, membership growth, revenue generation, marketing, and staff development. Kevin’s results in these areas have generated awards from the Australian Prime Minister’s Office, State and Federal Government Departments, the Australian Industry Skills Council, the Real Estate Institute, Autodesk, IBM, and a range of other independent industry bodies.
The dark reach of Cancer is massive and its harming touch extends beyond the person who has it, to their family and friends. Kevin is passionate about helping ensure the Centre’s bright reach is longer, so all who will benefit from our services are aware of them and can immediately access them.
Lidia Parligiti is the Director here at the Cancer Care Centre and an ex-officio member of the Board. She has worked for some great South Australian companies, most recently working with the Bickford’s group and then volunteering with Community Bridging Services a not-for-profit organisation, working with people with disabilities. Which has led her to focus my time on helping people in community-based programs.