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. Board Members also participate in Sub-Committees that contribute to the running of the Centre. Members include allied health practitioners and business individuals with experience across private, government and not for profit organisations.
Board Members are:
Ms Susan Ross (Chair and Public Officer)
Ms Susan Ross is the recently retired 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.
Ms Usha Rajagopalan (Treasurer)
Usha has a Degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science. Usha has a wealth of experience in banking both here is Adelaide since 1996, and in India prior to that. She is currently working with Bank SA as Relationship Manager Commercial, Health Division working with medical specialists and non-for-profit organisations. Usha also comes with experience in managing committees, exposure to corporate governance and firsthand arranging finance, which involved setting up a community centre, for the Hindu Society of South Australia.
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.
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.
Mr 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.
Ms Ruth Ottewill
Ruth is highly regarded in the area of remuneration and benefits, including industrial relations and employment legislation. She has a strong governance and compliance focus when delivering in fast paced businesses, responding to changing demands. She is recognised for building a high level of collaborative, collegiate relationships with the Board and other executives.
Ruth is an inspirational and driven change leader, with the ability to understand strategic objectives and see opportunities outside her known specialism. She has significant experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestments and considerable customer and employee experience expertise. She is both adaptable and dependable with a demonstrated ability to deliver on targets and projects whilst managing conflicting priorities.
Ms Suzanne Delaney
Suzanne contributes career-long experience with member-based, not for profit organisations in the primary health care space having worked in senior leadership roles with Divisions of General Practice, Medicare Locals, Primary Health Networks, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Rural Doctors Association. Her areas of expertise include health leadership, organisational governance, change management, service design and program management. Suzanne has a passion for aligning consumer and clinical voice for health service design so that communities may live the best, most well life possible. Suzanne has a Master of Health Administration, is an Associate Fellow and Certified Health Manager with the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is keen to support the Centre with partnership building and revenue sourcing for a sustainable future.
Mr Paul Bartley
Paul is a Facilitator, at Masters and Undergraduate Level, in Business Law and Income Tax Law at Torrens University. Having completed a Juris Doctor at RMIT in 2018 and the GDLP in 2019, Paul has a passion for Law, in particular the area of Commercial Law, as he also has a background in Accounting, running and managing his own Accounting practice for many years. He also has a Masters in Mediation. Paul is excited to bring his wide range of skills to where he can deliver value through his technical and practical expertise working in a range of diverse businesses.
Ms Jo Glover
Jo started her career as a Scientist specialising in the diagnosis of inherited metabolic diseases in children, across London, England before moving into operational management, general management and executive leadership of esoteric clinical and diagnostic laboratories, Cancer Clinical Services, Diagnostics and whole hospital systems.
Most recent portfolios include the operational management and leadership of the Central Adelaide Cancer Services program with a passion to support integration across SA and cross border; developing innovative and ground-breaking treatments and services which will deliver world class outcomes for patients as well as to attract the best talent in clinical expertise.
Jo is passionate about consumer centricity and their journey across the entire pathway from screening, to diagnosis, End of Life and Survivorship and wellbeing.
Lidia Pargaliti is the Director of the Cancer Care Centre and an ex-officio member of the Board. Lidia has worked for some great South Australian companies, most recently working with the Bickford’s group for over 15 years and then volunteering with Community Bridging Services a not-for-profit organisation, working with people with disabilities, as Treasurer and a Member of the Board.
Lidia is an experienced and commercially astute professional, with expertise developed and refined over an extensive senior leadership career. Capable of delivering strong financial, strategic, and commercial advice that is applicable across industries.
Proficient at analysing business and people processes to identify opportunities for value creation, growth, and improved profitability and productivity.
With a strong focus on collaborative leadership, and gaining a high level of respect by peers and being sought after for advice on simplifying complex problems to enable the development of practical solutions.