Our People

  • Asthma Australia

    This website is a collaborative effort between the Asthma Foundations of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

    Mark Brooke

    Mr Mark Brooke is CEO of the nation's peak asthma body. He commenced in April 2013 following 3 ½ years as CEO of Asthma Foundation Queensland where he led the reform to what is now regarded as a highly relevant, patient-focused and sustainable health charity.

    As a not-for-profit careerist with over 20 years senior management experience, he has served as CEO of Playgroup Queensland and in key program management roles in Police Youth Clubs NSW and Queensland, leading these multi-faceted award winning organisations through highly complex corporate restructures.

    Mark holds an MBA and has a strong personal commitment to social justice. He is a current or past Director of several not-for-profit boards and peak bodies including Families Australia and the Australian Council for Families and Children. Mark is sought out for his comprehensive understanding of workforce development strategies and organisation reform.

     Michele Goldman - AFNSW CEO

    Asthma Foundation NSW CEO Michele Goldman began her career as a Marketer, working for a major multinational in two countries and across many well known brands. Following which she decided to move into the not for profit sector, taking a position with Mission Australia in their corporate partnerships division. After a maternity leave stint, Michele joined Asthma Foundation NSW in January 2007.

    Michele is now CEO of Asthma Foundation NSW and continues to be committed to achieving positive health outcomes for Australians with asthma.

    For information about Asthma Foundation NSW's Board, please click here.

     

    Asthma Foundation NT Executive Officer Jan Saunders began her career in Adelaide as a Registered Nurse and Midwife before relocating with her family to the Northern Territory. She commenced with Asthma Foundation NT as a part-time asthma educator and soon progressed to the role of Education Manager. In July 2005, Jan was appointed Executive Officer and she leads a small group of passionate personnel who work together to achieve better health outcomes for people with asthma and linked respiratory conditions.

    For information about Asthma Foundation NT's Board, please click here.

    Patrick Bulman

    Asthma Foundation Queensland CEO Patrick Bulman commenced with the Foundation in April 2013. Patrick has worked in the healthcare sector in a wide variety of management positions for over 25 years in Australasia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Patrick's previous experiences have included working as Chief Executive Officer of Parkinson’s Queensland, as General Manager of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Queensland State Manager for Regis, a major aged care operator managing rapid growth and developing new services across the State.

    For information about Asthma Foundation Queensland's Board, please click here.

    David-web

    Asthma Foundation SA CEO David Bedson has worked in the not-for-profit community sector for 14 years including the past 5 years with Asthma Foundation SA. David’s previous roles included CEO of Life Education (SA) and Deputy CEO of the YMCA (SA). Before entering the not-for-profit industry, David worked in education as a teacher and human resource development consultant mainly in the Northern Territory.

    David has a Masters qualification in Education (majoring in Human Resource Management).

    For information about Asthma Foundation SA’s Board, please click here.

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