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This website is a collaborative effort between Asthma Australia and the Asthma Foundations of ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.


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Asthma Australia

Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Michele Goldman is committed to improving outcomes for Australians with asthma.  Formerly CEO of Asthma Foundation NSW from 2010-2015, Michele led the evolution of the organisations strategy, developing innovative services to increase organisational reach and impact.  She played a key role in driving the merger of the NSW and QLD Foundations.

Her career has spanned both the corporate, social enterprise and not-for-profit sectors.  A strategic thinker with a strong background in marketing and communications, she is passionate about driving collaborative approaches to achieve progress where single organisations are limited, and developing partnerships to increase organisation capacity and impact.

Michele has a Bachelor of Business, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an alumni of Sydney Leadership Program.  Michele is Chair of the board of The Housing Connection, an organisation committed to supporting adults with an intellectual disability to lead more fulfilling and inclusive lives, and a non executive Director on the board of Jewish Care.

Asthma Foundation ACT

Chief Executive Officer Danielle Dal Cortivo joined the Foundation in March 2014. Danielle is a graduate of the University of Canberra where she obtained a Bachelor in Communications (Public Relations) and of the Australian College of Applied Psychology where she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma of Counselling. Danielle recently graduated from the Australian National University where she obtained a Master of Public Health.

Danielle brings to the role more than ten years program and policy development and implementation experience working within the Australia Government and not for profit sector in a number of management positions. Danielle also brings international experience in professional and humanitarian capacities working in not for profit organisations in Canada, Botswana and Tanzania, and locally as the co-founder of Canberra charity ‘raize the roof’. 

Danielle comes to Asthma Foundation ACT with a clear mission – to raise the profile of asthma in the ACT and to help Canberra to breathe better.

Asthma Foundation NT 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.
Asthma Foundation QLD and NSW

Asthma Foundation Queensland and New South Wales CEO Dr Peter Anderson has a long history as an educator and researcher, firstly in secondary schools followed by over 15 years in the University Sector.

In more recent times he has worked in senior management positions across the chronic disease not-for-profit sector with Heart Foundation Australia, Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Queensland and more recently Asthma Foundation Queensland as Programs and Policy Manager.

Dr Anderson has been an active member of the Public Health Association of Australia for many years, having been State President and a National Board member and is a Fellow of the Association.

Asthma Foundation SA

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).

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