Better Hearing Australia was founded in Victoria in 1932. The Brisbane branch of BHA was established in 1946 by members of the local community who were hard of hearing themselves and couldn’t find the support they were looking for in existing services at the time. BHA Brisbane maintains this strong philosophy of self-help and draws on the value of lived experience in all its services; from informal, volunteer-led support groups to comprehensive workplace training programs.
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Our Board and Executive
Christine has worked in banking, health and not for profit membership organisations since arriving in Australia in 1985. Seven years ago she made the move north from Melbourne. She now considers Brisbane home and is involved in a number of community projects in and around Brisbane.
Christine brings business knowledge and NFP Board experience to Better Hearing Australia and is excited about at the prospect of assisting the company to negotiate future challenges.
I wish to nominate to continue as a board member of Better Hearing Australia Brisbane for 2021-2022. I have family members with hearing impairments and seeing the effect it can have on their lives – and the lives of those around them, I appreciate the invaluable assistance our organisation provides. I believe my day-to-day work as an investment consultant for not-for-profit organisations can assist BHA, and I look forward to continuing to deliver results for our donors, consumers, and eventual beneficiaries.
I would like to nominate to continue as a member of the Better Hearing Australia Brisbane Board for 2020/21. Over the last 12 months I have been encouraged by the progress made by Better Hearing Australia Brisbane towards achieving financial self-sustainment and I would like to continue assisting with this goal.
I am currently a senior strategy consultant with the Nous Group in Brisbane. I have extensive operational leadership, business improvement and strategic planning skills. I have worked in both the private and not for profit sectors in industries such as health and safety, finance and consulting.
Since joining Better Hearing Australia, I have observed a passionate group of people doing their utmost to make a difference to the lives of people with hearing impairments. My family has been impacted by hearing loss and I have seen first-hand how debilitating it can be.
I have also seen how liberating it can be to receive hearing aids and training based on sound principles delivered by people with genuine care. I believe I can contribute to the operational and strategic management of this institution. For these reasons, I would be humbled should Better Hearing Australia Brisbane Inc. elect to extend my time on the board of directors.
I wish to help BHA transition to a self-funded organisation and continue to grow. I also wish to assist BHA to provide important information, education and support for people with a hearing impairment, their families, friends and colleagues as well as raise funds.
It is also a strong position to provide education and awareness for the public and organisations to assist them to meet the needs of people with a hearing impairment.
As a person with a hearing impairment, I can provide firsthand knowledge and experience to assist others in my situation. My work in the Queensland Government managing training and employment programs for people with a disability can assist Better Hearing Australia to understand the emerging whole of life issues relating to people with a disability, including those who are Deaf and hearing impaired and offer relevant services into the future.
I wish to nominate to continue as a member of the Better Hearing Australia board for 2021-2022, to help BHA continue to grow and serve our community.
I want to assist BHA to continue with the education and support for people with a hearing impairment, their families, friends, and colleagues.
As a person with a hearing impairment, I can provide firsthand knowledge and experience to assist others in my situation. My work involves communication with a range of internal and external stakeholders, some with hearing disability’s which Better Hearing Australia assists to better understand the issues, including those who are Deaf and hearing impaired and offer relevant services into the future.
Joining BHA in 2016, Tony has a professional background in Psychology and brings almost 30 years experience in human services both as a practitioner and in senior management roles. Working across areas as diverse as youth; justice; housing & homelessness; and refugee settlement, Tony has spent the last 20 years in the disability sector both in the public and not-for-profit areas.
Tony is the former National President of Better Hearing Australia (National); the former Vice-Chair of the Deafness Forum of Australia; and founding member of the Hearing Health Sector Alliance.