Service Delivery Committee
Professor Elizabeth Ann Farmer (Chair) – BSC (Hons), MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, MAICD
Professor Elizabeth Ann Farmer is a registered medical practitioner and Honorary Professor at three Australian universities. An independent consultant in the health sector, she has particular interest in innovation and systems change; policy and governance; accreditation; quality assurance; strategy and program evaluation; health sciences education and rural regional and remote health care issues. Currently, Professor Farmer also serves the Australian Medical Council as a Technical Advisor Research and Development, Chair of the National Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee and member of the Board of Examiners. A recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education at Flinders University, she also received the inaugural Heaslip Fellow Scholarship in Medical Education at Flinders.
Nicole Nott – B.App.Sc (O.T), Cert.App.Erg (RMIT)
Nicole is an experienced health services manager with a special interest in non-traditional health service delivery, risk management and governance. Nicole has significant experience in private health service management, operating in compensable schemes and, in the industrial sector, providing medical and emergency response services for remote and high-risk resources operations. Nicole joined the Guide Dogs SA/NT Board in 2018.
Louise Davies – B.Sc. (Hons) App Chemistry, Cert Ed: Secondary Science, P Cert: Inclusive Edu and Sp Needs Ed
Louise is the Executive Manager – Service Development with Autism SA. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Applied Chemistry, Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Science and Inclusive Education, and Special Needs Education and is currently the Chair of Professional Practice Committee at Autism SA.
Dr Saravana Kumar – B.App.Sc. (Physio), Master of Physiotherapy, PhD (Philosophy)
Dr Kumar is the Research Leader and Senior Lecturer at the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, School of Health Sciences, at the University of South Australia. Dr Kumar has extensive academic, research and clinical experience in allied health and has received numerous grants, citations and awards for his work in evidence-based practice. He has particular expertise in quality and safety and collaborates nationally and internationally with numerous agencies on developing and implementing health care policy and practices.
Katie Sarah – B.Bus (Fin), MPA, GAICD
Katie has experience in a variety of industries and roles, ranging from a multi-national organisation to family business in technical, sales and managerial roles. This business experience combined with field experience in extreme conditions has led to the acquisition of skills in project and risk management, logistics and working with third-world business partners. Katie was the first Australian woman to summit Mt Himlung (2009). In 2010, Katie became the first South Australian woman to summit Mt Everest. Katie is the only woman to have completed the seven Summits and seven Volcanic Summits. Director of Sarah Mountain Journeys, Katie joined the Guide Dogs SA/NT Board in May 2019.
Ms Sharyn Broer – GAICD, FIML, G.Cert.Man, B.App.Sc. (O.T.)
Sharyn has a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of communities through the delivery of high-quality community services and programs. As CEO of Meals on Wheels SA, Sharyn leads South Australia’s largest community-based volunteer organisation and is responsible for coordinating the efforts of 7000 volunteers and 60 staff to provide one million meals to more than 11,000 people each year. Sharyn is President of Meals on Wheels Australia, a Divisional Councillor of Aged & Community Services Australia SA/NT, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.