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Please click on the links below to access individual contacts:

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National Board

President Nathan Reeves
Vice President Dr. Kade Davison
Director Prof. Steve Selig
Director Sebastian Buccheri
Director Prof. Aaron Coutts
Director Dr. Simon Rosenbaum
Director Kirsty Rawlings
Director Philippa Ellis



National Office


Chief Executive Officer Anita Hobson-Powell
PA to Chief Executive Officer  






State Chapters

The objectives or purposes for which the Chapter is established is to:

  1. promote the objectives and initiatives of ESSA at a regional level;
  2. to provide the regions with a voice for the members of that region;
  3. to foster collaboration with clinicians and other persons and organisations to further or advance knowledge in the fields of work of members of the Association;
  4. to provide local training and educational opportunities for members in the region, and
  5. to liaise and educate state governments and other interested state based parties on the roles and activities of the members of the Association

Queensland (QLD)

Co-Chair John Dennehy
Co-Chair  Emma Beckman

New South Wales (NSW)

Chair Mia Kacen

Victoria (VIC)

Co-Chair Gemma Houston

Rebecca Hallam


South Australia (SA)

Chair Jessica Northcott

Western Australia (WA)

Chair David Beard

Tasmania (TAS)

Chair James Fell


Co-Chair Kellie Toohey
 Co-Chair  Lennon Wicks


If you are unable to contact your state representative, please contact the national office at