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Paul W. Hammat

Paul Hammat

President
Paul has extensive experience in Pastoral and Spiritual Care practice and management and counselling practice. He is currently Coordinator of Pastoral and Spiritual Care at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Paul is a foundation member of the Spiritual Care Australia Board and was re-elected at the 2019 AGM.1213
James Eric Cox

James Cox

Vice President
James, an Ordained Baptist Minister, has worked in church ministry and community development, before his current role as a Defence Chaplain with Air Force. He has worked all over Australia including over a decade in the Northern Territory. James joined the Board May 2017 and was re-elected at the 2019 AGM.2186
Elias Kambouropoulos

Elias Kambouropoulos

Treasurer
Elias has extensive experience in finance, management, strategic planning, and company secretarial and project management, in particular construction of new buildings. He has over 40 years’ experience in various work contexts including commercial and not-for-profit organisations. He is studying pastoral care. He was co-opted to the Board in 2017 and elected in May 2018.2387
Eric Cave

Eric Cave

Membership Registrar
Eric was first elected to the Board of SCA in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He lives in Hobart and is an accredited CPE Educator and an accredited Supervisor-Trainer with the Australasian Association of Supervision. He is a foundation member of SCA and prior to that, a member of AHWCA since 1987. Eric is an SCA Life Member.1090
Lina  Ayoubi

Lina Ayoubi

Board Director
Lina was co-opted to the Board in early 2019 and elected in June 2019. She is an active member of the Victoria Branch executive and conference committee. She coordinates spiritual care across the major Melbourne hospitals for the Islamic Council of Victoria. Lina is active in supporting women in the prison system and other welfare related activities.1015
Megan Best

Megan Best

Board Director
Megan Best is a medical practitioner, lecturer and researcher specialising in palliative care and psycho-oncology. She holds positions at the University of Sydney and the Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame Australia. Her PhD studied the role of the doctor in the spiritual care of patients with advanced cancer. Elected to the Board in May 2018.2469
Catherine Bradford

Catherine Bradford

Board Director
Kate has extensive experience in Spiritual Care with a focus on provision of best practice multi-faith spiritual care. She has worked cross-culturally in Tanzania and the Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Westmead (where she coordinated the chaplaincy department) and Randwick. She does spiritual care training and supervision and is doing doctoral work. She was elected in June 2019.1053
Peter  Devenish-Meares

Peter Devenish-Meares

Board Director
Peter is a chaplain, ethicist and board member. He is State Chaplain of Mission Australia (Qld). He also works in Army and police chaplaincy and supports veteran organisations, has long experience in governance in health, community care, education and finance. He researches and teaches in pastoral care, human resilience, ethics and leadership. Elected to theBoard in May 2018.2664
Sherrie Jordan

Sherrie Jordan

Board Director
Sherrie is an associate member of SCA, with a vital interest in Buddhist practice, spiritual care and spirituality. Sherrie was co-opted to the board in October 2018 to fill a casual vacancy and was elected in June 2019. Sherrie has a background in Business, International trading and is a trained life coach.2583
Dianna Susan Muir

Dianna Muir

Board Director
Dianna is a past member of the SCA Board and was elected again in June 2019. She is a Uniting Church Minister with extensive experience in Spiritual Care, Industrial Chaplaincy including Police and the Resources sector and training of spiritual carers. She is currently Spiritual Care Coordinator for the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.1020
Jean Shannon

Jean Shannon

Board Director
Jean is a Uniting Church minister, an experienced chaplain and is currently working with Uniting NSW where she is Head of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Practice. Jean has extensive experience of working with non-profit organisations and management. She was elected in June 2019.1458
John Van Beveren

John Van Beveren

Board Director
Dr John Van Beveren is the principal lawyer at Van Beveren and Associates. He has extensive corporate experience as director of numerous companies in education, was a board member of a not for profit and a local government councillor. Currently John is studying the Master of Pastoral Care program at Stirling Theological College. Elected to the Board in May 2018.2481