Our staff

Executive Team

Dr Jim Hungerford

Dr Jim Hungerford

Chief Executive Officer

Aleisha Davis

Aleisha Davis

General Manager of Clinical Programs

Nicola Norris

Nicola Norris

Director of Fundraising & Marketing

Sandra Slade

Sandra Slade

Director of Operations and Company Secretary

Maureen Kludass

Maureen Kludass

Senior Finance Manager

Alyshia Hansen

Alyshia Hansen

Senior Manager - Information & Analysis

Dr Jim Hungerford

Dr Jim Hungerford

Appointed CEO of The Shepherd Centre in February 2011, Dr Jim Hungerford comes to the role with 30 years’ experience in health sciences. Prior to joining The Shepherd Centre, Jim held CEO positions in Australia and internationally, most recently CEO of Pareto Fundraising. Jim’s prior roles include CEO of Intervet in the United Kingdom, various senior management positions in companies in Germany and in the United States, as well as positions in the biotechnology sector and as a Veterinarian in private practice.

    Aleisha Davis

    Aleisha Davis

    Aleisha is General Manager of Clinical Programs and a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Aleisha joined The Shepherd Centre in 2003 after completing her Masters in Applied Linguistics at Cambridge University in the UK. Aleisha leads the Senior Clinical team to implement the programs across the centres, through the cross matrix multidisciplinary team of Listening & Spoken Language Specialists, Child & Family Counsellors and Researchers & Assessors. Aleisha is currently undertaking her PhD through Macquarie University and the Hearing CRC on Language Acquisition in Children’s Hearing Loss and is looking forward to this contributing to improved intervention technologies and strategies for progression, and an evidence base for parents to guide their decision making. Aleisha received the 2016 State Finalist Award for leadership in the 2016 NSW Business Chamber Awards. This prestigious award recognizes Aleisha’s leadership in the field of childhood hearing loss, particularly her strong work in research and clinical practice, reflecting her passionate commitment to providing the best outcomes for children and families living with hearing loss.

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      Nicola Norris

      Nicola Norris

      Nicola Norris is the Director of Fundraising & Marketing at The Shepherd Centre, a role she commenced in 2018.

        Sandra Slade

        Sandra Slade

        Sandra joined The Shepherd Centre in February 2015 as Director of Operations and Company Secretary. Sandra is responsible for finance, human resources, information technology and systems management, facilities management, risk management and the direction of our Preschool Program. Sandra is a Chartered Accountant having completed her undergraduate degree at Macquarie University and commencing her accounting career in with Ernst and Young and then Grant Thornton. Sandra’s corporate finance roles have included Gucci (in the UK), Panavision Australia Pty Limited and more recently Free TV Australia Limited where she was Director of Finance and Company Secretary.

          Maureen Kludass

          Maureen Kludass

          Responsible for finance, human resources, information technology and systems management, facilities management and the direction of our Pre-Schools Program.

            Alyshia Hansen

            Alyshia Hansen

            Alyshia began her career in the not for profit sector at Royal Blind Society, where she discovered a passion for using data to inform business decisions – this has guided her career ever since. Joining The Shepherd Centre in April 2011, Alyshia was tasked with the implementation of a fundraising and a clinical database to support the business. She acted as project manager for the clinical database, working closely with expert clinical staff to develop and launch the software in August 2012. Today Alyshia is responsible for information, databases and quality assurances, and is an integral part of the clinical and fundraising teams.

              Clinical Staff

              Aleisha Davis

              Aleisha Davis

              General Manager of Clinical Programs

              Ingrid Steyns

              Ingrid Steyns

              Principal LSL Manager

              Karen Bate

              Karen Bate

              Principle Manager Audiology/Director of First sounds

              Dr Anne Fulcher

              Dr Anne Fulcher

              Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

              Joanna McAdam

              Joanna McAdam

              Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Macquarie and Newtown Centre Manager)

              Danielle Lam

              Danielle Lam

              Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Wollongong Centre Manager) and Teleintervention Manager

              Tiffany Slater

              Tiffany Slater

              Manager LSLS/Service Specialist

              Aleisha Davis

              Aleisha Davis

              Aleisha is General Manager of Clinical Programs and a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Aleisha joined The Shepherd Centre in 2003 after completing her Masters in Applied Linguistics at Cambridge University in the UK. Aleisha leads the Senior Clinical team to implement the programs across the centres, through the cross matrix multidisciplinary team of Listening & Spoken Language Specialists, Child & Family Counsellors and Researchers & Assessors. Aleisha is currently undertaking her PhD through Macquarie University and the Hearing CRC on Language Acquisition in Children’s Hearing Loss and is looking forward to this contributing to improved intervention technologies and strategies for progression, and an evidence base for parents to guide their decision making. Aleisha received the 2016 State Finalist Award for leadership in the 2016 NSW Business Chamber Awards. This prestigious award recognizes Aleisha’s leadership in the field of childhood hearing loss, particularly her strong work in research and clinical practice, reflecting her passionate commitment to providing the best outcomes for children and families living with hearing loss.

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                Ingrid Steyns

                Ingrid Steyns

                Ingrid Steyns is the Principal Manager Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at The Shepherd Centre. Ingrid completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Health Sciences majoring in Rehabilitation Counselling and a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at The University of Sydney, Australia. Ingrid is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech Language Pathologist. Ingrid’s clinical experience encompasses working in settings alongside paediatric audiologists and child and family counsellors, providing cochlear implant evaluation, diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention services for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Ingrid has a keen interest in working towards the best outcomes for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Ingrid has developed international training programs and mentored professionals in the field throughout the world, and has presented at numerous international conferences and workshops worldwide. Ingrid is currently on maternity leave.

                  Karen Bate

                  Karen Bate

                  Karen Bate is our principle Manager of Audiology and also the Director of our First Sounds Implant program. Karen has worked at The Shepherd Centre since 2016.

                   

                    Dr Anne Fulcher

                    Dr Anne Fulcher

                    2018 marks 44 years of Anne working with children with hearing loss. She was Introduced into the field as a tutor to Dr Bruce Shepherd’s two children with profound hearing loss while completing BADipEd in Maths, Education and Psychology at Macquarie University. She was awarded a Rotary Postgraduate scholarship to complete a Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Loss at Smith College/Clarke School, Massachusetts. Anne subsequently joined TSC in 1976 and has assisted in rolling out many exciting innovative programs, including our First Sounds Cochlear Implant Program, rigorous assessment protocols, our Talk Together program for families of newly diagnosed infants and social skills programs. In 2012 she completed her PhD: “Speaking for Themselves: Speech Outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Children with Early-Identified Severe/Profound Hearing Loss”. She is currently the Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at The Shepherd Centre and is passionate about supporting research-based best practices for children, families and professionals in our field.

                      Joanna McAdam

                      Joanna McAdam

                      Joanna McAdam is the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager at The Shepherd Centre at the Australian Hearing Hub and is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Joanna joined The Shepherd Centre in 2007 after completing her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University. Joanna feels very proud to work in an environment that supports each family’s vision for their child while continually breaking new ground in supporting children with hearing loss.

                        Danielle Lam

                        Danielle Lam

                        Danielle Lam is the Manager of Program Development and Senior Listening and Spoken Language Manager at The Shepherd Centre based in Wollongong. Danielle joined The Shepherd Centre in 2007 after working as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of community health and hospital settings. Danielle is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and Speech Pathologist. Danielle manages the LSL team in Wollongong and has a keen interest in equity of access to service for all families for children with a hearing loss. This interest led to management of the Teleintervention Program and Outreach Programs for families across NSW, ACT and Tasmania. Danielle is now developing digital programs to support families with children living with hearing loss in accessing critical intervention in any location using a digital platform. 

                          Tiffany Slater

                          Tiffany Slater

                          Tiffany Slater is a Listening and Spoken Language Manager at our Liverpool centre.

                            Fundraising Staff

                            Nicola Norris

                            Nicola Norris

                            Director of Fundraising & Marketing

                            Berthe Youakim

                            Berthe Youakim

                            Grants Manager

                            Jo Wallace

                            Jo Wallace

                            Senior Communications Manager

                            Angela Moffatt

                            Angela Moffatt

                            Key Relationship Manager

                            Joanne Rogers

                            Joanne Rogers

                            Direct Marketing and Donor Services Manager

                            Hannah Philips

                            Hannah Philips

                            Sponsorships & Events Manager

                            Nicola Norris

                            Nicola Norris

                            Nicola Norris is the Director of Fundraising & Marketing at The Shepherd Centre, a role she commenced in 2018.

                              Berthe Youakim

                              Berthe Youakim

                              In 2011, Berthe joined the organisation to secure support from various institutions such as trusts, foundations, philanthropic organisations and corporate sponsorships.

                              Berthe also manages The Shepherd Centre’s interests in relation to government funding cycles and coordinates submissions and acquittals.

                                Jo Wallace

                                Jo Wallace

                                Jo Wallace is the Senior Communications Manager at The Shepherd Centre. She has worked with the organisation since 2015.

                                  Angela Moffatt

                                  Angela Moffatt

                                  Angela Moffat is the Key Relationship Manager and works as part of the fundraising team.

                                    Joanne Rogers

                                    Joanne Rogers

                                    Joanne is Direct Marketing and Donor Services Manager working within the Fundraising and Communications department, she joined The Shepherd Centre in 2013. Joanne and her team work to recruit new donors to support the vital work of The Shepherd Centre and also regularly update our existing donors on how their donations make a difference to children with hearing loss.

                                      Hannah Philips

                                      Hannah Philips

                                      Hannah Philips is the Sponsorship and Community Fundraising Manager of The Shepherd Centre. She has worked with the organisation since 2015.

                                        Information and Analysis

                                        Alyshia Hansen

                                        Alyshia Hansen

                                        Senior Manager - Information & Analysis

                                        Alyshia Hansen

                                        Alyshia Hansen

                                        Alyshia began her career in the not for profit sector at Royal Blind Society, where she discovered a passion for using data to inform business decisions – this has guided her career ever since. Joining The Shepherd Centre in April 2011, Alyshia was tasked with the implementation of a fundraising and a clinical database to support the business. She acted as project manager for the clinical database, working closely with expert clinical staff to develop and launch the software in August 2012. Today Alyshia is responsible for information, databases and quality assurances, and is an integral part of the clinical and fundraising teams.