Our staff

Executive Team

Aleisha Davis

Aleisha Davis

General Manager of Clinical Programs

Dr Jim Hungerford

Dr Jim Hungerford

Chief Executive Officer

Nicola Norris

Nicola Norris

Director of Fundraising & Marketing

Sandra Slade

Sandra Slade

Director of Operations and Company Secretary

Nichole Mayne

Nichole Mayne

Financial Controller

Alyshia Hansen

Alyshia Hansen

Senior Manager - Information & Analysis

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.

 Business_awards_State_Finalist_MED

    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.

      Nicola Norris

      Nicola Norris

      Nicola Norris is the Director of Fundraising & Marketing at The Shepherd Centre, driving the strategic direction of the organisation, 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.

          Nichole Mayne

          Nichole Mayne

          Nichole is no stranger to realising the positive impacts that early intervention strategies provide, with her family advocating for children with disabilities to be included in main stream schooling for over 30 years. After completing her Degree at Wollongong University and gaining her qualifications as a Chartered Accountant, Nichole has spent over 25 years in both in the commercial and public accounting sectors.  Nichole also suffers from hearing loss. When you combine this with her passion for finance, disability services and community support, The Shepherd Centre is a perfect fit for Nichole to balance all of these within her role as Financial Controller.

            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

              Acting Principal Listening and Spoken Language Manager (Macquarie and Newtown Centre Manager)

              Danielle Lam

              Danielle Lam

              Program Development Manager and Senior Manager, Listening and Spoken Language Services (Wollongong Centre Manager) and Teleintervention Manager

              Angelika Dalkeith

              Angelika Dalkeith

              Principal Child and Family Counsellor

              Stephanie Ingram

              Stephanie Ingram

              Regional Manager, South West Sydney

              Pia Watkins

              Pia Watkins

              Regional Manager, Canberra and Southern NSW

              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.

               Business_awards_State_Finalist_MED

                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

                    2019 marks 45 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 is the Acting Principal Listening and Spoken Language 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 is the Program Development Manager and Senior Manager, Listening and Spoken Language Services 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. 

                          Angelika Dalkeith

                          Angelika Dalkeith

                          Angelika is the Principal Child and Family Counsellor at The Shepherd Centre.

                            Stephanie Ingram

                            Stephanie Ingram

                            Stephanie is the Regional Manager, South West Sydney, at The Shepherd Centre. 

                              Pia Watkins

                              Pia Watkins

                              Pia is the Regional Manager, Canberra and Southern NSW, at The Shepherd Centre. 

                                Fundraising Staff

                                Nicola Norris

                                Nicola Norris

                                Director of Fundraising & Marketing

                                Jo Wallace

                                Jo Wallace

                                Senior Communications Manager

                                Angela Moffatt

                                Angela Moffatt

                                Key Relationship Manager

                                Deepak Dobhal

                                Deepak Dobhal

                                Key Relationships Manager

                                Joanne Rogers

                                Joanne Rogers

                                Senior Individual Giving Manager

                                Hannah Philips

                                Hannah Philips

                                Sponsorships & Events Manager

                                Nicola Norris

                                Nicola Norris

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

                                  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.

                                      Deepak Dobhal

                                      Deepak Dobhal

                                      Deepak joined the organisation in late 2018  and manages key relationships with Trusts & Foundations, Corporates and Government grants. Inspired by the potential of philanthropy, Deepak departed from a career in Information Technology to work on issues of the most marginalised and feels everyone can and should give back.

                                        Joanne Rogers

                                        Joanne Rogers

                                        Joanne is Senior Individual Giving 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.