Gaynor has a Ph.D. in Medicine and was an Associate Professor with the University of Sydney. Her commitment to public health is demonstrated by her career in health. She is an experienced senior executive and was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Health Education and Training Institute, NSW Health. She has publications in several areas including respiratory health and health professional education and has held competitive research grants including an NH&MRC grant. Her extensive consumer experience was gained through roles including community liaison manager and public health researcher. Gaynor has many years of volunteering experience and fundraising for registered health causes.
Ian was diagnosed with A1AD (ZZ) and COPD in 2014. After 40 years helping large and small organisations in several countries around the world manage their investments in IT, he retired for health reasons in 2018 and now focuses on family and community issues. He took part in the Grifols clinical trial in Australia between 2015 and 2019, and is convinced of the benefits of augmentation therapy.
Sandra graduated from the University of Queensland with a Veterinary Science degree and was dux of her year, received a University Medal, then undertook doctoral studies and was awarded a PhD from the same university. She has held positions in government, agribusiness and university sectors, where she gained additional qualifications in management, extension and training. As Regional Director of the Department of Primary Industries she managed staff with many grants and research projects, including some of her own. She was given a Public Service Award for this work. Now she works part-time in her own goats-only veterinary practice and consultancy.
Sandra has years of advocacy work in promoting goat health and is currently the President of the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences Small Ruminant chapter. She has also held voluntary roles in the Australian Veterinary Association and was given a Meritorious Service Award.
Denise Morden is an Artist who is passionate about the environment and nature after an idyllic childhood in Africa living next to the Kruger National Park.
Denise worked as an Art director and Designer in Advertising Agencies in South Africa, London and Sydney before freelancing and as a consultant and director of her own company for many years.
After completing Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Visual Art at COFA and UWS she continued working full time as a Visual Artist.
Her current passion is researching the best treatments and cures for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency which is very much under- diagnosed and not funded in Australia, and advocating for clean air and best therapies for Alpha- 1 after being diagnosed with the condition in 2000.
She is interested in new research and the best new cutting- edge treatments for this disease especially Stem Cell therapy and gene editing.