Sally is a full-time Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force. She was recruited through the Graduate Medical Scheme in 2009 and served in various Health Services Wing and Joint Health Command positions, deploying on Operation Accordion in 2018. She is currently posted to Joint Health Command Canberra as Military Assistant to Commander Joint Health/Surgeon General Australian Defence Force. Sally completed her general practice training in 2018 and is now working towards fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. She is currently studying a Masters in Public Health/Health Leadership and Management. Sally also gained qualifications in Executive and Business Coaching and looks forward to expanding her coaching skillset and experience. She is passionate about mentoring and development of the Air Force health workforce, culminating in her role on the Health Professional Engagement Program leadership team.
Alan currently works in staff specialist positions at the John Hunter Hospital Emergency Department and the Hunter Retrieval Service in Newcastle. He is a Director of Emergency Medicine Training and a current member of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Certificate and Diploma Council. Currently in his 28th year of full-time service with the Royal Australian Air Force, Alan has been a fully qualified member of the ADF Medical Specialist Program for almost two years. Prior to embarking upon his Emergency Medicine training, Alan served in several Air Force postings, including Chief Instructor at the Institute of Aviation Medicine and Officer In-Charge of Number 3 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment Amberley. Alan deployed on operations to Kuwait, Afghanistan on two occasions and, most recently, to Burnie, Tasmania, in support of Operation COVID19 ASSIST. Alan’s strong interest in both well-being and the implementation of positive organisational change have been strong drivers in his efforts to establish the Health Professional Engagement Program – Air Force.
Andrew is a Medical Leader and Manager working at the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, a Professor with the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University and an Honorary Professor with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University. He is a Censor of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and has been a long-term member of the Education and Training committee, a leader in curriculum reform, a former member of the College Council and Board, and a supervisor of training and preceptor. He has been recognised as one of a handful of “Distinguished Fellows” of the College for his work in medical workforce and patient safety and has twice received international awards for his innovations in safety and quality. Andrew has been the lead author of five book chapters and lead or senior author on several peer reviewed publications and conference abstracts and is a regular for invited and peer reviewed presentations at national and international meetings. Recent studies in Conflict Management and Resolution have led to accreditation as a mediator and coach. His current major area of interest is in conflict competence, mentoring and coaching. After leaving the Permanent Air Force in 1995 as a SQNLDR, Andrew has spent over 25 years as a hospital executive, some of that time in RAAFSR. He has re-joined Air Force as a part-timer in 2021, bringing his civilian experience in safety, quality and leadership coaching back to Defence.