Committee of Management  2018

This committee works directly with Councillors. The Committee of Management comprises the Executive of the Association, plus co-opted members. The Committee of Management meets on a regular basis throughout the year and acts as the executive decision making body of the Associations between Council meetings.

President: Di Ruffles

Vice President: Camilla Elliott

Secretary: Rhonda Powling

Treasurer: Karys McEwen

Extraordinary Member: Sue Osborne

Professional Learning Chair: Camilla Elliott

SLAV Executive Officer: Susan La Marca –


The SLAV council is the major policy and decision making forum of the Association and is made up of the Committee of Management, one representative from each branch plus co-opted members.

The SLAV Council is comprised of the Committee of Management,  Professional Learning Chair, Editors of Synergy, FYI , Website, Bright Ideas  and a representative from each Branch.

SLAV council meets on a regular basis, at least 5 times a year, and branches are encouraged to ensure that they are represented at council meetings so that all

  • Role of SLAV Branch Councillor

Each Branch Councillor attends and takes part in the vote at any Council meeting that he/she attends.  By convention, the Councillors represent the view of their Branch they represent, although they may vote differently from their Branch advice if new information is made available during the discussion at the Council meeting.

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Editor: Dr Susan La Marca

Dr Rosemary Abbott

Camilla Elliott

Associate Professor Philip Hider

Christine Lean

Mary Manning

Pru Mitchell

Julia Petrov

Dianne Ruffles

Associate Professor Ross Todd

Dr Robin Zeidler

FYI Editorial Committee:

FYI, in line with the Association mission statement, will inform members, inspire them, and serve as a record of the Association and its activities.

The committee is a dynamic group attempting to represent the breadth of the Association, who work with, and support, the editor in the production of FYI.  Guest members are occasionally invited to join the committee and the group is open to input from all possible sources.

FYI Editor  – Fay Pattison –

Editorial Committee

Alexia Gibbons

Andrea Hines

Julia Pagliaro

Reina Phung

Cairistiona Tait

Christine Wilson