Committee Information

Chair

 

Dane Enkera

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Dane has been a Cardiac Scientist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane since 2004. He is currently the Deputy Director and Staff Educator of the Cardiac Diagnostics Unit, where he shares his time between operational management, clinical education facilitation of staff and students on practicum placement, as well as clinical workloads including cardiac device clinics and implants as well as Cath Lab. Dane gained IBHRE Certification as a Cardiac Device Specialist - Allied Professional in 2009, and also has a Graduate Certificate in Health Management as well as a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. His main professional interests lie in clinical education facilitation and health services management, as well as contributing to the development of the profession at a local and national level.

 

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Vice chair/professional development

 

Rohan Wilson

committee-rohanRohan is a Senior Cardiac Technologist with Epworth Healthcare, Richmond campus, for more than 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Melbourne), Post graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound (with Distinction) QUT and has completed the Mayfield Certificate of Cardiac Technology. Prior to working in cardiac sciences, Rohan was employed as a researcher for Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne, followed by 4 years in the perfusion industry. He has also acted as a casual adjunct lecturer for Central Queensland University in the development of their new health sciences program.

 

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TREASURER

 

Amy Clark

Amy is currently employed in both the public and private sectors on the Central Coast of NSW. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) from the University of Wollongong and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound (with Distinction) from QUT. Prior to working in cardiac sciences she worked in research in the field of Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital. Amy completed her training as a Cardiac Physiologist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, including work in Cardiac Devices, EP, and Ultrasound. In addition to her current appointments Amy has also been involved with casual tutoring for the CQU Bachelor of Echocardiography and Cardiac Physiology. She has a strong interest in promoting her profession, particularly with ongoing education, and working with unions for allied health recognition in NSW. In her spare time Amy chases after 2 very energetic little boys.

 

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Secretary

 

Kim Prince

committee-kimKim is currently the chief cardiac scientist at Queensland Cardiology, a private cardiology practice located in the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital specialising in adult Echocardiography. Kim’s qualifications are B Health Science, Masters of Clinical Physiology in Cardiac and DMU in Cardiac.

She is very proactive in training and educating up and coming Cardiac scientists especially in adult echocardiography. Kim is an examiner for the DMU and QUT Echocardiography courses and helps out with echo educational meetings.

Kim’s hobbies are keeping active, socialising with friends and reading.

 

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MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

 

Tina Hetherington

committee-tinaTina has been working in the field of cardiac science since 2002 and has worked in both the public and private sectors.  Currently she works between a few private cardiology practices within Brisbane as well as working within her own Echo locumming business. Her area of specialty is echocardiography with her role predominately being clinical work and training of staff, students and registrars aswell as being the Senior Cardiac Technician in the busy private cardiology practices in which she works. Tina also works as an educator and trainer with the Australian Institute of Ultrasound. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Human Movement Studies (UQ) and Post-graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound (QUT).

 

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RESEARCH AND CONFERENCE

 

Alex Kaethner

Alex has recently taken on the role of Lead Cardiac Sonographer at OptiHeart, a private cardiology practice in Melbourne. He has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Uni of Adelaide) and a Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound (QUT). He began his career at Flinders Cardiac in Adelaide before moving to work with NT Cardiac in the top end. He has vast experience in remote and indigenous echocardiography having worked across the Northern Territory, based in Darwin. He has keen interest in rheumatic heart disease, having been involved in training and screening programs in Australia as well as the Solomon Islands and Kiribati.

 

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EDUCATION SERVICES 

Miriam Norman

Miriam Norman is the senior Cardiac Device Specialist for the Royal Hobart Hospital. Her qualifications include an MSc (clinical physiology), Dip. of Med. Ultrasound (cardiac) and formal certification as a Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).  Miriam has an active interest in teaching, and is frequently asked to speak to health professionals about cardiac device issues. Audiences to date have included Cardiologists, Cardiology Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Department staff, Anaesthetists, Palliative Care Staff, Radiographers, Mortuary workers and ICU staff.

 

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