• WHAT WE DO
    WHAT WE DO

    Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country. We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create ...

  • VOLUNTEER
    VOLUNTEER

    You can volunteer for Trinh Foundation in a number of ways – and you don’t have to leave the country, if you don’t want to. We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam ...

  • CURRENT WORK
    CURRENT WORK

    TFA works in partnership with a number of educational and clinical institutions throughout Vietnam to deliver on our mission of bringing speech therapy to Vietnam ...

Directors

Professor Lindy McAllister was the inaugural Head of the Speech Pathology program at Charles Sturt University in Albury, NSW. This was the first Speech Pathology program to be established outside an urban centre in Australia. This program has become well-known for its community based models of practice and social models of disability as frameworks for its curriculum. Her interest in Vietnam has been ongoing since commencing a clinical education program for students from Charles Sturt University at Phu My Orphanage, HCMC, in 2001. Until December 2011, Professor McAllister was a Deputy Head of the University of Queensland Medical School. She has recently been appointed an Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. Professor McAllister, as a member of the Founding Executive of TFA, has been the recipient of the Sydney University Alumni Award from the Faculty of Health Sciences and in 2014 was awarded a medal from the Peoples Committee in Ho Chi Minh City because of TFA’s work to develop Speech Therapy Services in Vietnam.


Mrs Sue Woodward first joined the Project Boomerang Cleft Care Team in 2007 as a self-funded Consultant Speech Pathologist, travelling to Vietnam twice per year. Sue has over 37 years of clinical experience and works primarily in private practice on the Central Coast, NSW. She is a Conjoint Fellow in Speech Pathology at The University of Newcastle where she assists with clinical education associated with Working in Developing Communities. In 2013 Sue received the prestigious Elinor Wray Award from Speech Pathology Australia because of her outstanding contribution to the profession through her work in Vietnam. Mrs Woodward, as a member of the Founding Executive of TFA, has been the recipient of the Sydney University Alumni Award from the Faculty of Health Sciences and in 2014 was awarded a medal from the Peoples Committee in Ho Chi Minh City because of TFA’s work to develop Speech Therapy Services in Vietnam.


Dr Sally Hewat is currently Program Convenor and Head of Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle. Sally is a certified practicing speech pathologist with specialist expertise in the area of stuttering. Sally leads a team of clinical researchers at the University of Newcastle Stuttering Clinic. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in the development and evaluation of treatments for people who stutter and novel service delivery models for the delivery of speech therapy services. Sally has been actively involved in the project to date by providing lectures in her specialty field of stuttering and research methods to the students at PNTU. Sally has also facilitated cross cultural experiences and continuing professional development for students and graduates from PNTU.


Ms Bronwyn Coop is a consultant specialising in policy, governance, management and strategy development. She has had an extensive career in public sector roles in information management, policy, governance and library services. She worked at the State Library of NSW in policy, planning and research and has managed a number of government special libraries. She has also worked in the NSW public health system, most recently managing policy, corporate governance and information management in health practitioner regulation. Bronwyn began training as a speech pathologist and is committed to equity and community development.

Mr Troy Beer
PGradDip (Elec. Arts), MAppSci (SpPath) BAppSci (Sp Path)
Digital Communications Adviser, Cancer Institute NSW.

Dr. Sarah Verdon
PhD, BAppSci (Sp Path)
Research Fellow, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), Member of Excellence in Early Years Education Collaborative Research Network, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, Albury NSW.

Craig Margetson – Financial Director
GradDipCA, BBus(Acc)

Katie Walker-Smith
B Sp Path, Grad Cert Dysphagia, Grad Cert Health Management, MBA
Director of Speech Pathology, Children’s Health Queensland.

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