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PACFA Committees

A range of PACFA Committees have been established to undertake key areas of work relating to PACFA’s mission.  Ad hoc Committees and Working Groups are also formed from time to time to work on particular issues or events.

PACFA has developed Terms of Reference for the following Committees:

Each Committee is chaired by either a PACFA Board Member or by a member of the Professional Practice Committee. Other committee members are drawn from PACFA Member Associations. Committee members are nominated and elected by the PACFA Council in accordance with the PACFA Constitution. Each Committee reports to the PACFA Board on a quarterly basis and to the Council twice yearly, at the Annual General Meeting and the PACFA Council Meeting.

The activities undertaken by the Committees reflect the priorities of PACFA and its Member Associations. If you would like to be involved with any of these projects please speak with the PACFA delegate at your Member Association or contact the PACFA Secretary.

Education Program Accreditation Committee
Chair: Dr Paul McQuillan
Charles Wilson
Associate Professor Meg Smith
Jenny Regan
Patricia Bradley
Dr Margot McNeill
Dinah Buchanan
Marie-Therese Proctor
Dr Angela Ebert

Ethics Committee
Chair: Simone Falvey-Behr
Crystal Lockard
Ian Goldsmith
Margie Abbott
Maxine Rosenfeld
Tara Green

Professional Development Committee
Chair: Rob Salmon
Nathan Beel
Emma Hodges
Carolyn van Dort
Kim Smythe – PACFA Operations Manager

Professional Practice Committee
Chair: Dr Paul McQuillan (Chair of Education Program Accreditation Committee)
Simone Falvey-Behr (Chair of Ethics Committee)
Professor Denis O’Hara (Chair of Professional Standards Committee)
Rob Salmon (Chair of Professional Development Committee)

Professional Standards Committee
Chair: Professor Denis O’Hara
Associate Professor Jane Power
Dr Ebi Cocodia
Maxine Rosenfield
Patricia Bradley

Research Committee
Chair: Dr Kim Dunphy
Gina O’Neill
Dr Elizabeth Day
Assoc Professor Frankie Merritt (on leave)
Dr Tristan Snell
Dinah Buchanan (Practitioner Representative)
Professor Robert King (External Consultant)
Eileen McDonald (Carer Representative)