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Central Office

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Central Office of TSANZ is located in Sydney, and is staffed by a small team of passionate and capable staff members. Together, the staff oversee much of the behind-the-scenes operation of the Society, and are responsible for the events, advocacy, rules and compliance, governance and structure, research projects, awards and grants, partnerships and business development, laboratory accreditation, social media, membership engagement, and the educational courses and webinars that TSANZ provides.

Below are the profiles of the Central Office staff, we hope you enjoy meeting the team!

<h4>MR VINCENT SO</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BCom, MPICT, MSc</span></h4>

MR VINCENT SO
BCom, MPICT, MSc

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Vincent So is the CEO of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and is deeply passionate about public health, respiratory science, and medical education. His mission is to empower TSANZ members, so they can continue saving lives through clinical practice and research while building meaningful careers.

Most recently, Vincent held leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on vaccines, neuroscience, and rare diseases. Prior to working in the healthcare sector, Vincent advised Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentarians in Australia (Federal and NSW) and Malaysia (Federal), and worked in investment banking and equities broking.

Vincent was formally trained at the London School of Economics and Political Science graduating with a MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management (Distinction) in addition to at Macquarie University with a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (Distinction), and a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting.

On a personal note, Vincent is married to Jane and they are the proud parents of Frederik and Esme. His interests include kayaking and ocean swimming.

<h4>DR HAYLEY SEE</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BBiomedSc (Hons), PhD, GradDipPH</span></h4>

DR HAYLEY SEE
BBiomedSc (Hons), PhD, GradDipPH

HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, RESEARCH AND OPERATIONS

Contact Number: +61 291 702 617
Email: hayley.see@thoracic.org.au
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Hayley has worked in the respiratory research space for 15 years, with experience in administration, laboratory, healthcare, and military settings. Hayley has been a part of the TSANZ team since 2015.

Hayley has a cell biology background in respiratory medicine. She completed her PhD in investigating innate immunity in COPD at the University of Newcastle. Hayley now leads the research team at TSANZ supporting projects and registries, award administration, and translating research into policy via evidence-based publications. Hayley is passionate about supporting the research community and provides a linking role in the establishment of strategic partnerships, delivery of advocacy, and liaison between the respiratory community and key stakeholders. Working at TSANZ has sparked a developing interest in Public Health for Hayley and she is increasingly involved in public health advocacy.

Alongside her employment, Hayley has been a medic in the Army Reserve for 15 years and been involved in numerous deployments, including capacity building abroad and domestic security. Hayley enjoys intertwining her military work with education and her work life and believes each supports the other in her professional development.

<h4>MRS HANNAH KEEP</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BSc (Hons), PGCert, QTS (UK)</span></h4>

MRS HANNAH KEEP
BSc (Hons), PGCert, QTS (UK)

HEAD OF OPERATIONS, MEMBERSHIP AND EDUCATION

Contact Number: +61 291 702 616
Email: hannah.keep@thoracic.org.au

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Hannah brings over 20 years in both the education and health fields. Hannah has a first-class Hons degree in adult nursing and has looked after some of the most critically ill patients working in a busy Intensive care unit in the UK. Identifying education as an area where she could make a difference followed this passion and became a qualified teacher. She has also completed post-graduate certificates in education and intensive care medicine.

Using her experience in both education and health, Hannah is working to advance the educational experiences and offerings within TSANZ. Working with key stakeholders and reporting to the CEO, Hannah is currently responsible for the Lung Health Framework project, overseeing its development and implementation.

Away from work, Hannah is a busy mum of three. She is a keen traveller and is passionate about exercise and staying healthy.

<h4>DR SHAKTI SHUKLA</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">...</span></h4>

DR SHAKTI SHUKLA
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REGISTRIES COORDINATOR

Contact Number:
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<h4>MS EVON WU</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">CPA, MCom, BCom</span></h4>

MS EVON WU
CPA, MCom, BCom

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Contact Number: +61 291 702 631
Email: evon.wu@thoracic.org.au
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Evon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over a decade of extensive professional expertise, with a Master degree majoring International business and finance in USYD and Bachelor degree in accounting from Macquarie University, she is well-equipped to drive excellence in our finance team. As the Senior accountant in TSANZ, Evon manages financial activities, ensure compliances are met with relevant legislations and assisting operations responsibilities such as company secretary and strata management.

Her prior experiences include roles as proprietor of an accounting practice maintained a high client retention through trustworthy and professional conduct, and as an Assistant Manager, where she managed tax compliance teams of 12 and implemented structural changes, and as a Senior Accountant, where she achieved the highest accuracy rate in preparing accounts and returns. Evon’s versatile career also encompasses key contributions at various mid-sized and independent accounting firms, reflecting her proficiency in providing hands-on financial solutions, strategic advisory, and implementing efficient accounting practices. Her dedication to excellence has garnered recognition, with former partners and managers consistently seeking her return to their teams.

At leisure time, Evon enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, traveling and watching comedy series like Friends.

<h4>MS MANALI DEORUKHKAR<br><span style="color: #999;font-size: 14px">BDS, MHM</span>

MS MANALI DEORUKHKAR
BDS, MHM

SENIOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 291 702 619
Email: manali.deorukhkar@thoracic.org.au

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Manali is the Clinical Quality Officer at TSANZ. Having worked in the public and private healthcare settings, she brings over 7 years of clinical and non-clinical experience in the health field. An overseas Dentist, she moved to Australia to pursue her Masters degree in Health Management with majors in Quality and Patient Safety from Queensland University of Technology.

In her previous role as the Quality Improvement Officer, she was in charge of implementing and overseeing the Comprehensive Care and Communication for Safety Standards in the hospital and managing various quality improvement projects. She brings to TSANZ her knowledge of the Australian Quality and Safety Standards and her project management skills.

At TSANZ, using her education and experience, Manali is working on the Quality Use of Medicines in Chronic Airways Disease Program and Competency. She reports to the Head of Operations, Membership and Education and the CEO. In her spare time, Manali enjoys exploring different cuisines and reading books.

<h4>MS PHOEBE PHAM</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BA, MBA</span></h4>

MS PHOEBE PHAM
BA, MBA

MEMBERSHIP OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 291 702 624

Email:

tsanzoffice@thoracic.org.au

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Phoebe joined TSANZ in July 2021 bringing her strong experience in customer service and office administration. After completing a Master degree in Business (Marketing), Phoebe decided to take on the Hotel Management degree to expand her knowledge and pursue her career in hospitality. Prior to joining TSANZ, Phoebe has experience working as an Admin Officer and Education Officer for non-profit organisations.

At TSANZ, Phoebe assists with all aspects of the TSANZ membership services, manages the membership database and communications. She also supports TSANZ Sub-committees, Special Interest Groups as well as Branches.

Outside of work Phoebe enjoys spending time with her fur babies, cooking and training at the gym.

<h4>MS CAROLINE IULI</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BA, PGDip</span></h4>

MS CAROLINE IULI
BA, PGDip

SENIOR POLICY AND ADVOCACY OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 291 702 613
Email: caroline.iuli@thoracic.org.au
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Caroline is a Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer; her role primarily focuses on respiratory health policy and advocacy in New Zealand.

Caroline has a strong public sector background with over nine years’ experience in government policy, community engagement, project delivery, and working with Minister’s offices across the health, education, and immigration sectors. She joins TSANZ from New Zealand’s Ministry of Health where she worked on several key policy projects across the health workforce strategy and policy space.

Caroline is deeply passionate about social justice issues and the advocacy of forgotten and marginalised groups, and spends her spare time completing her Master’s degree and volunteering in her local community. She also enjoys travelling, staying fit and active, supporting her favourite sports teams, and has an interest in films and theatre.

<h4>ALLY DALLAWAY</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BA-PsychBHumanSc</span></h4>

ALLY DALLAWAY
BA-PsychBHumanSc

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 2 9170 2628
Email: tsanzeducation@thoracic.org.au 
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Ally joined TSANZ in 2023 as the Professional Development Officer, bringing 4 years of experience in the community services industry involving case management, service development and support work in the disability and mental health sector. Ally finished her Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Human Science majoring in Community Services at Macquarie University in 2023. Prior to her experience in the community services industry, Ally has 4 years of experience in customer service in a range of different service roles.

At TSANZ Ally reports to the Professional Development and Clinical Quality Manager, working closely with key stakeholders to coordinate and oversee the development and delivery of educational offerings at TSANZ.

Outside of work, Ally is also a professional AFL player.

<h4>Mrs Muriel Medeiros Burttet</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BA-Accounting, Dip Bus</span></h4>

Mrs Muriel Medeiros Burttet
BA-Accounting, Dip Bus

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

Extension Number: +61 291 702 622
Email: muriel.burttet@thoracic.org.au
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I am a driven and passionate accountant with about 10 years experience in the industry.
Graduated from the CSU University and TAFE with a double degree in Accounting and Business.
Since the beginning of my career, I have worked in the commercial accounting business and have learned from all aspects of the accounting profession.

At TSANZ I look after all the accounting aspects from payables and receivables to payroll, creating financial reports and more, supporting the finance team and other stakeholders in the business.

In 2024 I will be starting my CPA program studies with the view of deepening my accounting skills and developing my career.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 2 kids and husband, practising yoga, reading, and going to the beach.

<h4>MS JACQUELINE LENTON</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">...</span></h4>

MS JACQUELINE LENTON
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EVENTS OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 291 702 632
Email:  jacqueline.lenton@thoracic.org.au

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<h4>MS JOANNA LEE</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">...</span></h4>

MS JOANNA LEE
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REGISTRIES PROJECT OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 291 702 630
Email: joanna.lee@thoracic.org.au 

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<h4>MS CARMEN RANNO</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">...</span></h4>

MS CARMEN RANNO
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RESEARCH AND AWARDS COORDINATOR

Extension Number:+61 291 702 620
Email: carmen.ranno@thoracic.org.au

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As the Awards and Research Project coordinator, Carmen began working with TSANZ in 2023. She works alongside esteemed faculty members, board subcommittees, and researchers to facilitate recognition of academic achievements in the respiratory field. Her commitment to healthcare, education and research earned her a TSANZ team spot.

Before joining TSANZ, Carmen spent 15 years in medical administration, practice management, and surgical administrator positions. Her clinical and administrative knowledge is an invaluable asset to the team. Carmen is accredited with NATA for phlebotomy collection and Australian Workplace Drug Testing Services (AWDTS).

 Carmen is a dedicated healthcare professional, a proud mother of five, and a passionate motorbike enthusiast. She is committed to shaping the future of healthcare through education and research. Carmen’s dedication is inspiring, and she hopes to advance her career with TSANZ by pursuing a Master of Advanced Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health. 

<h4>MS NATASA PETROVIC</br><span style="color: #999;font-size: 14px">...</span></h4>

MS NATASA PETROVIC
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Senior Data Management Officer

Extension Number: +61 291 702 623
Email: natasa.petrovic@thoracic.org.au
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<h4>MS JENNIFER BRAZENDALE</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">...</span></h4>

MS JENNIFER BRAZENDALE
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MEMBERSHIP OFFICER

Contact Number: +61 291 702 621
Email: jennifer.brazendale@thoracic.org.au

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<h4>MS MADELAINE ORR</br><span style="font-size:14px;color:#999">BSC/MHlthSc</span></h4>

MS MADELAINE ORR
BSC/MHlthSc

CLINICAL AND PUBLIC POLICY COORDINATOR

Extension Number:+61 2 9170 2636
Email: madelaine.orr@thoracic.org.au

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