Board President: David Noble

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Vice President: Sandra Di Blasio

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Accountancy (UniSA), CPA

Career: Sandra has over 20 years experience in internal and external audit, risk management and governance, having worked in the public and private sector both in Adelaide and Sydney. This range of experience has provided her with the tools to be able to look at issues from many perspectives and problem solving to ensure solutions are practical outcomes.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: As a mum of three young children and having always had a social conscience, Muscular Dystrophy SA and Sandra found each other – Muscular Dystrophy SA needed some skills in her area of expertise and Sandra felt she needed to contribute to something greater than day to day life.  It’s a win – win situation!!
Sandra observes that Muscular Dystrophy SA is passionate about people and is impressed with the client focused nature of the organisation. She says ‘This is a very dedicated group of which I am proud to be a part and look forward to a long association.’


Board Member: Tim Anderson

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) (University of Adelaide), Company Directors Course Diploma (Australian Institute of Company Directors), Global Strategic Management Executive Program (Harvard Business School), Governor’s leadership Program (Leaders Institute of South Australia.

Career: Tim has over 20 years experience in strategic leadership, consulting and management roles in technology, professional services and commercialisation.  He has worked in diverse industries, including water, engineering, law and education, and at a state, national and international level.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Tim has a personal connection to people with neuromuscular disorders as both his wife, Nicole and father-in-law, Fred, were diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Type 2 (MMD2) in 2005.  Fred since passed away in 2011.  Tim is passionate about applying his business skills and experiences to serve and support Muscular Dystrophy SA in its mission to improve the lives of people living with neuromuscular disorders.


Board Member: Allan Bretag

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Adelaide 1965; PhD, Adelaide 1971; Postdoctoral Training, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, University of the Saarland, Germany 1972-1973

Career: Lecturer level A, The University of Adelaide 1966-1970; Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer and Associate Professor, South Australian Institute of Technology 1970-1990; Associate Professor of Physiology, University of South Australia 1990-1997; Professor of Physiology, University of South Australia 1997-2005; Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia 2005-Present.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Allan’s doctoral research was on muscle function and the mechanism of the muscle disease myotonia congenita. A maintained research interest in muscle diseases has led to long-term voluntary work for Muscular Dystrophy SA.


Board Member: Janakan Ravindran

Qualifications: MB BS (Adel)

Career: Janakan is currently a Staff Specialist in the Neurology; Stroke Units at the Royal Adelaide Hospital; Head of the Neurology; Stroke Service at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. He also works as a neurologist in private practise. His special interest area is in Adult Neuromuscular and Neuro-immunological Disease and conducts a clinic in this area at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Janakan has had a special interest in muscle disorders since the time of his training as a neurologist. Janakan hopes working with Muscular Dystrophy SA will enable a link to be established between the Muscular Dystrophy SA community and the hospital system.


Board Member:  Lisa Field

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Board Member:  John Caruso

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