Meet the Friends of the RFDS USA Board Members
Adam Ford brings 20 year's experience within the finance sector with a diverse global career. He has an extensive network across the US through his professional, volunteer and philanthropic activities. In addition to chairing the Friends of the RFDS USA, Adam has served as the Chair of the ANU Foundation USA for the past 6 years.
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Brendan Sheehan is a proven leader and respected advisor with history of driving superior results through innovation, research, stakeholder engagement and strategic capital allocation. A talented business consultant, strategy analyst, business development professional and leading expert in public company governance, sustainability, board functionality and shareholder value Brendan consults with institutional investors, boards and management of public and private companies, advising them on strategies to maximize CSR and corporate governance value propositions.
Dr. Areta Podhorodecki
Dr. Areta Podhorodecki is a New York-based physician who specializes in Physical / Rehab Medicine, Sports Medicine.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, she graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1980. She did her residency training at the Austin Hospital Heidelberg, Victoria. Dr Podhorodecki moved to New York permanently in 1983 to start a residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Greenwich Village NYC.
Dr. Podhorodecki’s is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Zucker School of Medicine and has worked as a consultant physiatrist in private practice for 25 years, for four years with Weill Cornell Medicine and now with Northwell Physician Partners/Lenox Hill. She is board certified in EMG testing (neuromuscular) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine. Her special interests are Women’s Health, Carpal Tunnel & Overuse Syndromes and Medical Botox for neurological conditions.
James Sherry is an internationally connected, strategic and innovative executive with close to 20 years experience and a track record of impact and innovation within large and small organizations. James values challenging program, policy and change management positions that drive the success of progressive organizations. James thrives in dynamic situations that require high-level corporate creativity.
David is a physiotherapist with a PhD in neuroscience. He is a world-renowned expert on telehealth, health technology and disruptive innovation in the healthcare sector. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Director of the Abilities Research Center at Mount Sinai.
After moving to New York City over 5 years ago, Jeremy Dukes has provided Corporate Real Estate consulting and tenant representation services on behalf of the not-for-profit community. The growing list of organizations includes Humanities New York, Thomas Watson Foundation, Jeanette Watson Foundation, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, National Latina Institute For Reproductive Health, Mother Jones, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and The Motherhood Center. One a personal level Jeremy has a passion for helping people and volunteers regularly at the 9/11 Museum and Memorial as well as Muddy Paws Dog Rescue.
CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Australia, Rebecca Tompkinson believes the role of CEO brings with it the privilege and responsibilityof stewardship for the communities the RFDS operates within. Rebecca has a clear purpose for her role at RFDS which is to advance greater collaboration and innovation across the sectors to deliver improved health, well-being and prosperity for all Western Australians. Rebecca is focused on strengthening the participation of government, business, services and community in the decisions made for the future, and advocating the potential of employees beyond their skills and experience.
Chair, Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria
As well as representsing RFDS Victoria as a member of the RFDS Federation Board, Denis is a Director with Doutta Galla Aged Services Ltd and advisor to the Directors of the Leemark Fire Protection Group.
Denis is a qualified engineer and certified practising accountant with over 25 years’ experience in providing strategic and commercial advice to both private and public sector organisations, including 18 years as the Managing Director and then Chairman of Grosvenor Management Consulting. Denis was involved in the public and private sectors in sourcing and contracting, organizational transformation, operational centres of excellence and capability development.
Chief Executive, Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria
Scott brings a wealth of experience in governance, strategy, business growth, marketing and community building to oRFDS Victoria. Scott has held chief executive, senior leadership and board positions in the private, public and not for profit sectors over many years during his professional and voluntary career.
Scott has been Chief Executive of RFDS VIctoria since 2010. He is a Fellow of Leadership Victoria and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Scott currently holds the position of Chairman for Doutta Galla Aged Services, is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and heads the Committee for Melbourne Not for Profit Taskforce. He also sits on the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.