Occupational Therapy Board members

Julie Brayshaw

Ms Julie Brayshaw

Chair and practitioner member from Western Australia

  • B.App.Sc.(Occ Therapy)., M.Sc.(Occ Therapy).

Ms Julie Brayshaw is an academic staff member at the Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work in Western Australia. Ms Brayshaw has been a member of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia since July 2011.

Ms Brayshaw has worked for more than 25 years as an occupational therapist in the health and disability sectors in rural and remote, overseas (UK and Canada) and metropolitan settings including the Pilbara region of north Western Australia and in Perth tertiary teaching hospitals. Previously, she held the position as Deputy Head of Department (Occupational Therapy) at Royal Perth Hospital.

Ms Brayshaw has a Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy from Curtin University, and a Master of Science Occupational Therapy (Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation).

James Carmichael

Mr James Carmichael

Practitioner member from Queensland

  • BOcc.Thy., GradDipOHS., MHlthSc.

Mr James Carmichael is Director of the Occupational Health and Safety Division at The University of Queensland. He oversees the university workers' compensation self-insurance system, and prior to this he was a Senior Director with the Queensland WHS regulator.

Mr Carmichael graduated from The University of Queensland in 1987 and has postgraduate qualifications in OHS and health science. He has occupational therapy experience in industrial rehabilitation, ergonomics, risk management and OHS.

Mr Carmichael has been a member and Chair of the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland, he has been the President of the Ergonomics Society of Australia, and he has been both a member and the Chair of the Occupational Therapy Council. Mr Carmichael has been a member of the National Board since 2011.

Sally Cunningham

Ms Sally Cunningham

Practitioner member from Victoria

  • BOccTher., GradDipMentHlthSc., MPubPolMgt., GAICD.

Ms Sally Cunningham is the Manager of Quality, Safety and Improvement in the Allied Health Dept at Melbourne Health. Prior to this, she held the positions of Allied Health Service Development Manager and Allied Health Workforce Development Manager.

Ms Cunningham has experience in a range of health sectors, where she has undertaken clinical, project management, strategy, operational and governance roles in acute and subacute hospital care, mental health and community health service environments. She has been a not-for-profit company director since 2001 and currently serves on the Board and Quality and Risk Committee for cohealth community health services in Victoria.

Ms Cunningham graduated from La Trobe University in 1996 and holds a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science, a Master of Public Policy and Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Company Directors Course. Sally was also a recipient of the 2013 Victorian Women's Governance Scholarship.

Rachael Kay

Ms Rachael Kay

Practitioner member from South Australia

  • B.App.Sc.(Occ Therapy) (Hons), Qualified Occupational Therapist Driving Assessor.

Ms Rachael Kay is the Director of Engagement and Commissioning for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) Redevelopment with the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). She manages and leads the clinical and consumer engagement and commissioning processes for this complex infrastructure project to ensure the successful design, commissioning and relocation of clinical services into the new facilities due to open in 2022. She has previously held positions as Director of Reform for Allied Health and Medical Directorate and Director of Occupational Therapy within CALHN.

Ms Kay graduated from the University of South Australia in 2004 and has postgraduate qualifications as an occupational therapy driving assessor. Her main experiences within occupational therapy are in adult physical and cognitive rehabilitation, acute services and driving, as well as leadership experience on community level boards. She is currently undertaking a Master of Health Administration and has successfully completed the Governors Leadership Foundation program with the Leaders Institute of South Australia in 2012, and more recently, the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

Roxane Marcelle-Shaw

Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw

Community member

  • BSocSc., JD, GDLP.

Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw has worked in a variety of statutory regulatory authorities with Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, administering health privacy, information access, human rights, and regulating the health, disability, aged care, community housing and community services sectors.

In these professional roles and through positions on the governing bodies of community legal services and not-for-profit support services, she contributes to the design, good governance and delivery of effective regulatory arrangements aimed at protecting the public interest and safeguarding the rights of service users. Through her experience as a person with a disability and as a health services and occupational therapy user, Ms Marcelle-Shaw brings an important perspective to the board on health issues and service needs.

Ms Marcelle-Shaw holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Science, Juris Doctor, and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and completed International Human Rights Law Summer School at the University of Oxford.

Dr Areti Metuamate (PhD)

Community member

  • B.A (Hons), M.St, PhD (ANU)

Dr Areti Metuamate is currently the Dean of St Mark’s College in Adelaide having previously been the Deputy Master and Director of Student Relations at St Albert’s College in Armidale NSW. Previous professional experiences include: Senior Manager (Governance) in the ACT’s teacher regulatory authority, Executive Officer to the Director General of ACT Education, Senior Advisor in the Cape York Institute for Indigenous Policy and Leadership, and roles in the Ministry of Justice and Parliament of New Zealand.

Dr Metuamate is a board director of the Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association, a former member of the Council of the Australian National University, a former Vice President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, and member of the Council of the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dr Metuamate is involved in Pacific Island and Maori communities in Australia and New Zealand, and through his wife, an Aboriginal academic and artist, he is also involved in Aboriginal communities in the ACT and NSW.

Ms Jen Morris

Community member

  • B.A, B.S, GradDip

Ms Jen Morris is a member of the Safer Care Victoria Academy, and an academic staff member within the Law and Public Health Unit at the University of Melbourne School for Population and Global Health. Ms Morris is also an award-winning debate adjudicator and member of the Debaters Association of Victoria, as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne Law School and Deakin University Medical School.

Ms Morris has substantial experience working in the health and disability sectors, with a focus on governance, service improvement, quality and safety. Ms Morris is a member of the Victorian Clinical Council, and holds consumer representative positions with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner. She has been a member of advisory and decision-making bodies within health services, professional organisations, educational institutions, regulatory bodies and government. She is also a former member of the Disability Discrimination Legal Service Board of Management.

Ms Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University.

Terina Saunders

Mrs Terina Saunders

Practitioner member from the Northern Territory

  • B App Sc (OT)

Mrs Terina Saunders is an occupational therapist at Territory Therapy Solutions, a multidisciplinary Private Practice in Darwin.

Mrs Saunders has over 25 years experience in private practice, commencing her own business in 1991. Her roles in the profession have included: Director, Total Health & Rehab and Darwin Branch Manager of IPAR Rehabilitation, as well as public sector roles early in her career.

Mrs Saunders has been a member of the National Board since July 2011, and prior to the National Scheme she held more than 10 years experience on the Northern Territory Occupational Therapy Board. She was a member of the Occupational Therapy Council from 2007–2011 (formerly COTRB) and was involved in the assessment of overseas trained occupational therapists and accreditation of Australian occupational therapy training programs.

In recognition of her achievements in business, Mrs Saunders was awarded Northern Territory Telstra Business Woman of the year in 1999.

Justin Scanlan

Dr Justin Scanlan (PhD)

Practitioner member from New South Wales

  • BOccThy, GDipMentalHlthSc, GCertEdStud, MHM, PhD

Dr Justin Scanlan is a senior lecturer and Course Director for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at The University of Sydney. His research focuses on occupational therapy practice in mental health as well as workforce issues for occupational therapists and the mental health workforce more broadly. Dr Scanlan is the co-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Occupational Therapy Mental Health Academics (ANZOTMHA) network.

From 2007 to 2016, Dr Scanlan was Professional Senior for Occupational Therapy at the mental health service of Sydney Local Health District. Since leaving that role, he has retained a connection with the local health district and supports allied health staff to design and complete clinically-based research.

Dr Scanlan has worked in a variety of clinical positions in community and inpatient mental health services.

Page reviewed 3/03/2015