Board of Management

Limbs 4 Life is governed by a voluntary Board of Management who oversee the organisation in accordance with its Constitution.

The Board is comprised of individuals from corporate, community, health, legal, financial and non-profit sectors.

The Board’s responsibilities include ensuring:

  • accountability to stakeholders and its members;
  • that the organisation acts legally and ethically;
  • management and mitigation of risk;
  • compliance monitoring; and,
  • raising community awareness.

The Board of Management have established a number of Sub-Committees to oversee specific areas of governance and strategy. The Sub-Committees include:

  • Audit and Risk
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Nominations and Remuneration

  • Natalie Sullivan | Adj. Assoc. Prof, MHA, FACHSM, GAICD, CHE, BPO

    Natalie is an Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University. She has a Masters of Health Administration and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She also has a clinical degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics.

    Natalie is currently the Principal Consultant of Alpha Crucis Group, a health management consulting organisation that focuses on clinical and corporate governance, service development, economic evaluation of services and change management. Natalie has extensive executive experience spanning 15 years in both the public and private healthcare sector.

    Natalie is passionate about improving health outcomes for all Australians and has a specific passion for supporting people living with limb loss. Joining the Board of Limbs 4 Life has reunited her with her clinical background.

    Natalie Sullivan | Adj. Assoc. Prof, MHA, FACHSM, GAICD, CHE, BPO
  • Jason Diederich | B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
    Deputy Chair (Acting)

    Jason is a General Manager at APM Communities, a Partner in the Community with the NDIS delivering Local Area Co-ordination services. With a background in Occupational Therapy, Jason focuses on delivering outcomes for people with disability to maximise their independence, and connect them with the communities in which they live, play and work. A former Paralympic swimmer, Jason has a leg amputation, and is passionate about supporting and empowering other amputees (and their families) to get the most out of their lives.

    Jason Diederich | B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
  • Catherine Young

    Catherine is a senior Commercial and Finance Executive, with a breadth of experience in senior finance and governance roles across large Corporates and Professional Services organisations. A Big 4 qualified Chartered Accountant and Senior Certified Finance and Treasury Professional, Catherine has extensive experience working with Boards and Management to enable significant business growth and delivery of commercial outcomes.

    Catherine currently works for a specialist financial services organization in a business development and asset management role, and has previously worked for two of the major banks in various Corporate Finance, Treasury and Audit, Risk and Compliance Roles. Catherine also has considerable industry experience across the Property, Infrastructure, Retail and Franchising sectors.

    Catherine is keen to contribute to the continued success of Limbs 4 Life.

    Catherine Young
  • Helen Connor | BPhysio
    Ordinary Member

    Helen is a physiotherapist working in a Metropolitan public hospital. She has extensive experience working with amputees in the clinical setting. Helen is passionate about assisting amputees to achieve their goals and reclaiming their independence; while encouraging amputees to explore ways to maintain the benefits they achieve during rehabilitation to pursue healthier lifestyle options in the longer term.

    Helen Connor | BPhysio
  • Natasha MacKenzie | BBus
    Ordinary Member

    Natasha graduated 20 years ago with a Bachelor of Business. She was snapped up by the Department of Treasury and Finance as a graduate accountant and had the opportunity to move around various Departments within the State Government. She also completed her CPA studies in this time and become a full CPA after the further two and a half years of required study. Throughout her career, she has had opportunities to work in large corporate companies, not for profits, and public practice.

    She has been an analyst, an accountant, a CFO and an auditor, to name just some of her extensive experience. Now she utilises her knowledge and experience to help small and medium business realise their full potential with her own business, MCM Business Solutions.

    Natasha MacKenzie | BBus
  • Natasha O'Callaghan-Koneska | LLB, BCom, GDippLegalPrac
    Ordinary Member - Co-opted

    Natasha is a Senior Legal Advisor at V/Line Corporation, Australia’s largest regional public transport operator. She is also Co-Founder of White Valley Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

    Specialising in Corporate Governance and Commercial Law, Natasha brings an in-depth understanding of the Private, Public and Not-for-profit sectors with a strong focus on providing services to our communities, capitalising on opportunities, and finding innovative solutions to achieve strategic objectives.

    With Natasha’s late father-in-law Mike O’Callaghan having had a close connection with Limbs 4 Life, Natasha is passionate about ensuring Limbs 4 Life awareness and reach continues to grow and make an important difference to the community and people’s lives.

    Natasha O'Callaghan-Koneska | LLB, BCom, GDippLegalPrac
  • Ruth Johnston
    Ordinary Member

    Ruth is married to Gary who is an amputee which drives her passion for amputees and the organisation. Ruth has been employed in the Banking and Finance industry for nearly 30 years. Experienced in running large teams and managing multi-million dollar budgets. Specialising in supplier relationships, logistics and Industry engagement. Ruth has held a number of senior management positions.

    Ruth Johnston
  • Scott Mitchell
    Ordinary Member

    Scott is a communication and events professional with ten years’ experience in the aviation industry, working for Australia’s air traffic control organisation, where he is responsible for customer and industry engagement, ensuring relationships with stakeholders are managed appropriately through meaningful and purposeful engagement. Scott has delivered a variety of large scale events at both a local, national and international level.

    Having been volunteering for over 15 years, Scott has a significant amount of experience in youth development, strategy management and volunteer engagement.

    Scott Mitchell
  • Dr. Wilma Gallet | PhD, M. Soc. Sci
    Ordinary Member

    Wilma has a breadth of experience in senior management positions within the public and community services sectors. She established The Salvation Army Employment Plus and as the founding CEO, was responsible for creating and building this enterprise from a zero base to the largest provider of employment services under the Government’s Job Network umbrella.

    Wilma has been a key policy influencer in the area of social reform and employment services and participated on a number of senior government committees, including the Welfare Reform Consultative Forum, Centrelink Community Reference Group and the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD). She has significant governance experience serving on various Boards; most recently the Hope for Life Suicide Prevention and Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia Boards.

    Wilma is married to Ren, a below knee amputee and has a strong commitment to improving options and quality of life for people living with limb loss. She has a Masters in Social Science and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

    Dr. Wilma Gallet | PhD, M. Soc. Sci