Occupational Therapy Australia Board

Occupational Therapy Australia is governed by a Board of Directors elected by members and or through the Nominations Committee. There can be up to ten Board Directors, which includes provision for external non-member and non-occupational therapists as directors. 

Dr Carol McKinstry PhD, GAICD (President)
Registered occupational therapist with experience in rehabilitation, senior management, clinical governance and risk management. Currently a senior lecturer academic with responsibilities for teaching, research and course coordination.


Lynette MacKenzie FOTARA (Vice-President, WFOT Delegate)
Registered Occupational Therapist with experience in ageing, home modifications, general rehabilitation, and cancer survivorship. Currently appointed as an associate professor in occupational therapy. World Federation of Occupational Therapists delegate.


Paul Marsh (Vice-President Finance)
Registered Occupational Therapist specialising in Occupational Rehabilitation.


Michelle Bissett PhD (Director)
Michelle has over 15 years experience in acute settings and aged care and education.


Annie McCluskey PhD MA DipCOT FOTARA (Director)
Annie is a leader in occupational therapy and stroke rehabilitation research.  She led the occupational therapy working group which helped write the 2017 national stroke guidelines.   Since 2010, she has been an active board director (and treasurer) for Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve or BREP.


Priscilla Ennals PhD (Director)
With almost 30 years’ experience working across clinical, academic and research contexts, Priscilla is a creative and strategic thinker dedicated to the improvement of our Australian health and social care systems

Danette Hocking (Director)
Danni has experience in the following industries: Sporting and entertainment, professional & financial services, health and education, child care, process manufacturing, NFP, FMCG, transport and logistics, warehouse and distribution, retail, local and federal government organisations.



Joanna Murray (Director)
Joanna Murray is an Occupational Therapist and Director of Access Therapy Services, Sisu7 and Access Health Education.  Through these organisations Joanna, and her team, support people across the lifespan in the areas of ageing, disability, mental health, paediatrics, training and education. 

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