Board and staff

The eviDent Foundation is committed to facilitating dental practice-based research for better oral health. Our dedicated board, staff, honorary staff members and our committees all play integral parts in eviDent meeting its objective.

Our board

Dr Stephen Cottrell
Dr Stephen Cottrell

BDSc, MSD (Indiana), Dip ABPerio, FICD, FADI

Chair

Dr Anne Harrison
Dr Anne Harrison

BDSc (Hons), DCD (Melb), MRACDS (Endo)

Vice Chair

Dr Jeremy Sternson
Dr Jeremy Sternson

BDSc, FRACDS

Treasurer

Mr Kenneth Harrison AM
Mr Kenneth Harrison AM

MBA, B.Bus, Dip Acc., FAICD

Dr Denise Bailey
Dr Denise Bailey

BDS (Manchester), MSc (Lond), Grad Cert Clinical Research (Melb)

Dr Nadia Dobromilsky
Dr Nadia Dobromilsky

BDS

Ms Angela Wheelton
Ms Angela Wheelton OAM

MBA, Diploma Business Marketing, Diploma of Applied Science (Oral Health)

Prof Stuart Dashper
Prof Stuart Dashper

BSc (Hons), PhD

View our Board Charter

 

Our staff

Meaghan Quinn
Meaghan Quinn

Honorary Chief Executive Officer/Secretary

Sophia Ljaskevic
Sophia Ljaskevic

Honorary Communications Manager

Tamara Mapper
Tamara Mapper

Honorary Communications and Events Coordinator

Dr Jennifer O'Connor PhD
Dr Jennifer O'Connor

PhD

Honorary Policy and Research Manager

Jessica Oldfield
Jessica Oldfield

Honorary Communications Officer

Emma Hou
Emma Hou

Honorary Finance Manager

Our committees

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee advises the Board on finance and audit matters. Members of the committee are:

  • Dr Stephen Cottrell, Chair
  • Gilda Pekin
  • Dr Felicity Wardlaw

Dental Practice Based Research Network (DPBRN) Committee

The eviDent DPBRN Committee encourages the conduct of evidence-based practice in Victoria by:

  • Supporting collaborative practice-based dental research that makes a difference to health outcomes and experiences of care in areas in which the network has expertise and experience
  • Providing practices with the opportunity to engage in research, and access research expertise and other development opportunities available through the Oral Health CRC, the Melbourne Dental School and the University of Melbourne
  • Providing CRC researchers with access to practitioners’ expertise and a practice base
  • Actively disseminating research network findings to network members and to relevant policy-makers through the joint efforts of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch and the Oral Health CRC.

 The DPBRN Committee members are:

  • Vacancy, Co-Chair
  • Dr Tony Robertson, Co-Chair
  • Dr Jeremy Sternson, Deputy Co-Chair
  • Dr Mary Miller
  • Dr Tim Stolz
  • Dr Jeff Ward
  • Dr Rita Hardiman
  • Dr Jaafar Abduo
  • Prof Ivan Darby 
  • Dr Antonio Celentano

Development Committee

The Development Committee works in conjunction with the Fundraising Manager to develop and implement eviDent’s fundraising strategy.

Members of the committee are:

  • Ken Harrison AM (Chair)
  • Dr Parul Marwaha (Deputy Chair)
  • Karen Escobar
  • Dr Michelle Middleton
  • Dr Rachelle Welti
  • Mark Henderson (ex-officio)
  • Meaghan Quinn (ex-officio)