Executive and Committees

Under the ACLTA Constitution (7pp PDF 124K), the Association is led by a management committee comprising of Chairperson, Treasurer, Membership coordinator, Secretary, Past Chairperson, and up to six other State and Territory Representatives who are responsible for professional development, social media and general ACLTA activities. Each member of the management committee is elected for a two-year term, and must be a full professional member of ACLTA. You can view these job descriptions on our Association Documents page.

girl with notepad playing doctorFrom time to time, Working Parties/Committees are created, usually comprising of at least one Executive Member alongside other interested members. These Working Parties may be formed to facilitate the organisation of conferences, the development of resources, or other Association business. Members are invited to contact the Executive via the Contact Us form on this website (or email to email@childlife.org.au) if they are interested in assisting in this way.


Current Executive

March 2017-March 2019

Chairperson: Louise Marbina – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Treasurer: Karen Weir – The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Secretary: Vanessa Starr – The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Membership Coordinator: Kerry Crannis – Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

Past Chairperson: Michelle Perrin – John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle

State Representatives:

  • Sandra Pengilly – The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Kylie Estreich – Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  • Carlie Alicastro – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Lydia Johnsey – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne


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It’s the little things that make such a big difference.You may have seen Ron's story over the past few days and his beautiful encounter with the Queensland Ambulance Service.

Ron was on his final journey to hospital and palliative care when the officers asked Ron, 'If you could eat anything, what would it be?' To which Ron replied, 'A caramel sundae'.

We've now received an update from Ron's daughter, Danielle, that he has passed away. Here's what she had to say 👇

"Dad enjoyed this so much and was the last thing he was able to eat by himself. Mum and I cannot thank QAS enough for all the help and compassion you have all given towards us each time we have had to call you, I remember a couple of months ago, the big tall Paramedic guy especially, we couldn't get dad out of bed, and couldn't get the gurney near their bed so you picked him up and carried him out the front onto bed. Each and every Paramedic we have encountered over the last few months, THANK YOU FROM MUM AND I"

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