Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Annual Report 2016

RIDBC Staff in the Community

Harzita Hashim, Manager of RIDBC
VisionEd, was appointed Director and
Treasurer of Australian Blindness Forum
Caption: Harzita Hashim, Manager of RIDBC VisionEd, was appointed Director and Treasurer of Australian Blindness Forum


Tricia d’Apice

Secretary, International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Life Member, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI)

Breda Carty

C. H. Curry Fellow 2017, State Library of NSW
Member, Inclusion Advisory Committee, State Library of NSW
Consultant Expert on Education and Deaf Community and Culture, Deaf Australia
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Newsletter Editor, Deaf History International

Jacqui Cashmore

Committee Member, National Independent Special Schools Association
Committee Member, Independent Schools Consultative Committee

Brian Conway

Executive Member, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI)
Treasurer and Public Officer, Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities
Board Member, Flintwood Disability Services

Jacqui Donnelly

Member, Accessible Assessment Working Party, Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities

Kirsty Gardner-Berry

Member, Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee

Frances Gentle

President, International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
President, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI)
Convening Editor, Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
Member, Teacher Preparation Working Group, UNICEF Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities

Harzita Hashim

Director and Treasurer, Australian Blindness Forum

Michelle Knight

Member, E-text Guidelines Working Party, Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities

Greg Leigh

Chair, Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee
Co-Chair, International Committee, International Congress on Education of the Deaf
Chair, International Steering Committee, Asia Pacific Congress on Deafness
Consultant Expert on Education, Deaf Australia
Member, Editorial Board, Deafness and Education International (UK)
Member, Editorial Board, Phonetics and Speech Sciences (Korea)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Adjunct Professor, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Tracey McCann

Honorary Member, Deaf Services Queensland

Sonali Marathe

Vice President, Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities
Member, E-text Guidelines Working Party, Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities

Pranitha Moodley

Vice President, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI)

Philip Newall

Editorial Associate, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
Editorial Consultant, Australian Journal of Audiology
Expert Committee Member, Chinese Scientific Journal of Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation
Board Member, Hearing International
Advisory Board Member, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
Senior Consultant, China Research and Rehabilitation Centre for Deaf Children
Visiting Professor, University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, Manila
Emeritus Professor in Audiology, Macquarie University

Colleen Psarros

Director, Audiology Australia (NSW Chapter)
Cochlear Implant Supporting Audiologist in collaboration with Sense Inclusive Education, Western Samoa

Sue Silveira

Director, Australian Orthoptic Board
Council Member, NSW Branch Orthoptics Australia
Convenor of Awards and Grants Standing Committee, Orthoptics Australia
Member, Orthoptics Australia Council Advisory Committee
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
Public Officer, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
Member, Orthoptic Standing Committee, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Member, State-wide Eyesight Preschool Screening (StEPS) Implementation and Review Committee, NSW Ministry of Health