National Committee

ARNA is run by nurses for nurses.


The Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association is led by a volunteer National Committee, supported by a small secretariat.  The National Committee is responsible for ARNA’s strategic direction, governance, financial performance, National Conference, education program, membership, research and publications.

If you’d like to get in touch with us, please email arna@arna.com.au or give us a call on +61 3 8669 1489.

Executive Members

Deidre Widdall
National President

Alison New
Vice President & 
Education SC

Kerrie Garrad
National Treasurer & Finance SC

Patricia Dodds
Vice Treasurer

Kay Stevens
Secretary

Ordinary Members



Raewyn Buchanan
VIC/TAS



David Lewis
QLD



Kylie Wicks
NSW/ACT



Laynie Hall Pullin
NSW/ACT



Sandra Lever
Research SC

Julie Pryor
Strategic Initiatives SC
(Non-voting)



Terry Wells
SA/NT

Murray Fisher
JARNA Editor



Kirsty Gray
QLD

Chapter Presidents

Melissa Bonser
NSW/ACT Acting President

Alison New
QLD President

Justin Prendergast
SA / NT President

Patricia Dodds
VIC / TAS President