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

Kerrie Garrad
Treasurer

Patricia Dodds
Vice Treasurer

Kay Stevens
Secretary

Ordinary Members


Raewyn Buchanan
VIC/TAS


David Lewis
QLD


Kylie Wicks
NSW/ACT


Erika Schlemmer
NT


Sandra Lever
NSW/ACT

Julie Pryor
Strategic Initiatives
(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