Our Team

Health Issues Consulting

Zoe Austin-Crowe

Zoe has over 20 years’ experience in the health sector, culminating in her current expertise...
Zoe has over 20 years’ experience in the health sector, culminating in her current expertise project managing a variety of approaches to community engagement and data collection. This includes delivering projects using Health Issues Centre’s innovative digital social listening model. Her rich background includes over a decade in the Department of Health and Human Services and seven years’ clinical and research experience in the public and private health services in Australia and the UK. She has worked with a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse groups, including while working in international development for Oxfam and as a volunteer in Ghana. Her experience includes the policy areas of ageing, advance care planning, disability, chronic disease, care coordination and residential aged care.
  • Phone: (03) 8676 9059
  • Email: Zoe Austin-Crowe

Digital Communications Consulting

Heather Potter

Heather is a digital communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience working for...
Heather is a digital communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience working for organisations in Australia and the UK. After working as a journalist and in big brand public relations for over a decade, she expanded into digital marketing, social media management and website development. Her core expertise is understanding what audiences want and creating engaging content to capture their attention. She has worked with a variety of powerhouse brands in both the commercial and NGO sectors including Virgin Pulse, Boost Juice, Specsavers, WWF-UK and WSPA (now World Animal Protection). She also has extensive experience of the health sector through her work at the National Stroke Foundation and CBM – an international charity working to support people with disabilities. Heather is passionate about the power of digital to provide clever and simple solutions that connect with people.
  • Phone: (03) 8676 9056
  • Email: heather.potter@hic.org.au

Training & Development

Tere Dawson

Tere has a strong background in the health sector with almost 30 years’ ...
Tere has a strong background in the health sector with almost 30 years’ experience in academia, research and training. This includes almost 20 years’ of experience in consumer engagement and participation practice and research. She has a Masters of Public Health, a Masters and PhD in sociology and anthropology and has published widely. Using her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, she was instrumental in the development of our nationally accredited courses in consumer leadership and engagement. The courses aim to develop the capacity of consumers and the health sector to implement best practice consumer engagement. Tere manages consultancy, research and tailored training for the health sector and community groups across Australia.
  • Phone: (03) 8676 9057
  • Email: Tere.Dawson@hic.org.au

Finance and Operations Management

Kate Mohay

Kate has over 12 years of corporate experience in a range of positions...
Kate has over 12 years of corporate experience in a range of positions involving corporate management and accounting. She takes ownership of the People and Culture, Finance, IT, Governance and Operations aspects of Health Issues Centre. A qualified accountant and member of CPA Australia, Kate has strong commercial sensibilities and a focus on customer service and building a positive team environment. She is also an avid volunteer, including participating as School Council Treasurer, member of the committee at Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, and a Seeing Eye Dog foster carer.
  • Phone: (03) 8676 9052
  • Email: Kate Mohay kate.mohay@hic.org.au

CEO

Danny Vadasz

Danny joined Health Issues Centre five years ago and under his leadership...
Danny joined Health Issues Centre five years ago and under his leadership, the organisation has developed an innovative approach to engaging with all consumers – especially the most vulnerable and hard to reach. Danny’s ambition on arrival at HIC was to broaden the base of engaged consumers so that everyday people could make informed choices and take an active part in their own care. This has been formalised through Health Issues Centre’s innovative Social Listening Platform. Danny has achieved real impact in his extensive community advocacy work. He is passionate about driving sustainable, positive change and throughout his career, has demonstrated strong commitment to the consumer voice and to social justice. Prior to joining Health Issues Centre, Danny was Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer/Director of Marketing of Australia’s foremost environmental agency – Australian Conservation Foundation. His earlier career included a period as publisher/proprietor of a media company, CEO of a Health Promotion agency and Marketing Director of an international Supplements and Health Foods company. Danny has a long history in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and has worked extensively in developing successful social enterprise initiatives. His overarching commitment is a driving passion to achieve better consumer health outcomes by listening to everyday people.
  • Phone: (03) 8676 9051
  • Email: Danny.Vadasz@hic.org.au

Media Inquiries

Media team

Health Issues Centre represents an independent and unbiased voice....
Health Issues Centre represents an independent and unbiased voice. The information we provide is not influenced by funding considerations, professional constraints or other conflicts of interest. To find out more or arrange an interview with our CEO, contact our media team on (03) 8676 9050 or register your details to be included on our press release distribution list and receive a prompt callback.
  • Phone: (03) 8676 9050
  • Email: news@hic.org.au