Our Team

Health Issues Consulting

Danny Vadasz, CEO

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

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

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