2021-22 Committee members

President: Pam Chen (TAS)

Pam is a Podiatrist working at the Tasmanian Health Service, and has experience working in both acute and rural and remote community podiatry settings. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania (thesis topic: the associations of health literacy with foot ulceration in people with diabetes). 

Pam has been on the APP-HRF committee since 2014 and President since 2016. Her interests include research, audits and credentialing

Vice President: Georgina Frank (NSW)

Georgina is a podiatrist specialising in diabetes-related foot disease (DFD). Currently, she is employed as a project officer for the national Foot Forward Project which aims to develop an Integrated Diabetes Footcare Pathway to support early referral for people with diabetes-related foot diseases. During this time, she is on secondment from her position as Deputy Director of Podiatry for the Sydney Local Health District where she usually works with a wonderful team of podiatrists providing preventative foot care and acute management for DFD within and part of integrated teams.

Georgina currently practices in outreach with the Outback Vascular Health Service, Endocrinology team from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Diabetes Centre, working with the fantastic Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Service in Broken Hill and Wilcannia. Georgina has completed her Master of Public Health which was a labour of love while working full-time and has made her more determined to improve health equity within the Australian health system.

Georgina has been on the APP-HRF committee since 2019 and Vice President since 2020.

Treasurer: Stephen Tucker (VIC)

Stephen has been a podiatrist for a long time, having spent many years working with the High Risk Foot at St. Vincent's Hospital, and Eastern Health in Melbourne. He has also been on the A.Pod.A. (Vic), A.Pod.C. and Podiatry Board of Victoria executives.
More recently Stephen has moved to administrative roles managing Specialist Clinic (outpatient Departments) and currently works as an Electronic Medical Records analyst at the Royal Children's Hospital. He was an inaugural committee member of the APP-HRFG, and continues to be an active committee member acting as treasurer. Stephen has special interests in health policy and funding.