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Email: autismwa@autism.org.au

Board Members

The Autism Association of Western Australia employs highly skilled professionals who are experts in the field of Autism, providing specialised intervention programs, direct support and consultancy services to the community.

Dr Rob Storer

Dr Rob Storer
Chairman

Dr Storer is a Consultant Anaesthetist and long-term member of the Autism Association. He has been actively involved in leading the Board at a time of major strategic development, maintaining a keen interest in the field of disability as well as Autism. Dr Storer is also a Committee Member of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and of the Anaesthetic Departments of both St John of God Subiaco and Murdoch.

Professor Trevor Parry AM Cit. WA

Professor Trevor Parry AM Cit. WA
Vice Chairman

Professor Parry is a Developmental Paediatrician and Clinical Professor at the University of Western Australia. He was responsible for the establishment of the State Child Development Centre in the mid-1970s and its Director until 2004. He is a past Vice-President of the former Australian College of Paediatricians, and Emeritus Consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital.

He has been much involved in medical education and public education in Australia and developing countries with particular reference to parenting and child development. He is the inaugural recipient of the Children and Young People’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Western Australian Citizen of the Year 2010 awards and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012. Professor Parry was appointed an Ambassador for Children by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in 2012.

Mr Mark Altus

Mr Mark Altus

Mr Altus joined the Board of the Autism Association in January 2010. He is a also a member of the Board of the Lutheran Church of Australia’s national financing arm and of the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Senate Strategic Resources Committee. In 2014, he became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Altus previously chaired the Curtin Business School Advisory Board for the School of Economics and Finance, and held a number of positions within the Western Australian Department of Treasury, including as Director of Revenue and Intergovernmental Relations. In 2003–04 he completed a secondment to UWA as its Executive Director of Finance and Resources.

Mrs Bobby Brownhill

Mrs Bobby Brownhill

Mrs Brownhill has been actively involved in the field of disability over many years. Prior to returning to Western Australia from Melbourne where she and her family lived, Mrs Brownhill represented Mansfield Autistic Services on the Victorian State Council for Autism. On returning to Perth in late 1999, Mrs Brownhill resumed her involvement with the worldwide Special Olympics movement and was a Director of Special Olympics Western Australia up until 2004. Mrs Brownhill is a Family Member of the Autism Association of Western Australia.

Emeritus Professor Louis I. Landau AO

Emeritus Professor Louis I. Landau AO

Professor Landau is medical advisor to the Western Australian Department of Health. Professor Landau was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Australia for nine years and was Professor of Paediatrics at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth. He is the founding Chairman of the Institute for Child Health Research, and has served on committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee, the Australian Medical Council, and the National Asthma Campaign. Professor Landau was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1996 for his contribution to paediatrics and research in respiratory medicine.

Mrs Vicki Rank

Mrs Vicki Rank

Mrs Rank is a senior international training specialist in industrial software. She has been a Family Member of the Autism Association for more than 21 years and is married with two children. Mrs Rank has been an active member of the Autism Association for more than two decades and has supported the association in public education, fundraising and other projects throughout the years.

Mr Dallas Presser

Mr Dallas Presser

Mr Presser graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Banking and Commercial Law) from Curtin University in 1995, following which he joined the Department of Treasury and Finance. He currently holds the position of Specialist Compliance Officer with the Office of State Revenue within the Department of Treasury and Finance. Mr Presser is active within his local community and is a Family Member of the Autism Association of Western Australia.