PANDA Welcomes new CEO, Terri Smith
PANDA is pleased to announce that Terri Smith has accepted the position of CEO of PANDA, effective December 15th 2014.
Terri has a strong background in community organisations, and is an experienced not-for-profit senior executive. She joins PANDA from Optometry Victoria where she was the CEO for 7 years. Prior to that, Terri was the Deputy CEO/National Program and Policy Manager for Breast Cancer Network Australia, and the Director of Client Services for Moreland Community Health Services.
Terri shared this reflection with us:
“I am delighted to take up this role. Perinatal depression is an important issue with implications across Australia for women, men and families. I'm excited by the opportunity to build on the great work undertaken by PANDA both in providing valued services and in raising awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety and the importance of early intervention. In the role I will draw on my previous experience in providing and managing counselling and support services as well as my experience in health promotion and public and government advocacy.”
The Board, staff and volunteers of PANDA would like to thank Jenni Richardson and Narelle Smith for stepping into the role of Acting CEO for 4 months, while maintaining their own roles of National Helpline Manager and Accounting & Payroll Manager respectively. They have provided excellent operational leadership and management of PANDA, while continuing to ensure PANDAs relevance to the community and excellent levels of service delivery.
Please join me in welcoming Terri to PANDA.
Chair PANDA Board