NSW Committee of Management

Barbara Ward – President

Barbara Ward is the founder and Managing Director of Impact One and Public Health Advocate. Her previous senior executive roles include the MD of Anglican Retirement Villages Foundation, San Foundation, CEO AustCare and Marist Community Services, Financial Controller Lane Cove Council, Corporate Services Director NSW Crime Commission and OPSM.

Barbara Ward is the founder and Managing Director of Impact One and Public Health Advocate. Her previous senior executive roles include the MD of Anglican Retirement Villages Foundation, San Foundation, CEO AustCare and Marist Community Services, Financial Controller Lane Cove Council, Corporate Services Director NSW Crime Commission and OPSM.  She is the current President of Rotary Club of Sydney and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition in 2019. She is the immediate Past President of Australia India Business Council NSW, Fellow and former President of Fundraising Institute of Australia and also sits on a number of corporate and charity Boards, and is the President of four. Barbara has received many Community and Business awards from industry bodies, NSW and Federal Governments. Amongst these, in recent years Barbara has received the Local Women of the Year Award, the Community Mental Health Service Award, the St George Community Award and the Volunteer of the Year NSW North Shore award in recognition of her outstanding contribution and service to business, community, multiculturalism and the health sector.

Sam Ngai – Treasurer

Sam is a finance and strategy professional with a range of experiences from the public, private, government and not-for-profit sectors. He has degrees in Software Engineering and Accounting, and achieved the Order of Merit when graduating from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sam is an elected local government Councillor and a non-executive director at the specialised workplace health and safety insurer StateCover Mutual. He also serves as the company secretary at KYDS Youth Development Service and as the treasurer at his local community preschool

Leanne Cook – Secretary

Leanne Cook is an experienced secretary with a proven track record of successfully managing simultaneous projects and meeting deadlines consistently and accurately. A strong administrative background coupled with excellent computer skills facilitates the provision of complete secretarial support. She is a self-motivated worker who is able to communicate effectively at all levels. Leanne is progressive, innovative and acts on opportunities. This is seen in her successes leading to the implementation of extensive and sustainable projects and programs. She is a top performing secretary who is both professional and trustworthy. Leanne is skilled at problem-solving and decision-making and is a conscientious worker who is always willing to go the extra mile.

Lauren Reeves – Nutritionist

Lauren is a Registered Nutritionist with an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. Lauren’s previous experience includes NSW Health dietetic assistance, consults on healthy eating, program design and resource development. Presently, Lauren is a Care Project Coordinator in Nutrition at Anglican Retirement Villages. Programs Lauren has been actively involved in developing at ARV include: Rhythm of Life (establishing person centred care for Care Home residents), Nutrition and Hydration stations, and 24 hour food services in all homes.

Dr. Chloe Sacks – APD

Chloe is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionists with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. She has many years experience in the food industry, both as an educator and in product and recipe development. Chloe has worked for the Healthy Kids Association to make healthy food more available to our children, and has volunteered for the Boden Institute of Obesity, Share and Jewish Care.

She currently works part-time as a consultant for Nutrition Australia, Health and Fitness Recruitment Australia and Bupa. Her roles include corporate presenter and program manager, and designing and delivering community education. Chloe has a thriving private practice and consults from the Rose Bay Medical clinic. She is also the Senior dietitian for Mark Moran Vaucluse, Adapt Healthcare, Advanced Diversity Services, St Lukes Private Hospital Potts Point and Glimlife Australia Pty. Ltd.

Professor Chandrashekhar Bapat

Chandra is a Founding Director at EPIC-X Pty Ltd and an Adjunct Faculty and lecturer for the School of Engineering at the University of Sydney. Key qualifications include a Masters of Project Management, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Cambridge University Advanced Leadership Program.

Chandra has global healthcare experience spanning over 25 years in the field of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and project management through his tenure in various technical, Project Management and leadership roles. He is passionate about healthcare engineering technology and Project Management in the sector.

Chandra is an avid practitioner, dedicated Yoga and Advance Pranayama teacher and volunteer at Spirit of India, a NFP organisation. He firmly believes ‘You are what you eat’ and being happy, healthy and hearty begins with good nutrition and regular exercise. He is keen to help young and old in the community to lead a healthy life. He is a non-smoker, teetotaller and follows a pure vegetarian diet.

Chandra is the past President of Toastmasters Club 5335 and Associate Director of Membership and Growth Portfolio at the Project Management Institute, Sydney. He brings a wealth of practical leadership experience, business acumen and sincerity along with project management and risk management expertise and passion for helping community to the board room.

Andriana Korai – Student

Andriana is currently completing a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney and has been volunteering with Nutrition Australia NSW on an interim basis for over a year. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in Immunology and Molecular Biology and Genetics, for which she received a degree-long scholarship based on sustained academic merit. Andriana was also a recipient of the Denison Research Scholarship, a six-week bursary to contribute to current research at the University of Sydney.

Her studies have equipped her with essential skills in problem solving and critical thinking, while her previous volunteer experience is a testament of her commitment to the community.