Meet our Board

Our Board of Directors bring their knowledge and passion to help the AFNT be the best it can be and live up to our vision of helping Territorians breathe better.

Chairperson

Dr Ian Crundall

Ian joined the Asthma Foundation NT board 2004. At various times he has served as the President and Vice President.

Away from the board room he has held senior NT Government positions in Health, Licensing and Justice, with an emphasis on alcohol and other drugs. His work has seen him engage with communities throughout the Territory. The Asthma Foundation NT welcomes the expertise Ian contributes in program development and evaluation, community engagement, research and policy review.

Dr Ian Crundall

Vice President

Trish Crossin

Trish is a former Senator and was the first woman to represent the Northern Territory in the Federal Parliament. Trish is an experienced Board member with a strong background and comprehensive directorship duties on community and government Board appointments, with educational, community and sporting organisations.

Trish has suffered with chronic asthma and bronchiectasis since she was a child so has had a long involvement with Asthma Foundation NT. As a member for more many years, Trish has also been a Board Director and Vice President and was awarded life membership in 2018.She established the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Asthma Group to raise awareness of this disease and its impact on people’s lives.

Director

David Cope

David joined the Asthma Foundation NT board in 2017. David is a Director of Morgan's Financial Darwin having worked for several years as a financial planner serving Territory based businesses and families. David's contribution to the board on matters of HR and sustainable funding has been invaluable.

Director / Public Officer

Gabriela de Oliveira

Gabriela joined the Asthma Foundation NT board in 2017. Gabriella worked as an intern with the Asthma Foundation NT while training to become an accredited pharmacist.

As a pharmacist she has first hand experience in how empowering knowledge of asthma and proactive management strategies are for individuals and their families. With this experience Gabriela provides a health professional perspective to the board and ensures the strategic and management discussions at board level never loses focus of the Asthma Foundation NT's primary reason for being, helping our community and people living with asthma.

Director

Jan Saunders

Jan joined the Asthma Foundation NT board in 2019, prior to joining the board she had worked for AFNT for 23 years firstly as an asthma educator and then as it's Executive Officer and retired in 2018. She brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the board about the foundation and is an invaluable source of information and support to both the staff and board of AFNT.

Treasurer

Bruce Wall

Bruce joined the Asthma Foundation NT board in 2021 as it's treasurer and with his extensive knowledge and expertise in finances he is a welcome addition to the board.

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