Our Board

Paul Pavli, Director

Professor Paul Pavli trained in Gastroenterology at Concord and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney and has had an ongoing interest in the basic science and clinical aspects of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) since he finished his specialist training. Paul completed a Ph.D. in gastrointestinal immunology at the Australian National University (ANU) and has pursued an active research program studying the causes of IBD.  Working with researchers from the ANU, he helped establish the Australian Familial IBD Register in the early 1990s, and more recently, has been studying the role of bacteria in triggering IBD.

In parallel, he has helped develop a clinical service in IBD at Canberra Hospital where patients have access to all facets of treatment including clinical trials of novel therapies and nursing, surgical, nutritional and psychological support for patients and their families. Paul has maintained an active role as a teacher and mentor for undergraduate medical students, hospital resident staff, and advanced trainees in Gastroenterology who wish to specialize in the management of IBD. He has also served on a number of Federal and Territory government bodies and professional organizations including the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC), now the Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Medicines (ACPM), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and Therapeutic Guidelines.

Dr Greg Moore, Director

Dr. Greg Moore is an IBD specialist gastroenterologist. He founded the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit at Monash Medical Centre in 2006 and oversees a specialised IBD clinic. Greg coordinates a busy clinical trials unit, undertakes ongoing research and combines private practice and undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.  He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine Monash University and supervises research students. Greg is also a member of Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association, the peak medical IBD group, and is a sought after speaker at both scientific and public forums.

Anita Reilly, Director

Anita Reilly has a long association with CCA and served in an executive position for 20 years with CCA Queensland, which merged with CCA in 2009.  She runs CCA’s IBD Helpline and has an intimate knowledge and understanding of IBD with over two decades of experience working with and providing help to the IBD community. Anita has also felt the impact of IBD at a close, personal level for more than 30 years as her son, now an adult, has had Crohn’s since two-years of age.   Outside of her involvement with CCA, Anita co-owns a small business in the building & construction industry.

David Reckenberg, Director

David Reckenberg is a lawyer who has worked both ‘in-house’ and in private practice in the wealth management industry for over 20 years. During that time he has also held senior operational (non-legal) management roles. David currently works part time as a special counsel with Hive Legal. David enjoys using his strong technical expertise and communication skills to help financial services organisations achieve key strategic improvements by ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations; rationalising products and operations and launching new products. After more than 20 years working in this industry, specialising particularly in superannuation law, he has a strong network of peers. David is also studying part time to obtain a graduate certificate in teaching English as a second language. He started supporting CCA quite a few years ago after a family member was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Hon Bernie Ripoll, Director

The Hon Bernie Ripoll has served in the Australian Commonwealth Parliament from 1998-2016 as the Member for Oxley and worked across government and opposition and on many Joint Parliamentary Committees as the Chair or Deputy Chair. Bernie also served as a member of the Government Executive in the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and chaired the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services delivering the “Ripoll Report” that led to the Future of Financial Advice FoFA reforms. Bernie served as a Shadow Minister in a number of portfolios including Financial Services and Superannuation and Small Business. Bernie has devoted many years to the community and ten years as director for a not-for-profit medical company, (Inala Primary Care), is currently a director of financial advice FinTech-startup MapMyPlan.com.au, the National Stock Exchange, and a member of the SMSFA Public Policy Committee.

 

Julie Weldon, Director

Julie has worked in corporate communication for nearly 25 years, and currently leads JAW Communications, a consultancy she founded in 2011, which works across a wide range of industries and sectors, including not-for-profit groups. She leverages her experience to support senior executives and business leaders on reputation and issues management; leadership positioning; employee engagement; branding and sponsorship; and policy development and generally help leaders harness the power of communication in their organisations.  Julie has been living with Crohn’s disease since 1994.