Tanya Hall CEO and Founder
Tanya has contributed over 10 years work within the not-for-profit sector. Through her own experience of living with heart disease she founded hearts4heart in 2011, a National organisation supporting, educating and advocating for Australians living with heart disease. Through Tanya’s hard work and advocacy, hearts4heart has grown exponentially and is now seen as an expert voice in the field of patient education and support for heart disease and arrhythmia’s. Tanya is often called upon to present at clinician, research and industry conferences and contacted by the media to contribute to cardiac related stories.
As CEO of the only cardiac patient advocacy group actively involved in market access discussions with Government, Tanya has been successful in re-energising the Australian cardiac community in the patient access to therapies discussion. She has also united Industry companies through roundtable meetings and regular teleconferences, to bring a single voice to the issue. Tanya has also made significant contributions through her involvement at the AIPS post budget breakfast, the Parliamentary Committees of ‘Friends of Heart & Stroke’ & ‘Friends of Medicine’.
Early detection and patient access to therapies across the globe is Tanya’s goal. Tanya’s passion to both raise awareness of heart disease and ensure patients have treatment and access to proven therapies, has seen her establish relationships with key stakeholders including clinicians, politicians and health industry members.
Tanya is involved in a number of cardiac committees across Australia including the Cardiac Devices Registry Steering Committee of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
She is the is a recipient of a 2012 CALI (Community, Action, Leadership and Inspiration) award and was a finalist for the Body and Soul Woman of the Year in 2013. Most recently Tanya won the Medical Technology Association of Australia Outstanding Achievement Award 2015 and the Global Bakken Invitation Award which is awarded to those who have been implanted with medical technology and are making a difference contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service.
David Rogers Treasurer
David brings more than 17 years in tax, financial and business consulting experience to his role as treasurer of Hearts4Heart. He has expertise in providing comprehensive accounting services, tax advice & planning as well as consulting & supporting accounting IT systems.
David is a member of CPA Australia (Certified Practicing Accountants), the National Tax and Accountants’ Association (NTAA) and is a Registered Tax Agent. He earned his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University, Melbourne.
Outside of the boardroom, David can often be found on the football field, basketball court or running trail.
Natalie Kringoudis Director
Natalie Kringoudis is a Dr of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist and Author. She’s also the owner of The Pagoda Tree, a hub for natural fertility & women’s health in Australia.
She recognised the large gap between conventional medicine and supporting wellness and has developed a unique style to women’s natural health care – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility methods.
Natalie has accepted the task of inspiring wellness, not only to those embarking on becoming parents, but equally important to her, educating young women of how their choices shape their reproductive health. She believes this is the key to addressing the infertility epidemic. For Natalie, fertility isn’t just about babies, it’s about outstanding health. Her knowledge in fertility and natural medicine has regularly features in her column in Australian Natural Health magazine, in major publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as regular TV appearances as a wellness expert. She is also the author of several publications, her latest achievement Well & Good available in all good book stores.
Tracy Buse Director
Tracy is a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivor. In addition to her own personal experiences, she has a family history of arrhythmia and sudden death. She is passionate about assisting others in similar circumstances. Subsequently she was involved inhearts4heart for a couple of years prior to joining the Board as a representative for patients. She is also a volunteer in a pet pal program, visiting those who are socially isolated with her caring dog. She has enjoyed being active in her community whilst raising her family.
Tracy has over 30 years of experience in hospitality and Human Resources in South Africa, Australia and the UK. Her experience includes 5 years in a not-for-profit community development organization in Cape Town and 13 years with a water retailer in Melbourne. She has also run two small businesses, a restaurant and currently a transitions/career coaching consultancy where she works with individuals and small groups to assist them with career/health transitions and emotional resilience. She has studied HR/organisational psychology in both South Africa and Australia up to Masters Level.