The Board of Directors of Macular Disease Foundation Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dee Hopkins as Chief Executive Officer.
Dee joins the Foundation after an extensive management career in Canberra leading and influencing key organisations like Carers Australia ACT and as a Director with Medicines Australia.
Dee also has a personal drive which has led her to this position. She states, “MDFA's purpose resonates strongly with me as my father had age related macular degeneration which left him with low vision. I could see the impact that had on him and on his quality of life. I feel privileged to be part of leading MDFA to achieve better outcomes for those affected by macular disease”.
Foundation Chairman, Robert Kaye SC, said, “The Board is extremely happy with Dee’s appointment and believes she is the right person to take the organisation forward at a time when the NDIS, aged care and health landscapes are difficult to navigate and funding is tightening across the board for not-for-profits”.
Dee has spent many years advocating for better supports for family carers and providing services to carers and the people they care for, in the ACT and SE NSW. “MDFA has a strong reputation as a highly effective and respected advocate as well as providing valuable services to people living with MD. It's so important for people living with MD to know about the valuable services provided by MDFA including assistance in navigating service systems so they can access the right services at the right time."
Dee Hopkins commenced as Chief Executive Officer on Monday 29 January 2018