Dr Angeline Barker (President)
MBBS FRACGP FSCCA DPD
Dr Angie Barker was born and bred in Perth, Western Australia. She studied medicine at University of Western Australia, graduating in 1989.
Angie has always had a special interest in skin cancer and dermatology, completing a Diploma in Practical Dermatology at the University of Cardiff in 2009 and her Fellowship with the SCCA in 2014.
Angie is enthusiastic about teaching, especially surgery, lectures in the Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, and is a Tutor for the SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. Angie has served on the SCCA Board since 2019, and is a member of the AICD. She will be striving to increase the recognition of the SCCA as a centre of excellence for skin cancer education, and recognition of the Members as GP Skin Cancer Specialists.
Angie is the owner and principal of The Woods Medical Centre, Scarborough, WA, which she set up in 2008 with one other doctor and a receptionist. It is now a thriving 5 doctor practice, combining General Practice and Skin Cancer Clinic.
Dr Vin Rajeswaran (Vice President)
MBBS, FRACGP, Adv Cert Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery, Cert Adv Dermoscopy & Histopathology
Dr Vin Rajeswaran studied medicine in India and completed surgical training in both the UK and Australia
Vin became a Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014 and is a passionate educator and advocate of mentorship in skin cancer medicine.
Vin owns and runs one of the largest AGPAL accredited teaching skin cancer clinics in Australia. This practice is leading the way in AI and full body mapping of skin lesions with the most up to date technology available.
Vin brings to the SCCA board his valuable experience guiding skin cancer clinics to run profitably and efficiently. He is passionate about facilitating skin cancer clinic accreditation, skin cancer business mentorship and Clinical Attachments for Doctors doing advanced clinical certificates.
Dr Franz Strydom
MB ChB, BSc, HonBSc(Med Sci), MSc(Med Sci), FRNZCGP, FSCCA
After discovering his first melanoma as a 4th year medical student, Franz has been hooked on skin cancer ever since. Before doing medicine, he worked as a postgraduate researcher in medical physiology.
Franz was fortunate to undertake his medical degree in South Africa. This allowed a wide spectrum of experience. After immigrating to New Zealand in 2000 he has lived and worked in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. Keith Monnington and Franz worked together on the clinic committee for the Ministry of Health pilot project in skin cancer. This was a very successful project that was later devolved into primary care. Franz was also involved in a similar project with Southern Cross, the major health insurer in New Zealand.
Franz is the owner of Skinspots Skin Cancer Clinic, one of the largest primary care skin cancer clinics in New Zealand. This clinic has paved the way for nurses to work as nurse specialist dermoscopists in New Zealand. Academically, Franz has been a presenter at every SCCA Congress and symposium. He would like to see the academic structure of the college grow both in stature and academic recognition. He has been actively involved in the training and up-skilling of GPs interested in skin cancer throughout New Zealand. Franz has been a lecturer for the Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy, the Certificate of Dermoscopy and the Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine.
One of his goals is to facilitate transparency of the board functions to all members. This, he believes is the only way that members can truly know if the board members they had voted for are acting responsibly. During the past 15 years Franz has worked towards accredited training and recognition of skin cancer by other colleges and medical councils. He believes this as the main goal for the college to achieve in the near future.
Dr Sarah Boxley
MBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCGP, FRACGP, FSCCA, FACAM, FCPCA
Dr Sarah Boxley studied medicine in the UK, gaining an undergraduate degree in Pathology, and graduating from the University of London in 2002. She has vast experience in skin cancer medicine and aesthetic/cosmetic medicine, working solely in these fields since 2009.
Sarah has been a member of SCCA since its inception and has progressed through the entire education pathway, gaining Fellowship in 2015. Sarah is a long-term tutor for the College, delivering both online and face-to-face teaching. She also on the international teaching faculty of the Allergan Medical Institute and is currently undertaking a Masters in Facial Rejuvenation.
Sarah believes that skin cancer medicine should be recognised as a discrete medical speciality in Australasia and that training in this field should be standardised to the highest quality. She has significant communication, leadership and business skills owning and managing two separate, successful skin clinics in Western Australia.
Dr Helena Rosengren
MBChB, FRACGP, FACSCM, FSCCA, Master of Medicine, MPHTM, DRCOG
Having completed general practice training in the UK, Dr Helena Rosengren immigrated to Australia in 1994 and has worked in skin cancer medicine since 2004, establishing the Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic in Townsville in 2009.
She is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian College of General Practice and the Skin Cancer College Australasia and has published a number of skin cancer research papers in medical journals. Helena is the chair of the SCCA Research Committee and a member of the SCCA Education Committee. As a member of a Cancer Council of Australia working party, Helena was closely involved in helping to develop the new keratinocyte skin cancer guidelines for Australia that were published in November 2019.
Passionate about teaching, Helena is a senior lecturer at James Cook University, provides in-house extended skills training in skin cancer medicine for doctors and teaches at SCCA skin cancer workshops. She is also frequently invited to present at medical conferences overseas.
Prof Petrina Coventry
B.Ed. (UTS), Dip Tch (UTS), M.Phil. (UNSW), MBA (UniSA), Global EMBA (USYD), MA Buddhist Studies (IBC)
Petrina Coventry is a Professor at Adelaide University and Director within the Lifelong Health discipline at South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute.
Petrina brings experience in leadership and research from multiple industry sectors including healthcare, energy, education, fintech, fast moving consumer goods and private equity.
She has held global leadership roles with The General Electric Company, The Coca Cola Company and Proctor and Gamble as well as roles as non-executive director and chair for several private and publicly listed companies in Australia and Asia.
Her work in ethics and governance, business development, organizational strategy and policy has led to increased involvement with governments, investment boards, and industry associations across the Asian region.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, (FAICD), A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety College of Fellows (FAIHS), a Vincent Fairfax Fellow (VFF), and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute (FAHRI).
Dr Chris Ho
MBBS, PhD MBA, GAICD, PGDP Dermatology, Adv C Med & Surgery, Adv C Dermatoscopy
Dr Chris Ho began full-time skin cancer practice in 2003. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1994, a PhD Surgery from UQ and trained several years as a Surgical Registrar in Brisbane.
He is a foundation member of the Skin Cancer Society Australia (SCSA 2005), and one of its first Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Advanced Certificate of Dermatoscopy alumni. SCSA evolved into SCCANZ and now SCCA (2012). He has a Postgraduate Diploma of Practical Dermatology (Cardiff UK), and the SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery.
Chris brings with him a breadth of knowledge and experience in research, business management, ethics and governance. He has a MBA and GAICD. He was the State Medical Director of the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics (ASCC, 2017-2019 and its Lead Clinician before that from 2005. and since 2017. As Lead Clinician and Medical Director of ASCC he had mentored many doctors into Skin Cancer medicine and taught surgical techniques such as grafts and flaps over the years.
Chris is passionate about ethical clinical practice, ethics governance and collaborative endeavours of the College with government and all stakeholders. He is now Chair of the Governance Committee SCCA (2021). He is on the Steering Committee of the Australia Ethical Healthcare Alliance (AEHA) and represented Australia for AEHA and SCCA at the 2019 APEC Forum. As a member of the Medicare Working Party he advocates for the SCCA at the Dermatology and Skin Services MBS Advisory Group (DASAG).
He also has experience in research (PhD), published in high impact factor international medical journals, co-written and won a research grant. He is keen on teaching, education and advocacy for members in all levels. He is approachable and welcomes communication from all members.
Dr Keith Monnington
Dr Keith Monnington is a semi-retired GP with 50 years of experience in medicine, 40 years in general practice (Australia and New Zealand), 20 years in primary care skin cancer medicine (New Zealand), and 10 years as a SCCA Director.
Keith graduated from Manchester University in 1972 and moved between Australia and New Zealand between 1973 and 2019. Retired from full-time clinical practice, he undertook locum work in NZ on a FIFO basis until Covid-19 put a stop to travel.
Keith remains active with a non-clinical role in New Zealand as the triage and grading clinician for both the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty skin lesion services, and participates in three online peer groups. He has provided opinions for the Health and Disability Commission.
As an Australian citizen/resident with NZ medical registration, Keith has experience and insight into medical practice in both jurisdictions. Retired from clinical practice, Keith puts his energy into supporting the College in a range of areas including active involvement in the Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, tutoring and other educational activities. He is also a member of the SCCA New Zealand Advisory Panel.
Mr Ian Wilson
Dip Business Studies (Accounting), FCPA, AGIA, MAICD
Ian has over 40 years international finance, company secretarial and Board experience gained initially in the commercial sector.
Ian has held many positions, including Head of Finance for an international stockbroker, Group Chief Finance Officer for a technology-driven market research company spanning 35 countries, and European Finance Director for an international finance technology (fintech) company. For the past 10 years, Ian has held roles in the not-for-profit medical and allied health sectors which have included genomic research, nuclear medicine and researcher-led clinical trials.
Ian currently holds a finance position with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health.