inTouch is a company limited by guarantee. We are governed by a constitution and an eminent Board of Directors chaired by Miriam Silva.

Our board meets monthly and is comprised of a diverse array of individuals with backgrounds in business, law, HR, finance, communications and non-profit leadership.

Board Chair

Miriam was appointed as Board Chair in September 2019. She has more than 20 years’ experience managing large and geographically diverse teams, across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agribusiness. Her influence extends across business, Government, media, Muslim and broader Australian communities.

Her previous roles have included Chief Operating Officer for FleetPartners, General Manager Commercial Operations for Elders Ltd as well as a number of roles with ANZ Banking Group Ltd.

Miriam has extensive Board and committee experience, holding numerous positions including: Chair of the Premier’s Council for Women (SA) and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) (SA & NT); member of the CEDA National Board and University of South Australia Council; Director at the South Australia Film Corporation, the Islamic Museum of Australia and the Malek Fahd Islamic School (NSW).

Miriam is also the Patron for the International Women’s Day Committee (SA) and is the Multicultural Patron for The South Australian Police Academy.

In 2012 Miriam was named as one of Australia’s inaugural 100 Women of Influence in the Westpac and Australian Financial Review Awards. Miriam is a member of the South Australian Women’s Honour Roll (2011) and is the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Multicultural Award for the Private Sector.

Deputy Chair

Tassia has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and community sector and commenced her career in community health in 1996. Tassia has experience working across strategic and operational areas and takes a pro-active approach in developing and delivering innovative services and programs, to identified and emerging community needs.

Tassia has strong skills in advocacy, streamlining of systems and processes, change management, effective engagement of stakeholders and developing partnerships. Tassia is committed to the social model of health principles as a means to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and communities.

Tassia is a current Board member of Mental Health Victoria and is the Chief Executive Officer at Merri Health in Melbourne’s north where the reform paradigm has become the new norm and agility is a prerequisite for managing the ever evolving health and community sectors. Tassia has a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Business Management, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alecia Rathbone

Board member

Alecia is passionate about social justice and how we can all play an active role in shaping and contributing to the communities in which we live.

Alecia, who joined the Summer Foundation in 2018, has worked in the ‘for-purpose’ and social enterprise space for 11 years, and also has a strong commercial background.

Alecia is the General Manager of Housing Matching, overseeing a social enterprise that matches people with disability to appropriate housing. She is responsible for The Housing Hub website, where people with disability can search for suitable housing by housing type or location, and the Tenancy Matching Service, which matches people with disability to new property developments across Australia.

Prior to her role at the Summer Foundation, Alecia was the Deputy CEO at the Foundation for Young Australians and Chief Operating Officer of Girl Guides Victoria, which is part of the largest organisation for girls and young women in the world. She is currently Deputy Chair of the CPA Australia Public Sector and Not for Profit Committee.

Alecia has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Certificate in Management of Not for Profit Organisations. Alecia is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Board member

Professor Prasuna Reddy is Associate Dean (International) and Professor of Applied Health Technology in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University.

Prasuna works closely with Swinburne International to ensure the Faculty and the University are well positioned for enduring collaboration in international relationships and educational partnerships, including: embedding an explicit international dimension in our engagement commitment; supporting delivery of an international curriculum and student experience; enhancing high-impact research and graduate programs through targeted international collaboration; and building an inclusive organisational culture that supports and values diversity and international engagement.

Prasuna brings to this position over 10 years of experience in senior executive director positions in research, academia and government, and a substantial history as a research academic in behavioural science, public health, humanitarian science and engineering.

Board member

Karina Posanzini is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with over 18 years’ experience in senior leadership and governance positions in the Not-for-Profit and Commercial Sectors. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Karina has a strong commitment to community service and is passionate in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse families to achieve safety and independence from abuse.

Board member

Anna Hart brings broad human resources experience, having commenced her HR career in 1996 and having held generalist, specialist and management roles. She brings over 10 years experience in senior leadership positions, skills in leading through organisational change and ambiguity, and the ability to think strategically whilst understanding operationally what is required to deliver.

Anna also has over 20 years experience volunteering and committee roles in community organisations, including council-run childcare centres, junior football clubs and surf-life saving clubs.

Anna is currently Senior Learning and Development Manager, Australia for Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to this, she held a variety of HR leadership roles at Maurice Blackburn. Anna has a Masters of Commerce (HRM) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anna is passionate about inclusivity and fostering curiosity, contributing to community and making a difference.

Board member

Maria Hagias has worked in the domestic violence sector of South Australia (SA) for 25 years. She has advocated for and informed policy development on gender based violence, resulting in responsive service models being implemented which promote women and children’s safety, and make men who use violence accountable for their behaviour.

Maria has participated in a number of national and state committees that inform systemic changes and responses. Through her current role as CEO of Women’s Safety Services of SA, she has worked with the community to change attitudes and address ways of working together to eliminate violence against women.

Maria has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work and Graduate Diploma in Community Services Management. She is also a member of Migrant Women’s Emergency Support Service.

Board member

Imaan joined the inTouch Board of Directors in August 2020 through the Young Women on Boards initiative. She is driven and passionate about the value of preventative and early intervention work in addressing family violence, and the importance of holistic and trauma-informed approaches to mental health interventions.

Imaan is an advocate for enhancing access accessibility and increasing organisations’ ability to better respond to culturally diverse and/or minority groups in the wellness and human services spaces.

She has extensive experience in the multicultural and social work sectors, including undertaking internships at Services Australia, Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, Shine for Kids and Baptcare.

Imaan has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from The University of Melbourne.