I just realised that because there was an e-mail to the HISA list on this topic on Friday that others who read the blog may not know this news.
Here is the announcement.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr Louise Schaper as CEO of the Health Informatics Society of Australia commencing 9th November 2009.
Louise will be known to many of you as the Chair of the West Australian HISA Branch. She has recently completed a PhD in Health Informatics at Curtin University. With a background as an occupational therapist, Louise is a world leader in Allied Health Informatics.
The selection process was a difficult one with many very fine applicants. The Board and I are looking forward to working with Louise and her engaging enthusiasm to take our Society to the next level.
Dr Michael Legg, PhD FAICD FAIM FACHI MACS(PCP) ARCPA
President, Health Informatics Society of Australia.
Well done Louise indeed and congratulations and good luck!