About Us

The Constitution of the NSW Operating Theatre Association Incorporated can be found by clicking on the LINK below:

NSW OTA Constitution

The objectives of the NSW Operating Theatre Association Incorporated can be found by clicking on the LINK below:

NSW OTA Objectives

The NSW Operating Theatre Association Inc's objectives are to:  

  1. Promote and provide perioperative nursing education.
  2. Disseminate perioperative nursing innovations, advancements, and best practice.
  3. Assist in the establishment of standards of care for perioperative nursing.
  4. Support research and promote evidence-based perioperative nursing practice.
  5. Facilitate communication and networking between perioperative nurses and state, national and international nursing bodies
  6. Collaborate with, and provide expert advice to, government, industry and regulatory bodies.
  7. Encourage the highest quality of care for all perioperative patients.
  8. Advocate professional issues for perioperative nurses.
  9. Promote perioperative nursing as a preferred career choice. 

 

The AGM Minutes of the NSW Operating Theatre Association Incorporated can be found by clicking on the LINKS below:

AGM MINUTES

 

The Annual Reports of the NSW Operating Theatre Association Incorporated can be found by clicking on the LINKS below:

Annual Report

The Audits of the NSW Operating Theatre Association Incorporated can be found by clicking on the LINKS below:

Annual AUDIT

 

Committee 2019-2020

Tracy Kerle, President

Mary-Anne Renshaw, Treasurer

Karen Hay, ACORN Director

Jenny Cubitt

Lauren Bradford

Angela Coleman

Lucinda Van Buuren

Committee 2020-2021

Tracy Kerle, President

Angela Coleman, President Elect

Mary-Anne Renshaw, Treasurer

Karen Hay, ACORN Director

Jenny Cubitt

Lauren Bradford

Lucinda Van Buuren

Jodie Traves

Committee 2021-2022

Angela Coleman, President

Mary-Anne Renshaw, Treasurer

Karen Hay, ACORN Director

Jenny Cubitt

Lucinda Van Buuren

Jodie Traves

Phoebe Turner

Gail Staines

Alison Schofield

Justine Roberts

Committee 2022-2023

Angela Coleman, President

Mary-Anne Renshaw, Treasurer

Alison Schofield, ACORN Director

Jenny Cubitt

Jodie Traves

Phoebe Turner

Justine Roberts

Simon Douglas, (Zone 7, Treasurer)

Donna Hopley, (Zone 1, Chair)

Leanne Seiffert, (Zone 5, Chair)

Committee 2023-2024

Angela Coleman, President

Alison Schofield, Treasurer + ACORN Director

Mary-Anne Renshaw, Assistant Treasurer

Jenny Cubitt

Jodie Traves

Phoebe Turner

Justine Roberts

Simon Douglas, (Zone 7, Treasurer)

Donna Hopley, (Zone 1, Chair) [resigned Nov 2023]

Leanne Seiffert, (Zone 5, Chair)

Nadine Quennell, (Zone 6, Chair)

Rebecca MacCabe, (Zone 2, Chair) [resigned June 2023]

Meredith Marcos [resigned Sept 2023]

Kate McGill

Fredrich Gagtan

Belinda Boon

Therese Clancy

 

Certificate of Appreciation recipients:

1984 Jenny Short

1986 Anna Marie Nagy

1990 Merrilyn Little

1991 Val Thomas; Anne Thompson; Brigid Tracey

1992 Margaret Coulson; Arnold Rupell; John Stuart

1993 Karen Salmon

1994 Madge Roberts

1996 Keith Collins

1997 Lyn Redknap; Anne Arnold

1999 Deidre Rose; Margaret Warby; Gillian Walker

2000 Mary Pegg; Judith Rowse; Betty Beattie

2001 Anne Carney; Lesley Pereira; Karin Croghan

2002 Robyn 'Bobbie' East; Karen Smithers; Phyllis Davis; Margaret Waters

2003 Margaret Weissman; Mary Perry; Wendy Saunders; Robyn McEachran; Sonia Keeling;
         Ruth Sayers; Bev Keene; Val Corcoran; Belinda Chapman; Tony Krantzcke; Ros Berryman

2004 Lilian Blair; Jane Gordon; Wayne Griffiths; Mary-Anne Wilson; Helen Wright; Kathryn Taaffe

2005 Margaret (Mickey) Mantle

2006 Roleen Moloney-Vaughan

2007 Lois Hamlin; Pat Howarth; Toni Gwynn-Jones; Jenny Pirie; Pat Arnold; Olwen Durnall;

         Janette Mustchin

2008 Lyn Barden; Frank Higgins; John Kennedy; Sandra Solarz

2009 Sally Sutherland-Fraser; Bill Parmenter; Ella Meek

2011 Yean Yoke Soo

2014 Michelle Berarducci [Our wonderful NSW OTA Secretariat]

2017 Marilyn Randall

Excellence Awards Recipients

Year

Name

Hospital

Award

2004

Lois Hamlin

Royal North Shore

Excellence – SNM

2004

Jacinthia Sie

Canterbury

Excellence – CNS

2004

Penny Dalgitou

Canterbury

Perioperative student of the year

2005

Lynda Mitchell

Canterbury

Excellence – CNE

2005

Misty Cheesman

St Vincent’s

Perioperative student of the year

2006

Joanne Edwards

Royal Prince Alfred

Excellence – NM

2006

Jenny Pirie

Wollongong

Outstanding achievement by an individual perioperative nurse

2006

Helen Wilmore

Royal Prince Alfred

Excellence – RN

2007

Marjorie Raggett

Westmead

Excellence – CNS

2007

Terese Pinkis

Wollongong

Excellence – CNS

2007

Brian Julien

Westmead

Outstanding achievement by an individual perioperative nurse

2009

Deb Cansdell

St George

Perioperative Team Work

2011

Yean Yoke Soo

Westmead

Outstanding achievement by an individual perioperative nurse

2011

Perioperative Nursing Workforce Program

Nepean

Perioperative Team Work

2012

Julie Walters

POW  
Sydney Children’s

Outstanding achievement by an individual perioperative nurse

2013

Libby McKenna
Kylee Peers
Sally Taylor
Maxine Miller
Hayley Edwards

Bathurst

Perioperative Team Work

2014

Operating Theatre

Canterbury

Perioperative Team Work

For outstanding performance and dedication to enhancing the patient’s perioperative journey

 

 

Life Membership Recipients:

1976 Norah Spence*

1976 Joan Englert*

1976 Rita Stahl*

1981 Evelyn Cowell*

1986 Jeannie Ross-Fraser

1986 Judith Meppem

1987 Judith Cornell*

1987 Ron Clarke*

1988 Mair Jones*

1990 Lesley Cooke*

1990 Peg Durrant*

1997 Narelle Hines*

1997 Helen Stanley

1998 Lyn Tozer

2000 Mary Sams

2001 Crystal Bowen

2001 Barbara Edwards

2002 Lyn Redknap*

2005 Val Corcoran

2005 Susan Golland*

2005 Judy Rouse

2006 Pat Solomon (Sr M Gabriel)*

2006 Gillian Walker

2006 Lorna Abell

2006 Norah Fogarty

2009 Jennie Pirie

2011 Lois Hamlin

2011 Karin Croghan

2011 Terri Pinkis

2012 Phyllis Davis

2017 Menna Davies

2019 Jenny Cubitt

2021 Tracy Kerle

2023 Lilian Blair

* Denotes Deceased

 

 

 

YEAR NAME YEAR  NAME
1957-1958 Sr Mary Gabriel RSC 1990-1991 Mrs. Roslyn Berryman
1959-1960 Miss. Enid Maskey 1991-1992 Miss. Karalynne Redknap
1960-1961 Miss. Gwen Morrow 1992-1993 Ms. Menna Davies
1961-1962 Miss. Beryl  Phillips (now Bentley) 1993-1994 Mrs. Narelle Hines
1962-1963 Miss. Lesley Cooke 1994-1995 Miss. Karalynne Redknap
1963-1964 Sr Mary Vianney 1995-1996 Ms. Phyllis Davis
1965-1966 Miss. Freda Hundt 1996-1997 Mrs. Roslyn Berryman
1966-1968 Mrs. Joan Englert 1997-1998 Mrs. Pauline Walker
1968-1969 Miss. Evelyn  Cowell 1998-1999 Ms. Robyn McEachran
1969-1971 Mrs. Joan Englert 1999-2000 Ms. Belinda Chapman
1971-1972 Sr. Mary Laboure RSC 2001-2003 Ms. Frances O'Brien
1972-1973 Mrs. Joan Englert 2003-2005 Ms. Menna Davies
1973-1975 Miss. Rita Stahl 2005-2007 Mrs. Jenny Cubitt
1975-1976 Miss. Mair Jones 2007-2009 Ms. Jane Waldron
1976-1979 Mrs. Joan Englert 2009-2011 Ms. Kerry Rodgers
1979-1980 Mrs. Judith Cornell 2011-2013 Ms. Allanah Hazelgrove
1980-1981 Miss. Judith Meppem 2013-2015 Ms. Tracy Kerle
1981-1982 Miss. Lesley Cooke 2015-2016 Ms. Hayley McIntosh
1982-1983 Miss. Merrilyn Cox (now Little) 2016-2017 Mrs. Jenny Cubitt
1984-1985 Mrs. Narelle Hines 2017-2019 Ms. Allanah Hazelgrove
1985-1986 Ms. Anna-Marie Nagy 2019-2021 Ms. Tracy Kerle
1986-1987 Mrs. Judith Cornell 2021-2024 Ms. Angela Coleman
1987-1988 Miss. Valerie Thomas    
1988-1989 Miss. Brigid Tracey    
1989-1990 Mr. John Stuart    

Click on the LINK below to view the details;

NSW OTA Quilt

Click on the LINK below to view the

Judith Cornell Tribute

Click on the LINK below to view the details 

Mair Jones OAM 2012

Click on the LINK below to view the History Slideshow

History Slideshow

Click the link below to view the slideshow of the 2007 Dinner 50th Anniversary.

Past President's Slideshow