Board of Directors


Prof Henry Lerm Non-Executive President

Doctor in Law and an admitted attorney at Uitenhage Justice for Legal Aid SA


Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg National Chairperson

Emeritus Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences| Department of Nursing and Midwifery Fellow Academy of Nursing of South Africa (FANSA)


Adv Johanni Barnardt SC National Deputy Chairperson (Legal)



Dr Sharon Munyaka National Deputy Chairperson (Health); Transformation Director

Industrial Psychologist


Mr Johan Jordaan National Treasurer



Anneke Greeff Communications Director

Occupational Therapist


Mr Renier Jacobs Western Cape Branch Chairperson, Administration Director



Dr Thabiso Rapapali Free State Branch Chairperson; Director



Mr Rowan Haarhoff Western Cape Branch Treasurer, Director, Business Development Committee Chair

Attorney (Non-Practising); Mediator MiM (UCT)


Mrs Gugu Gopfert KZN Branch Chairperson, Director

Occupational Therapist


Stacey Aires Gauteng Branch Chairperson, Director, Education and Training Committee Chair



Ms Desiree David Eastern Cape Branch Chairperson, Director

Legal Academic


Mr JP Venter Director

Industrial Psychologist and accredited mediator


Prof Ramodungoane Tabane Director, Credentialling Committee Chair

Educational Psychologist


Dr Carlien van Heerden Director

Nursing Practitioner


Dr Willem Moore Director, Ethics and Legal Matters Chair



Adv Maryke Pienaar Director



Adv. Charlene Labuschagne Director



Dr Natalie Benjamin-Damons Gauteng BranchTreasurer, Director



Mr Danie Weideman Director



Mr Mark Eaton Eastern Cape Branch Treasurer, Director

Clinical Psychologist


Mrs Naomi Williams KZN Branch Treasurer, Director


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