Board of Directors


Prof Henry Lerm Non-Executive President; Eastern Cape - Branch-Chairperson

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 Johanna Barnardt Deputy Chairperson (Legal)


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

Industrial Psychologist


Mr Johan Jordaan National Treasurer



Prof Ramodungoane Tabane Director, Principal of Faculty

Educational Psychologist


Mr JP Venter Administration Director

Industrial Psychologist and accredited mediator


Dr Karen Levin Communications Director

Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist


Dr Anton van den Bout Director

Orthopaedic and Spinal surgeon and admitted Advocate to the High Court of SA Accredited Mediator in Medical Negligence and Commercial matters


Dr Thabiso Rapapali Free State - Branch Chairperson; Director



Ms Romany Sutherland Western Cape - Branch Chairperson

Attorney specialising in Clinical Negligence


Ms Philippa Styles KZN - Branch Chairperson


Stacey Aires Chairperson, SAMLA Gauteng Branch



Mr Rowan Haarhoff Director

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


Ms Barbara Donaldson Director

Counselling and Industrial & Organisational Psychologist


Dr Carlien van Heerden Director

Nursing Practitioner


Dr Willem Moore Director



Mr Renier Jacobs Director



Ms Desiree David Director


Gerbri van Heerden Director

Occupational Therapist


Ms Yvonne Raganya Director

Occupational Therapist

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