Team

Our Board

Dr Stewart Washer

Dr Stewart Washer

Executive Chairman
Stewart has over 20 years of CEO and board-level experience in medical technology and biotech companies. He is currently the Chairman of Orthocell Ltd (ASX:OCC) and Cynata Therapeutics Ltd (ASX:CYP).
Prof Sir John Tooke

Prof Sir John Tooke

Non-Executive Director
Sir John has 30 years’ experience as a consultant physician. He is Chair of Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) UCL and chaired oversight on the Academy of Medical Sciences project ‘How we best use scientific evidence to judge the benefits and harms of medicines’. Sir John is a Non-Executive Director of BUPA Chile and chairs the Medical Advisory Council.
Dr Michael Winlo

Dr Michael Winlo

Managing Director
Michael has extensive experience in leading high-growth teams. Prior to Emyria, he served as CEO of Linear Clinical Research and, before that, lived in Silicon Valley where he worked for Palantir, helping major healthcare institutions in the US and UK solve complex data integration and analysis challenges. Michael is a medical doctor with an MBA from Stanford.
Dr Alistair Vickery

Dr Alistair Vickery

Medical Director
Alistair is a specialist medical practitioner with over 30 years’ experience. Prior to Emyria, Alistair was an Associate Professor of Primary Health Care at the University of Western Australia and Deputy Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA.
Matt Callahan

Matt Callahan

Non-Executive Director
Matt is co-founder of Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT), Orthocell (ASX:OCC), and iCeutica Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur with extensive pharmaceutical and scheduled substances experience.

The future of healthcare is personalised medicine enabled by digital technology but configured in a way so we can learn as we go.

Management Team

Mary-Ann Rennie

Mary-Ann Rennie

Corporate Operations Lead
Mary-Ann has over 14 years’ experience across the Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas and Professional Services Industries in Australia and Norway having worked in both commercial and operational roles with a strong focus on contract management and negotiation. Prior to starting at Emyria Mary-Ann was Head of Business Development at a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company. Mary-Ann is passionate about healthcare and working in a company that has a focus on meeting patients unmet needs and facilitating positive patient outcomes.
Joseph Ohayon

Joseph Ohayon

Chief Financial Officer
Joseph has over 30 years’ experience in the accounting field, has been a finance director of private companies and CFO, Company Secretary and Director of ASX listed companies. Joseph has over 10 years’ experience in the biotech industry and has an MBA in International Business.
Tracie Ernenwein

Tracie Ernenwein

Head of Research and Drug Development
Tracie has worked in patient care and research for over 15 years. Starting her career as an oncology registered nurse in Canada, she went on to earn degrees in public health and health management, and has spent the last 10 years managing cancer clinical trials in Australia. She is passionate about designing investigator-driven research that shapes patient care and improves the patient experience.
Margaret Somerville

Margaret Somerville

National Clinics Director
Margaret has over 25 years’ experience in the management of medical clinics and professionals in Australia. Margaret was owner and director of a northern suburbs general practice, managing over 20 staff. She is a surveyor with AGPAL for the accreditation of general practice medical centres Australia-wide.
Alana Gooch

Alana Gooch

Care Development Manager
Alana has worked in administration and customer service for 15 years, first in general practice, then in the construction industry and now at Emyria. She is passionate about healthcare management, with a focus on measuring and improving each patient’s experience.
Adam James

Adam James

Commercial Opportunities Lead
Adam has over 10 years’ experience across health systems reform, public and private health service administration, and research commercialisation. Adam has led private and public clinical services focused on sleep medicine in Australia and is a Fellow of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) UCL.
Dr Sebastian Roth

Dr Sebastian Roth

Data Lead
Being originally from Perth (Australia), Sebastian spent his formative years in Singapore and Zurich (Switzerland) before returning to receive his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2020. Although he enjoys working in several fields of research, the majority of his work has focused on behavioural economics and economic psychology topics – and in particular, on isolating causal effects when it comes to decision-making, gender differences, and preference formation.
Dr Patty Washer

Dr Patty Washer

Research Consultant
Patty's experience in health and biomedical research spans over 20 years. Her background is in the intellectual property and licensing of biomedical technology. A true scientist, she is passionate about understanding and researching new therapeutic options for insomnia, chronic pain and other chronic diseases in order to inform best practice.
Dr Wayne Aston

Dr Wayne Aston

Project Manager
Wayne has working in the Medical and Research sectors for 7 years. Wayne has a PhD in cancer immunology. He has successfully completed courses in entrepreneurship and digital health innovation. He is an alumni of the Perth BioDesign program and is passionate about accelerating the use of digital healthcare technologies to improve the circumstances of others.
Adrienne Elks

Adrienne Elks

Project Manager
Adrienne has over a decade’s experience coordinating complex projects and tenders across a range of industries and helping individuals and organisations visualise – and improve – their processes. Prior to joining Emyria, she worked in various process improvement roles at Linear Clinical Research and before that, she worked as a bid manager, travelling around the country to help the likes of PwC, Spotless and G4S win new business.

To provide fantastic care we need to learn from the person in front of us and personalise treatment. This means taking the time to understand what’s important, what’s working and the full range of options available.

Strategic Advisory Board

Dr Karen Smith

Dr Karen Smith

Dr Smith is a Biotech/Pharmaceutical Executive, Board Director and Clinical/Scientific Advisor in the US, Europe, Canada and Asia. Her breadth of experience covers over 100 clinical trials and 20+ major regulatory approvals in multiple jurisdictions including FDA (USA), EMA (Europe), TGA (Australia), ANVISA (Brazil), and PMDA (Japan); leading to product launches across diverse therapeutic areas including ares in oncology, rare disease, cardiology, dermatology, neuroscience, and anti-infectives. In addition to R&D and pipeline development, Dr Smith’s successful record of business development includes acquisitions, divestitures, and partnership deals.
Dr Nik Zeps

Dr Nik Zeps

Dr Zeps is the inaugural Group Director of Research for Epworth HealthCare in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017, he was the recipient of the biennial Ethics award from the NHMRC. He has served as Director of Research at SJOG HealthCare and as a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Dr David Putrino

Dr David Putrino

David Putrino is a physical therapist with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from The University of Western Australia. David began his career as a clinician in Australia and then moved to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, MIT, and NYU. He has served as a faculty member at Weill-Cornell Medicine and Burke Medical Research Institute. David works to develop innovative technology solutions for individuals in need of better healthcare accessibility. He often works with many collaborators including the High-Performance Division at Red Bull, Not Impossible Labs, and Leaders in Sports Performance.

Medical Advisory Board

Dr Jennifer Morgan

Dr Jennifer Morgan

Dr Morgan is an anaesthetist and pain specialist. She established the first private pain services at St John of God Hospital and Hollywood Hospital in Western Australia. Her interests include the prevention of acute pain developing into chronic pain and chronic pain conditions, such as neuropathic pain.
Dr Philip Finch

Dr Philip Finch

Dr Finch is an anaesthetist and pain specialist with over 40 years’ experience. He is Medical Director of the Perth Pain Management Centre in WA and has a specialist interest in interventions using nerve blocks and radiofrequency lesioning in a number of spinal and other structures. He is also interested in the field of neuropathic pain, specifically complex regional pain.
Sir Professor John Tooke

Sir Professor John Tooke

Sir John has 30 years’ experience as a consultant physician. He is Chair of Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) UCL and chaired oversight on the Academy of Medical Sciences project ‘How we best use scientific evidence to judge the benefits and harms of medicines’. Sir John is a Non-Executive Director of BUPA Chile and chairs the Medical Advisory Council.
Dr Richard Magtengaard

Dr Richard Magtengaard

Richard is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Marian Centre Hospital and a member of St John Ambulance Expert Advisory Group. He remains an active member of the Australasian Military Medical Association and has developed lasting affiliations with ADF Joint Health Command, Returned Services League WA, St John Ambulance, West Australian Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Australian Federal Police and numerous other Ex-Service Organisations.
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