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The Quarterly 2012


Sharon Holloway
Education Project Officer

With a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching from the University of Otago, Sharon came to RACMA with a wealth of educational experience in the health and education settings including not-for-profit; community and government sectors.

Her rich and varied career in education includes being the Principal of three Primary Schools in the North Island of New Zealand where she was instrumental in implementing educational and governance reform. She was an expat school teacher in a private educational facility in Kuwait and established a primary school whilst she was over there. This experience reiterated just how fortunate we are in Australasia regarding our preschool to tertiary education system.

Sharon has joined the College’s educational development team with a highly valued medical college perspective having worked as the Education Developments Manager at the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. This role involved managing the development of the new curriculum and assessment, accreditation, STP governance and support projects.

Sharon's role is as National Education and Training Program Manager, which she has occupied since December last year. She comes to us at the exciting time of implementing the new initiatives of the RACMA Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum. She provides executive support to the Education and Training Committee, Board of Censors and the Training Committee implementing the Faculty Education Program and Fellowship Training Program initiatives.

On the weekends she spends quality time on trains, trams and buses with her transport-obsessed 3 and ½ year old grandchild, Leo. She also enjoys eating out, reading and time spent with family.

Cassie Smith
Manager – Operational Projects

Cassie's career started as the youngest female trainee money broker in Melbourne. She was on the Treasury bills exchange floor during the crash of October 1987, and remembers Black Monday well. Her early career took a detour and led towards a focus on strategic planning, organisational consulting and change management.

Throughout the next 20 years, Cassie has worked in various management and leadership roles in the areas of investigative consulting, manufacturing, human resources and education. Her roles focused on organisational and cultural change management. During Cassie’s most recent position, she was tasked with the operations and leadership of the Victoria Government-TAFE automotive campus ‘global spotlight’ initiative in Docklands.

Cassie has joined RACMA in the role of Manager – Operational Projects, and will work with Chief Executive Dr Karen Owen and National Education and Training Program Manager Sharon Holloway on projects stemming from the Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum Framework.

Cassie is Company Director of Oceans2Earth Foundation, an international not for profit organisation that promotes awareness, provides resources and financial assistance to local and overseas animal welfare and conservation projects. She is a volunteer wildlife carer and avid campaigner against the illegal wildlife trade and the use of animals in tourism.

She is also a personal trainer and photojournalist. Her furry 6 year old 'child' Molly keeps her company during exercise sessions with clients and long stints on the computer at night. Cassie enjoys regular travel and volunteers in wildlife rescue in countries such as Thailand, Kenya, Malawi and Australia.

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