Adj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM, CEO/Secretary
Elizabeth is passionate about promoting and advancing the professional and industrial interests of nurses, midwives and personal care assistants.
CEO/Secretary since March 2008, Elizabeth works tirelessly to achieve the goals of ANMF (SA Branch) and to create a future that our members seek and so justly deserve.
Elizabeth worked as a personal care assistant during her undergraduate years, starting her career as a Registered Nurse in both metropolitan and country health settings upon completion of her degree.
After becoming increasingly concerned with a range of professional and workplace issues, Elizabeth completed further degrees in education and law. She has acted as an ANMF (SA Branch) Worksite Representative, Organiser, Industrial Officer and, since graduating from law, a Solicitor with ANMF (SA Branch) and Duncan Basheer Hannon, providing legal advice to many ANMF (SA Branch) members.
In addition to her qualifications in nursing, education and law, Elizabeth also holds qualifications in leadership and governance. Her academic status is held with Flinders University.
In the 2014 Elizabeth was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of significant service to medical administration, particularly to nursing and midwifery, and to community and mental health organisations.