Dee Hopkins has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA).
Ms. Hopkins joins the Foundation after an extensive management career in Canberra leading and influencing key organisations including Carers Australia ACT. She was a Director with Medicines Australia.
Along with her professional experience, Ms. Hopkins said a personal drive led her to her the Foundation. “MDFA’s purpose resonates strongly with me as my father had age related macular degeneration, which left him with low vision. I could see the impact that had on him and on his quality of life,” she said.
MDFA’s purpose resonates strongly with me as my father had age related macular degeneration, which left him with low vision. I could see the impact that had on him and on his quality of life
Foundation Chairman, Robert Kaye SC, said, “The Board is extremely happy with Dee’s appointment and believes she is the right person to take the organisation forward at a time when the NDIS, aged care and health landscapes are difficult to navigate and funding is tightening across the board for not-for-profits”.
Ms. Hopkins has spent many years advocating for better supports for family carers and providing services to carers and the people they care for, in the ACT and SE NSW. “It’s so important for people living with macular degeneration to know about the valuable services provided by MDFA, including assistance in navigating service systems so they can access the right services at the right time,” said Ms. Hopkins.
Ms. Hopkins commenced as Chief Executive Officer on 29 January 2018.