Barbara Ward is the Managing Director of Impact 1 and has a held a variety of senior commercial, customer, strategic alliance and finance roles across the industry, both onshore and overseas, acareer that spans Government, Corporate, Not for Profit and Charity sector and is known as the change agent.
She is current President of Rotary Club of Sydney, Lupus Australia, SHARE (SMR) Inc, Nutrition Australia NSW and Immediate Past President of Australia India Business Council NSW. Barbara holds non-executive position on several board including World Lupus Federation, Royal Rehabilitation and NSW Government Agency for Clinical Excellence. Barbara is former President of Fundraising Institute of Australia and is a Fellow.
In 2019 she was awarded Paul Harris Fellow , Leadership in International Mental Health, Excellence in Community Service on Australia Day and is Nominee AFR 100Women of Influence and was also ‘Ku-ring-gai Local Woman of the Year 2017”, amongst many other awards for her leadership in business and community.
Barbara’s passion for good public policy stems from her experience that a strong economy is the basis of a just society and she works tirelessly at every level to make life better for those less fortunate. She has a strong commitment to helping others and building stronger communities with a focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Registered fitness Australia member. Qualified certificate III fitness for older adults, personal Trainer and Taichi instructor.
Elena Villacorta Cortez
Registered Fitness Australia Members. Taiji and Sheng Zhen Meditation Instructor. 1998 Philippines Gold Medalist at National Championship. Founder of Sheng Zhen Australia.
Arturo Horacio Paz
Registered Fitness Australia Members. Senior Instructor certificate in Tai Chi Chuan, Yang styles and Qi Qong. Australia Sports Commission accredited coach for Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan.
Administration Coordinatior & Assistant