Governance & Board

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT – Tara Gallo


SECRETARY – Carine Ziegler




GENERAL – Courtney Vodopic


GENERAL – Derek Harris


GENERAL – Stuart Wall


About Tara

I came into contact with CDH Australia when I was pregnant with my son, Sean. He was diagnosed with CDH at his 20 week scan, and died from the condition at 8 days old. The support I received during Sean’s pregnancy, short life and after his death was hugely helpful and I will be forever grateful to CDH Australia and the wonderful people associated with the organisation.

I have ~15 years business consulting experience in the financial services and retail industries, with a focus on strategy development, operational design, strategy execution and project and team management. Currently, I am an Associate Director at Macquarie Bank, where I work in the Business Improvement and Strategy team. Previous roles include the Head of the Business and Private Banking Strategy team at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a Manager in Deloitte’s Strategy Consulting practice. I have my Masters of Economics from Macquarie University and graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BSBA of International Business and Economics, and Spanish (University Medal).

As president, I would like to see CDH Australia continue to grow and support more families at all stages of their CDH journey.


About Carine

Carine is mum to CDHer Sofia, and first came into contact with CDH Australia after receiving Sofia’s CDH diagnosis.

More to come!


About Ray

Ray is a chartered accountant and has experience working across a broad range of accounting functions within commercial and public practice environments. Ray is currently based in the Australian property finance team at the Goodman Group where he is responsible for managing a portfolio of operating financial statements and supporting a team of property managers.

Ray has actively been engaged in volunteering since his early high school days. Some of the organisations Ray has assisted at include a visually impaired running club, aged care homes, soup kitchens and community centres.

In his free time, Ray enjoys running, going to the gym and spending time outdoors with friends and family.


About Courtney

Courtney is mum to 5-year old CDH survivor Lucy, and 3-year old Matilda. Courtney has worked in the government sector for around 12 years, and has been part of the CDH Australia board since 2015. Courtney is currently our Support Services Manager, overseeing our support programs for families and the community.

Used to keeping busy, Courtney volunteers in the community, loves reading, is learning to speak Croatian, and will do anything to get out of housework.


About Stuart

More to come!


About Derek

More to come!



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