The Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) established this Committee to deliver recognition by key stakeholders as an area of specialised practice. The Advocacy Committee (AC) is a committee of the AHTA Committee of Management (COM).

The Advocacy Committee supports the growth and recognition of the association and the profession by actively engaging and influencing key stakeholders for the benefit of the hand therapist and the Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) credentil. To deliver widespread recognition of hand therapy, practitioners in hand therapy and the Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) credential.

The current members of the Advocacy Committee are:

  • Lara Griffiths, Chair TAS 
  • Jane Aarons VIC
  • Barb Hall WA
  • Jason Fairclough NSW
  • Sath Segran WA
  • Collete Zemljic QLD
  • Chen Li NSW
  • Wendy Rowland CEO

To contact the chair of the commitee please email Lara at