Board Member - Deputy Chair
Karen Carey was the co-founder of Tonic Health Media, which is a communications network
that disseminates high quality health information to patients and GPs at more than 5,000
healthcare environments across Australia and has an audience in excess of 50 million
viewers each year.
Karen Carey has more than two decades experience as a consumer representative and is
the former Chair of Consumers Health Forum of Australia, a former Chair of Health
Consumers Council of WA. She is a former Member of NHMRC Council and the inaugural
Chair of the NHMRC Community and Consumer Advisory Group.
Karen has extensive experience in consumer representation, community, consumer and
patient communications, and health and medical research, and also has more than a decade
of experience in state and federal government strategic planning and project management
in the healthcare sector, including the organisation and conduct of large consumer
Karen has a particular interest in improving the engagement of, and communication with,
the community to ensure that social welfare programs meet the real needs of the target