Mr. Ben Horgan (Chair)

Ms. Ornella Clavisi

Research & Knowledge Manager, MOVE muscle bone and joint health, Victoria Ornella Clavisi is the Chair of the ANZMUSC consumer advisory group and is currently the Research and Knowledge Manager at MOVE muscle, bone & joint health, a consumer organisation representing people with musculoskeletal conditions.  In her role Ornella manages MOVE’s research program which funds researchers through project grants and scholarships as well as fostering consumer involvement in all aspects of research. She has previously worked for the National Trauma Research Institute as  program manager working on large scale knowledge translation trials in traumatic brain injury and managing an Evidence Service for the Victorian Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe Victoria; as the Research Manager of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Trials Group; and the Monash Institute of Health Services Research developing evidence based reviews for the Medicare Benefits Advisory Committee and Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Ms. Annie McPherson

Annie McPherson has been living with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) for over 50 years. This inflammatory arthritis condition affects her mobility and flexibility including her back, neck and peripheral joints. After complications from her AS, related osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, Annie was forced to retire aged 47 years. In 2005, Annie co-founded the Ankylosing Spondylitis Victoria Inc. peer support group and remains President. Annie has been a consumer representative with the ANZMUSC network for over 5 years. She is passionate about health advocacy, awareness and supporting people with Axial Spondyloarthritis (ax- SpA). She has been involved in health consumer representation, advocacy work, medical student education and research within the Musculoskeletal community in Australia for over 15 years, including as a consumer representative on local and international health advisory committees, projects and seminar presentations for over 10 years.