Our Board

Our voluntary Board of Directors oversee key portfolios of business and are invaluable to the smooth functioning of the organisation.

Miriam Norman



Miriam Norman is a Senior Cardiac Physiologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital, boasting over two decades in the field. She commenced her career in 1997 with a Masters degree in Clinical Physiology, and duties in the ECG (non-invasive) and Cath Lab modalities.

Now specialising in Echo and Cardiac Devices, Miriam has played a pivotal role as a PiCSA director since 2013. Her expertise was recognised by the International Board of Hearth Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), which enlisted her services in 2013 and 2016 to edit and refine their cardiac device practice exam content.

Miriam was appointed to the Allied Health, Science and Technology Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) in 2022, and is a co-author of the CSANZ position statement on the follow-up of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (2022).

She is deeply committed to issues surrounding workforce regulation and is an ardent educator and advocate for the Cardiac Physiology profession.

Jenny Fong



Jenny, an experienced Cardiac Physiologist based in Melbourne, brings extensive private and public sector experience from various tertiary centres. Her journey began in 2011 after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise, Sport Science and Nutrition from Sydney University. Currently, she serves as the Sonography Educator at The Victorian Heart Hospital and holds the position of Senior Cardiac Physiologist at Austin Health.

Dedicated to advancing education and upholding professional standards in Cardiac Physiology, Jenny holds qualifications in Cardiac Ultrasound, management of Cardiac Devices and Electrophysiology. Beyond her current roles, she actively contributes to education with Monash University, Victorian Heart Institute, and accredited courses by CICM and ACEM. 

Leah Wollin



Leah has recently returned to Melbourne to work as the PoCUS Educator at Monash Health after 10+ years as the Lead Cardiac Physiologist/Cardiac Sonographer at the Canberra Hospital. Leah started her career in Cardiac Diagnostics in 2001 after the completion of her Science degree with Honours from the Australian National University. Over the past 20 years Leah has completed her certificate in Cardiac Devices by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), she has a Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound (QUT) and completed a graduate certificate in Health Leadership and Management (UC). 

Leah has also worked in major teaching hospital in Canberra and Melbourne and enjoys mentoring and educating.  PiCSA is a fundamental association for all Cardiac Physiologist and Cardiac sonographers by ensuring clinical governance, education and support for all Cardiac Physiologist. Supporting our professional is important to guarantee our growth as a significant profession within all Cardiology departments

Tina Hetherington



Tina has been working in the field of Cardiac Physiology since 2002 and has worked in both the public and private sectors. Currently she works in a private cardiology practices on the Sunshine Coast as well as working within her own Echo locum business. Her area of specialty is echocardiography, with her role predominately being clinical work and training of staff, students and registrars. Tina has also worked as an educator and trainer with the Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Queensland University of Technology and Central Queensland University. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Human Movement Studies (UQ) and Post-graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound (QUT).

Sam Burgoyne



Sam has been working in the field of Cardiac Physiology since 2004 and has worked in both the public and private sectors, throughout Australia and overseas. She currently works for Southwest Cardiovascular in the Southwest of WA, as a Senior Cardiac Sonographer, covering outpatients, and the private and public inpatients. Sam is also involved in various teaching positions including facilitating cardiac point-of-care workshops at Perth Cardiac Pocus, Notre Dame University and Bunbury Intensive Care Unit. She also worked as a Cardiac Sonographer at Vancouver General Hospital (2008-2009), a Clinical Cardiac Applications Specialist for LifeHealthcare from 2010-2012 and as a Secondary Science and Maths teacher from 2013-2017 (Busselton, Darwin, Singapore, London). Sam’s main professional interest lies in improving patient outcomes through quality professional development.

Luke Shanahan



Luke Shanahan is the Director of Clinical Measurements – Cardiac Investigations at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Queensland. He is a Director of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) and has been an Allied Professional EP test writing committee member with IBHRE since 2014. Luke is an Allied Professional Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (2009), an Allied Professional Certified Electrophysiologist (2013) and obtained fellowship of Heart Rhythm Society in 2016. Luke is an invited faculty member of Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) in 2023 and has presented and chaired sessions at APHRS. He has a passion for education and is a guest lecturer at Griffith and Bond Medical Schools, Queensland. Luke completed his Masters of Business Administration in 2016 and currently sits on various Cardiology related committees and networks.

Education Services and Vice Chair

This portfolio is currently vacant. If you would like to assist with the PiCSA Board of Directors, please contact us to express your interest.

More about our organisation

Council of Clinical Advisors

Providing expert guidance, feedback and advocacy to the PiCSA Board and its members.

Professional Standards Committee

Associates who are furthering the Cardiac Physiology profession in Australia.

PiCSA's Affiliate Partners

Actively engaging in partnerships to fulfill goals of national education and support of the profession.