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 the Senior Cardiac Device Specialist for the Royal Hobart Hospital. Her qualifications include an MSc (Clinical Physiology), Dip. of Med. Ultrasound (Cardiac) and formal certification as a Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE). Miriam has an active interest in teaching, and is frequently asked to speak to health professionals about cardiac device issues. Audiences to date have included Cardiologists, Cardiology Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Department staff, Anaesthetists, Palliative Care Staff, Radiographers, Mortuary workers and ICU staff.

Jenny Fong



Jenny started her career as a Cardiac Physiologist in 2011 in Sydney after completing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise, Sport Science and Nutrition at Sydney University. She is currently working at Austin Health, a major tertiary hospital in Melbourne, in both teaching and clinical roles. Jenny has qualifications in management of Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Ultrasound.  Jenny is looking forward to collaborating with PiCSA and its members towards furthering the recognition and development of the Cardiac Physiology profession in Australia.

Leah Giles



Leah is 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 19 years Leah has completed her certificate in cardiac devices by the International Board of Heat Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) and she has a Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound (QUT). Leah has also worked in major teaching hospital in Canberra and Melbourne and enjoys mentoring and educating junior staff.  PiCSA is a fundamental association for all Cardiac Physiologist and Cardiac sonographer 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 also works as an educator and trainer with the Australian Institute of Ultrasound and QUT. 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 Genesiscare Bunbury 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 (2008-2209), 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.

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.