Meet Our Board of Directors

Lena Sanci

Dr Lena Sanci

Role: ASBHA President, Board Director

Professor Lena Sanci (PhD, FRACGP, MBBS) Is Head of Department, Director of Teaching and Learning, and co-lead of the Children and Young People’s Research Stream in the Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne. She is also the Medical Advisor to the Victorian Department of Education and Training for the Doctors in Secondary Schools Program (2015-2019), and additionally works as a sessional clinician at Family Planning Victoria’s Action Centre.

For over 20 years Professor Sanci has researched the potential of primary care to improve the health of young people through quality youth focused system-based interventions designed to re-orientate primary care toward prevention of harms from mental health disorders and risk-taking behavior. She is an expert in the co-design of interventions, implementation, and evaluation in primary care and online settings with expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials. Her work has led to a greater understanding of barriers and enablers for primary care clinicians in caring for young people, effective interventions for lasting improvement in their clinical approach to youth, and methods to enhance young people’s help seeking behavior including the use of technology.

Corin Miller

Dr Corin Miller

Role: ASBHA Vice President

Dr Corin Miller is a specialist General Practitioner with a passion for children’s health. She has been working to establish School Wellbeing Hubs in South Eastern NSW with a pilot site in Eden. Corin loves being a general practitioner in addition to her work in the Department of Paediatrics at South East Regional Hospital, Bega. In her hospital role, she provides outpatient and telehealth care for babies and children. She also has extensive experience working in Emergency Medicine. Corin’s special interests include improving health equity for children, and providing care for children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and mood difficulties. She is also passionate about caring for children with complex and chronic illnesses and those in out-of-home care. Corin loves teaching both junior doctors and medical students, for which she received an award for “teaching excellence in clinical supervision”. She is also a Clinical Editor for HealthPathways, an online portal for healthcare professionals. When Corin isn’t caring for the families and children of the Sapphire Coast, she is keeping active with her young family and enjoying her vegetable garden.


Jon Lituri

Jon Lituri

Role: ASBHA Secretary, Board Director

Jon is committed to seeing students flourish in every way as the Deputy Head Primary (Wellbeing) at South Coast Baptist College. With 20 years of teaching and pastoral care experience, Jon has led various initiatives to support student wellbeing and academic growth. Recently Jon completed the Master of Educational Leadership course at the University of Western Australia, winning the Australian Council for Educational Leaders award for the being the highest performing student. In his dissertation, Jon examined various models of school based health care, investigating their theoretical basis, history and effectiveness in order to propose principles of development. This has led him to work with like-minded colleagues and professionals in order to establish the concept at South Coast Baptist and establish the Australasian School Based Health Alliance. Finally, Jon is completing a PhD at the University of Western Australia on Conceptualising and Measuring Children’s Wellbeing, demonstrating a desire to see health and education priorities come together for student benefit.



Joshua Beck

Joshua Beck

Role: Treasurer, Board Director

Joshua is an information systems project manager specialising in digital transformation, automation and integration. He is also a CPA with over twenty years working with schools and not for profit organisations. Joshua has four kids and his wife is an artist, counsellor and school chaplain. In his spare time Joshua does programming, plays the guitar, walks the dog and acts like a normal person.

Ian Williams

Dr Ian Williams

Role: ASBHA Board Director

Dr Ian Williams is a Research Fellow within the Children and Young People’s Research Program at the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Melbourne, and Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He also works in private clinical practice as a registered psychologist specialising in high-prevalence disorders, personality disorders and self-harm and suicidality. Ian has extensive experience in adolescent health research. He has worked for over 15 years in a research capacity at the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute prior to commencing with the University in 2019. He has worked on a wide variety of adolescent health research projects, including those focusing on mental health and psychosocial well-being, school connectedness, social networks, and substance use. Ian has a particular interest in social and emotional learning, psychosocial well-being, and prevention and early intervention in relation to mental health among young people. As a qualified psychologist and teacher (Secondary Education) much of Ian’s work has focused on mental health and wellbeing with young people in educational settings.

Santuri Rungan

Dr Santuri Rungan

Role: ASBHA Board Director

Dr Rungan works in paediatric assessments and management of children with developmental and/or behavioural issues and those who are at risk of such issues. She is currently involved in running a school-based integrated care program called Kalgal Burnbona - a partnership between health, education, social care and community. She is PhD candidate currently evaluating this initiative with the aim of replicating a similar model in other schools.