Our history

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The genuine MedicAlert medical ID has been protecting members worldwide since 1953. Our Foundation was first founded by Dr Marion Collins in California, as a way to alert medical personnel to his daughter’s potentially fatal anaphylaxis. MedicAlert was introduced into Australia by Rotary and St John Council in 1971, and a national office in Adelaide was established to provide comprehensive support to all members, which still operates today.

As Australia’s only not-for-profit organisation of its kind, today MedicAlert Foundation remains dedicated to providing peace of mind to hundreds of thousands of people across Australia - and the world - living with medical conditions.

Board of Directors

Our national Board of Directors volunteer their time to ensure we can provide the best possible service for our members

Ms Margaret Gehrig photo
Appointed May 2013
Ms Margaret Gehrig

Chair

Mr John Bell AM photo
Appointed November 2000
Mr John Bell AM

Director

Mr Des Collinson photo
Appointed March 2009
Mr Des Collinson

Director

Prof. Gerard (Gerry) Fitzgerald photo
Appointed August 2012
Prof. Gerard (Gerry) Fitzgerald

Director

Dr Elizabeth Lewis AM photo
Appointed May 2004
Dr Elizabeth Lewis AM

Director

Mr Gerrard Malcom photo
Appointed February 2013
Mr Gerrard Malcom

Director

Dr Rod Pearce AM photo
Appointed June 2015
Dr Rod Pearce AM

Director

Mr Keith Driscoll photo
Appointed August 2015
Mr Keith Driscoll

Director

Ms Nell Anderson photo
Appointed May 2016
Ms Nell Anderson

Director

Mr Raj Khatri photo
Appointed May 2016
Mr Raj Khatri

Director

Mr Wayne Harvey photo
Appointed May 2016
Mr Wayne Harvey

Director