Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Since completing his Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University in 2000 Anthony Lewis has worked in a range of Australian healthcare settings serving marginalised population groups predisposed to foot pathology.
His passion for working with disadvantaged communities deepened during four respective volunteer experiences abroad in India, Samoa, Kiribati and Nauru. Observing first-hand the startling implications of debilitating foot pathology upon the most vulnerable has motivated Anthony to establish Footscape and systemically alleviate this increasing burden.
Anthony has completed further post graduate studies extending to a Master of Public Health at Flinders University and Graduate Certificate in Wound Care at Monash University.
James is a former lecturer in Podiatry, and a current project Podiatrist and PhD candidate from the land now known as Australia. He lives on Wadawurrung Country, works on Arrernte Country, and studies on Wiradjuri Country. He has over 45 years of accumulated non-Indigenous privilege drawn from a lifetime of social, economic, and political systems which totally benefit him. James acknowledges the Western knowledge systems, colonial lens, and biases that accompany his worldview. He emphasises that he is a learner in healthcare and research spaces and that Western healthcare science has a lot to learn from the original human healers and healthcare science that has been practiced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on this continent since time immemorial.
James works with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to privilege First Nations voices, First Nations worldviews, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, ways of being, and ways of doing. He hopes to contribute to a safer place for First Nations academics, First Nations students, First Nations health practitioners, and First Nations researchers to work and study. He works for equity in healthcare service delivery and equality in healthcare outcomes.
Daniel Bryant is a Web Consultant with over ten years development experience working with both front and back end web development technologies. Daniel is currently working for AHC, A Gallagher Company, bringing to the team a variety of business and technological skills. He is an experienced front end developer but also enjoys the customer facing element of his current role.
Recognising the importance and goals of Footscape Daniel served as a founding committee member of the organisation. He has since been responsible for all IT associated activities including website development and maintenance as well as production of electronic newsletters and promotional materials.
Daniel maintains an active lifestyle participating in competitive tennis at the Bundoora Tennis Club and doesn’t mind hitting the running track on the weekends.
James is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting) and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services. James is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Avenir (Property Development) and is responsible for all finance and operational functions.
James previously held the role of CFO at Hamton Property Group for 6 years overseeing the finance and operational functions of a business that developed property in excess of $1bn. He also led the finance and operational functions of associated businesses including but not limited to Property Management, Sales, Owners Corporation Management, Embedded Networks and Laundrette. Prior to joining the Property Industry James had over 10 years of experience in the accounting profession (mid-tier accounting practices) including provision of compliance and consulting advice to small/medium businesses and high networth individuals. Since 2010, James has been a Director of the Board at Tennis Victoria which included 7 years as the honorary Treasurer.
James joined the Footscape Committee during 2016 after many years being involved in fundraising events. His involvement was sparked upon understanding Anthony Lewis’ first hand experiences pertaining to implications of debilitating foot pathology and how Footscape can assist disadvantaged communities.
Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University in 2017, following completing a Bachelor of Medical Bioscience with Monash University.
Steph currently works in community health in a rural area and has been working on broadening Footscape’s reach to more rural communities. She is proud that the community she works in now has access to urgent materials, of which may not have been available otherwise.
In her spare time, Steph loves getting outdoors and hiking, taking every opportunity she can to travel the world in search of the perfect trek. The hiking speed is a little slower nowadays, with her young son tagging along!
Rebecca has over 20 years experience in podiatry, working extensively in public practice and recently in private practice.
She has previously worked for over a decade with clients experiencing homelessness in community healthcare settings, often using material aid provided by footscape to assist her clients with their foot health. She is honoured to have an article pertaining to this work published in Journal of Foot and Ankle in 2022 Responding to foot health needs of people experiencing homelessness: the role of a publicly funded community-based podiatry service – PubMed (nih.gov)
She has previously also worked in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, high-risk communities and in acute hospital settings both in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Rebecca loves living in Melbourne and working in her community in bayside, where you’ll find her walking her dog Barney.
Shan is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Podiatry, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport. Shan has a keen interest in clinical education and currently works as the Year Level Coordinator for the 4th (final) year podiatry student cohort and is subject coordinator for both 4th year clinical subjects. Shan has also taught into research-focused subjects for 1st and 2nd year students, and clinical assessment and high-risk foot subjects for 3rd years. Previously, Shan has worked as both a podiatric clinician and researcher and has a particular interest in the high-risk foot (e.g., diabetes related foot disease), wound management, and the impact of psychosocial factors on clinical outcomes in populations with chronic disease. Shan is the current Chair of the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation as well as current President of Footscape.
Molly first became interested in podiatry when she sustained running injuries while working as a football boundary umpire. She wanted to understand the mechanism of her medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) and so began her journey with podiatry, graduating with a Bachelor of Podiatry from Latrobe University in 2009.
Molly has undertaken additional studies to broaden her scope of practice: trigger point dry needling; joint mobilisation & manipulation; strong feet muscle retaining; certificates in fitness & personal training; and a Diploma of Health Science (Nutrition & Herbal Medicine).
Molly has also volunteered as a podiatrist along checkpoints for fundraising events as the Oxfam 100km trail walk, and the Peter MacCallum 60km walk.
Molly has worked in private podiatry clinics in Wagga Wagga NSW, Shepparaton Vic, Mackay QLD, and various practices across metropolitan Melbourne. Molly also spent some time working in the Chronic Wound Clinic at the Caulfield hospital as well as the Caulfield Community Health Service.
Currently Molly works 3 days a week at Ozanam House Homelessness Resource Centre, and two days a week in private practice with the Foot & Ankle Clinic (CBD & East Melbourne).
Molly grew up in Brunswick, and now lives with her wife Abbie in the inner west. In their spare time Molly & Abbie enjoy spending time in their garden with the goal of one day owning a small sustainable farm.