Our Company

Experience makes all the difference!

Temple Healthcare exists because most of the great medical innovations come from medical teams, nurses, doctors and engineers that have, at some stage thought: “I know a better way to do this”.

These ideas, along with some seed capital, become small companies that produce ground breaking medical technologies, which are first marketed in their home country, then in their own region, and then to the EU and the USA. It can then take as much as ten years before these innovations are actively promoted in Australia and New Zealand.

Temple Healthcare cuts this process short. With our network of international contacts in companies (manufacturers and distributors) all over the world we seek out new innovations in Critical Care, Respiratory Care, Sleep Medicine, Anaesthesiology and Emergency Medicine and bring them to the Australian and New Zealand market years earlier.

Our company is based in Mittagong, New South Wales and will soon move into a purpose built distribution centre in Braemar on the Hume Highway, south west of Sydney.

Our Mission

To significantly improve patient outcomes by nurturing partnerships with high value healthcare providers, and to facilitate sustainable, profitable technology transfer between manufacturers and our customers. We want to be the best in our chosen fields for both customer service and product quality whilst at the same time providing a vibrant and secure working environment for our staff.

Our Values

To exceed our customer’s expectations with:

An almost obsessive desire for the highest standards of service

Excellent communication

Positive, open and ongoing relationships

Reliability and timeliness

To act with passion, enthusiasm and integrity, by:

Enjoying what we do

Being professional

Creating a fun environment

To collaborate for better health outcomes, by:

Seeking partnerships with innovative suppliers

Promoting teamwork between suppliers, ourselves, healthcare providers and healthcare consumers

To pursue continuous improvement, by:

Seeking and recognising evidential best practice

Pursuing evaluation and feedback from all of our stake holders

Our Team

Tim Gresham BSc, MBA – Managing Director

Tim comes from an educational background in Technical Life Sciences and Business Management. He spent eight years with Abbot Laboratories in their Australian operation and has worked in sales, marketing and senior management roles in various countries.

Tim’s background spans a wide variety of healthcare applications from Neurological and Pulmonary Diagnostics to Haemodynamics, HIV medicine and Hepatitis Diagnostics.

Tim has worked in international Business Management roles covering the Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America. He was the founder and managing partner in Ascencia Pty Ltd, a successful company importing respiratory diagnostics devices and distributing them nationally. Tim holds a BSc from the ANU and an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin.

Sandra_LewisSandra Lewis BAppSc, CCRN – Product Specialist Blood Gas Monitoring and Territory Manager NSW

Sandra comes to Temple Healthcare with extensive healthcare Industry experience in both a clinical and corporate environments.

Sandra commenced her professional life as a Registered Nurse with some 10 years in Emergency/Intensive Care and Retrieval Medicine. After ten years of clinical time she then made the transition to Medical Corporate (Capital & Consumable). Beginning at Medical Application (a Philips/Siemens Joint Venture) she then moved to Siemens Healthcare followed by 8 years at Drager Medical. During this time Sandra worked in various clinical product support, marketing and sales roles.

Sandra has extensive knowledge and experience in areas of Ventilation, Patient Monitoring, Anaesthesia, Neonatal Care and Aeromedical Retrieval. Sandra holds a Diploma and Bachelor of Nursing (Sturt CAE & University of Sydney), Critical Care Nursing Certificate and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.

2016-02-21 00.58.00Ieesha Sparks BME – Product Manager Neurology and Southern Territory Manager

Ieesha has a Biomedical Science background and comes to Temple Healthcare with extensive clinical experience in sleep and respiratory medicine.

During her university studies Ieesha accepted an internship with Siemens Medical as an Assistant Project Manager. Projects involved coordinating the installation of various medical modalities including MRI, CT, Mammography and Ultrasound into hospitals, research institutes and private clinics.

Ieesha launched her professional career as a sleep scientist at Austin Health in Heidelberg Victoria, acquiring 7 years in sleep diagnostics and CPAP/NIPPV therapy. During this time Ieesha also trained as a respiratory scientist in lung function testing and later managed a private laboratory.

Ieesha has extensive knowledge and experience in areas of patient monitoring/diagnostics (EEG,EOG,EMG,ECG), sleep study analysis, CPAP, NIPPV, patient interface (CPAP masks), sleep disordered breathing, OSA treatment options and lung function testing.

FullSizeRenderBelinda Snowden BHSc, ND, Dip Nut – National Operations Manager

Belinda started her career working for FH Faulding where she was responsible for generation of marketing material and training packages to support nutritional product lines as well as managing the consumer call centre.

Taking a position with Allergan, Belinda moved into a specialist CNS sales role prior to accepting a position in medical information gaining experience in ophthalmic and neurological applications. Belinda’s experience in medical information continued as she later held a role with Lundbeck focusing on psychiatric and neurological disorders.

More recently Belinda has worked as a Practice Manager in general medical practice and as a Senior Manager in the Kids Rehab department at the Children’s Hospital Westmead.

Belinda holds a Bachelor of Health Science (UNE) and Diplomas in Nutrition and Remedial Massage.

Laura de Amorim PhD, MSc, BBMS – Product Specialist Sleep Diagnostics and Territory Manager North

Laura is a senior sleep scientist with more than 10 years of experience in adult and pediatric sleep medicine in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Laura worked as a sleep scientist for 6 years at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, before moving to the United Kingdom, where she worked for several major sleep laboratories across the greater London area.  Laura worked for 4 years at the Imperial College London as a senior sleep scientist and most recently managed the pediatric sleep laboratory at St Mary’s Hospital where she also coordinated several research projects as Chief Investigator in collaboration with Philips and Nox Medical.

Laura has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of patient monitoring/diagnostics (PSG, MSLT, MWT), sleep study analysis, CPAP, NIPPV, patient interface (CPAP masks), sleep disordered breathing, OSA treatment options and sleep coaching. She has a proven track record of delivering quality advice to patients and healthcare professionals.

Laura holds a BBMS from the University of Rio de Janeiro, a MSc from University of Westminster (London) and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane).

Kylie Bradman – Administrative Officer and Financial Controller

Kylie has a rich background in as a Business Ownership, Financial Control, and Practice Management in  General Practice Medicine.

Kylie has extensive knowledge and experience on the day to day running of a small business with a focus on financial management. Kylie has a sound understanding of various accounting software packages and is also very familiar managing a warehouse environment.