Meet Our Board:

Dr Garang M. Dut

President of the Board, My Way Community Alliance.

Garang is a doctor with experience in clinical medicine, public policy, and healthcare consultancy. He was trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School, and worked in health services across Australia, contributed to research which impacted national policy in Australia, and has engaged in international health advocacy at the United Nations in New York, NY.

Garang is a Fellow in Health Systems at the Australian National University and has been Policy Fellow at Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In 2012, he was John Manson Visiting Scholar at St. Stephen’s Hospital in New Delhi, India, and has experience evaluating and scaling health services across settings of varying resources. He has been mentor on healthcare innovation initiatives, including for the University of Oxford based European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health PhD translation fellows, and HCL-Microsoft Better Health Hackathon. He has guest-lectured at professional conferences, including the biennial Melbourne-Harvard Festival of Ideas and University of Oxford’s Technology & Management Centre for Development, and featured on topical interviews for The Age, Herald Sun, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Garang is John Monash Scholar, and was Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University, Saïd Foundation Scholar at the University of Oxford, and an officer of the renowned Oxford Union. In 2007, he was named Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar by the University of Melbourne, and was VMIAL Scholar at Ormond College, University of Melbourne. He holds Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc) from Monash University, Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Melbourne, Master of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oxford. He is also a fellow of Leadership Victoria’s acclaimed Williamson Leadership Program.

Mark Tan

My Way Community Alliance Board of Directors Vice – Chairman

Mark Tan has been an active contributor to My Way Community Alliance Inc. since it’s infancy in the areas of planning and marketing, although he also helps out with other areas of the operation.

Mark’s relevant area of expertise in this role is based on his work at a university guild where he specialises in welfare and advocacy based on university policy. While most of his clientele are Postgraduate students and International students, he also works with many students with disabilities and mental health issues.

Mark has a broad base of knowledge and life experience based on his past activities, which include serving in university committees, teaching at a local church, volunteering as a State Emergency Service volunteer, being a Project Clerk in the military, and holding planning roles in the committees of various social justice centred organisations.

Mark holds three degrees from the University of Western Australia, namely a Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics, a Master of Infectious Disease, and a Master of Philosophy. He also has a Diploma in Christian Counselling.

He spends his free time on church activities, exercising, and on various online projects such as the Granite Fitness blog and Solutions 4 Me. He would describe himself as an all-rounder with a wide repertoire of skills.

Charles Salah

My Way Community Alliance Board Projects and Grants Development consultant

Charles is a current Board Member of the Federation of Equatorian Community Associations in Australia (FECAA) and a Director for Relief and Development (FECAA). Prior to this, Charles was a board member for Hepatitis Council of WA Inc.

Charles has developed an extensive experience over a decade in community engagement and work and not for profit sector mainly working with refugees and migrants. Charles is the current Chairperson of the Equatorian Community Association of WA Inc.

Charles has also worked in different roles in Federal Government Department of Health. Charles started in 2011 as a Graduate Officer with Department of Health in Canberra. He later on became a policy officer, Aged Care Policy, Departrment of Health, Canberra prior to moving to WA to take up a Senior Project Officer position, Department of Health , WA State Office.

Charles went on to work as Grant Officer, where he worked on a range of programs such as Indigenous Primary Health, Mental Health, Refugee Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and later on Health Work Force. Charles went on to become a Funding Arrangement Manager at the Community Grants Hub, Department of Social Service.


Master in Health Management, Master in International Public Health (UNSW)

  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health (ECU)
  • Certificate (Government)
  • Certificate in Leadership and Governance
  • Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Curtin University
  • Higher Diploma (Orthpaedics), Mulago Paramedical Schools (Uganda).

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