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TeresaChair

Teresa Capetola was elected to the Board in 2015. She is a lecturer at Deakin University in Health Promotion and Public Health, and has worked as a Community Health Educator within the community health sector focusing on women and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. While working at BreastScreen Victoria, Teresa served as a Co-Chair of the Committee of Management for Healthsharing Women. Teresa is a member of the Development and Renewal Subcommittee.

 

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Elizabeth Young was elected to the Board in 2016. She has a passion for public health and prevention and has significant experience in the health sector. Elizabeth has worked across community, hospital, academia, local and state governments. She brings considerable knowledge and skills in public policy, program management, evaluation, strategic planning and advocacy to the Board. Elizabeth is a member of the Development and Renewal Subcommittee.

 


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Anita Trezona  was elected to the Board in 2013.  Anita has completed a Master of Public Health and a PhD on health literacy and health systems at Deakin University.  She has worked in policy and program roles for the Commonwealth Government, as well as in population health roles across the community sector.  She is currently a Project Coordinator at the Inner North West Primary Care Partnership.  As Treasurer, Anita is the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee.

 

Jennifer Arnold was Jennifer-webelected to the Board in 2014.  Jennifer has a Bachelor of Business and IT and over 18 years' experience in the risk, IT risk, auditing and consulting field.  She is currently employed as Head of Internal Audit Australia & New Zealand at Bupa.  Prior to Bupa, Jennifer worked as a Risk Director at Ernst & Young. Jennifer is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee.

 

 

Peta---web--croppedPeta Fualau was elected to the Board in 2015. She has completed a Bachelor of Social Work and has worked in the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne for over ten years. Peta currently works for the Department of Education as Liaison Officer for the North East Melbourne Area, supporting schools with the roll out of the State Government's Respectful Relationships Initiative. Peta was actively involved in the Black Saturday bush fire recovery supporting volunteer coordination and emergency relief support services. She also established a housing brokerage project to combat the risk of homelessness for vulnerable clients in the Whittlesea LGA. Peta is a member of the Development and Renewal Subcommittee.

SabiDr Sabitra Kaphle was elected to the Board in 2016. She has completed a PhD in Public Health on the socio-cultural context of childbirth in low resource settings. Sabitra has worked in policy, research and practice for a number of years in various sectors including UNICEF and universities in Nepal and Australia. Most of her current work is in addressing the socio-cultural determinants of health in disadvantaged communites, with a specific focus on women's empowerment and social equality. She is currently Team Leader, Population Health at Dianella Community Health.

 

Cath---web--croppedCath Lancaster was elected to the Board in 2015. She is a social worker, educator and preventative health worker. She works at cohealth. Previously, she worked at Anglicare, Whittlesea Council, Plenty Valley Community Health and WHIN in the NIFVS Team. Cath is a member of the Development and Renewal Subcommittee.

 

 

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Siobhan Newman was appointed to the Board in 2015.  After completing a Masters in Public Health, she has worked largely in the northern region in the community sector and has over twenty years' experience, in both clinical and administrative roles. She is currently employed as the Manager of Quality and Integration at Darebin Community Health. Siobhan is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee.

 

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Marketa Silhar was appointed to the Board in 2017. Marketa has over 15 years' experience in a variety of direct service delivery and management roles in federal and state government including holding the position of Executive Officer in the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal for a period of five years. She currently works at the Department of Education and Training's North-Western Region, and enjoys living and working in the north. Marketa holds a Master of Management, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Management, a Diploma of Project Management and a Bachelor of Arts. She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, Australia and New Zealand. Marketa is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee.  

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Katherine Wositzky was appointed to the Board in 2017. Katherine’s work as a social research consultant has involved a range of research and planning projects across local government and the community sector. Katherine’s work has a strong commitment and focus on accessible and equitable service development and planning. In her work with the Municipal Association of Victoria leading the Culturally Accessible Gateway Strategy, Katherine developed local government resources to address systemic discrimination, developed a number of Council strategies and plans, and evaluated client support services of the Royal Commission into Institutional  Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Katherine is a member of the Development and Renewal Subcommittee.