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Anita---Web--croppedAnita Trezona  was elected to the Board in 2013.  Anita has completed a Master of Public Health and is currently completing 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.  Anita is the Chair of the WHIN Board and a member of the Strategic Plan Working Group. 

 

TeresaTeresa Capetola was elected to the board in 2015. She is a lecturer at Deakin University in Health Promotion and Public Health. She has worked as a Community Health Educator within the community health sector focusing on women and communities from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. She served as a Co-Chair of the Committee of Management for Healthsharing Women while working at BreastScreen Victoria. Her role on the Board is Deputy Chair and a member of the Development and Renewal Sub-Committee.

 

Sam-WebSamantha Winter was elected to the Board in 2013.  She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.  Samantha's other qualifications include a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Economics.  She is currently Academic Registrar at RMIT University where she overseas the business operations for academic services.  Her role on the Board is Treasurer.  While occupying the role of WHIN's treasurer in 2015, she won the Commonwealth Bank's Not-For-Profit Treasurer of the Year Award. She is the chair of the Business Development Working Group and the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

 

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 the chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Sub-Committee and a member of the Business Development Working Group.

 

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 almost 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 Sub-Committee.

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. She is a member of the Strategic Plan Working Group.

 

 

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Siobhan Newman was appointed to the Board in 2015 as a representative from Community Health.  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 Sub-Committee.

  

Theonie---web--croppedTheonie Tacticos was appointed to the Board in 2012 as a representative from Academia. She is a PhD fellow at Melbourne University and Team Leader, Community and Social Planning with Banyule City Council. Her contribution to WHIN's work in population health, health promotion and planning is extremely valuable. Theonie is a member of the Development and Renewal Sub-Committee.

    

 

Elizabeth-Young-smaller-crop-webElizabeth 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 Strategic Planning Working Group.