Your Community Health has a Consumer Advisory Committee to bring the voice and experience of consumers, carers and the community into Your Community Health decision making and governance.
Consumers are at the centre of the National Model Clinical Governance Framework. Our Consumer Advisory Committee provides feedback and advice to inform and improve our services. The Committee is just one important way consumers have a voice and input into YCH. It is made up of five to eight community members and three Your Community Health staff members, including our Chief Executive Officer.
The Community Committee Members are:
Nikayla is an Ngemba woman with strong family ties throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Highly accomplished and with a passion for her culture, education and youth development, Nikayla has been employed with many peak Aboriginal organisations in finance and management roles, most recently as the Executive Officer for the Aboriginal Justice Caucus, advocating for Aboriginal justice issues. Nikayla has been an active member and advisor to the Koorie Youth Council since 2006, an Aboriginal Cultural Educator with the Narana Cultural Centre, and developed the Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program, Marram Ngayin, in 2017. In 2010 Nikayla was crowned Miss NAIDOC.
Alycia lives locally and is a creative thinker. She participates in a writing workshopping group at a nearby community house and is proactive with getting involved and trying new things. Alycia aims to inform and enrich the lives of others through sharing her wealth of life experiences, personal achievements, feedback and ideas.
David is a community radio volunteer, has undertaken the Neami consumer participation course and is involved in consumer participation with Neami. His professional background includes working as a technical officer (scientific), baker, and a science and maths teacher.
Coming to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam and having a long career as a nurse in both Vietnam and Melbourne, Hanh is an active member of the local community including being a member of the Darebin Ethnic Community Council. Hanh has made a real impact in the community and people around her. She uses her rich life experience to help keep people informed, connected, and to seek improvements for our community and the local agencies that serve it.
A lifelong member of the Darebin community, Glenn brings to the Committee his insights from growing up, using local services, and living in Reservoir. He is committed to truly treating everyone fairly and seeing the positives in people. Glenn is always keen to bring a neighbourhood angle to discussions of issues and ideas.
Julie lives locally, volunteers at local Darebin events and lectures at LaTrobe University. She has worked for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for more than 20 years and is a Health Information Manager. Julie’s focus is on quality, safety, accessibility, privacy of health information and she advocates for integrated systems and community connectedness to support the delivery of quality health care services at Your Community Health.
Tony has lived experience of disability and has been an active advocate for people with disabilities in both South Australia and Victoria. Tony lives locally and speaks three languages including Vietnamese and Auslan.
The staff Committee Members are:
Siobhan Newman, General Manager Quality, Innovation and Integration (Chair of the Consumer Advisory Committee)
Catherine Fraser, Service Development Officer (Secretary of the Consumer Advisory Committee)
Phillip Bain, Chief Executive Officer
For more information about our approach to consumer and community participation, you can read our Consumer, Carer and Community Participation Framework.
All correspondence for the Consumer Advisory Committee should be address to:
Service Development Officer
Your Community Health
125 Blake Street
Phone: (03) 8470 1131 (Mon to Thurs)