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. The aim of the Consumer Advisory Committee is to provide feedback and advice to strengthen and inform the planning of our services. The Committee comprises 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.
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.
Norma has lived in Darebin for more than 20 years and is passionate about social justice and good outcomes in health and wellbeing for all members of our community. Now retired, Norma has a wealth of experience in health, social and community services with people of all ages and is now involved in local activities such as the University of the Third Age (U3A).
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.
Bruce has a life-long connection to Darebin as a resident and artist. He has lived, worked, played, and used a range of services in the north. Bruce brings a lifetime of experience, empathy and insight to the Committee as well as a personal understanding of mobility and access issues.
The staff Committee Members are:
Siobhan Newman, Manager Quality and Integration (Chair of the Consumer Advisory Committee)
Catherine Fraser, Service Development Officer (Secretary of the Consumer Advisory Committee)
Penny Anderson, 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 1111 (Mon to Thurs)