Your Community Health has a Consumer Advisory Committee which meets regularly to provide a direct, ongoing consumer voice within the organisation.
The aim of the Consumer Advisory Committee is to provide feedback and advice to strengthen and inform the planning of our services. The Committee is made up of six community members who have been appointed for three year terms, and three Your Community Health staff members.
The Community Committee Members are:
Sally is a long-time resident of Darebin. She has a background in consumer participation, including at Neami, Women’s Health West and Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria.
Irene has the northern suburbs in her blood and has a Greek background. As the mother of four young children she is actively involved in numerous services through her children’s activities. Her professional background is in dispute resolution.
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 and volunteers at local Darebin events and lectures at La Trobe University. She has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 20 years and is a member of the Health Information Management Association and Health Informatics Society.
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 work to encourage 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)