Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) Board Chair Lynne McLennan is pleased to announce the new Clinical and Community Advisory Councils. These two councils will play an important part in ensuring the Board’s processes are informed by clinical expertise, as well as the knowledge and experience of people living in our region. Appointments are for three years.
The advisory councils will help identify opportunities and provide feedback to the Board on WVPHN’s work to:
- Support general practice and primary care (including Aboriginal health services);
- Commission or purchase locally needed services where there are identified gaps, and;
- Integrate services and systems and support communication between different parts of the primary health care sector and with other sectors.
Clinical Advisory Council members
Dr Katherine Graham (Chair) – General Practitioner
Dr Nicholas Brayshaw – General Practitioner
Caroline Gibson – Nurse
Dr Richard Harvey – Psychiatrist
Dr Eldon Lyon – General Practitioner
Inger Neylon – Dietitian
Nicholas Place – Social Worker
Sian Pritchard – Nurse Practitioner
Emma Thurling – Nurse
Rebecca Van Wollingen – Nurse
Community Advisory Council members
Adele Kenneally (Chair)
The Community Advisory Council brings together a broad range of skills and experience from across the region including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, carers, chronic conditions, aged care, mental health, disability and health consumer advocacy.