Clinical and Community Advisory Councils

Western Victoria PHN’s (WVPHN) two Advisory Councils are essential for the development and delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of primary health care providers and patients in our region.

Our Clinical Advisory Council ensures our board’s processes are informed by clinical expertise while the Community Advisory Council helps us draw from the knowledge and experience of people living in our region.

Both Councils meet four times a year.


The advisory councils 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 Kate Graham – Chair
  • Caroline Gibson
  • Emma Thurling
  • Dr Nic Brayshaw
  • Sian Pritchard
  • Inger Neylon
  • Professor Richard Harvey
  • Dr Eldon Lyon
  • Nicholas Place
  • Rebecca Van Wollingen

Community Advisory Council members

  • Adele Kenneally – Chair
  • Rebecca Alvarez
  • Maureen MacPhail
  • Amanda McCartney
  • Marilyn Dolling
  • Daryl Starkey
  • Traci Williams
  • David McIntyre
  • Barry Watson
  • Robyn Lardner
  • Rosalind Byass

More information

Contact WVPHN Director Special Projects, Matt Dixon:

Last modified: 6 October, 2020