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Women’s Health East Constitution

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WHE Constitution (pdf)
WHE Constitution (word)

Women’s Health East Board of Governance

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Lisa Dunlop – Chair 

Lisa is the Executive Director, Clinical Operations at The Royal Women’s Hospital and holds degrees in nursing, midwifery and a Masters in Health Administration.

As Executive Director Clinical Operations, she has organisational-wide responsibility for all the operational performance of Maternity, Neonatal, Gynaecology, Women’s Cancer and Women’s Health Services.

Lisa has comprehensive knowledge and experience in both Government policy and specifically women’s health issues from both a strategic and operational perspective and has actively been involved in advocating for improved and equitable access for women to sexual and reproductive health services within Victoria. Lisa presented at the Royal Commission into Family Violence advocating that family violence is a health issue and that health professionals are ideally placed to identify and support women at risk. She has Executive responsibility for the Violence Against Women program at the Women’s which has seen the training of front line staff in sensitive enquiry, referral pathways for family violence services and the establishment of a Health Legal Partnership where women can safely access legal advice whilst attending the hospital.  pay for college homework

Lisa has lived in Doncaster for the last ten years (City of Manningham) and prior to that grew up in the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse.

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Wendy Roberts – Deputy Chair

Wendy Roberts has broad experience in community services across a range of sectors, in leadership, service delivery, research and policy, and she has a strong commitment to ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community have access to high quality services and supports. Wendy is currently undertaking her PhD, focused on facilitating better outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

Wendy has a commitment to gender equity and raising awareness about violence against women and their children and its impacts on individual lives, families, communities and society more broadly.  Currently, Wendy works in Local Government in a strategic leadership role focused on Active Ageing and Disability Services.

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Yvette Pethebridge – Treasurer

Yvette Pethebridge is the founding director and principal consultant at CFO Link; an organisation that provides part-time CFO services to small to medium businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Management & Accounting), is a CPA qualified accountant, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She has worked within the community sector in the Eastern Suburbs since 2006. Yvette is passionate about choice and equality in our community and recognises that her financial and business skills can contribute valuably towards the planning, development and sustainability of services.

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Stella Smith – Secretary

Stella Smith is the General Manager – Community & Government Relations at Melbourne Victory Football Club.  As former General Manager of ‘Life. Be in it’ Australia and Director of ‘Life. Be in it’ Communications, Stella has broad experience in community, government and stakeholder engagement, advertising and health promotion.  She has several years’ experience working in commercial, sporting and the not-for-profit sectors.

Stella holds a Graduate Diploma of Business and a Master of Marketing from Monash University and is passionate about promoting gender equality, encouraging social inclusion and using sport as a tool to provide greater opportunities for community engagement.

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Marie Piu

Marie is a registered Psychologist who has spent most of her life in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. She is passionate about working to strengthen the health and wellbeing outcomes for women and children in her community. Marie brings over 2 decades of stakeholder and community engagement, and project and program management experience with a strong focus on Health Promotion and Prevention.  

She has successfully managed multidisciplinary staff and multiple programs and projects in a broad range of contexts including primary and mental health and policing. She has extensive experience and interest in working with Aboriginal and multicultural communities. Marie is a lateral thinker and people person who naturally looks outside the square for solutions to complex issues. Marie is currently the Chief Executive Officer Tandem for the Victorian peak body for Mental Health Carers.

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 Olive Aumann

Olive Aumann is General Manager Health Development at Carrington Health in Box Hill, Victoria. Olive’s professional background as a registered nurse includes experience in acute, aged care, community health and remote area settings. In her current role she has responsibility for health promotion, the Baby Makes 3 equal and respectful relationships program for first time parents, children’s services, counselling and casework, the Whitehorse Men’s Shed, organisational Quality and the Eastern Region Needle and Syringe Program.

Olive is committed to improving the status of women and taking action to promote gender equity. She is past President of the Victorian Community Health Nurses Special Interest Group, current Chair of the Deakin University Health Advisory Board and Community Services Director of the Box Hill Central Rotary Club Board. 

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Dimity Paul

Dimity Paul is a stakeholder engagement and policy communication specialist with significant experience working in federal and state governments as a chief of staff, the not-for-profit and legal sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Communication from RMIT University.

She has spent eight years working in diverse roles gaining extensive knowledge of stakeholder engagement methods and regulatory frameworks and is a member of the International Association for Public Participation Australasia. Dimity is passionate about the social and economic impacts of government policies on women. Her work in economic development, small business, innovation, trade, international business events and defence has heightened her awareness and understanding of issues around gender equality and women’s empowerment.

An experienced campaigner, Dimity has worked hard to improve women’s reproductive rights and strengthen quotas to increase women’s participation in politics. She is passionate about women’s equity and empowering women to make decisions for themselves.

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Kristy McKellar has an academic background ingrained in social science and social work, including a major in psychology and minor in sociology, and a wealth of experience in the sector. For the last five years she has developed a successful consultancy service that is well respected across the nation, her practice centred around family violence, equality, respect and social change. Kristy is renowned in the family violence sector, both in Victoria and nationally, her work attracting overseas interest. Kristy was named in the top 100 Women of Influence in the country, named as the Agenda Setter of the Year for Australia and has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Across two decades she has been dedicated to improving the lives of others, uniquely positioned, drawing on her academic background ingrained in Social Science and Social Work and her lived experience. Kristy has successfully challenged the nation to take a stand on family violence, connecting the issue from the head to the heart.  Kristy is a courageous survivor, inspiring advocate and consultant who is championing reform, prevention, social change and gender equality.

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Dilnaz Billimoria grew up in Mumbai, India. After completing her Bachelors in Finance and Accounting and an MBA in Finance and Marketing with Mumbai University, Dilnaz worked with leading multinationals all over the world.  With her husband and 2 young children, Dilnaz migrated to Melbourne, Australia over 15 years ago and has since carved a career in banking working with senior management on market research into evolving customer demographics.

Dilnaz contributes to a number of community forums at a regional and state level, including local interfaith and multicultural committees, local government committees, the Migrant Settlement Committee, the Eastern Community Legal Centre and the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.  Dilnaz’s work has included a focus on youth, mental health, CALD, women, elder abuse, leadership and equality, and she is passionate about working with marginalised groups.

Dilnaz has received the Chisholm Award, the Whitehorse and Menzies Australia Day Awards and Victorian Multicultural Commission/Victorian Government awards for championing diversity across cultures, traditions and faith.  Recognised in banking as a Multicultural Ambassador, Dilnaz is multilingual, multifaceted and advocates for equality for all.