Council

Council is made up of one representative from each Alliance Member, plus the Chair of Friends of the Alliance.

Council provides Members with the opportunity to engage on an equal footing in selecting the issues on which the Alliance’s information and policy work focuses and in developing the organisation’s views.

Council Members

 

Australasian College of Paramedicine - ACP

Jemma Altmeier

Advocacy and Government Relations Manager, ACP

Sydney
NSW
Peter Barns

Rural Workforce Agencies Network - RWAN

Peter Barns

Chief Executive Officer, HR+ Tasmania

Launceston
TAS
Mojca Bizjak-Mikic

Council of Ambulance Authorities - CAA

Mojca Bizjak-Mikic

General Manager, CAA

Hilton
SA
Karl Briscoe

National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners - NAATSIHWP

Karl Briscoe

Chief Executive Officer, NAATSIHWP

Canberra
ACT
Julianne Bryce

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (rural members) - ANMF

Julianne Bryce

Registered Nurse/Senior Federal Professional Officer, ANMF

Melbourne, VIC and Uraidla, SA


National
John Buckley

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Rural Faculty) - RACGP Rural

John Buckley

General Practitioner and Rural Council Member, RACGP

Coochiemudlo Island
QLD
Shane Bullock

Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators - FRAME

Shane Bullock

Head of School, Monash Rural Health

(Co-delegate to Council)
 

Warragul
VIC
Chris Campbell

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Rural Special Interest Group) - PSA (RSIG)

Chris Campbell

GM Policy and Program Delivery, State Manager Queensland

Woolloongabba
QLD

Australasian Sonographers Association - ASA

Elissa Campbell

General Manager, Policy & Advocacy, ASA

Melbourne
VIC

Royal Far West - RFW

Kim Casburn

Head of Service Innovation and Improvement, RFW

Sydney
NSW
Hwee Sin Chong

Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators - RACMA

Hwee Sin Chong

Acting Executive Director of Medical Services and
Executive Director Queensland Rural Medical Service,
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

Brisbane
QLD
Mathew Coleman

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists - RANZCP

Mathew Coleman

Chair, Section of Rural Psychiatry, RANZCP

Albany
WA
Sarah Davies

Optometry Australia (Rural Optometry Group) - OA (ROG)

Sarah Davies

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Optometry Australia

Melbourne
VIC

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - PACFA

Johanna de Wever

Chief Executive Officer, PACFA

Carlton
VIC

Mable

Linda Doolan

Community Partnerships Manager, Mable

Sydney
NSW

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners - ACNP

Melanie Dunstan

President, ACNP

Melbourne
VIC
Emily Geering

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited - AGPAL

Emily Geering

General Manager for Engagement and Partnership, AGPAL

Brisbane
QLD
Ken Griffin

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association - APNA

Ken Griffin

Chief Executive Officer, APNA

Melbourne
VIC
Pam Harvey

Australian Rural Health Education Network - ARHEN

Pam Harvey

Rural Nursing and Allied Health Lead, Monash Rural Health

Bendigo
VIC
Peter Hughes

Regional Medical Specialists Association - RMSA

Peter Hughes

President, RMSA

Canberra
ACT
Eithne Irving

Australian Dental Association (Rural Dentists' Network) - ADA (RDN)

Eithne Irving

Deputy CEO, ADA

St Leonards
NSW
Margi Johnson

Australian Psychological Society (Rural and Remote Psychology Interest Group) - APS (RRPIG)

Margi Johnson

Psychologist

Orange
NSW
Heather Keighley

Australian College of Nursing (Rural Nursing and Midwifery Faculty) - ACN (RNM)

Heather Keighley

Board Member of Australian College of Nursing (Rural Nursing and Midwifery Faculty) 
and an academic at Flinders University NT

Darwin
NT
Linda Kensington

CRANAplus

Linda Kensington

Chief Executive Officer, CRANAplus

Cairns
QLD

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (Rural, Regional and Remote Committee) - ACEM (RRRC)

Nicole Liesis

Emergency Physician

Ocean Reef
WA

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health - SARRAH

Cath Maloney

Chief Executive Officer, SARRAH

Canberra
ACT
Jenny May

Rural Doctors Association of Australia - RDAA

Jenny May

Rural GP/Director, Newcastle UDRH

Tamworth
NSW
Jo McCubbin

APS - Australian Paediatric Society

Jo McCubbin

Paediatrician

Sale
VIC
Jodie McKenzie

Australian Counselling Association - ACA

Jodie McKenzie

Chief Executive Officer, ACA

Grange
QLD
Tom McMillan

Australian Physiotherapy Association (Rural group) - APA

Tom McMillan

Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Mackay
QLD

Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association - AIDA

Paula Myott

Director of Strategic Policy and Impact, AIDA


N/A
 Nicole O'Reilly

Allied Health Professions Australia (Rural and Remote Committee) - AHPARR

Nicole O'Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Darwin
NT
Marjorie Pagani

Angel Flight Australia - AFA

Marjorie Pagani

Chief Executive Officer, AFA

Fortitude Valley
QLD
Don Palmer

Malpa

Don Palmer

Chief Executive Officer, Malpa

Sydney
NSW
Riita Partanen

Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators - FRAME

Riita Partanen

Director, University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

(Co-delegate to Council)

Hervey Bay
QLD

Australasian College of Health Service Management (Regional, Rural and Remote Special Interest Group) - ACHSM (RRRSIG)

Karen Patterson

Board Member

Leonards
NSW
Myfanwy Pitcher

Rural Aid Australia

Myfanwy Pitcher

Manager, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Indooroopilly
QLD
Chetan Pradhan

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Rural Surgery Section) - RACS (RSS)

Chetan Pradhan

Consultant General Surgeon & Director of Surgery, Riverland Mallee Coorong LHN (RMCLHN) and Clinical Lead, Surgery at Rural Support Service (RSS), SA Health.

Berri
SA
Edward Price

National Rural Health Student Network - NRHSN

Edward Price

Allied Health Officer

Perth
WA
Frank Quinlan

Royal Flying Doctor Service - RFDS

Frank Quinlan

Federation Executive Director, RFDS

Canberra
ACT
David_Rimmer

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine - ACRRM

David Rimmer

Board Director, ACRRM

Longreach
QLD
Leonie Scott

Speech Pathology Australia (Rural and Remote Member Community) - SPA (RRMC)

Phoebe Schroder

Senior Policy Officer, SPA

Melbourne
VIC
Kevin Schwager

Australian Chiropractors Association (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rural and Remote Practitioner Network) - ACA (ARRPN)

Kevin Schwager

Chiropractor, Port Stephens Chiropractic

Salamander Bay
NSW
Brian Spain

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine - ANZCA FPM

Brian Spain

Anaesthetist

Darwin
NT
Penny Stewart

College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (Rural Committee)

Penny Stewart

Chair, Rural Committee, CICM

Alice Springs
NT
Susan Trevillian

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia - SHPA

Susan Trevillian

Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Northeast Health Wangaratta

Milawa
VIC
Georgina Twomey portrait

Rural Pharmacists Australia - RPA

Georgina Twomey

Managing Director, Alive Pharmacy Group

Cairns
QLD
Jacintha Victor John

Exercise & Sports Science Australia - ESSA

Jacintha Victor John

Senior Policy and Advocacy Relations Advisor, ESSA

Hamilton
QLD
Steve Vitone

Carers Australia

Steve Vitone

Chief Executive Officer, Carers NT

Darwin
NT
Judi Walker

Friends of the Alliance

Judi Walker

Chair, Friends of the Alliance
Tasmanian Representative on Friends Advisory Committee


TAS
Jared Watts

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - RANZCOG

Jared Watts

Board Director, RANZCOG

Perth
WA
Alison Weatherstone

Australian College of Midwives (Rural and Remote Advisory Committee) - ACM (RRAC)

Alison Weatherstone

Chief Midwife, ACM

Cairns
QLD
Kylie Woolcock

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association - AHHA

Kylie Woolcock

Chief Executive Officer, AHHA

Canberra
ACT

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