Council

Council of the Alliance consists of one delegate from each Member Body, the Chair of Friends, and up to three co-opted individuals.

Council provides Member Bodies with the opportunity to engage on an equal footing in selecting the issues on which the Alliance’s information and policy work focuses, in developing the organisation’s views, in formulating the strategic plan and in overseeing the Alliance’s projects.

Council Members

 

AHHA - Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

To be advised

N/A
Geoff Argus

ARHEN - Australian Rural Health Education Network

Geoff Argus

Director, Southern Queensland Rural Health

Toowoomba
QLD
Karl Briscoe

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

Karl Briscoe

Chief Executive Officer, NAATSIHWP

Canberra
ACT
Julianne Bryce

ANMF - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (rural members)

Julianne Bryce

Registered Nurse/Senior Federal Professional Officer, ANMF

Melbourne, VIC and Uraidla, SA


National
Katherine Burchfield

RFW - Royal Far West

Katherine Burchfield

Executive Director, Strategy, Services and Innovation, RFW

Manly
NSW
Chris Campbell

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

Chris Campbell

GM Policy and Program Delivery, State Manager Queensland

Woolloongabba
QLD
Dawn Casey

NACCHO - National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Dawn Casey

Deputy CEO, NACCHO

Canberra
National
Jennifer Chambers

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

Jennifer Chambers

Vascular Surgeon

Port Macquarie
NSW
Roslyn Chataway

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

Roslyn Chataway

Director, Roslyn Chataway Consulting

Hyde Park
SA
Mathew Coleman

RANZCP - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Mathew Coleman

Chair, Section of Rural Psychiatry, RANZCP

Albany
WA
Sarah Davies

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

Sarah Davies

Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Optometry Australia

Melbourne
VIC
Peter Frendin

AGPAL - Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited

Peter Frendin

General Manager, Health and Human Services,
National Development Team

Milton
QLD
Keith Gleeson

AIDA - Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

Keith Gleeson

Board Director, AIDA

Taree
NSW
Stephen-Gourley

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

Stephen Gourley

Director of Emergency Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs
NT
Peter Hughes

RMSA - Regional Medical Specialists Association

Peter Hughes

President, RMSA

Canberra
ACT
Eithne Irving

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

Eithne Irving

Deputy CEO, ADA

St Leonards
NSW
Katherine Isbister

CRANAplus

Katherine Isbister

Chief Executive Officer, CRANAplus

Cairns
QLD
Nicole Jeffery-Dawes

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

Nicole Jeffery-Dawes

WA
Dr Viney Joshi

ACRRM - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Viney Joshi

Rural Generalist

Carnarvon
WA

ACN (RNMCOI) - Australian College of Nursing (Rural Nursing and Midwifery Community of Interest)

Heather Keighley

Executive Manager, Workforce/Outreach, NT PHN

Darwin
NT
Jocelyn Ledger

NRHSN - National Rural Health Student Network

Jocelyn Ledger

Chair, Executive Committee, NRHSN

Newcastle
NSW

SARRAH - Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Cath Maloney

Chief Executive Officer, SARRAH

Canberra
ACT
Jenny May

RDAA - Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Jenny May

Rural GP/Director, Newcastle UDRH

Tamworth
NSW
Jo McCubbin

APS - Australian Paediatric Society

Jo McCubbin

Paediatrician

Sale
VIC
Tom McMillan

APA (RAC) - Australian Physiotherapy Association (Rural Advisory Council)

Tom McMillan

Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Mackay
QLD
Chris Mitchell

RHWA - Rural Health Workforce Australia

Chris Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer, Health Workforce Queensland

Brisbane
QLD
Amanda O'Keefe

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

Amanda O'Keefe

Speech Pathologist

Tiwi
NT
Peter O'Meara

ACP - Australasian College of Paramedicine

Peter O'Meara

Adjunct Professor at Monash University

Bendigo
VIC
 Nicole O'Reilly

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

Nicole O'Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Darwin
NT

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

Paula Olsen

Midwife

Tumut
NSW
Frank Quinlan

RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor Service

Frank Quinlan

Federation Executive Director, RFDS

Canberra
ACT
Melanie Saba

RACMA - Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

Melanie Saba

Chief Executive Officer, RACMA

Melbourne
VIC
David Shaker

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

David Shaker

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mater Private Hospital

Rockhampton
QLD
Lilya Sher

CAA - Council of Ambulance Authorities

Lilya Sher

Project Coordinator, CAA

Melbourne
VIC
Briony Sinclair

ICPA - Isolated Children's Parents' Association

Briony Sinclair

Federal Councillor, ICPA

Yulabilla
QLD
Brian Spain

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

Brian Spain

Anaesthetist

Darwin
NT
Renee Strazzari

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

Renee Strazzari

GP, Director of UNSW MNC RTH (Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub), Clinical Lead MNC Healthpathways, RACGP Rural NSW & ACT Representative

Coffs Harbour
NSW
Susan Trevillian

SHPA - Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

Susan Trevillian

Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Northeast Health Wangaratta

Milawa
VIC
Georgina Twomey portrait

RPA - Rural Pharmacists Australia

Georgina Twomey

Managing Director, Alive Pharmacy Group

Cairns
QLD
Joan van Rotterdam

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

Joan van Rotterdam

Chiropractor

Blackalls Park
NSW
Joanne Webb

ESSA - Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Joanne Webb

Manager, Policy and Advocacy, ESSA


QLD
Roianne West

CATSINaM - Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives

Roianne West

Chief Executive Officer, CATSINaM

Canberra
ACT
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FRAME - Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators

Ross Wilson

Director of Rural Health, Western Sydney University

Bathurst
NSW
Rachel Yates

Friends of the Alliance

Rachel Yates

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

Canberra
ACT