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

 

Phil Anderton

ROG of OA - Rural Optometry Group of Optometry Australia

Phil Anderton

Rural Outreach Optometrist

Sydney
NSW

AHHA - Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Chris Bourke

Strategic Programs Director
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

Canberra
ACT
Karl Briscoe

NATSIHWA - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association

Karl Briscoe

Chief Executive Officer
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association

Canberra
ACT
Julianne Bryce

ANMF - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (rural nursing and midwifery members)

Julianne Bryce

Registered Nurse. Senior Federal Professional Officer, ANMF. Melbourne, Vic and Uraidla, SA


National
Katherine Burchfield

RFW - Royal Far West

Katherine Burchfield

Director, Royal Far West, Manly, NSW


National
Blank

RHWA - Rural Health Workforce Australia

Megan Cahill

N/A

CWAA - Country Women's Association of Australia

Tanya Cameron

National President

Mascot
NSW
Dawn Casey

NACCHO - National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Dawn Casey

Deputy CEO, NACCHO

Canberra
National
Catherine Chaffey

ACHSM - Australasian College of Health Service Management (rural members)

Catherine Chaffey

Chief Executive Officer, ACHSM

Sydney
National
Jennifer Chambers

RACS RSS - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Rural Surgery Section

Jennifer Chambers

Vascular Surgeon

Port Macquarie
NSW
Michael Clements

RACGP Rural: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Michael Clements

GP

Townsville
QLD
Christopher Cliffe

CRANAplus

Christopher Cliffe

Chief Executive Officer
CRANAplus

Cairns
QLD
Helen Conlin

CAA (RRG) - Council of Ambulance Authorities (Rural and Remote Group)

Helen Conlin

Communications Manager, CAA

Melbourne
National
Dorothy Coombe

Co-opted individual

Dorothy Coombe
Ringwood
VIC
Stephen-Gourley

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

Stephen Gourley

Director Emergency Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital Emergency Department

Alice Springs
NT
Catherine Helps

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

Catherine Helps

Midwifery Educator

Ballina
NSW
Council - Christine Howard

ARHEN - Australian Rural Health Education Network Limited

Christine Howard

Director of the Three Rivers Department of Rural Health, Charles Sturt University

Albury
NSW
Eithne Irving

RDN of ADA - Rural Dentists' Network of the Australian Dental Association

Eithne Irving

Deputy CEO, Australian Dental Association, St Leonards, NSW


National
Margi Johnson

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

Margi Johnson

Psychologist

Orange
NSW
Ed Johnson

SARRAH - Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Ed Johnson

Chief Clinical Officer, Umbo

Blayney
NSW
Dr Viney Joshi

ACRRM - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Viney Joshi

Rural Generalist

Carnarvon
WA
Martin Laverty

RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor Service

Martin Laverty

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Canberra.


National
Alex Lawrence

ESSA (RRIG) - Exercise and Sports Science Australia (Rural and Remote Interest Group)

Alex Lawrence

Policy and Advocacy Officer
Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Hamilton
QLD
Tanya Lehmann

Co-opted individual

Tanya Lehmann

Principal Project Lead, Governance Reform
Country Health SA Local Health Network

Loxton
SA
Daniel Mahony

APA (RMN) - Australian Physiotherapy Association (Rural Members Network)

Daniel Mahony

Senior Physiotherapist

Bunbury/Collie
WA
Jenny May

RDAA - Rural Doctors' Association of Australia

Jenny May

Rural GP

Tamworth
NSW
Jo McCubbin

APS - Australian Paediatric Society

Jo McCubbin

Paediatrician

Sale
VIC
Sarah McEwan

AIDA - Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

Sarah McEwan

District Medical Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Emergency at Hedland Health Campus

Port Hedland
WA

FRAME - Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators

Malcolm Moore

FRAME

Canberra
ACT
Chris Moorhouse

Friends of the Alliance

Chris Moorhouse

Rural and Community Development Services

Deloraine
TAS
Amanda O'Keefe

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

Amanda O'Keefe

Speech Pathologist

Tiwi
NT
Peter O'Meara

PA (RRSIG) - Paramedics Australasia (Rural and Remote Special Interest Group)

Peter O'Meara

Paramedics Australasia

Kennington
VIC
 Nicole O'Reilly

AHPARR - Allied Health Professions Australia Rural and Remote

Nicole O'Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Melbourne
VIC
Melanie Robinson

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

Melanie Robinson

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives

Canberra
ACT
Lynne Strathie

Co-opted individual

Lynne Strathie

Carer and Consumer Advocate

Darwin
NT
Sally Sullivan

ICPA - Isolated Children's Parents' Association

Sally Sullivan

ICPA Vice President

Cave Creek Station Mataranka
NT

ACN-RN&MCI - Australian College of Nursing (Rural Nursing and Midwifery Community of Interest)

Glynda Summers

Principal, KUEE Consulting

Nambour
QLD
Lindy Swain

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

Lindy Swain

Pharmacist / Director, Kimberley University Rural Health Alliance

Broome
WA
David Trench

NRHSN - National Rural Health Students' Network

David Trench

Medical Student

Sydney
NSW
Georgina Twomey portrait

RPA - Rural Pharmacists Australia

Georgina Twomey

Pharmacist

Cairns
QLD
Joan van Rotterdam

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

Joan van Rotterdam

Chiropractor

Blackalls Park
NSW