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

Adj Assoc Prof of Optometry, UNSW

Sydney
NSW

AHHA - Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Chris Bourke

Strategic Programs Director, AHHA

Canberra
ACT
Karl Briscoe

NATSIHWA - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association

Karl Briscoe

Chief Executive Officer, NATSIHWA

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

Health Director, Royal Far West

Manly
NSW
Megan Cahill

RHWA - Rural Health Workforce Australia

Megan Cahill

Chair, Rural Workforce Agency Network

Melbourne
VIC

CWAA - Country Women's Association of Australia

Tanya Cameron

National President, CWAA

Dorrigo
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
NSW
Jennifer Chambers

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

Jennifer Chambers

Vascular Surgeon

Port Macquarie
NSW
Michael Clements

RACGP Rural: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Michael Clements

General Practitioner

Townsville
QLD
Mathew Coleman

RANZCP - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Mathew Coleman

Chair, Section of Rural Psychiatry, RANZCP

Albany
WA

RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor Service

to be confirmed
Canberra
ACT
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 of Emergency Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs
NT
Council - Christine Howard

ARHEN - Australian Rural Health Education Network

Christine Howard

Director, Three Rivers UDRH, CSU

Albury
NSW
Eithne Irving

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

Eithne Irving

Deputy CEO, ADA

St Leonards
NSW

CRANAplus

Katherine Isbister

Chief Executive Officer, CRANAplus

Cairns
QLD
Ed Johnson

SARRAH - Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Ed Johnson

Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Umbo

Blayney
NSW
Margi Johnson

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

Margi Johnson

Psychologist

Orange
NSW
Dr Viney Joshi

ACRRM - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Viney Joshi

Rural Generalist

Carnarvon
WA
Alex Lawrence

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

Alex Lawrence

Policy and Advocacy Officer, ESSA

Hamilton
QLD
Tanya Lehmann

Co-opted individual

Tanya Lehmann

Manager, SA Health

Berri
SA
Daniel Mahony

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

Daniel Mahony

Senior Physiotherapist

Bunbury/Collie
WA
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
Sarah McEwan

AIDA - Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

Sarah McEwan

DMO in Ob/Gyn and Emergency, Hedland Health Campus

Port Hedland
WA

FRAME - Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators

Malcolm Moore

General Practitioner/Head of Rural Clinical School, ANU

Canberra
ACT
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

Adj Prof at Monash University

Bendigo
VIC
 Nicole O'Reilly

AHPARR - Allied Health Professions Australia Rural and Remote

Nicole O'Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Melbourne
VIC

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

Paula Olsen

Midwife

Tumut
NSW
Melanie Robinson

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

Melanie Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, CATSINaM

Canberra
ACT
Council - Michelle, Rothwell

SHPA – Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

Michelle Rothwell

Pharmacist, Atherton Hospital

Atherton
QLD
Melanie Saba

RACMA - Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

Melanie Saba

Chief Executive Officer, RACMA

Melbourne
VIC

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

Lilya Sher

Project Coordinator, CAA

Melbourne
VIC
Lynne Strathie

Co-opted individual

Lynne Strathie

Carer and Consumer Advocate

Darwin
NT
Sally Sullivan

ICPA - Isolated Children's Parents' Association

Sally Sullivan

Federal Vice President, ICPA

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 Rural Health Alliance

Broome
WA
David Trench

NRHSN - National Rural Health Student Network

David Trench

Medical Student

Sydney
NSW
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
Rachel Yates

Friends of the Alliance

Rachel Yates

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

Canberra
ACT