Coffee With

Coffee With…Leah Anderson: Annecto

15.12.2017 Coffee With

          Describe your work/role as the South East Regional Manager at Annecto Annecto is a not-for-profit social purpose organisation. We provide advocacy and practical assistance for adults and children with a range of cognitive, physical and social abilities, and their families to realise their full potential. Through collaboration, communication and asking […]

Coffee with…Jayde McBurnie: Women’s Health East

06.11.2017 Coffee With

            Describe your work/role at Women’s Health East? I work in Prevention of Violence against Women. At the moment my role includes: • Participation in the Together for Equality and Respect (TFER) Evaluation working Group (EWG), where I am contributing to the development of the regional evaluation of TFER 2013-2017. […]

Coffee With…Bronwyn Upston: Whitehorse City Council

02.10.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work as Community Development Officer, Health & Wellbeing, at Whitehorse City Council? As my title suggests, my role is to promote the health and wellbeing of the community in the City of Whitehorse. Our community development team work to enhance the social connectedness, strengths and resilience of the people who live, work, study […]

Coffee with…Elizabeth Baxter: Villa Maria Catholic Homes

04.09.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work at Villa Maria Catholic Homes My role is to facilitate the access of individualised dementia and cognition support to people living in the community. This involves awareness raising, developing collaborative projects with a range of existing and new services, education of staff, families and people living with dementia, linking individuals into specialised […]

Coffee With…Dr Tamsin Short: Connect4Health

02.08.2017 Coffee With

What is Connect4Health? Describe your role as Executive Director, Drug and Alcohol Services? My position is a unique role working across three community health services (Access Health and Community, Carrington Health and Link Health and Community) to develop the alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to deliver a holistic, integrated service within the community health […]

Coffee with…Kate Jeffery, Link Health & Community

29.06.2017 Coffee With

Describe your role as Senior Strategy, Research and Inclusion Officer at Link HC? Strategy, research and inclusion is quite wide-ranging as a portfolio. Strategy can include: service planning; developing strategy plans for improving cultural competency; responding to diversity; identifying opportunities to work with partner organisations; helping to develop initiatives designed to meet gaps in our services; […]

Coffee with…Klaudia Lozo, Louise Multicultural Community Centre

08.06.2017 Coffee With

   Describe your work/role at Louise Multicultural Community Centre The Louise Multicultural Community Centre (LMCC) works with migrants and refugees living in Australia by encouraging and assisting them to practice, enjoy and share their own culture and to fully participate in public and civic life. LMCC offers programs and activities, of which the core are […]

Coffee with…Michelle Hollingworth, Acting Manager Population Health and Planning, DHHS

02.05.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at the East Division Department of Health & Human Services? I am currently acting manager of Population Health and Planning whilst Iain Butterworth is holidaying in Japan but my substantive role is as Senior Program Adviser – Active and Healthy Ageing (AHAA). This is a new role which commenced last year. There […]

Coffee with… Tracey Blythe, Prevention Coordinator, Inner East PCP

11.04.2017 Coffee With

Hi Tracey! Welcome to the Inner East PCP. Can you describe your work as Prevention Coordinator? As the Inner East PCP Prevention Coordinator I’m responsible for leading, co-ordinating, facilitating, and contributing to a broad range of prevention strategies across the sub-region and region as well as facilitating working groups to progress specific IEPCP and member generated initiatives. […]

Coffee with… Jessica Bishop, Manager, Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)

03.03.2017 Coffee With

Jessica, you’ve just taken on the role of Manager with MIC. Can you describe your work? The Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) (MIC) works with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who live in the eastern region of Melbourne to help them settle into life in Australia. The MIC also assists people who have a […]

Coffee with… Karen Conte, Consortium Manager, EMR Palliative Care Consortium

31.01.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at the EMR Palliative Care Consortium? As the Consortium Manager I am responsible for bringing together the members of the consortium to discuss and plan for all things palliative care across the EMR. Our members include Eastern Health, Eastern Palliative Care and St Vincent’s Health and our Associate members are RDNS, Eastern […]

Coffee with… Anita Thomas, Baby Makes 3 Program Manager, Carrington Health

15.12.2016 Coffee With

Anita, you’ve just taken on the role of Program Manager with Baby Makes 3. Can you describe your work? I am really excited to be the working on the ongoing development of the Baby Makes 3 Program at Carrington Health. It is fantastic to be a part of a program that has been so comprehensively […]

Coffee with… Adam McLeod, CEO, Melbourne East GP Network

24.11.2016 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at MEGPN? It’s a really varied role, MEGPN has been through a lot of changes in the last year, but that is behind us now. My core work focuses on a mix of Mental Health, Diabetes and Asthma Clinics in GP practices, the After Hours clinic in Box Hill and a huge […]

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