Coffee With

Coffee with…Wina Kung, General Manager Home Care Services, mecwacare

15.04.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at mecwacare: mecwacare has provided care and services to the community since 1959, offering residential, community and in-home support to the aged and people with disability. We support clients through all stages of their life journey by providing high-quality care, services and respectful advice. We also assist clients to remain independent, provide […]

Coffee with…Steph Ashby, Primary Prevention Coordinator, IEPCP

02.04.2019 Coffee With

Can you tell us a little about the work you have been doing before joining the team at IEPCP? I was working at City of Casey as a senior health planner. I loved the role but it was a short term maternity leave position. After 6 years travelling to work in various roles across Pakenham, […]

Coffee with…Sue Rosenhain, Integrated Planning Manager, IEPCP

18.03.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role as our new Integrated Planning Manager The primary focus of my role here is the social inclusion priority of the Inner East Integrated Health Promotion plan, which is a plan that represents the HP work of IEPCP, Carrington Health, LinkHC and AccessHC. Social inclusion – whether or not people can Learn, Work, […]

Coffee with…Jessica Anson, Manager – Health Promotion, Research and Strategy, Link Health & Community

04.02.2019 Coffee With

          Describe your work/role at Link H&C In my role as Manager – Health Promotion, Research and Strategy, I’m responsible for leading and coordinating a team of four incredible practitioners (five if you include me). Our work is focused on planning and implementing a range of primary prevention strategies to promote […]

Coffee With… Sue Carlile, CEO, Family Access Network

28.11.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of Family Access Network Family Access Network (FAN) was established in 1981, based in Box Hill providing services across the Eastern Region for young people, young families and accompanying children, and across the state of Victoria for LGBTI young people, experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We do this through a range […]

Coffee with… new faces at the Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

05.11.2018 Coffee With

Coffee with… Chris Walsh, Director Partnerships and Community Development Describe your work/role at Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC). I have recently joined ECLC as Director, Partnerships and Community Development based in Box Hill, working across the 6 local government areas in the East and spreading my time at our Box Hill, Boronia and Healesville and […]

Coffee with….Mandy Taylor, Director of Clinical Services, Cairnmillar Institute

03.10.2018 Coffee With

I am the Director of Clinical Services at Cairnmillar Institute. Cairnmillar is a not-for-profit charity organisation, established in 1961 by Professor Francis McNab. It is now under the leadership of Professor Kathryn von Treuer and has evolved into a highly regarded teaching institute offering short courses and higher education programs. One of the key things […]

Coffee with….Sue Dunn, Manager, Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House

15.08.2018 Coffee With

          Describe your work at Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House? I manage a small community house in Box Hill (one of ten in Whitehorse). We offer child care, and training courses for people wishing to improve their skills or employment chances. Our biggest program is our Social Activity group. As part of […]

Coffee with…Nicole Preston, Access & Inclusion Coordinator, Inner East PCP

31.07.2018 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at IEPCP? Primarily, the focus of my role over the next 12 months will be supporting partners in the volunteering sector. We will be looking at how we can coordinate and draw upon the work being done within this sector to really strengthen the diversity and inclusion outcomes within our communities. I […]

Coffee with…Simon Curran, Senior Manager, Kew Business & Service Development, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV)

18.06.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of Relationships Australia Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a specialist provider of family and relationship services, delivering programs through 14 centres and additional outreach services across Victoria. We provide a broad range of relationship, child and family, family violence, mental health and seniors relationship services. Our services include counselling, family dispute resolution […]

Coffee with…Jan Mattrow, Program Manager, Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA)

29.05.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of MEDA MEDA promotes and protects the rights of people with disability through our individual and volunteer citizen advocacy programs. Our individual advocacy program has paid advocates working short term alongside people with disability addressing issues where people don’t feel heard or experience discrimination. Our Volunteer Citizen advocacy program matches volunteer citizen […]

Coffee with…Jenny Jackson, Executive Director, EDVOS

03.05.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of EDVOS. At EDVOS our vision is for a community free from family violence, where everyone feels safe. EDVOS is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region (EMR) and covers around 1.03 million people in the municipalities of Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Knox, Monash, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. We focus […]

Coffee with…Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, CEO, Eastern Volunteers

09.04.2018 Coffee With

What sort of work were you doing prior to starting at Eastern Volunteers? I was CEO of Playgroup Victoria for four and a half years before a 12 month stint as General Manager with Playgroup Australia in Canberra. Playgroup Victoria, is one of the largest child and family membership organisations in Victoria and we supported […]

Coffee with…Raini Nailer, Prevention Coordinator, Inner East PCP

19.03.2018 Coffee With

Hi Raini! Welcome to the Inner East PCP! Describe your role at the IEPCP. Dynamic. Challenging. Exciting… My role consists of supporting social and health organisations in the East to coordinate and collaborate on prevention initiatives across a broad range of priority issues, some of which include prevention of violence against women, social inclusion and […]

Coffee with…Monique Hameed: Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

12.02.2018 Coffee With

Describe your role in facilitating the workshops on intersectionality that MCWH, WHE and MIC are coordinating for the prevention workforce in the EMR. My role at MCWH is as the National Training Officer and I have been working with the Together for Equality and Respect team to deliver workshops on Intersectionality and using intersectional frameworks […]

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 […]

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