The Team

The Inner East Primary Care Partnership (IEPCP) is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities of Boroondara, Manningham, Monash and Whitehorse.

Our energetic, skilled and knowledgeable team supports partner agencies across Melbourne’s Inner East to improve the coordination of services, the management of chronic illnesses and health promotion (preventative health). We work by providing advice on best practice and identifying opportunities to link partner agencies together to improve care and promote health.

Sharing values with our partners and with a mission to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities is paramount to our success. Meet the team making it happen.

Tracey Blythe

Executive Officer

Tracey joined the IEPCP in 2017 and has career history in strategic & catchment based service planning, integrated population health planning, health promotion, and community development. Tracey has worked in leadership roles in Community Health Services, Local Government, NGOs, and the Community Legal Service sectors facilitating integrated planning, health policy, advocacy and establishing and managing community based programs. These have included areas such as Family Violence Prevention, Place based Community Planning, Alcohol harm minimisation, Food Security, Housing affordability, and Consumer Advocacy. Tracey has also been a sessional lecturer in Consumer Science, Community Development, Financial Counselling, Welfare, & Justice Studies. Tracey’s specialties are Strategic Planning, Partnerships, and Capacity Building.

Tracey has a Master of Social Science in Policy and Human Services Management, from RMIT, and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development from Deakin. Tracey also has an Associate Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

When not at work Tracey supports a Timor-Leste friendship group, and enjoys swimming and documentary films.

Belinda Budd

Executive and Program Support Officer

Belinda joined the team at IEPCP in February 2019 to support our team across all areas of our business with her vast experience and organisational skills.

Having previously held a broad range of roles within both small and large organisations, Belinda has gained an extensive range of skills to address the support needs of the team at IEPCP. Some of these skills include the advanced ability in Microsoft Office, excellent organisation skills and seamless event coordination.

Her diverse role includes administration, event organisation and website maintenance and she brings strong customer service and organisational skills to the role.

Louisa Mitchell

Primary Prevention Coordinator

Louisa is the IEPCP’s Primary Prevention Coordinator at IEPCP. She joined the team in February 2021. Louisa most recent role was with Link Health and Community where she worked in a number of roles, most recently in health promotion with a focus on healthy eating, social inclusion, gender equity and reducing alcohol harm. Outside of work, Louisa enjoys attempting new recipes, regular Pilates, musical theatre and other people’s dogs.

Laura Collins

Partnerships & Evaluation Coordinator

Laura is our Partnerships and Evaluation Coordinator, joining the team in December 2020. Laura has seven years of experience in health promotion at Caulfield Community Health Service and DPV Health (formally known as Dianella Health), with a focus on healthy eating, active living, gender equity and working with CALD leaders. She has also volunteered at Carrington Health with the dental health team. Laura enjoys strength training, oil painting, sport and traveling, and looks forward to working with our IEPCP partners.

Sharon Porteous

Healthy Ageing & Engagement Coordinator

Sharon joined the IEPCP in January 2015, primarily working in healthy ageing and access and equity, including ageism, elder abuse, co-design, dementia friendly communities, and supporting aged care practitioners.

Prior to 2015, Sharon worked at the Migrant Information Centre to improve access to services for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Social Policy & Planning and is a keen gardener and committed daily exerciser, walking, cycling and doing yoga.

Sue Rosenhain

Manager Integrated Planning

Dr Sue Rosenhain is the IEPCP’s Manager for Integrated Planning. She has a background in physiotherapy and health promotion, holding a PhD, Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and Health Education. She has worked in a range of health and community service settings which have enabled her to pursue roles that reflect a social model of health, contribute to reducing inequities, promote continuous quality improvement and involve the community and other stakeholders in decision making.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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