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

 

Digby Allen

NRHSN - National Rural Health Students' Network

Digby
Allen

Medical Student

Berrima
NSW
Phil Anderton

ROG of OA - Rural Optometry Group of Optometry Australia

Phil
Anderton

Rural Outreach Optometrist

Sydney
NSW

ARHEN - Australian Rural Health Education Network Limited

Lisa
Bourke

Director, University Department of Rural Health

Shepparton
VIC

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

CWAA - Country Women's Association of Australia

Tanya
Cameron

National President

Mascot
NSW
Melissa Carroll

AIDA - Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

Melissa
Carroll

Resident Medical Officer, Barwon Health

Geelong
VIC
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

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Rural Surgery Section

Jennifer
Chambers

Vascular Surgeon

Port Macquarie
NSW
Christopher Cliffe

CRANAplus - the professional body for all remote health

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
Norman Dulvarie

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

Norman
Dulvarie

Registered Nurse / Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Beechworth
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
Ross Hetherington

RHWA - Rural Health Workforce Australia

Ross
Hetherington

Rural GP

Warwick
QLD
Eithne Irving

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

Eithne
Irving

Deputy CEO, Australian Dental Association, St Leonards, NSW

National

RACGP Rural: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Kathryn
Kirkpatrick

Rural GP

Kinglake West
VIC
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

Acting Regional Director, Riverland Mallee Coorong, Country Health SA

Loxton
SA

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

Sarah
Lutkin

Psychologist

Townsville
QLD

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

Daniel
Mahony

Senior Physiotherapist

Bunbury/Collie
WA

RDAA - Rural Doctors' Association of Australia

Jenny
May

Rural GP

Tamworth
NSW

APS - Australian Paediatric Society

Jo
McCubbin

Paediatrician

Sale
VIC
Joe McGirr

FRAME - Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators

Joe
McGirr

Associate Dean Rural, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Wagga Wagga
NSW
Chris Moorhouse

Friends of the Alliance
Chris
Moorhouse

Rural and Community Development Services

Deloraine
TAS

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

Amanda
O'Keefe

Speech Pathologist

Tiwi
NT
Joe O'Malley

RPA - Rural Pharmacists Australia

Joe
O'Malley

Pharmacist

Ulverstone
TAS
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

Darwin
NT

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

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

Lindy
Swain

Pharmacist / Director, Kimberley University Rural Health Alliance

Broome
WA
Joan van Rotterdam

RIHG of CAA - Rural and Indigenous Health-Interest Group of the Australian Chiropractors Association

Joan
van Rotterdam

Chiropractor

Blackalls Park
NSW
Lucie Walters

ACRRM - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Lucie
Walters

Rural Postgraduate Medical Education, Rural Generalist

Mt Gambier
SA