Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is an incorporated organisation with health promotion charity status. It is governed by a skills based board who bring their wisdom and passion to the organisation. We thank them for their energy, time, effort and foresight in their role of ensuring this organisation is the best it can be.
Julie Slater – Current Chair
Member since 2012
I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to find out more about the fantastic work that Women’s Health Loddon Mallee undertakes across the region and helping guide the strategy behind this over the last three years. I am passionate about empowering women across the region so they have a strong voice, and believe that good health and wellbeing is a very important part of this. Some important issues that are close to my heart are gender equity, capacity building, and domestic violence prevention. I believe I bring strong governance, communication and networking skills to the Council table, as well as a rural aspect as I live at Corack East in Buloke Shire.
Athena Williams – Deputy Chair
Member since 2015
I am passionate about committing my skills in strategic development, research, policy, business development and empowering communities at a Board level in an organisation that advances women by enabling access to knowledge and resources in a safe, friendly and informative environment. I am a mother of two daughters and live in a rural town in central Victoria. I am a partner in two small businesses based in regional Victoria and currently hold a research, policy and strategy position with a national not for profit organisation.
Ellen White – Secretary
Member since 2013
I emigrated from Scotland in 1991 and in 1999 I moved to my husband’s farm at Towaninnie. Originally a science teacher, I am passionate about the future sustainability of regional and rural areas I was elected to the Buloke Shire council in 2008, and again in 2012 . I own a consulting business, and work with community organisations in rural communities on project development and management, strategic planning and community engagement.
Karen Fazzani – Treasurer
Member since 2015
Women’s Health is a new area of interest for me. I can offer the Women’s Health Loddon Mallee Board skills in the areas of finance as a Certified Practising Accountant, corporate governance as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, community perspective as an active member on a number of non-profit community groups and provide regional input as I work in an executive position that covers the Loddon Mallee region. I live in a rural farming area with a variety of interests.
Aunty Lyn Warren
Member since 2002
I have been a voluntary member on the council of management for 10 years. I am very passionate about Women’s Health Loddon Mallee for what they do for women with health issues and giving information for community awareness. Women’s Health Loddon Mallee also work together in a positive and collaborative way. They ensure that all women of all ages are able to access their services/information if and when required. As an Indigenous recognised elder in this community, I feel that it is extremely important for our women and women from all backgrounds/ages have support/services available to be able to deal with women’s health and illnesses.
Member since 2013
For many years I have been interested in supporting the context within which women can realise their potential, whether from a political, community, family or personal perspective. I have experience in health and community services in rural, metro, local government, state government and not for profit organisations. I am particularly interested in improving women’s access to person centred and responsive services from a diversity perspective – such as rurally isolated, Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically diverse, lesbian, homeless and aged. I value the contribution and community participation of women and I believe women are the key drivers for improved health outcomes in their local communities.
Member since 2004
My involvement with Women’s Health Loddon Mallee started when we were working hard to set up a secure base for the women’s health service. I think its important that rural women are represented. I have a strong belief in an organisation like Women’s Health Loddon Mallee being able to facilitate women caring for women in regards to their physical and emotional health. My goal is to make a positive difference to women living in Loddon Mallee.
Member since 2010
As an active healthcare professional, I am passionate about access, equity and sustainability of health and health resources. Involvement in the Board of Women’s Health Loddon Mallee offers a valuable way to contribute to the health in the region, and the opportunity to be an advocate for complex nature of health access for women and families in rural and regional Australia.