About us

 

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The Victorian Healthcare Association is the not-for-profit peak body supporting Victoria’s public and community health services to deliver quality care. Members of the VHA – established in 1938 – include public hospitals, community health services and aged care providers.
 

 

 

Fast facts

VHA is the peak body for the $16b Victorian public healthcare sector

VHA represents 96 per cent of the sector, giving it exceptional access, influence and scope

Unified advocacy and policy development voice to State and Federal Government

Members include key public health decision makers – Board Directors, CEOs and senior executive

 

 

Member services

The VHA provides:

· Advocacy – your voice heard by government and other key stakeholders

· Assistance with implementing reforms in aged care, the NDIS, home care and other sectors

· Policy support and thought leadership

· Strategic business support

· Voting member access to committees and industry groups

   
Events 

The VHA provides: 

· Access to the latest health information

· Informative events on vital issues for members

· Unparalleled networking opportunities

· Invitation to member-only events

· Special member event prices

Partnerships 

 The VHA forges:

· Business partnerships delivering members superior services and savings

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Our Board

The VHA is governed by a board of nine directors, including eight representatives from member agencies (community health, metropolitan, rural and regional health services) and one independent director with specialist skills.

Gary Thomas

Chair

Principal, WHK
Chairman, Audit Committee, Stawell Regional Health
M Tax, B Bus (Accy), FCA, FTIA

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Sue Matthews

Deputy Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Women’s Hospital
Doctorate - Public Health, Masters Health Science, Nursing, Bachelor Arts (Health Studies), Registered Nurse

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Trevor Adem

Director

Chief Executive Officer, East Wimmera Health Service
Chair, Grampians Oral Health Network
Chair, Grampians Sustainable Hospitals Plan
B Physio, MBA

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Melissa Bastian

Director

Non Executive Director Latrobe Community Health Service and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

GAICD, Bachelor of Law (Hons), Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Independent Non Executive Director Bank Australia

Member of Gippsland Committee of the AICD

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Kathy Bell

Director

Board Director DHSV

Consultant

GAICD, Masters of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

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Peter Craighead

Director

Chief Executive, Latrobe Regional Hospital
Chair, Internal Audit Committee of Wellington Shire Council
Member, Gippsland Health Services Partnership
Chair, Gippsland Health Alliance Steering Committee
Chair, Gippsland Regional Integrated Cancer Services
Director, Odd One Out Pty Ltd
B Nursing, Grad Dip Bus (Health), Grad Dip (Project Management), SRN, SCM

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Damian Ferrie

Director

Chief Executive Officer, Inner South Community Health Service
Director, Port Phillip Housing Association
Committee Member, CaSPA Care Governance Committee
Masters Appl.Sc. (Social Ecology), Grad Dip Conflict Resolution, B. Theology

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Janette McCabe

Director

Director, Rural Northwest Health
Commissioning Officer, Sub-acute unit, Wimmera Health Care Group (part-time)
Master Applied Management (Health), B Health Sciences (Nursing), Registered Nurse, Crit Care Cert

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John Rundell

Director + Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

Managing Director Stratica

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Our Staff

The VHA team works to deliver effective policy, advocacy, member engagement, media representation, board development and events to our members.

Tom Symondson

Chief Executive Officer

David Fien

Director of Development

Kerri Langes

Director of Membership & Events

Rosanne Michie

Director of Media & Communications

Katie Phillis

Director of Policy

Lily Thomson

Finance & Administration Manager

Tayla Baumann

Aged Care Project Officer

Nina Bowes

Manager Member Projects & Policy Advisor

Ali Georgalas

Aged Care Project Officer

Zhoe Jess

Media & Communications Coordinator

Teagan Jones

Membership & Events Coordinator

Stephanie Lim

Events Coordinator

Carolina Maistry

Aged Care & NDIS Project Officer

Liz Orkney

EA to CEO

Chris Templin

Senior Policy Advisor

Paul Tuvey

Policy Advisor