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

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

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Trevor Adem

Director

CEO, East Wimmera Health Service
Chair, Grampians Oral Health Network
Chair, Grampians Sustainable Hospitals Plan
B Physio, MBA

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Jon Anstey

Director

Deputy Board Chair, Castlemaine District Community Health.
Executive General Manager, Insight and Innovation Coliban Water.

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Kathy Bell

Director

Board Director, Dental Health Service Victoria
Consultant
GAICD, Masters of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

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Margaret Bennett

Director

CEO Northeast Health Wangaratta.

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Abbas Khambati

Director

Director, Central Gippsland Health Service.

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Rebecca Lorains

Director

CEO, Primary Care Connect 
Board Member, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
Committee member, Youth Haven – Greater Shepparton Light House project
Board Member, St Mary’s Mooroopna

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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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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

Emma Liepa

Director of Policy

Rosanne Michie

Director of Media & Communications

Lily Thomson

Finance & Administration Manager

Tayla Baumann

Aged Care Project Officer

Ali Georgalas

Project & Policy Advisor

Zhoe Jess

Media & Communications Coordinator

Teagan Jones

Membership & Events Coordinator

Stephanie Lim

Events Coordinator

Liz Orkney

EA to CEO

Chris Templin

Manager Policy & Projects

Trang Truong

Accounts Officer

Paul Tuvey

Policy Advisor