In the lift with … VHA Board Director Glenis Beaumont

November 28, 2019

To introduce you to members of the VHA community, we are pleased to launch ‘In the lift with…’. This new series will profile board members, employees, members and partners.

In this edition we meet Glenis Beaumont from Sunraysia Community Health Services. Glenis is also a new Director of the VHA Board, a highly regarded textile artist and a retired nurse and midwife.

As a new member of the VHA Board, tell us a little bit about your background?

Over the past two decades I have gained senior executive experience in various health services. Most recently I spent almost four years in an executive role within the Department of Health and Human Services. These roles have provided broad experiences, many opportunities and are a great catalyst to current and past board roles with Sunraysia Community Health Services, Victorian Health Industrial Association, Lodden Mallee Rural Health Alliance, Bendigo TAFE, and now the VHA.

Can you tell us a little about your education?

After completing my nursing studies at Hamilton Base Hospital, and undertaking further studies in midwifery, I decided to pursue a management degree. With a strong interest in health policy, strategy, operations and system improvements, I undertook a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on rural health. I am also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The combination of these studies has strengthened my employment and effectiveness in various roles.

What are you most proud of in your career?

I’m extremely proud of the networks I have created, and I believe these will be particularly beneficial to the VHA community.

What’s a fun fact we could talk about in the lift?

Ask me about double and triple weaving. When I’m not working, I spend time as a textile artist. Using hand weaving looms as my tools, double weave provides me with adaptability and functionality to satisfy my desire for design, fun and creativity.