Deb Riedel has worked at Andrew Kerr Care Ltd since May 2007 as Quality Manager and Lifestyle Co-ordinator. During that time she has spoken at several conferences about the positives of quality residential care and the benefits of a diverse and interesting lifestyle program for residents. She won the inaugural 2011 Provider Assist State Scholarship for outstanding achievements in the aged care industry.
Deb’s background as Director of Poly-Pigments Pty Ltd has provided a solid grounding in business and management. She has an Associate Diploma of Business through Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Management through Victoria University.
Aunty Diane Kerr is a respected Elder of the Wurundjeri Tribe. Aunty Diane is a Mother, Grandmother, Aunty and Great Great Great Aunty. She has devoted many years to her local community as a mentor and foster carer. She has worked in various fields including child care, education, native title, stolen generation support, and other community work but her passion lies in the area of social, and emotional wellbeing of the Aboriginal communities.
Today, she relishes the responsibility of guiding younger generations and works hard to uphold Aboriginal law in a modern, urbanised world.
Jan is a consumer advocate who represents health consumers nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Chronic Illness Alliance in Melbourne.
She has substantial governance experience as a board director of large, medium and small organisations. Currently she is a member of the Board of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk committee. She also serves on a number of government committees.
Jan focuses on the health service needs of people with chronic illness particularly the need to support people who struggle with mental illness. She has a strong interest in maternal and child health and the health and social issues affecting all marginalised people.
Marita Scott has 30 years’ experience in a diverse range of community and health services including aged, child, youth, family, disability, mental health and asylum seekers. She has held a range of executive and sector leadership roles including Primary Care Partnerships, Community Health Service Board, Executive Committee Case Management Society of Australia and Board member Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Key areas of interest include influencing public policy and reform focused on better outcomes.
Marlene is a Health Promotion Practitioner with a background in social planning and community development across local government and the primary health care sector. She has lived and worked in the Shire of Cardinia, on the rural urban fringe for over 25 years; she is passionate about her community, especially as these people are considered to live in metropolitan Melbourne but have poor access to infrastructure and services.
Marlene has been a member of her local small rural health service Board of Management (Koo Wee Rup Regional Health Service), for over 10 years, gaining considerable understanding of both aged care services and acute hospitals, in addition to her primary health care work. With an accounting background, she has actively contributed to the Risk and Audit Committee of the health service and prioritises service value for costs incurred. She continues to be involved with local community services, especially in relation to social justice opportunities.
Muhammad Khalid moved to Victoria from North Queensland in 2009 to take up an executive management role at an Aboriginal Cooperative in South East Melbourne. Before moving to Melbourne, he managed health programs at the Aboriginal Health Service in Townsville. He also lived and worked in Mount Isa, Canberra and Sydney.
Muhammad studied Business Management at the James Cook University and received his MBA degree. He also completed his Diploma of Practice Management from the UNEpartnerships and was the recipient of the Barbara Meredith Memorial Award in 2009.
He now owns and runs a medical practice in Mornington Peninsula. Muhammad is passionate about Aboriginal Health and continues to connect to it in one way or the other.
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