Natasha Krajcar (Chairperson) was elected to the Board in 2008. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Business double degree and is completing a Masters in Health Administration. She completed a Management Residency Program with the Australian College of Health Service Management in 2009 where she gained experience in different business improvement, redesign, project management and service integration roles within the health industry. She currently works in Service Improvement with the North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service. Natasha has a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background and is a resident of Viewbank.
was elected to the Board in 2008. Since moving to Reservoir in 2005, she has been involved in starting the Reservoir Sustainability Group, Darebin (Organic) Dry Food Co-op, Ruthven Storytelling Garden, Reservoir Writers and Reciters, and the annual Poets Picnic. She has qualifications in Community Development, Biodynamic Agriculture and Kinesiology, and finds no difficulty in separating creativity and health because she doesn't even try! S’hi works as a consultant to individuals and groups in the areas of art and health. She is a community representative on the Reservoir Structure Plan Steering Group, Darebin Women’s Advisory Committee, Darebin Arts Forum and Inscribe editorial group.
was appointed to the Board in 2010. She has a PhD and completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, both of which researched the police response to adult female victim/survivors of sexual violence. Rachel has published a book and several journal articles on this topic. She previously worked for the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) and Victoria Police in research roles with a focus on sexual violence, and currently works for the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency. She's interested in improving the criminal justice response to women who have experienced sexual violence, particularly via improving organisational and management processes within policing organisations that influence the management of complaints of sexual violence.
Carlene Lamana was appointed to the Board in 2009 as a representative from Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre, where she was the Community Engagement Facilitator. She is now a co-opted member of the Board. She has a background in working internationally in community capacity-building projects and holds a Master of Social Science (International Development). She contributes a CALD perspective at the governance level of WHIN. She is interested in working with migrant and refugee communities from a strength-based perspective and improving access to mainstream services, including health care.
Sandra Leone has lived in the north of Melbourne most of her life and has worked in and for the community for nearly twenty years. She has Post Graduate qualifications in Health Promotion and Health Education, Information Services and Education and Training. Sandra worked in women's health for 11 years, particularly in the areas of health promotion and health information and education. She sat on several committees on a professional and personal capacity. Sandra is passionate about several health areas including women's health (particularly pertaining to women form CALD backgrounds), chronic illness management and prevention, and mental health. She is looking forward to working with WHIN's Board to plan the organisation's strategic direction for the next three years.
was elected to the Board in October 2005. Susan works for the Banyule Nillumbik Primary Care Alliance in a Northern region health promotion role. She holds a doctorate in Social Work. Susan has skills and experience in management, project management, staff supervision, submission writing, and policy review and development. Susan lives in Darebin with her partner Kate, daughters Hanna, Anouk and son Xavier. She was WHIN’s Chairperson from 2008–2009 and is now a co-opted member of the Board.
was appointed to the Board in 2012 as a representative from Academia. She is a PhD fellow at Melbourne University and Team Leaer, Community and Social Planning with Banyule City Council. Her contribution to WHIN's work in population health, health promotion and planning is extremely valuable.
was appointed to the Board in 2013 as a representative from Community Health. Anita has lived and worked in the northern suburbs of Melbourne for the past two years and is currently the Population Health Manager at Dianella Community Health in Broadmeadows. She has a background in health promotion and public policy, having previously worked for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, health communications and health protection. Anita holds post graduate qualifications in health promotion and is currently completing a Masters of Public Health. She has strong commitment to social justice and equity, particularly in respect to women's and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.