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Member Count: 438
Helen Riseborough is the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. This includes the management of programs, staff, administrative and financial operations, and the multitude of other activities and tasks needed to ensure WHIN delivers high-quality products and services to women in the community and to other organisations and agencies. Helen joined WHIN in this role in March 2010.
Sandra Morris is the Manager of the Health Promotion Team. She is responsible for the coordination of the work of the Health Promotions Team and managing the staff and projects that fall within the scope of the team's work. She provides strategic advice and leadership in the development of health promotion programs and services, advocacy, and policy direction, as well as playing a key role representing WHIN externally. Sandra joined WHIN in April 2007.
Deb Parkinson is the Manger, Research, Policy and Advocacy . The role builds on the strong research base of the organisation and it is responsible for conducting research, developing policy advice and responding to public policy debate to achieve the organisation's mission and strategic plan. Deb also assists other WHIN staff to undertake research, policy development and advocacy as part of their roles. She keeps an eye out for new and emergency policy issues and project initiatives, as well as having a role in sourcing additional funding and coordinating WHIN's policy and funding submissions. Deb joined WHIN in December 2010.
Lucy Gregory is the Family Violence Regional Integration Coordinator in the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) Team. The role involves the implementation of the Victorian Government reforms of family violence services to develop an integrated service system with community services, police and justice working together. She is responsible for coordinating the work of the Family Violence Team including working in partnership with a number of organisations and service providers and ensuring family violence work is integrated into and coordinated with WHIN's overall work. Lucy joined WHIN in April 2013.
Adriana Uteda is the Manager, Corporate Services and is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the organisation. This is a ‘behind the scenes’ role, but one that is critical in enabling and assisting everyone to do their jobs. She is responsible for WHIN's office and administrative support systems and personnel. She provides on-going development, implementation, maintenance and coordination of the organisation's administrative, human resource, IT and financial services/systems. Adriana joined WHIN in October 1991 at the very outset of its establishment, prior to opening its doors on 5 March 1992.
Munira Adams is the Community Worker for our Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (more commonly referred to as FARREP). A part of Munira’s health promotion role involves working with communities in which the practice of female circumcision is known to occur. Her work aims to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of affected women, girls and their families. Munira joined WHIN in mid-2005.
Toni Bentley is one of WHIN’s health promotion workers and is responsible for the provision of health promotion projects and activities. She works across a broad range of health promotion areas with a more specific focus on financial literacy and economic participation for newly arrived, refugee and migrant women. Toni is a familiar face at WHIN having been engaged on a number of projects and locum positions over the last few years. She has produced a number of resources for WHIN including the social marketing film 'Love Control'. She is now a permanent member of WHIN's staff having re-joined WHIN in September 2011.
Monique Bouma is one of WHIN’s health promotion workers and is responsible for the provision of health promotion projects and activities. Health promotion workers focus on the planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative health promotion programs, services and activities. She brings with her a wealth of experience in prevention of violence against women, and work in local government and community health. She will be working on the implementation of Building a Respectful Community, WHIN's regional strategy to prevent violence against women. Monique joined WHIN in May 2012.
Ada Conroy is the NIFVS Project worker. Ada has 13 years' experience working in women's services across a range of settings. She's worked at several key women's organisations, including CASA House, the Pregnancy Advisory Service at the Royal Women's Hospital, the Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service and more recently, as a trainer and advocate at the Domestic Violence Resource Centre. She has a strong commitment to feminism. Her role at WHIN will encompass a range of diverse tasks including networking and project coordination. Ada joined WHIN in September 2012.
Carmen Hawker is the NIFVS Administration and Project Support worker. The role involves supporting the Regional Integration Coordinator to provide an integrated and coordinated family violence service system in the northern metropolitan region. She will also be coordinating and resourcing Week Without Violence activities across the region in 2012. She is passionate about the rights of women and girls worldwide and has a background in Political Science and International Relations. Carmen joined WHIN in December 2011.
Kerryn Lewis is one of WHIN’s health promotion workers and is responsible for the provision of health promotion projects and activities. Health promotion workers focus on the planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative health promotion programs, services and activities. Kerryn joined WHIN in July 2005 and is currently on maternity leave.
Pip Robertson is WHIN’s administration and project support worker. She is the first person you talk to when you phone WHIN or visit us. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office and assisting with supporting projects and events. She brings a lot of administrative experience and a passion for public health. Pip joined WHIN in January 2012.
Cathy Weiss is WHIN's research assistant working in the Environmental Justice priority area and is responsible for providing the research background on which WHIN's environmental justice projects are based. Environmental justice relates to the unequal distribution of the burden of environmental problems among different groups in society. Cathy joined WHIN in March 2011, following several months of volunteer work for the organisation.