Skip to content
CharitiesAidWelfare, Medical Health Aged Care

New Board members at National Rural Health Alliance

National Rural Health Alliance 2 mins read

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) will move into the new year with great vigour, with new Board members elected at the 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) this month.

 

Nicole O’Reilly, Head of School Health Sciences at Charles Darwin University and Jacqueline Emery, Chief Executive of Royal Far West were re-elected as Board Members. Penny Stewart OAM, Director of Alice Springs Intensive Care Unit and Dr Nicole Liesis, Clinical Lead Emergency at Narrogin Health Service were newly elected to the Board.

 

“I’m looking forward to the breadth of experience each Board member will bring to the table. I’m excited about the future of the Alliance and to work alongside people who have contributed so much to rural health.

 

“This is an exciting time for the Alliance as advocates for rural health care access and as we mark the end of yet another successful campaign – the National Rural Health Month,” said the Alliance Chief Executive, Susanne (Susi) Tegen.

 

Nicole O’Reilly, re-elected as Chair of the Alliance, is based in Darwin, NT, and has held positions within the government, not-for-profit and higher education sectors, focusing on leadership, program development, change management and high-quality service provision. Jacqueline Emery, who has held strategic leadership roles for the last 20 years, is passionate about equitable access to health services to support country children’s healthy development.

 

Penny Stewart OAM has contributed greatly to building a rural and remote workforce, supporting the College of Intensive Care to adopt mandatory training to see rural Intensive Care as a mechanism to secure the rural workforce. Dr Nicole Liesis is an experienced clinician with 30 years working in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

 

Heather Keighley, Board Member of Australian College of Nursing (Rural Nursing and Midwifery Faculty) and an academic at Flinders University NT on rural and remote health was re-elected as Deputy Chair. Katherine Isbister, Director of Bluewater Health Consultancy was elected as Treasurer.

 

The other Board Directors are Monica Barolits-McCabe, Executive Director, NACCHO; Geoff Argus, Director, Southern Queensland Rural Health and Frank Quinlan, Federation Executive Director, Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Board Directors will hold office until the AGM of 2025.


About us:

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) comprises 50 national organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the 7 million people in rural and remote Australia. Our diverse membership includes representation from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector, health professional organisations, health service providers, health educators and students.


Contact details:

Kathya de Silva,

Media and Communications Officer, National Rural Health Alliance,

0470 487 608

Media

More from this category

  • Government NSW, Medical Health Aged Care
  • 12/07/2024
  • 12:39
MEDIA RELEASE - Network of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies

NSW DRUG SUMMIT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHELVE OUTDATED POLICIES

12 July 2024 The forthcoming NSW Drug Summit is an opportunity to shelve outdated drug policies that have failed to deliver better health andwellbeing outcomes for individuals and their families. That’s the verdict from the peak organisation for the non-government drug and alcohol sector in NSW, the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). NADA today welcomed the Government’s confirmation the NSW Drug Summit will be held over two days in regional NSW in October, and in Sydney on 4th and 5th December, as well as consultations about the Terms of Reference and other matters ahead of this. NADA…

  • Contains:
  • Medical Health Aged Care
  • 12/07/2024
  • 09:00
National Hypertension Taskforce - Australian Cardiovascular Alliance and Hypertension Australia

Australian Hypertension Taskforce unveils Roadmap to transform high blood pressure control and reduce preventable deaths

Raised blood pressure (BP), also known as hypertension, is a ‘silent killer’ and the leading cause of death in Australia, where it contributes to more than 25,000 deaths each year. It is also the leading risk factor for death from stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and dementia, yet 68% of Australians with hypertension are uncontrolled. In response to this pressing issue, a Call to Action was published in 2022, leading to the establishment of the National Hypertension Taskforce, launched by Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care. The National Hypertension Taskforce, led by the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance and…

  • Medical Health Aged Care
  • 12/07/2024
  • 00:11
AI Medi Scan

AI Medi Scan Introduces New At-Home Skin Cancer Detection Technology

AI Medi Scan is developing a device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and fluorescence imaging to allow Australians to conduct skin cancer checks at home, aiming to alleviate the impact of dermatologist shortages.SYDNEY, July 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AI Medi Scan, an Australian company, is pioneering a shift in skin cancer detection with its ongoing development of advanced diagnostic technologies. Aimed at empowering individuals and integrating with broader healthcare services, AI Medi Scan's long-term goal is to revolutionise how Australians address skin health, particularly in detecting melanoma, a prevalent cancer in the region.The company's current R&D efforts are focused…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.