With a strong interest in mental health, disability, the aged and women’s health, Sophy has been an advocate in the health sector for over 13 years. She has presented at conferences and workshops on consumer and carer perspectives. She is also a member of several health service committees and chairs a number of consumer and carer committees.
She is the Director of her own company, Euroforce Music. Prior to this, Sophy was a senior public servant in both state and local governments.
Marie has worked as a nurse for over 30 years, mainly in chronic disease care. She has extensive knowledge and experience of the health care system and works as a consultant with government, community health, hospitals, Medicare Locals and non-government organisations.
Marie has a Masters of Education and works with health organisations to improve the way they deliver care for people with chronic health issues.
Her focus is to promote the concepts of client-centred care, self-management, consumer consultation and peer learning.
Emma joined the Health Issues Centre in 2018 as an enthusiastic consumer representative, driven by her own experience of patient-centred health care.
By background, Emma is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience in Accounting, Risk Management & Financial Markets (Banking & Treasury). Emma’s experience has evolved from Financial Markets to Not-For-Profit and more recently to roles in the Health Industry.
Peter has a background in Educational Psychology and Health Services Management, with wide experience in the education and health sectors as a service provider, manager and policy advisor. Peter is currently the CEO of EACH which provides a wide range of primary health care, mental health, counselling, disability, employment services, and aged care services across Victoria, NSW, ACT, Qld and Tasmania.
Peter’s governance experience includes having been Chair and Director of several not for profit organisations and peak bodies, as well as contributing over many years to a range of Advisory Committees and partnership development through the Victorian Primary Care Partnerships.
Meredith joined the Health Issues Centre in 2020- and welcomes the opportunity with her first Board role to further her commitment to evidence-based and patient-centred healthcare. She trained as a research scientist and has over 30 years of experience in the health and medical research sector, particularly in cancer research.
She has worked for universities, medical research institutes, not-for-profit organisations and state government. Since leaving the lab, her recent roles have focussed on ensuring that innovations in healthcare benefit patients. In her current role, she leads strategy and engagement for the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health at the University of Melbourne.