Community Advisory Councils

Community Advisory Councils

The role of our four community advisory councils is to inform Murray PHN’s strategic planning by providing the community perspective to ensure that decisions, investments, and innovations are patient centred, cost effective, locally relevant, and aligned to local care experiences and expectations.

To learn more, click here to read the Community Advisory Council Terms of Reference.

In the North West, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Jack Forbes, Mildura West (Chair)
  • Amanda Holdsworth, Manangatang
  • Heather Macklin, Colignan
  • John Okaroh, Murrayville
  • Leo Tellefson, Donald
  • Sarah Symes, Swan Hill
  • Wendy Buteux, Birchip/Swan Hill

In Central Victoria, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Dianne Bowles, Mead (Chair)
  • Kerry Parry, Long Gully
  • Lucy Mayes, Kyneton
  • Nerida Dye, Leitchville/Echuca
  • Remon Eskander, Strathfieldsaye
  • Sharon Walsh, Elmore
  • Simone O'Brien, Quarry Hill

In the Goulburn Valley, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Kim Fitzgerald, Youanmite (Chair)
  • Jane Garrett, Euroa
  • Kate Wright, Cobram
  • Mary-Ellen Gilmour, Cobram
  • Dr Menon Parameswaran, Shepparton
  • Mitchell Dunn, Shepparton
  • Viv Jeffery, Pine Lodge

In the North East, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Carmel Hicks, Lavington NSW (Chair)
  • Emma Williamson, Killawarra
  • Judith Peterkin, Wodonga
  • Lucille Milne, Wangaratta
  • Melanie Fennell, South Albury
  • Sarah Blatchford, Wodonga
  • Virginia Lovell, West Wodonga


Page last updated 5 July 2023.