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Ms Geri Malone – Chair, National Rural Health Alliance
Geri Malone is the Board Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance. The Alliance, located in Canberra, is the member body representing 39 national rural health organisations. Geri’s day job is as Director of Professional Services with CRANAplus. CRANAplus is the national professional body for remote health professionals. Geri is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. The main focus of her professional career has been in the remote and rural sector in clinical practice with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, mine site work, management, policy and education roles. Geri has also worked overseas with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Somalia, and has completed a Masters in Public Health.
Ms Janine Mohamed – CEO, CATSINaM
Janine Mohamed is a Narrunga/Kaurna woman from Point Pearce in South Australia. She has a background in nursing, management and workforce policy and has worked for many years within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Janine commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) in June 2013. Before her current role, Janine was Manager of Projects for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). Janine’s career has included: two years with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide as a registered nurse and research assistant; work with the Aboriginal Research Institute and Flinders University in the area of research; a range of other medical and hospital settings as a registered nurse and as a regional coordinator with the Aboriginal Home Care. Janine has also worked as the Health Development Coordinator for the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), where she: assisted Aboriginal communities to identify their health service needs; supported management committees of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to operate effectively and to translate community health needs into health service outcomes; and represented the needs of Aboriginal communities to relevant stakeholders.
Mr Martin Laverty – CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
Martin Laverty is CEO of Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. He is a Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency and serves on the Board of the NSW Public Service Commission and the Board of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. He was formerly CEO of the national Catholic hospital and aged care network, CEO of the NSW Muscular Dystrophy Association, and head of government at The Smith Family. Martin formerly chaired the NSW Heart Foundation and two NSW disability charities. A lawyer by training with a Masters in Aboriginal constitutional law, he will complete a PhD in 2016 on not-for-profit health care governance. He has edited two books on health, and founded the Social Determinants of Health Alliance.