Demos Krouskos (Chair) has had more than 25 years experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Since 1985 he has held a number of positions in health care including six years as Executive Officer with the health consumer organisation Preston/Northcote District Health Council. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of North Richmond Community Health Centre and Director for the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health (CEH). His health interests include health and cultural diversity and the development of innovative social health programs to address health inequalities.
Ivan Kayne (Deputy-chair)has a background in Audio Engineering and Industrial Relations with the ABC. He is a Board Member of the Victorian Quality Council, a member of the Eastern Health Community Advisory Committee, a member of the Management Committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (VASM) Victorian Audit into Surgical Mortality Committee, Consumer Member Medical Technology Association of Australia Code of Practice Complaints Committee, a former Board member of Heart Support Australia and Foundation President of the Knox Branch of Heart Support, he has served as a member of several MSAC committees, a former member of the Rehabilitation Committee of the Heart Foundation, he is President of Donvale Lions Clubs International with a strong commitment to health issues in the community.
Liza Newby has been working in and around the health system for over 20 years, although she was originally trained as a lawyer. She has been involved in consumer issues and consumer advocacy for most of that time -- often from within the system rather than outside. Currently she is a community member of the Victorian Mental Health Review Board, and works (among other small consultancies) as a contract researcher at ANU's APHCRI (Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute) and also at the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate. She is a consumer member of the Victorian Quality Council. She was formerly the Health Services Commissioner in Victoria; she has also recently finished a six year period as a Director of a large outer metropolitan health service Peninsula Health, where she was Chair of their Human Research Ethics Committee, and a member of the CAC. She is also a former Board member of the Australian Consumer's Association and Women's Health Victoria. She divides her time between Mallacoota where she lives (sometimes!), Cooma, (where her husband works), and Melbourne.
Kate Gilbert currently on maternity leave
Sophie Athan profile to come