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Committee Members

Eastern Health Board of Directors.

Chief Executive, Eastern Health
 Alan Lilly joined Eastern Health in April 2009, having previously held executive and senior management positions at both Alfred Health and Southern Health. He has extensive experience in the management and development of acute, sub-acute, mental health, residential care, community health and ambulatory services. Alan is a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Diane runs her own company in change management and believes that her consultation, facilitation, training and communication skills can bring additional capabilities to the Committee. Diane has been a member of the Eastern Health consumer register since early 2013 after making a complaint about her experience as a carer. During her time on the register she has attended a number of service planning sessions and is a member of the Supportive Care Screening Steering Committee. Diane is also a member of the Rotary Club of Templestowe where she has been involved in regional and international projects as well as the City of Whitehorse's Red Shield Appeal. Diane was also a member of the Melbourne East Area Consultative Committee from 2000 – 2010.

Liz has a strong interest in community affairs, especially those that touch the immediate community and works as a support volunteer with the elderly living in her local area of North Balwyn and those that require long-term medical attention at Box Hill Hospital. She has a strong sense of social justice as well as a particular interest in mental health, and has had exposure to the Child & Youth Mental Health Services at Eastern Health, while studying for her Masters of Social Work degree. Liz was born in Brazil, was educated in Germany and the United States, and lived in the United Kingdom. She speaks five languages fluently and feels that she can bring a multicultural perspective to the Committee. Liz has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and has finalised her Masters of Social Work.

Jeanette Kinahan has extensive experience in health and disability management with service provision, management and regulation expertise – including work health, wellbeing and injury management, together with occupational & vocational rehabilitation. Jeanette is also a mediator and conflict management coach with expertise managing and resolving complaints, conflicts and disputes in the workplace, and those in relation to health services and their providers. Jeanette also develops and audits quality management systems to improve work health and injury management.

Jeanette currently holds a Ministerial appointment in Victoria as a Member of the Health Services Review Council, and in NSW as a Conciliator with the Health Care Complaints Commission. Jeanette is also a Director of Northern Support Services, a not-for-profit disability service provider.

As an experienced health professional and executive, Jill brings particular knowledge and skills in board governance, clinical governance, quality and risk management systems, legislation compliance, policy and advocacy, and consumer engagement and participation. Jill is a registered nurse and a health, disability and aged services consultant. As an auditor for ISO 9001(2008) quality management system and health standards with SAI Global and a consultant surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, she has auditing and surveying skills in a range of health, disability and community standards. Jill holds several Board Director positions for Not for Profit Organisations with membership on Board Quality and Safety Committees. She advocates for older persons as a member of the Positive Ageing Reference Group with a large metropolitan Council and is a consumer representative on the Consumer Advisory Committee of a large public health service. She was awarded the 2001 Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for her services to medicine and the community.

Tarnya works for Yarra Valley Water where she is involved with a Consumer Advisory Group and through this has received insight into consumer participation and the needs of diverse consumers including those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. She has worked in health as a Management Accountant and is passionate about the health industry. She was previously the Board Treasurer for the Special Olympics Victoria. Tarnya is keen to give back to the community and believes that her strategic professional skills and passion for health will serve her well as a member of the Community Advisory Committee.

Over the past eight years Jane has held positions on a number of voluntary committees. She also held a Non-Executive Director role on the board of a hospital trust in England. Prior to holding that position, she had been a volunteer community representative on three public health committees. Jane's ability to contribute in these forums drew on her professional experience as a lawyer and company secretary in the banking sector and her personal experience of the health systems in Australia and England.

Eddie has worked as an Eastern Health volunteer for a number of years in the Maroondah Hospital Emergency Department and in the last year has joined the Eastern Health consumer register. As a member of the register Eddie has been involved in conducting monthly patient surveys at Yarra Ranges Health and Healesville & District Hospital, attended numerous service planning sessions and more recently was appointed as a consumer representative on the Emergency & General Medicine Program Council. Eddie has been involved with the local Aboriginal community for almost 50 years and is well regarded in the Aboriginal community as well as in the broader community.

Jan has had exposure to the healthcare system as both a consumer and carer . She worked in the Victorian Healthcare System as a division one registered nurse for a number of years and retired in 2004. Her work during the 1990s included roles at Box Hill Hospital including Nurse Educator in General Nursing School and later Nursing Quality Improvement and Accreditation Co-ordinator (Major interest was falls prevention). Later roles included designing, conducting, analysing and reporting on a survey (including focus groups) to all Victorian public hospitals and associated community providers on the outcomes of the Effective Discharge Programme, for the then Department of Humans Services and researching, designing and trialling a pressure injury prevention programme at the Austin Hospital.