Your Community Health has a Consumer Advisory Committee to bring the voice and experience of consumers, carers and the community into Your Community Health’s decision making and governance.
Our Consumer Advisory Committee provides input, advice and feedback to inform and improve our services.
Including Consumer voices in our planning and decision making is a way to ensure that our services encompass community need, that our community feels safe and secure when accessing our services, and that they can be confident in the quality of care provided. Our Consumer Advisory Committee also provide important insights into the cultural and social contexts of that community that our service works within.
The Community Advisory Committee is just one way that consumers have a voice and input into Your Community Health. Our Committee includes community members as well as Your Community Health staff.
Community Advisory Committee Members for 2022 include:
Nikayla is an Ngemba woman with strong family ties throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Highly accomplished and with a passion for her culture, education and youth development, Nikayla has been employed with many peak Aboriginal organisations in finance, management and Executive Officer roles. Nikayla has been an active member and advisor to the Koorie Youth Council since 2006, an Aboriginal Cultural Educator with the Narana Cultural Centre, and developed the Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program – Marram Ngayin – in 2017. In 2010 Nikayla was crowned Miss NAIDOC.
Alycia lives locally and is a creative thinker. She participates in a writing group at a nearby community house and is proactive with getting involved and trying new things. Alycia aims to inform and enrich the lives of others through sharing her wealth of life experiences, personal achievements, feedback and ideas.
David is a community radio volunteer, has undertaken the Neami consumer participation course and is involved in consumer participation with Neami. His professional background includes working as a technical officer (scientific), baker, and a science and maths teacher.
Coming to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam and having a long career as a nurse in both Vietnam and Melbourne, Hanh is an active member of the local community including being a member of the Darebin Ethic Community Council. Hanh has made a real impact in the community and also for the people around her. She uses her rich life experiences to help keep people informed, connected, and to seek improvements for our community and the local agencies that service it.
A lifelong member of the Darebin community, Glenn brings to the Committee his insights from growing up locally, using local services, and living in Reservoir. He is committed to truly treating everyone fairly and seeing the positives in people. Glenn is always keen to bring a neighbourhood angle to discussions of issues and ideas.
Julie lives locally, volunteers at local Darebin events and lectures at LaTrobe University. She has worked for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for more than 20 years and is a Health Information Manager. Julie’s focus is on quality, safety, accessibility, privacy of health information and she advocates for integrated systems and community connectedness to support the delivery of quality health care services at Your Community Health.
The Community Advisory Committee are supported by our Health Promotion Officer, Jo van Dort.
For enquiries or further information please contact Jo via: