Primary Care & Population Health Advisory Committee

The Primary Care & Population Health Advisory Committee oversees and enhances the integration between the Women’s and the primary care service system, and supports the Women’s work in Population Health.

A further role of committee is to identify population health issues and needs for both local statewide and communities, and consider these in service planning and delivery.


Helga Svendsen (Chair; Board Director)

Professor David Copolov AO (Board Director)

Associate Professor Christopher Carter, CEO, Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local

Sue Casey, Sector Development and Partnerships Manager, Foundation House

Tanya Farrell, Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery 

Karen Field, Chief Executive Officer, Drummond Street Services

Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Department of General Practice 

Allison Kenwood, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning (Executive Sponsor)

Tricia Malowney, Independent Community Representative

Dr Sue Matthews, Chief Executive Officer  

Associate Professor Helen McLachlan, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University

Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive, CoHealth

Dr Adele Murdolo, Executive Director, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

Professor Louise Newman, Professor Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health                  

Dr Ines Rio, GP Liaison Officer

Associate Professor Jane Tomnay, Director, Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH), The University of Melbourne

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