I am a Ngarrindjeri/Wergaia man who grew up just next to Monash Health in Notting Hill.
My background is in Public Health with over ten years in Aboriginal health and community engagement roles at local government and NGOs.
I have just moved over from the Department of Health and Human Services, where I was implementing the Korin Korin Balit Djak Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing plan in the Southern Metro region.
The Director of Aboriginal Health is a new role developed to oversee Aboriginal Health at Monash Health that I’m stepping into, and I am really excited to bring my knowledge and passion into the position.
I have previous experience working with Aboriginal organisations in the Monash catchment from a DHHS perspective and this role will really go a long way to best practice service reform and developing stronger partnerships with our Aboriginal organisations in the area.
There is an amazing Aboriginal Health team already in place at Monash Health and a lot of my work going forward will be building on this.
Going forward I’d like to see Monash Health leading the way in Aboriginal patient care, reducing early discharge rates, reducing readmissions, improving connected pathways into Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and responding to the needs of Aboriginal community.