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New Director Appointed to REDHS Board

Senior Health Promotion Manager (Loddon Mallee) at the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) Anne-Marie Kelly is the latest addition to the REDHS Board, bringing a wealth of experience in health strategy and planning to the important role.

Anne-Marie also works as a Senior Advisor in Strategy, Planning and Analysis at Bendigo Community Health Services.

“I am deeply passionate about rural and regional healthcare services, as I strongly believe every individual, regardless of their geographical location deserves equal opportunities to experience positive health and wellbeing.” the new Director said.

“I have a strong interest in strategy and planning and I am honoured to be involved in strategic planning, policy development, and decision making processes to the improvement of healthcare services for rural Victorians; and I look forward to utilising my experience and skills to support the REDHS Board.” she added.

“I live just outside of Bendigo and have the privilege of working across Victoria. I love the strong sense of community and sense of belonging that comes with rural and regional areas, and I can often be found by the river fishing and camping with my partner or hanging with our two dogs.” she said.

“In my new role I hope to support REDHS’ vision to care for our community while ensuring essential health service access.”

Anne-Marie has been appointed for a three year term, joining fellow director Ben Devanny who has been reappointed for a further three years.

Outgoing Director Assoc. Prof. Carol McKinstry concludes her nine year term. During her tenure Prof. McKinstry acted as the Deputy Chair, Board Chair and Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee.

The REDHS Board consists of eight Directors including Chair Chris White, Brad Drust (Deputy Chair), David Rosaia, Jim Brooks, Jodie Smith and Emma Millard.