Community Advisory Committee

COORDINARE, as the South Eastern NSW PHN, has established a Community Advisory Committee to provide input and advice to ensure our planning, service development and evaluation align with consumer and community needs.

Ms Leanne Wells has been announced as the Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for the region.

Ms Wells, currently the CEO of Consumers Health Forum of Australia, brings to the position more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in health administration and advocacy with organisations such as the former Australian Medicare Local Alliance and the ACT Medicare Local. She is also on a number of Boards including Ozhelp Foundation and PainAustralia.

Other members of the Community Advisory Committee include:

  • Mr Alan Beadnell
  • Mr Tim Heffernan
  • Ms Nicky Sloan
  • Ms Sandra McCarthy
  • Ms Renata Sheehan
  • Ms Jess Pinkerton
  • Ms Marilyn Wise
  • Ms Trish Ellis
  • Mr Michael Cannon

The Committee contributes directly to COORDINARE's understanding of local health needs and priorities in South Eastern NSW, and advises on specific strategies for engaging with the community as well as specific cohorts. They also participate in the evaluation and continual improvement of our approach to consumer and community engagement.