The inaugural Board for Health Consumers Tasmanian was announced on 15 August 2019 via our e-update to our supporters and is available here.
Our current Board members are the following:
Chair – Professor Judi Walker
The experience I bring to health consumerism and community engagement comes from being a consumer of health services with hands-on understanding, a reformist trainer and voice for medical and allied health professionals, a researcher in epidemiology, health policy and health systems, a health education executive, an experienced not-for-profit health board director, and a voice for rural and regional health.
Deputy Chair – Alison Lai
Alison is currently the CEO of the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania following a 25 year career spanning the Tasmanian private, public and not-for-profit sectors. As a past consumer and community representative, Alison is a passionate advocate for developing strong and meaningful relationships between government and the communities they seek to assist.
Secretary – Antony Logan
Antony has been practicing as a Barrister and Solicitor since 1995. He commenced practice with Dobson Mitchell and Allport before moving to join Hunt & Hunt, the first national firm to open in Hobart. Antony was made a partner of Hunt & Hunt in 2005. In 2016 he and his team joined prominent national firm HWL Ebsworth to open their first office in Tasmania.
Antony practices primarily for corporate, public and private sector clients in the areas of property, corporate, commercial, banking and finance and contracts law.
Nicole has a wealth of experience in the provision of a broad range of community health services. Working extensively in Rural Tasmania, Nicole has a thorough understanding of the social and economic challenges for people living and working in rural and regional areas and is passionate about health equity, consumer advocacy and wellbeing outcomes. Currently serving on the Primary Health Tasmania Community Advisory Council, Nicole is also the community representative on the Health Council of Tasmania. Nicole is an Associate Fellow for the Australian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC) and is the Manager of Primary Health Care for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania.
Scott is currently the Chief Financial Officer at TasTAFE. Scott has held previous a number of other senior executive roles in State Government and private enterprise. Scott is a former board member of the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) Tas, Lady Gowrie Tasmania and the Cancer Council of Tasmania.
Scott is a Certified Practicing Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UTAS, and a MBA from Deakin University.
Rebecca worked for 13 years in the public service at both the state and federal government in areas of social and health policy development and implementation, project management and leadership roles. After leaving the public service she worked at Primary Health Tasmania in areas of commissioning, service design, program management and development.
Rebecca was co-opted to the Carers Tasmania Board in 2016 and has been Chair since November 2017.
Rebecca is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Macquarie University and a UTAS Bachelor of Arts with majors in public policy and political science. Rebecca also has a UTAS Graduate Certificate in Clinical Re-Design
John Richard Pauley
John has considerable experience in all levels of government and brings strong consumer focused engagement and consultation skills to the Board.
John is Vice President COTA Tasmania since 2017 and member of the COTA Tasmania Board since 2015; Chairman of TBA Services Pty Ltd since 2010 and was invited to join the Executive of the Tasmanian Association of State Service Superannuants this year.
Stacey van Dongen
Stacey is a public health professional with over twenty years’ experience working in non-government organisations in the community and health sectors.
She has specific programme and project experience in health consumer advocacy, tobacco control, Indigenous health, women’s health and physical activity.
A Registered Health Promotion Practitioner, Stacey has a strong interest in the social determinants of health. She holds a Bachelor of Social Welfare and BA (Journalism) from Monash University, and Master of Public Health from Flinders University.
Stacey is currently a casual Academic Staff Member at the School of Nursing, University of Tasmania.