The Outreach Programs are a core component of RWAV's mission to ensure rural, regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have access to specialist services.
As the fund holders for six key programs, our Outreach team work across the Primary Health Network of Gippsland, Western Victoria, Murray, North West Metro, South East Metro and East Metro to help health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to meet health needs. The programs work within health priorities that increase access to maternal and paediatric, mental health, chronic disease management and ear and eye healthcare.
Our Outreach Team has a wealth of diverse experience in the not for profit, public health, and finance sectors. Get to know the team.
Cher holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master in Public Health. She is passionate about population health and has comprehensive experience working in both clinical and community settings in SA and rural NSW. Prior to joining the team at RWAV in August 2019, she led various health promotion initiatives and worked closely with the stakeholders from diverse sectors and communities across the Southern Metropolitan Region. Cher brings expansive skills to the team with her vast experience in prevention, stakeholders’ engagement, program coordination and management. When not at work, Cher enjoys travelling with friends and family, and exploring different cultures through their traditional cuisines.
Lauren has a background in exercise science, physiotherapy and public health, and joined RWAV in July 2019 after moving from Darwin where she worked in the aged, disability and remote sectors. Originally from Nhill and Mildura, Lauren has a strong understanding of rural life and is passionate about both rural and global health. These interests have seen her live and work across most states of Australia as well as Kenya and Fiji. Lauren is a keen traveller and likes exploring the outdoors in her spare time.
Candace joined RWAV in January 2020 and has a background in community engagement and public health. Candace’s passion in improving health outcomes and having equal access to health services regardless of location fuelled her desire to work on the outreach programs with RWAV. Candace brings strong relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills to the team. Outside of work, Candace enjoys spending time with her two dogs Jasper and Pepper, and exploring nature.
Hayley joined RWAV in September 2019 moving from a finance and sales environment. Her intention to join a not-for-profit was driven by a desire to work for an organisation that aligned more with her personal values. Hayley brings to the team strong analytical and problem-solving skills. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her one-year-old Dachshund Oscar.
Zofia joined RWAV in July 2019 moving from a corporate accounting and finance environment. Joining a NFP organisation was intentional and driven by the desire to do a meaningful job that would benefit communities. Zofia brings to the team strong analytical, numerical and finance skills. After hours, Zofia is a yoga teacher and practitioner as well as an avid advocate for sustainability, veganism and animal rights.