Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services is a not for profit organisation that works with women and families in the community to reduce the impact of mental health problems on families and to help foster growth, for strong women and strong families. Your small change will make a big change!

Board Members

Board Members

Board Members 2020-2021

Kim

chairperson

Kim is mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience and is passionate about women’s health; specialities include Perinatal Mental Health; Suicide Intervention and Early intervention and Education in Mental health.

Kim has been a member of the board since 2014 she has worked in the not for profit, government and university settings, she is currently works in the government health sector.

  • BSc (Nursing)
  • Hospital Based Dip (Mental Health Nursing)
  • Cert IV in Frontline Management
  • Cert IV in Project Management
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Primary and Community Nurse of the Year Award 2011
Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Finalist Mental Health Good Outcomes Award 2011
Early Intervention and Prevention category

Mental Health Good Outcomes Award 2009
Mental Health Research and Education category

Jaimee

Secretary

Jaimee’s background involves working clinically as a registered nurse within the public sector and as a research assistant in public and community child health with the Telethon Kids Institute. She also has experience working clinically and researching within the community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health spaces in partnership with W.A. Country Health Service and the Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service. 

She regularly volunteers with other not-for-profit organisations that aim to improve health service delivery and health outcomes within Aboriginal communities and amongst rural and remote populations in W.A. She is passionate about promoting and facilitating access to appropriate services that improve health outcomes for vulnerable women and their families. 

Jaimee joined the WHWS board in 2019 with the aim to represent the younger generation of women in the community, as well as learn from the extensive knowledge and expertise of fellow members and employees in the successful operation of WHWS.

Nadia

board member

Nadia has over 25 years executive level administration experience within the safety, real estate franchising and contract mining industries.

The past 15 years has seen Nadia move from the commercial space into the not for profit aged care sector. This has generated a passion for the health, wellbeing, governance and integrity of service delivery to the elderly. This interest aligns with women’s health, LGBTIQ and aboriginal health issues and how society manages their welfare and at the same time continues to value them as they age.

Amanda

board member

Amanda is a risk professional working as a Manager in Risk Advisory and Internal Audit (Operational Risk) at Deloitte. She has over 20 years industry experience spanning public, private and not-for-profit healthcare organisations. In addition to her clinical experience as a Physiotherapist, Amanda has held Management roles encompassing: contract and tender bid management, health, safety and wellness management, stakeholder management, quality assurance, risk management, and marketing and brand management.

Amanda joined the WHWS Board in 2016 with an interest in Mental Health Service awareness, and accessibility, in WA. 

  • Quals – GAICD
  • MBA (with distinction)
  • M.Sports Physio
  • BSc (Physio)

Courtney

board member

Following undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Curtin University in the fields of Health Sciences and Public Health, Courtney was accepted into the WA Department of Health Graduate Development Program. This provided Courtney with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the Public Health system and enhance her leadership skills through the completion of a Diploma of Management and continued participation as a peer mentor.

Courtney worked for the South Metropolitan Health Service for five years in a range of project management positions which further developed her skills in project management, stakeholder relationships and strengthened the importance of teamwork and partnerships with the community. Courtney recently joined the Women and Newborn Health Service within Corporate and Executive Services as a Senior Project Officer.

Courtney has a strong interest in Women’s health across the spectrum from primary health through to acute care services and is an active volunteer within the NFP sector focusing on the health and wellbeing of women.

Melissa

board member

Melissa brings extensive community and family experience from her background as a teacher in the public education system. Within the public education sector she has taken on numerous social and community well being roles as well as training to support and understand the hardships faced by families from low socio economic backgrounds. Melissa is passionate about breaking cycles of generational poverty and applying research backed programs within a sustainable framework.Having been a Gosnells resident for almost a decade, she is excited to be supporting her community through her work with WHWS.  

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Certificate II in Auslan

Leanne

board member

Leanne is a proud Nyoongar yorga from Binjarep country in the south west of Western Australia. She and her husband have a large family sharing six children and 19 grandchildren – so far. Coming from a long line of strong Aboriginal women, family and culture are important to her and one of her greatest joys is teaching her grandchildren Nyoongar ways of being and seeing her children pass down knowledge and practices which they learned from their parents and Elders. Leanne’s Mother is her greatest role-model.

Leanne has a Bachelor of Social Science and has worked in Health, Education and Aged Care for over 25 years, 13 of them as Aboriginal Program Officer at BreastScreen WA focussing on Aboriginal breast cancer and screening. Currently working as Senior Program Officer with Aboriginal Health Strategy at South Metropolitan Health Service, she is passionate about Aboriginal health, especially Aboriginal women’s health and all cancers. She is the current Chair of the WA Cancer Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Group.

Leanne has presented at many conferences and delivered cross-cultural awareness training to health services. She was won several awards but her most important one is written on her coffee cups – “World’s Best Nanna”.

Marta

Client rep

Marta has completed a bachelor in psychology and criminology and is currently completing her Diploma in Counselling while working as a Mental health support worker.

Marta’s has valuable experience in assisting youth overcome adversities as well as the unemployed. She has experience managing a team, providing training, support and crisis intervention. 

Marta also has valuable personal experience with many issues confronting women today including returning to work, managing a disability and being a single parent.  

Marta’s aim is to continue the great work at the organisation and create further opportunities for women to grow, be heard and overcome their challenges.

Covid-19 Information

In the event of a lockdown or mandatory mask regulations due to the changing Covid 19 situation, WHWS will conduct all session via telephone or telehealth sessions.

We understand that face to face sessions are ideal, but for your safety and the safety of our therapists, we appreciate you staying home during this time. Communication can actually be better over telehealth phone call or video, as it means no prolonged mask wearing during your session.

When restrictions ease, we can resume in person sessions. Thank you so much for your understanding and flexibility during restrictions. If we can answer any questions or support you further during this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@whws.org.au or by calling 9490 2258.