If you are interested or working in Health Promotion in Tasmania (or anywhere else for that matter), we'd love to hear from you.
Postal AddressPO Box 302KETTERING TAS 7155
Petrina completed a bachelor of Health Science in Health Promotion and Health Education at Flinders University in 2002. Since that time she has worked in a range of health promotion roles including youth mental health promotion in Gippsland then in youth health in the Central Highlands, Tasmania. She completed a Master of Public Health in 2009 and has been working as Integrated Health Promotion Manager for the Central Victorian Health Alliance (Primary Care Partnership) for the past two years. Currently working as a Policy and Program Officer on the Get Healthy Service in Population Health at DHHS, Petrina is very interested in being apart of collaborative work that aims to address the social determinants and is looking forward to being apart of the growing body of health promotion work happening in Tasmania.
Glenys (Glen) Paley
Glen's background is in public health research and health promotion. Glen has worked at the University of Western Australia, researching oral health care needs. Glen has also worked with GP's to implement health promotion strategies to reduce carer stress.
In Tasmania, Glen has been involved in multiple sclerosis research with the Menzies Research Institute and as a Health Promotion Officer with the Cancer Council of Tasmania, focussing on nutrition and physical activity programs in schools and for those living with cancer.
Glen currently works for the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania, coordinating orientation and education and training for International Medical Graduates at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Glen is also keenly involved with local community members in a sustainable living group and a Landcare Group.
Sarina has been working as a Health Promotion/Community Development Officer on King Island since 1996 and manages a number of Federal, State and locally funded initiatives. She enjoys working with the small but proactive remote rural community on the island and has been involved in a broad range of projects over the years. Sarina was a founding and current member of Phoenix Community House which was initially established in 2001 to support disabled community members. She has also been involved in the establishment of the King Island Men's Shed.
Sarina has a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) and a postgaduate certificate in Health Services Management. Prior to her current employment she worked as a Business Facilitator, a trainer for Job Search Companies, and with DHHS within the Human Resources department. Her interest in health promotion and community development was sparked by her involvment in establishing a child care centre at Ravenswood. Sarina is a founding member of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Health Promotion Association.
As DHHS Health Promotion Coordinator Jacquie’s role is supporting Health Department staff to work with Community Service Organisations and Local Councils to assist communities improve their health and wellbeing.
In this role she is a founding member of the Healthy Ageing Network South, and the Statewide Arts, Health and Wellbeing Coalition. Jacquie has a particular interest and involvement in fostering an understanding of the importance of arts to create healthier and more connected communities and individuals.
Her volunteer community involvement has been varied including a current member of Policy Reference Group for Tasmanian Council of Social Services a founding and current member of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Health Promotion Association. Jacquie was elected to local government as a Glenorchy Council alderman between 2000 and 2005
Between 1980 -1992 whilst home raising 5 children Jacquie together with other women in