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Committee

Carl Heslop

President

Carl is a rurally based professional problem-solver who enjoys a challenge. Carl recently completed a PhD (Curtin University) with a rural Participatory Action Research (PAR) project that developed and validated the Rural Sexual Health in Youth (RuSHY) Framework to inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of multi-level community-based sexual health interventions for young people.

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Melissa Evans

Secretary

After growing up in the Wheatbelt, Melissa moved to Perth to complete her undergraduate and Honours degrees in Psychology. In 2017, she completed her Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and in 2018 was awarded the AHPA WA Branch Health Promotion Scholarship (Graduate).

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Cassandra Bordin

Treasurer

With over 15-years’ experience in stakeholder and project management, Cassandra has worked in health promotion since 2017.She is an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner, having completed her Double Degree Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion at Curtin University.

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Belinda Fleay

Vice President - Managing Healthway grant

Belinda joined the WA committee branch in 2020 having over 12 years experience in health promotion since graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Nutrition. In recent years Belinda has focused on member sustainability and community engagement in the fields of injury prevention, sport and health.

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Luke van der Beeke

Committee Member

Luke is a multi-disciplinary behaviour change practitioner with 25 years’ experience delivering health, environmental and social change programs in Australia and overseas.

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Lily Palmer

Student Engagement, Capacity Building and Excellence Lead

Lily Palmer is an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion practitioner, after graduating from Curtin University in 2020, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion. Lily has since worked in advocacy and research with focus areas in mental health, alcohol and other drugs and justice health.

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Emily Munro

Member Services Lead

Emily has a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Curtin University. She is passionate about Health Promotion and empowering people to improve their own health and reducing inequities across Australia. She has a strong interest in making a difference in the areas of cancer and mental health.
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Kaitlin Johnson

Advocacy Co-Lead

Kait is an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner, having completed her Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) at Curtin University in 2020. In 2021, Kait has begun studying a postgraduate certificate in Aboriginal Studies through The University of Notre Dame. 

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Alisha Davis

Advocacy Co-Lead

Alisha completed her Master of Public Health in 2019 and in 2020 was awarded the AHPA WA Branch Graduate Scholarship which saw her work at Act Belong Commit based at Curtin University on a project to promote mental health and wellbeing among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in WA.

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Heather Cattani

Non-Exec: Student Sub-committee Chair

Heather is a final year Nutrition and Health Promotion student at Curtin University. She is president of the AHPA WA student subcommittee and the Curtin University Health Promotion Student Association.

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Myra Robinson

Non-Exec: Scholarships Coordinator

Myra studied Health Science at UWA as an undergraduate, majoring in public health and anthropology. After 10 years of work in public health and health promotion, and some time off with small children, she completed a post-graduate certificate of Strategic Communications, also from UWA.

 

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