The Advisory Board was formed in 2008 to provide expert strategic advice to the Director and Management Team of the HealthInfoNet to assist in optimising our contributions to closing the gap between the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
The Advisory Board comprises representatives of key stakeholder organisations and members selected for their individual expertise. Members are:
Edith Cowan University Representative:
There is one face to face meeting with members each year as well as ongoing contact throughout the year.
HealthInfoNet acknowledges the passing of a wonderful woman
We express our deepest condolences to the family of Ms Malera-Bandjalan who was one of the HealthInfoNet’s founding Advisory Board members in 2009. She was appointed by then Director Neil Thomson. Ms Malera-Bandjalan, was a proud Bundjalung woman from the northern rivers of New South Wales – Australia and died at home on country with family in February 2021.
Ms Malera-Bandjalan served on the Advisory Board from 2009 until her passing in 2021. She was an active contributing member despite her ongoing health issues and will be greatly missed.
HealthInfoNet Director, Neil Drew says “Ms Malera-Bandjalan has been a strong supporter of the HealthInfoNet since it began and made an enormous contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. I personally, truly appreciated the many wonderful conversations and collaborations we had and will miss her generous and always insightful advice and guidance. Her legacy will not be forgotten”.
She was also the CEO and Editor of the Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal. The Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal is the only national publication written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers. The Journal is distributed nationally and internationally and has been in circulation since 1977.
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We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—their customs and their beliefs. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our offices are located.