Jules Ferguson is Chairperson of Healthy Cities Onkaparinga and the Onkaparinga Compassionate Communities Collaborative steering group. Jules is passionate about establishing networks, mentoring and partnerships and believes in leading through example and helping those around her to find their niche. She is an active consumer advocate and has been involved in bringing the consumer voice to various […]
Gwyn Jolley is passionate about equity, empowerment and participation. In her role as Secretary, Gwyn provides administrative support, writes rant applications and coordinates project activities and reporting. Gwyn is the acting secretary for the Onkaparinga Food Security Collaborative. She is a member of Health CAN SA and the Public Health Association Australia and is active in advocacy for health promotion and a Healthy cites approach. Gwyn liaises […]
Helen Mikolaj has represented the community at Healthy Cities Onkaparinga for a number of years and currently serves as treasurer and public officer. Helen has vast areas of special interests including disability, healthy positive ageing, medication safety and diabetes. She has provided consumer representation on a number of committees including treatment guidelines and standards. Helen organises […]
Jonette Thorsteinsen is Deputy Chair. Jonette is a community member who spent her career in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about providing exceptional environments and educational opportunities for our community in order to support a ‘lifelong wellbeing approach’. Since her retirement she has joined the executive of Onkaparinga Northern Community Forum and the Board […]
Tricia is a strong advocate for Consumer engagement in the Health system, and joined Health Cities Onkaparinga in 2016. She is a Patient and family Representative at Flinders Medical Centre where she speaks to patients, families and carers about issues they may have. She has also undertaken this role at the Noarlunga Hospital Emergency Department […]
Gary Goland sees the importance of health incidence data for local areas being ignored, in a sad reflection of limited achievement by the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health. He believes we need to pay attention to what is going on in our backyards, and approach it with greater collaboration across departments and levels of government. This approach will lead to a more positive future. Health […]
Sharon McGann is Chair of the Onkaparinga Food Security Collaborative (OFSC) Steering Group and this sub-committee advocates with Local, State and Federal Governments, including giving a talk to Port Adelaide Enfield staff and community groups about how we set up the Collaborative. Sharon also participated in a Circular Waste incubator program, connecting with Fleurieu farmers to […]
Vanessa Moss held the position of Secretary, Healthy Cities Onkaparinga (HCO), since it was established in 1987 as one of the Australian pilot cities to test the European Healthy Cities model in Australia. Vanessa works for Southern Adelaide Local Health Network and supports HCO by acting as contact for the website.