Peter is a client and outcome focussed leader with over 30 years experience in a broad range of government, acute health care, not-for-profit organisations and aged care services. He has held senior management, Assistant Director and Director roles and has worked as a mediator and as a critical care registered nurse. Peter has extensive experience in clinical and corporate governance, high level risk management, strategic policy advice and implementation of quality standards and accreditation.
Peter worked as a senior conciliator at the then Health Rights Commission and has held Board Director roles with the Allora Cooperative Hospital in Toowoomba, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Queensland and QCOSS. Peter has a Masters in Health Services Management from Griffith University, a Bachelors of Business in Human Resource Management (Distinction) from QUT, a Certificate in Mediation from Bond University Law School, a Certificate in Critical Care and Trauma Nursing from BCIT, Vancouver, Canada and a Registered Nurse Certificate from Princess Alexandra Hospital.
With over 30 years of experience working in the aged, disability and community care sectors, Trish is passionate about working in such a dynamic industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in providing service delivery for special needs groups, including people from CALD backgrounds. Trish has proven success in accreditation processes including recent Home Care Standards for HCPS and CHSP. Her genuine passion and commitment has seen her attain a variety of leadership roles in both residential and community care. Over her career she has managed a range of multi-disciplinary teams including community care coordinators, nursing, allied health, administration and support staff. Trish has qualifications in allied health, rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, aged care, management and education and training.
Tuija has over 25 years of experience in residential care and community services in a variety of roles. Her career in aged care started with working for Finnish residential facility Finncare where she worked as an assistant nurse in a dementia secure unit. From there she went on to work in the community sector in a range of roles including managing programs for home care packages and commonwealth home services. Tuija worked as a dementia advisor for five years and ran a state wide dementia education program supporting carers and individuals living with dementia, staff and professionals, enabling best practices. Tuija has a Bachelor of Health, Ageing & Community Services, Graduate Certificate of Mental Health, Diploma of Social Sciences and Certificate IV Training & Assessment.
Hong has more than 15 years of experience managing health promotion initiatives both in Australian and international contexts across a range of areas including, child health, immunisation, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and chronic disease. Hong holds a Master’s Degree of Social Sciences (Health Practice), Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Banking), Bachelor of English (Language and Culture) and Professional Translator (English-Vietnamese) accredited by National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters Ltd (NAATI).
Zhihong has worked in the multicultural health sector for over 12 years in Australia. Before moving to Australia, she worked in infectious diseases control and immunisation for over six years in China. Zhihong has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Bachelor Degree in Preventive Medicine.
Carrie has worked in print and television media and has 8 years of experience working in communication roles in the not for profit sector. She has a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Master’s Degree in International Relations.