Conference Presentations

Conference Strip 2015

This year's Catholic Health Australia National Conference,  "Together Towards Tomorrow: Collaboration, Advocacy & Action", was a great success, bringing together people from across Australia and overseas to tackle important questions facing Catholic health, aged and community care now and into the future. 

Each year the CHA team is determined to deliver a conference of the highest calibre. We hope that you and your organisation feel that you have experienced an enjoyable and worthwhile event. Presentations are now available by clicking on the links below:

Thank you for being a part of Catholic Health Australia’s National Conference for 2015!

    • Paul H House, Welcome to Ngambri Country
    • Fr Frank Brennan, Public Policy Institute, Australian Catholic University
    • The Hon Sussan Ley MP
    • Apunipima Presentation
    • Cindy Shay, Chief Benefits Officer, HCF
    • Dr Andrew Wilson, Medibank Private
    • David Bryant, Group General Manager People and Culture, St Vincent's Health Australia
    • Sandra Cinar, HR Manager Aged Care, Mercy Health
    • Cam Ansell, Managing Director, Ansell Strategic Services
    • Annette Panzera, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Catholic Health Australia
    • Walter Kmet, ‎Chief Executive Officer, WentWest
    • Jack de Groot, Group Mission Leader, St Vincent's Health Australia
    • Cath Garner, Executive Director Mission & Strategy, Cabrini Health
    • Mark Green, National Director of Mission, Little Company of Mary Health Care
    • Bruce Bailey, Director, RSM Bird Cameron
    • Glenn Rees, Chair of Alzheimer's Disease International
    • Dr John O'Donnell, Former Chief Executive Officer, Mater Health Services and Caroline Hudson,Executive Director People and Learning at Mater Health Services
    • Catholic Health Australia 2015 AGM - Suzanne Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer, CHA, Patrick Tobin, Director of Health Policy, CHA, Susan Sullivan, Director, Mission Strategy, CHA, Nick Mersiadies, Director of Aged Care, CHA, Ellen Marks, Senior Health Policy Advisor, CHA, Annette Panzera, Senior Health Policy Advisor, CHA
    • Dr Anne-marie Boxall
    • Breanda Ainsworth
    • Dr Lee Chin, Aged Care & Community Services Consultant
    • Fr Kevin McGovern, Director of the Chisholm Health Ethics Centre in Melbourne
    • Madonna McGahan, Executive Director of Mission Leadership, Mater Brisbane
    • Carol Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimers Australia
    • Louis Dudley, Managing Director Bupa Aged Care
    • Dr Lesely Russell, Senior Research Fellow, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
    • Eleanor Roderick, Group Coordinator Pastoral and Palliative Services, St John of God Health Care and Mary Ringstad, Pastoral Care Manager, Calvary Mater Newcastle

The CHA 2015 Awards recognises the achievements of members towards improving services within the framework of a Catholic approach to care. Award winners in each category presented a brief overview of their achievements and explored with conference delegates details of the innovative projects and approaches to care for which they have been honoured. 

  1. Leadership in Positive Ageing - Holistic Wellness Program, Southern Cross Care (Vic)
  2. Outreach Health Care - Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN)
  3. Excellence in Pastoral Care - Mary Ringstad, National Director of Mission, Little Company of Mary Health Care (Calvary)
  4. Nurse of the Year - Megan McKechnie, Program Director, Medical, Sub-Acute and Palliative Care Services, Mercy Health
  5. Emerging Leader - Stephen Tippett, Manager, Food Services, St Vincent's Hopsital Melbourne


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