Our Board is made up of local women who bring a range of valuable experiences, knowledge and skills to WHG governance.
Our Board members’ commitment to good governance and improving the health and wellbeing of women in the Grampians region is powerful and palpable. Our Board members’ believes in social justice and transformational change and are willing to provide drive and energy to progress the vision and work of WHG.
- Katherine Gillespie
Katherine has a background in health and local government, is a graduate of Leadership Ballarat Western Region program and currently the Executive Officer of Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership. Katherine has been a Board member since April 2013, has been Chair since 2014 and lives in Ballarat.
- Talei Deacon
Talei has a background in health services management and is also a graduate of Leadership Ballarat Western Region. She is currently employed in operations at UFS Dispensaries. Talei has been on the Board since November 2014 and has been Deputy Chair since 2016. She resides in Ballarat.
- Leanne Greenwood
Board Member and Treasurer
Leanne has qualifications and experience in internal auditing, quality assurance and risk assessment. She has been a Board member since 2013 and lives and works as a consultant in Ballarat.
- Jo Millard
Jo has qualifications in nursing, service coordination, leadership, project management, and training and assessment. Jo is currently Clinical Acute Team Leader and Primary Care Nurse at Spring Medical Centre serving Daylesford and Trentham. She has been a member of the WHG Board since 2014.
- Katherine Cape
Katherine has qualifications in health promotion, community nursing and social sciences with a background in local and state government community health. She is the General Manager for Prevention and System Development at Ballarat Community Health. Katherine lives in Ballarat and has been a board member since 2015.
- Rachel Whittaker
Rachel's background is in psychology, social work and community development. Her past employment includes clinical, welfare, advisory and project implementation roles with extensive volunteering. Rachel has lived and worked in the Northern Grampians Shire since 2005 and joined the Board in 2016.
- April Ure
April also joined the Board in 2016 and is a recent graduate of the Leadership Ballarat Western Region program. Her background is in finance and local government. April currently resides in Ballarat and works in Property and Revenue at Pyrenees Shire Council.
- Amy Rhodes
Amy works in media and communications for local government and has experience in community and youth development. She has formal qualifications in journalism, public relations, youth mental health, and is a volunteer ambassador for beyondblue. Amy joined the WHG Board in December 2016 and lives in Stawell.