- Marianne Hendron
Chief Executive Officer
Marianne has worked across the Grampians region for many years. She has extensive senior management experience in community health and primary care in our region, bringing to WHG her strong leadership values, an unwavering commitment to working within a feminist framework and exceptional partnership development skills.
- Darlene Henning-Marshall
Darlene has been working in health promotion for over 15 years. She has worked for government and NFP organisations at national, state and local level. Darlene's experience includes working as a research and management consultant completing over 20 projects in the health and community services sectors. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration. Darlene is committed to social and health reform and working with the team to improve the health and well being of regional women.
- Pat Loughnan
Pat commenced working for WHG in July 2003 and holds the position of Finance Administrator. Pat’s previous employment was with an Electrical Wholesaler. Pat considers herself very fortunate to have a workplace that promotes a respectful culture of women’s health and well being. Her flexible hours enable Pat to do grand parenting, volunteering and to work with a team of very positive and passionate women.
- Dee Micevski
Health Promotion Worker
Dee became a WHG team member in 2015 after six months abroad in Cambodia as a research assistant for Deakin University exploring the sexual and reproductive health perceptions of garment factory workers, and as a health promotion worker for the National Centre for Health Promotion, increasing dialogue on maternal and infant mortality and contributing to tobacco legislative reforms. Dee has a Masters of Public Health, a Bachelor of Food Science & Nutrition with Honours and a Bachelor of Health Science. As a health promotion officer and nutritionist Dee is dedicated to improving the health outcomes of women.
- Shannon Hill
Health Promotion Worker
Having worked in a variety of positions and industries over the past twenty years, Shannon has a detailed understanding of project management, communications, technology, and women's sexual and reproductive health. Shannon joined the WHG team in early 2012. She was inspired by the opportunity to return to her home town of Ballarat and to draw on her experience to provide great value back to the community in the form of increased awareness and understanding of the sexual and reproductive health issues that women face across the wider Grampians region.
- Kate Diamond-Keith
Health Promotion Worker
Upon joining the team in 2017, Kate brings over 14 years of experience in community development and health and wellbeing planning to WHG. She has previously developed public health plans, social policy, strategy development and community engagement. Kate has a Bachelor of Media Studies and a Masters of Business Administration and is passionate about working with organisations and communities to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the region.
- Shiree Pilkinton
Intercultural Engagement Adviser
Shiree has a degree in Education with English and Psychology majors and has taught in New Zealand, England and Wales. She has a wealth of professional experience as a Settlement Officer, Immigrant Advocate, Multicultural Youth Worker and Trainer. In 2016 she joined WHG as PVAW worker to design and deliver initiatives for the CaLD community, building on the many projects and events she has delivered for the Grampains region as an advocate within the multicultural and arts sectors.
- Melissa Morris
Wimmera Health Promotion Worker
Melissa has worked for local government and community sectors for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in community development, community engagement, strategic planning, policy development and partnerships. Melissa has worked in the Wimmera region for 13 years and after joining WHG in 2016 is now delivering the Act@Work program.
- Pennie Mathieson
CHIFVC Principal Strategic Advisor
Pennie joined WHG in May 2017 as the Principal Strategic Advisor for the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee; she has a Bachelor degree in Social Welfare, majoring in Social Inquiry and a qualification in Project Management. Pennie works closely with all Central Highlands Family Violence agencies, and is passionate about partnerships, stakeholder engagement, system improvements, strategy development, and leadership in the Family Violence Sector.
- Christy Knapman
Project Support, Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee
Christy joined WHG in July 2017 to support the work of the CHIFVC. She has a strong commitment to social inclusion and has worked across a range of social and education policy and program roles in community and government organisations. Prior to joining WHG, Christy worked on state-wide family violence system reforms at the Department of Health and Human Services.