WHG has a passionate and committed team with a proud history of collaboration and achievement. Staff members bring a range of skills and experience across public health and health promotion, social work, education, government and administration.

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.

Shannon Wolf

Business Administrator

Shannon joined the WHG team in 2020 and brings with her experience in the not-for-profit, community and arts sectors. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Laws. Shannon is passionate about equality, inclusion and community.

Valma Ffrost

Office Manager

Valma commenced working for WHG in November 2017 and holds the position of Office Administrator. Valma has previously worked within the education sector and television industry, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience for our office team.

Sarah Hart

Communications Officer

Sarah joined the team in 2021 and brings many years of communications and policy development experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As an artist, academic, and staunch feminist, Sarah is currently working on a creative PhD around the importance of collaboration between women in contemporary interpretations of classic fairy tales.

Health Promotion Team

Rose Durey

Manager Strategy and Programs

Rose started working at WHG in March 2019 and brings with her extensive health and social policy experience across the not-for-profit and government sector. She has worked in women’s health promotion and advocacy, cancer screening policy, and adoption and fostering research. Rose has a combined Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Social Science (Policy and Human Services). She is committed to improving women’s health and challenging gender inequality.

Kate Diamond-Keith

Regional Consultant – Grampians Pyrenees

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.

Dee Micevski

Regional Consultant – Central Highlands

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.

Melissa Morris

Regional Consultant - Wimmera

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 joined WHG in 2016.

Shannon Hill

Health Promotion – Sexual Health

Having worked in a variety of industries Shannon has extensive experience in project management, communications, technology, and women's sexual and reproductive health. Shannon joined the WHG team in 2012, inspired by the opportunity to return to her home town, to increase community awareness and understanding of the sexual and reproductive health issues that women face across Grampians region.

Ange van den Berg

Project Coordinator, CoRE Hi-Vis/See What You Can Be

Ange has worked in various community, sporting and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and the UK, and has experience in project management, community engagement, event management, fundraising and partnerships. Ange has previously studied a Bachelor of Arts/Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences and is currently working on a Master of Arts (Sociology).

Claire Evans

Gender Equality Act Advisor

Claire has worked for both state government agencies and private industry in a variety of roles from land management to web design. She has extensive experience in project management, strategic planning and community engagement. She has lived and worked in Gariwerd / Grampians for the last 10 years and has been enjoying working with the great team at Women’s Health Grampians this year.

Jane Measday

Gender Equality Act Advisor

Jane has over 25 years experience in planning , implementing and managing a range of primary care services in the community setting. She has a Bachelor of Education and is committed to genuine client participation in the design and delivery of programs that directly impact on them. She is a champion of the codesign and the recovery model.

Leena Edward

CoRE Support Officer

Leena joined WHG in April 2021 as a Bilingual Health Educator, assisting migrant and refugee women to access CALD appropriate health information and make informed health choices. Leena has also worked as a Software Engineer in both government and private sector and is from Singapore. Leena is currently working in the role as our CoRE Support Officer.

Kailee O'Beirne

Health Promotion Officer - Sexual and Reproductive Health

Kailee joined WHG in 2021 as a Sexual & Reproductive Health Promotion Officer. She has a dual degree of Nursing & Paramedicine, and has been working as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department prior to her new role. Kailee is committed to improving resources and services in her local community, and is passionate and excited to promote and educate women about their sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.

Issy Griffiths

Act@Play Wimmera Project Officer

Issy joined the WHG team in 2022. She is currently studying a Bachelor degree in Social Work and is passionate about helping people within the community. She has worked as a Personal Trainer for several years and is looking forward to working in the Wimmera region as WHGs Act@Play Project Officer.

Katja Fiedler

Act on Site Consultant

Katja joined the WHG team in 2022, and brings 10 years of professional experience in the community development sector including in youth, arts and intercultural settings. Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Cultural Studies, Katja migrated to Australia in 2012 from Berlin, Germany. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality, access and inclusion, and increased leadership opportunities for women.

Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC)

Jess Cadwallder

CHIFVC Principal Strategic Advisor

Jess joined WHG in June 2019 as the Principal Strategic Advisory for the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee. Jess has a PhD on feminist theories of embodiment, and has completed postdoctoral studies on responses to trauma, gender inequality and social memory. Most recently working on information sharing and the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework at the Department of Health and Human Services, she has an extensive background in research, consultation, advocacy and policy in relation to violence prevention and response.

Youzhen Huang

Workforce Development Officer, CHIFVC

Yo commenced working at WHG in December 2020. Yo has a Master of Social Work degree, with placement and volunteer experiences in family services and family violence support. Yo previously worked as a Community Education Officer in a community legal centre, delivering training on worker’s rights in Australia to newly arrived migrant workers including international students, refugees and other temporary visa holders from diverse cultural and linguistic communities.