Discovery Workshop 2
The Collaborative Evaluation Unit (CEU) has partnered with the Latrobe Valley Authority to deliver the Health and Wellbeing stream of the Gippsland Smart Specialisation Strategy (GS3). The Smart Specialisation approach is based on three principals:
- Smart: Identify the regions own strength, comparative and competitive assets
- Specialisation: Prioritise research and innovation in competitive areas
- Strategic; define and develop shared vision for regional innovation
Working in partnership with stakeholders, the CEU will explore current and future strengths and challenges in the heath sector. A series of workshops will lead a collaborative Discovery, Inquiry and Design process that is evidence based to explore strengths and opportunities.
|Discovery Workshop 2|
Associate Professor Joanne Porter
Rita Sanderson: General Manager, Child and Youth Mental Health (Western Region), Latrobe Regional Hospital
Rita is a psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings and organisations within the Gippsland region including community, hospital, and government. She has held roles in the areas of direct mental health clinical work, governance/quality, project management and most recently management.
Rita is a member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is an Associate Fellow with the Institute of Managers and Leaders.
Rita also has completed her Masters in Health Services Management. Rita currently works at LRH, and has done so since 2008. She is the General Manager Community Mental Health (Western Region).
Ellen-Jane Browne: Executive Officer, Latrobe Health Assembly
Ellen-Jane Browne is the Latrobe Health Assembly’s Executive Officer. She has been working with the Latrobe Health Assembly since May 2020, and was actively involved in its establishment and the work of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone since the beginning of 2017. She joined the Assembly from the Department of Health and Human Services where she had been manager of Placed Based Programs for Inner Gippsland and Principle Advisor for the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone.
Prior to these appointments she worked in the public and university sectors in a variety of senior management roles, including Manager Consumer, Carer and National Relations and Manager Corporate Integrity, Information and Resolutions with the former Departments’ of Human Services and Health.
She has tertiary qualifications in sociology, political science and public administration from Melbourne, Monash and RMIT Universities, all of which were obtained as a mature aged student.
Alyce Cuman: Manager, Digital Health and Integration, Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN)
Alyce Cuman, Manager of Digital Health and Integration at Gippsland Primary Health Network has qualifications in health promotion, public health and project management.
Alyce draws on systems thinking techniques to create sustainable change through a range of innovative projects. Alyce is committed to driving digital capability in Gippsland.
Jane Anderson: Latrobe Health Advocate
In May 2018, Jane Anderson was appointed by the Minister for Health, to the role of Latrobe Health Advocate. Reporting directly to the Minister, Jane’s role is to provide independent advice to the Victorian Government on behalf of Latrobe Valley communities on system and policy issues affecting their health and wellbeing.
Jane brings a wealth of experience to the role of Latrobe Health Advocate, having lived and worked in the Latrobe Valley for 20 years. She worked in Morwell throughout the time of the Hazelwood Mine fire and supported the community’s recovery.
Her appointment delivers on key recommendations of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, supporting the development of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone. She works closely with businesses, health services, community organisations and all levels of government to ensure a collaborative approach underpins her advice and activities.
Summary of Workshop 2
Download a summary of Workshop 2 which includes the key factors from discussions in the four breakout rooms facilitated.
For more information about Workshop 1 Click here