Our Board

FWHC is a member-based organisation, governed by a voluntary Board of women all bound by a code of conduct to ensure the highest ethical standards.

Reflecting the values of the organisation, the Board is committed to respecting individuality and diversity and building relationships that are respectful and empowering.

Our Board processes include:

  • Regular Board skills audits, so we can ensure the right mix of skills are around the table.
  • Assessment of Board processes and activities against the ASX Corporate Governance Principals,
  • Mentoring for new Board members to streamline their effectiveness and ability to make worthwhile contributions.

When Board positions become available they will be listed on the Employment page.

Board Members

 

Gail Ross-Adjie

Gail Ross-Adjie

Chair

Joined: 2018

Gail is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and emergency who completed her PhD in 2013 at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle.  She believes that quality, respectful health care is a fundamental right for all women and is delighted to be able to support the Fremantle Women’s Health Centre in a meaningful way.

Julie Atkinson

Julie Atkinson

Deputy Chair

Joined: 2021

Julie has many years of experience working in the health sector, acute, community and now residential aged care. Her responsibility is management of residents in residential aged care for the delivery of best practice care within an ageing in place high and dementia centred setting. Providing significant contribution to the strategic direction and vision for the aged care.

Julie is an advocate for our growing ageing population and contributes to the ACSA peak body for aged care well-being. Works in partnership with Notre Dame and Curtin University to support the education and placement of nurses and allied health students.

She is passionate about being involved in services providing optimal care for everyone in the community, with a Post Grad qualification in Human Resource Management, Health Psychology, Business.

Julie also loves adventure travel, including trekking in Nepal, Camino, Iceland.

Nikita Thomas

Nikita Thomas

Secretary

Joined: 2019

Nikita completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Indonesian) at the University of Western Australia. Nikita is currently working as the Philanthropy Coordinator at Cancer Council Western Australia. Her work involves engaging the Western Australian community, donors and businesses to help reduce the incidence and impact of cancer and encourage philanthropic support for Cancer Council WA’s work.

Nikita is passionate about social justice, human rights and equality for women.  Nikita joined the board for the opportunity to contribute to women’s health, wellbeing and empowerment in our community.

Roseanne Thomas

Roseanne Thomas

Treasurer

Joined: 2020

Roseanne has many years commercial and manufacturing experience in Financial Controller and CFO roles. She has been a member of Soroptimist International for 20 years working and supporting women and girls.

Since retirement, she has taken on a number of Board roles in the areas of women’s services as well as in not for profits in the multicultural space. She also volunteers with a domestic violence service organisation.

Jaine Edge

Jaine Edge

Joined: 2020

Jaine Edge has over 30 years’ experience in diverse contexts providing training, global human resources management, people leadership and executive coaching.

Jaine quickly establishes trusting relationships and has a down to earth style which creates a safe and reliable environment that accelerates discussion, learning and change.

Jaine has worked for privately owned and multi-national brand icons in the UK and Australia, including senior roles at British Airways and IKEA before establishing her own consultancy in 2009. Her work now supports several not-for-profit organisations.

In 2009, Jaine became an Associate of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, and judged 2011 the Telstra Women in Business Awards for eight years.

Jaine has travelled the world extensively and for the last 14 years has considered herself fortunate to call Perth home.

Nichola Wood

Nichola Wood

Member

Joined: 2021

Nichola is a recently retired General Practitioner with a special interest in Women's Health and Mental Health.

In 2013 she set up Woodbridge Women's Clinic which was a service run by women for women. It provided comprehensive care for the health and well being of the local community as well as antenatal care.

She has worked in many socioeconomically deprived areas and is a strong advocate for women and the disadvantaged

She is delighted to join the board of the Fremantle Women's Health Clinic and continue to be able support women in the community.

Jaye Edwards

Jaye Edwards

Jaye is a Social Worker who is currently working in vocational education and training. Her work has focused on youth and community development, sexuality and gender diversity, suicide prevention, counselling and supporting parents with substance use issues.

She is passionate about sector development through constructing and delivering engaging training plus building inclusive and supportive workplace culture.

When not working, Jaye enjoys self-propelled long-distance travel and being awed by nature.

Kathleen Burton

Kathleen Burton

Member

Joined: 2019

Kathleen currently works as the CEO of Perth City Farm, a community environmental centre in East Perth.   She’s used her degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurship as a base to work with various non-profit organisations, helping them create programs that bring in new types of revenue, whilst also creating change.

Kathleen is passionate about enabling people to live considered, meaningful lives, feeling that they belong and are valued in their community, and are connected to the natural world which they respect and protect.

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