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.

Chelsea McKinney

Chelsea McKinney

Deputy Chair

Joined: 2017

Chelsea is the Manager of Systemic Advocacy at the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and has a long career in advocating for social justice in the context of community services. She has a Masters in Community Development and Management, and has also worked in family and domestic violence services, disability and child protection prevention.

Chelsea joined the board because she believes passionately in the protection and development of safe women-only and women-led services, and in the contribution to community that small local services bring. She is pleased to have this opportunity to contribute to women’s health, wellbeing and empowerment.

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.

Dr Emma O’Hara

Dr Emma O’Hara

Member

Joined: 2017

Emma is a junior doctor working at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and she has a has a professional background in the community services sector. Her career experience extends to working in disability, drug and alcohol, Aboriginal health and foster care services. Prior to studying medicine, Emma ran a women’s refuge for victims of Family and Domestic violence who were experiencing homelessness. As such, this is an area she is especially passionate in. Emma has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology, a Master’s Degree in Human Rights, and an MD from Notre Dame Fremantle School of Medicine.

Emma is a passionate advocate for women’s health and human rights, and is grateful for the opportunity to pursue these interests through an innovative and vital organisation, which works to improve the lives of women in the local community.

Hannah Campbell

Hannah Campbell

Joined: 2020

Hannah is a health promotion professional with a background in disability services, regional health workforce, community cancer education, and future health workforce development. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) at Curtin University in 2013.

Hannah is passionate about improving access to quality health services, especially those targeted toward regional communities and women. She is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this women-centred service.

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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