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Elaine Montegriffo – CEO

A strategic business leader and experienced CEO, Elaine has senior executive leadership and governance experience across diverse sectors and cultures. Elaine has held executive leadership roles in the international development and community sectors including with Oxfam and Australian Red Cross, and is passionate about improving access to basic human rights, especially healthcare, for all communities. She is the Board Chair of GenWest, which supports communities in the west of Melbourne to live safe, healthy lives and advocates for greater gender justice and equity.

Meet our Board

Maria Marshall

Maria is a partner in a Melbourne law firm and works mainly in the planning and environment field.   She has qualifications in Law and Science.  She has a family history of liver disease and experience navigating the health system and its complexity as a carer of a person with advanced liver disease.

Ben Vasiliou
Vice President

Ben is the CEO of a Melbourne based community health organisation. He has been a strong advocate for young people, people experiencing homelessness, and the harm reduction movement for over 15 years. He serves on a number of advisory committees and boards in the community sector.

Darren O’Connor-Price

Darren has over 30 years of experience in Public Health in various finance, accounting and senior management roles. Darren brings a passion and enthusiasm for community health and well-being. A Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, he currently works as a consultant.

Daniel Wong

Daniel is a Victorian public service executive with extensive reform experience across health and human services, emergency management and criminal justice. Holding qualifications in Law and Project Management, he also has a keen interest in community health, particularly within his local municipality, where he serves on advisory committees at Eastern Health.

Jawid Sayed

Jawid has more than ten years experience working in the health sector in Australia and overseas in many areas, including project management, community development, health promotion, monitoring and evaluation, contract and grant management of health services, research, humanitarian aid, and refugee settlement programs.

Sian Slade

Siân is a change leader experienced in building global capabilities and high performing teams. Siân originally qualified as a pharmacist in the UK, has an MBA, is a Graduate of the AICD and has recently completed the MPH at University of Melbourne.

Daphne Sawlwin

Daphne is an experienced executive leader and senior Patient Safety Physician from the pharmaceutical industry with a proven track record of leadership competence and strategic thinking. As a physician and an advocate for patient safety for over 15 years, Daphne has extensive clinical/safety governance expertise, particularly in the domain of risk management strategies relating to patient safety. She is passionate about advancing patient and community health outcomes, wellbeing, and quality of life through partnership with healthcare professionals, regulators, consumers, and the community.

Sharon Bates

Sharon has held a number of Executive roles in highly regulated and complex, blue-chip organisations. Her breadth of industry experience spans Banking and Finance, Manufacturing and Automotive, Insurance, Building and Construction, Retail and Government, Private Equity and Impact Investment. Sharon translates her executive experience into governance oversight with subject matter expertise in a variety of disciplines including Strategy and Transformation, Business Optimisation, Culture and Change, and large scale complex Operational Leadership.

Paul Gow

Associate Professor Paul Gow has spent the last 30 years involved in various aspects of liver health and disease, as a Gastroenterologist and Liver Transplant Specialist at the Austin Hospital and in private practice. With a wealth of clinical experience, Paul cares strongly about liver health education and advocacy and is committed to excellence in patient-centered care. Paul  has a particular interest in liver disease (viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease and auto-immune liver diseases).


Adrian Hubble – Senior Health Services Manager

Alicia Stafford – Communications and Engagement Manager

Fiona O’Leary – Project Manager

Mez OBrien – Manager Corporate Services

Rohini Padey – Finance Manager

Rosemary Jacob – Business Development Manager

Ariane Boulanger – Health Promotion and Project Coordinator

Alain Palines – Health Promotion Officer

Amber Ryder – Digital Communications Officer

Hilda Rebollo – Finance and Administration Assistant

Maddie Bolton – Health Promotion Officer

Neylan Aykut – Health Promotion Officer

Neoma Carey – Community Engagement Coordinator

Pearl Prabal – Health Promotion Knowledge Officer

Tepy Hoeung – Health Promotion Officer


















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We welcome people from all cultures, nationalities and religions. Being inclusive and providing equitable services is our commitment.

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands where we work - the lands of the Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We express our gratitude to them for their continued care and curation of these lands and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

LiverWELL observes and honours the Kulin Nation's intrinsic connection to land, sky and water, and the creator Bunjil. LiverWELL is committed to being led and informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on bridging health outcomes for communities and improving liver health.