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Our People

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Introduction

The LiverWELL Board of Directors is made up of individuals who have the skills and experience to help us achieve the organisation’s vision.

Meet our CEO

Russell Shewan

Russell has held senior executive positions with Healthcare Australia, Yooralla, Australia Post and various roles across Manufacturing, IT&C, Logistics and Education.
Russell’s experience includes establishing clinical governance frameworks, hospital in the home services, and mental health programs. Consulting to the Federal Government, he managed the co-design process to develop the COVID vaccination program for the disability sector.
A board member of Hepatitis Australia and a Charitable Trust, Russell is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Meet our Board

Maria Marshall
President

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
Treasurer

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.

Donna Ribton-Turner

Donna has extensive experience in the health sector including in hospitals in Australia and overseas, including mental health and alcohol and other drug services.

She has held senior management roles in DHHS and not for profit organisations. Donna is a retired registered nurse (general and psychiatric) with qualifications, experience and an interest in women’s health.

Frank Carlus

Frank is a former state public servant with over 32 years’ experience in the Department of Human Services/Department of Health. In that time he worked in direct care, policy and senior management positions across a range of services.

Jarrod McMaugh

Jarrod is a primary care pharmacist with a specific interest in liver health, harm minimisation, and reducing stigma in healthcare.

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.

Kiryu Yap

Kiryu is a medical doctor and scientist with an interest in liver disease. His research focusses on the development of new treatments for liver disease using gene therapy and stem cells. He has broad experience across the public and private healthcare sector, research, and education.

Phoebe Trinidad

Phoebe is a nurse specialising in liver disease in both the acute and community settings. Phoebe has a background in international health and is passionate about delivering health care that is therapeutic, accessible and sustainable.

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.

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