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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

Melanie Eagle
Chief Executive Officer

Melanie is the CEO of LiverWELL incorporating Hepatitis Victoria with formal qualification in Law, Arts and Social Work Melanie has worked in the public and private sectors including in the areas of future city strategic planning, social policy and women’s policy, equal opportunity, and as a private sector solicitor.

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 committee’s 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.

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 (Australia and overseas) in many areas including project management, community development, health promotion, monitoring and evaluation, contract & grant management of health services, research, humanitarian aid, & 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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LiverWELL, incorporating Hepatitis Victoria, champions the interests of people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis and liver disease.

LiverWELL acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.

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