I would like to raise awareness and help eradicate viral hepatitis.
I am a pharmacist who provides health seminars to various communities, locally, nationally and internationally
As Mayor of Mildura I support the eradication of hepatitis from our community.
Elected Mayor of Mildura in 2018, I have been on council since 2016. As a retired Mildura Police Commander, I have worked on crime reduction initiatives, Ice education, family violence and improving Aboriginal youth training and employment – and have a keen interest in helping improve access to services, and social justice.
I am passionate about improving public health and as a leader of a municipality with one of the highest rates of viral hepatitis and I want to help change the statistics.
I am a HEP Hero because I believe that increasing people’s consciousness on the negative consequences of late diagnosis of hepatitis, particularly Hepatitis B, and available services is a way to encourage people to have a hepatitis B blood test and get vaccinated or treatment on time.
I am a HEP Hero because I am highly motivated, energetic and vocal in trying to break down the barriers and stigma that face individuals with hepatitis C. In my work I often need to step up to the plate and be a voice for the voiceless.
I would like to participate in being a HEP Hero because the more people become involved, the better. Being a HEP Hero is valuable if it helps the community at large understand hepatitis.
I worked at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, initially situated at Fairfield Hospital, as a research and diagnostic scientist in the Molecular Microbiology Unit in the field of hepatitis C .
I support raising awareness of hepatitis and its consequent illnesses and believe that it is a preventable and manageable condition if patients and the community are engaged in doing so.
I made the choice to involve myself in volunteering at Hepatitis Victoria as this is a sector I am deeply passionate about and wanted to continuously train and upskill myself. I enjoy educating others in the community about liver disease – including hepatitis.
As the Mayor of Moreland I feel becoming a HEP Hero is a good thing to do as an elected representative and role model for the city. I am 46, married with three sons and living in Coburg. I love to spend time in the garden.
I have advocated for understanding around the lived experience of the virus and smashing related stigma in the Indigenous community over the last 15 years through the works Chopped Liver, Body Armour and Viral -are you the cure?