Michelle arrived at HQ with a bag of tricks developed over her years managing in the health industry. With a background in primary and community care, Indigenous health and alcohol and other drugs, she stepped into the role, and the sector, with confidence.
She has a strong interest in global health ethics and the concepts of equitable health care and person centred treatment, with a particular interest in the effects of stigma and discrimination on the ability of individuals to access appropriate healthcare.
Renowned as an innovator and strategist, Michelle brings tremendous enthusiasm to Hepatitis Queensland which has seen the organisation grow from strength to strength under her leadership.
Programs Team Leader
Sam is our team leader with 16 years’ experience working in the sector. She has a real passion, and eye, for detail and ensures that tasks and activities are planned and delivered as they should.
She certainly knows how to get the job done and has delivered some outstanding results across her portfolio of responsibilities including the eye-catching ‘Living with hepatitis B’ digital animations.
She brings a focus and dedication to the team along with a dry sense of humour and a cheeky undertone. She’s not into long walks on the beach.
Digital Communications Officer
Jessie came on board in April 2016 in a newly created role as our Digital Communications Officer. Her efforts year have brought to life our social media platforms and introduced some new technologies to the team.
With her bubbly personality and an active imagination she has certainly created an impact.
Lana has spent the last 10 years working in the BBV and AOD sector across Queensland and the Northern Territory.
She loves to wear the educator hat in the office and during her time has delivered some truly exceptional education and awareness projects to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The well-received Dancing in the Rain film about hepatitis B in the African community is just one of these many contributions.
Outreach Fibroscan Nurse
Mim joined the HQ team in 2017 as the organisation’s Outreach Fibroscan Nurse and we don’t know how we lived without her!
She is an instrumental part of the mobile hepatitis C Kombi Clinic team and recently took out the prominent HESTA Nursing Awards Team Excellence award. On top of that she regularly provides Fibroscan services to correctional centres and GP clinics.
Mim is a vivacious bundle of joy that brightens our office and enriches the lives of the patients she works with.
Winnie Nguyen joined Hepatitis Queensland in 2018 taking the reigns of the Hepatitis B Community Education projects.
She has experience working as a professional practice pharmacist and community project coordinator specialising in resource and training development.
When Winnie is not working, this little pocket rocket is found on the dance floor slaying her salsa moves or can be found at the dog park chillin with her groodle Henrybear (she is the real deal crazy dog lady).
Junior Office Administrator
Briannah joined the HQ team earlier this year to help ensure the office runs smoothly. She quickly earned the reputation of pocket rocket – she learns quickly and approaches tasks with creativity and determination.
Briannah has broad range of experience including previous experience in child care, hospitality, retail, administration and beauty.
In her spare time she is 1 part beach lover, 1 part horse whisperer and 2 parts Disney enthusiast.
Project, Event and Admin Officer
Vanessa currently has over 20 year’s primary care experience working in practice management, data analysis, project management and digital health planning and implementation. She also has lived experience and professional experience in chronic disease and Indigenous health management.
Being previously employed at the Divisions of General Practice, Medicare Locals and PHN (Primary Health Networks) Vanessa has the skills to deliver and support many service providers and various stakeholders along with the ability to seek user friendly solutions.