Committees

Organising Committee |  Scientific Committee | Cultural/Social Committee

Organising Committee
  • Mr Romlie Mokak (Chairperson), CEO, the Lowitja Institute
  • Ms Pat Anderson AO, Chair, the Lowitja Institute
  • Ms Linda Weatherson, Director, Community Development, The City of Melbourne
  • Ms Belinda Duarte, Culture is Life
  • Dr Elana Tai Curtis, Senior Lecturer, Medical, The University of Auckland
  • Professor James Angus, The University of Melbourne
  • Mr Richard Weston, CEO, The Healing Foundation
  • Ms Donna Murray, CEO, Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Professor Kerry Arabena, Director, Indigenous Health Equity Unit Centre for Health Equity Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Ms Louise Lyons, Director, Public Health and Research, Victorian Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisation
  • Ms Mary Guthrie, General Manager Policy, the Lowitja Institute
  • Professor Jeff Reading, First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital and Professor, Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences
 Scientific Committee
  • Professor Kerry Arabena (Chairperson), Director, Indigenous Health Equity Unit Centre for Health Equity Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Suzanne Pitama, Associate Dean Māori, MIHI (Māori/Indigenous Health Institute) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch New Zealand
  • Dr Martina Kamaka, Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Ms Muriel Bamblett, CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Ms Janine Mohamed, CEO, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
  • Mr Craig Dukes, CEO, Australian Indigenous Doctor's Association
  • Professor Malcolm King, Scientific Director, the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health
  • Ms Mary Guthrie, General Manager Policy, the Lowitja Institute
Cultural/Social Committee
  • Ms Mary Guthrie (Chairperson), General Manager Policy, the Lowitja Institute
  • Aunty Di Kerr, Wurundjeri Elder
  • Aunty Carloyn Briggs, Boon Wurrung Elder
  • Mr Josh Cubillo, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Ms Kylie Belling, Senior Policy Advisor, Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Ms Doseena Fergie, ‎Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
  • Dr Anita Heiss, Epic Good Foundation Manager