“To be a self-funded, highly resourced, innovative, nationally recognised leader in public health advocacy.”
We are determined and passionate to reach our goals. We do not give up!
We act with a high level of integrity, take pride in what we do and trust our team and process.
Collaboration, open communication and responsibility is what we value in our work at PHAIWA.
We strive to let innovation and inspiration drive our work.
Jo is responsible for overseeing Aboriginal media training and the Public Health Planning Advisory Service.
To contact Melinda email email@example.com or phone (08) 9266 9081.
Jo MalcolmSenior Research Officer
Dr Melissa Stoneham
Melissa has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of public and environmental health, with particular skills in the area of health promotion, public policy, Aboriginal health and advocacy.
Melissa is PHAIWA’s former Director and has been with the organisation since its inception in late 2007. She recently changed roles within PHAIWA, and is now the lead for the #endingtrachoma research that is aiming to reduce trachoma in 41 remote communities across WA.
She has worked with and for local, state and commonwealth government agencies, universities, professional associations and international Aid organisations, WHO in Africa and Secretariat of Pacific Communities in Noumea, working in a range of fields including environmental health, HIV, alcohol and drug harm minimisation, medical waste and vector control.
Melissa is passionate about making a difference and describes herself as a practice-based researcher. Issues that are of specific interest include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, local government public health practice, sports sponsorship, mentoring future leaders and advocacy.
She currently sits on a number of state and national Boards and Advisory Committees and is an Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
To contact Melissa, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone or 0421 113 580.
Dr Melissa StonehamLead - #endingtrachoma project
Nikki is Office Administrator and Project Officer. She also assists with the E-news and MediaWatch services.
To contact Nikki email email@example.com or phone (08) 9266 9078.
Nikki GeorgeAdministrator/Project Officer
Sunni is the editor of The WA Indigenous Storybook, publishes the PHAIWA newsletter and coordinates the MediaWatch and JournalWatch services.
To contact Sunni email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9266 2344.
Sunni WilsonSenior Coordinator
Melinda is responsible for the management of the healthy sports policies project, advocacy training including the biennial advocacy short course, supporting the public health planning advisory service and research and development of PHAIWA’s priority areas. Melinda is also responsible for building and maintaining partnerships within the public health sector.
To contact Melinda email email@example.com or phone (08) 9266 1544.
Melinda EdmundsSenior Coordinator
Ros coordinates the Children’s Environment & Health Local Government Report Card Project. She also assists with the MediaWatch and JournalWatch services.
To contact Ros email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9266 2489.
Ros NatalottoProject Coordinator
Scott has worked in Aboriginal Environmental Health for the last seven years within Shires located in the Kimberley and Pilbara and has more recently worked for the Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service. Scott works on the Trachoma Prevention Program – Bright Eyes, visiting ‘at risk’ communities throughout WA to determine and deliver specific environmental health activities as required.
To contact Scott please email email@example.com (works remotely in Albany).
Scott MacKenzieResearch Officer
Abbie-Clare is a member of the Alcohol Programs Team, where she supports a variety of programs. She is also currently working on updating the Advocacy Toolkit, and assists with the MediaWatch service.
Abbie-Clare is in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
To contact Abbie-Clare please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbie-Clare VidlerProject Officer
Emeritus Professor Mike Daube
Mike Daube is Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth. Before moving to Curtin in 2005 he was Director General of Health for WA and Chair of the National Public Health Partnership. He is President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH) and Co-Chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol. Mike is currently on extended leave. Please contact Dr Melissa Stoneham for any enquiries.