Melinda has over 10 years’ experience in health promotion and public health. Melinda has been with PHAIWA since 2015 and is responsible for managing capacity building activities, developing and maintaining partnerships, undertaking advocacy activities and supporting the strategic direction of the Institute.

Before working at PHAIWA Melinda worked in the non-government sector for six years on state-wide injury prevention, sector development, and healthy lifestyle programs. She has a particular passion for strategic planning, project management and empowering others to build their skills and make a difference.

Melinda has shown strong leadership for her profession holding a number of executive positions on both state and national Boards and Committees over her career. She is currently Director and Secretary of the Australian Health Promotion Association.

You can contact Melinda at or 9266 1544.