Marcia Williams—Chief Executive Officer

Marcia has been WCHM’s Chief Executive Officer since March 2009. As Chief Executive Officer Marcia’s role is to manage WCHM’s day-to-day operations, make sure we are implementing WCHM’s Strategic Plan, develop and maintain relationships with funding bodies, senior bureaucrats and heads of other other organisation take care of the organisation’s finances, supervise staff and students, provide timely advice to the Board, and generally make sure everything is running smoothly! Before joining WCHM, Marcia had various roles as a senior manager in the private and Government sectors, including at a Senior Executive level in the Commonwealth public service. She worked in advocacy, policy development, implementing human services delivery, and working closely with community organisations, businesses and peak bodies to oversee the delivery of Centrelink’s services. Marcia was a finalist in the Community and Government category of the Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards in 2011, and is also the Chairperson for the ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council.

You can contact Marcia by email at ceo@wchm.org.au or by phoning WCHM on 6290 2166.

Julia Tran—Health Promotion Officer

Julia is a Health Promotion Officer at WCHM. She created the Borderline in the ACT resource to assist ACT women living with BPD and their supporters, and service providers. Prior to joining WCHM, she worked as a research assistant in dementia and music at the MARCS Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Development, and interned in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit at the Western Pacific Regional Office World Health Organization in the Philippines. She is excited to be part of the diverse Health Promotion team at WCHM, and hopes that her work here will contribute to understanding mental illness and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for all.

If you want more information about Julia’s work you can contact her at j.tran@wchm.org.au or phone WCHM on 6290 2166.

Pip Courtney Bailey—Health Promotion Officer

Pip is a Health Promotion Officer at WCHM. She created the Having a Baby in Canberra website, aimed at supporting ACT women throughout pregnancy, birth and in to parenthood. She is committed to improving women’s experience of maternal, sexual and reproductive health in Canberra, guided by the lived experiences of women in the ACT.

Pip graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Health Promotion, Community, Family and Health and Nutrition. Pip is excited to be involved with an organisation that is passionate about women’s health and committed to empowering women to take control of their health.

If you want more information about Pip’s work you can contact her at p.courtney-bailey@wchm.org.au or phone WCHM on 6290 2166.

Amber Hutchison—Health Promotion Officer

Amber is a Health Promotion Officer at WCHM.  She is currently carrying out sociological research to explore the needs, expectations, knowledge and experience of young women who are managing a chronic disease in the ACT. Amber has a background in health where she has worked in a variety of primary health care settings such as aged care facilities, hospitals and medical centres as an Assistant in Nursing, a Nutrition Assistant and as a Dietitian. Amber gained her Dietetic qualifications at the University of Canberra where she studied Biochemistry, Microbiology and Public Health. Amber is excited to be working in such a supportive team of women and on a project that will help to improve lives of young women in the ACT.

If you want more information about Amber’s work you can contact her at a.hutchison@wchm.org.au or phone WCHM on 6290 2166.

Sandra Wiens – Communication and Administration  Officer

Sandra is the Communication and admin Officer at WCHM. She serves as the primary contact for external stakeholders and provides technical and logistical support for the day to day operations of WCHM. Sandra advances WCHM’s communication and stakeholder engagement strategy by communicating what matters to women in the ACT as it relates to their health and wellbeing needs.

Sandra has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg in Canada, majoring in International Development and Conflict Resolution Studies, and has previously worked on international project coordination and administration in countries throughout Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America with a focus on public health policy implementation.

You can contact Sandra at s.wiens@wchm.org.au or phone WCHM 6290 2166.