Branch Council

ANMF (Vic Branch)

The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) is governed by the Branch Council which is the organisation's highest policy and decision making body.

Branch Councillors are practising registered nurses and midwives and enrolled nurses who are elected by the financial ANMF (Vic Branch) members.

Branch Council comprises:

    Branch President and Vice President
    Branch Secretary and Assistant Secretary (x2)
    Four Executive Members
    14 Branch Councillors

The Branch Councillors and Executive Committee members are elected for a two-year term. Branch Secretary and Assistant Secretary (x2) are elected for a four-year term. The Branch Secretary and Assistant Secretaries are full-time paid officers for their elected term. All other Branch Councillors hold honorary positions.

The Branch Secretary and Assistant Secretaries coordinate and oversee the day-to-day activities and management of the Branch which includes almost 160 staff members. The Branch represents individual members or groups of members before the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, the Nurses Board of Victoria and the courts.

The Branch also represents members during negotiations with employers regarding agreements for wages, working conditions and entitlements and during disputes which may include health and safety issues, workloads, shift arrangements and ward changes.

The Branch represents members in professional forums on issues such as nurse education, standards of care and promoting the nurse's role in the provision of health services.

 

Notice 25 September 2017

ANMF Branch Council member Ruth Bloom

Ruth Bloom

Branch Councillor

A Job Rep since 2005, Ruth Bloom is committed to standing up for Medicare, safe staffing levels and fair pay. She supports the Branch’s policy on providing choice regarding end of life decisions.

ANMF Branch Council member Mel Carron

Mel Carron

Branch Councillor

A Job Rep since 2005, Mel Carron has been active in EBA campaigns including the 2011–12 Respect Our Work campaign. Ms Carron endorses the need for ongoing education and a strong professional and industrial voice for nurses, midwives and carers.

Deb Holoway

Deborah Holloway

Branch Councillor

Deborah is an enrolled nurse and works at a regional hospital. A Job Rep since 2006 and a Health and Safety Rep since 2008, Deborah was first elected to Branch Council in 2011.

ANMF Branch Council member Jessica MacLean

Jessica MacLean

Vice President

Jessica MacLean works as a clinical support midwife at a public hospital, and is a registered nurse and midwife. She has been a Job Rep since 2015 and was elected to Branch Council in 2017.

Lara Jeffery

Lara Jeffery

Branch Councillor

Lara Jeffery works at University Hospital Geelong as a registered nurse, and is a clinical facilitator. She has been a Job Rep since 2005 and was elected to Branch Council in 2018.

Lyn Mauger

Lynette Mauger

Branch Councillor

Lyn has been nursing for more than 20 years and works as an enrolled nurse in the areas of dialysis and rehabilitation at a metropolitan health service. Lyn has been a Job Rep since 2007 and a Branch Councillor since 2010.

Hannah Metcher

Hannah Metcher

Branch Councillor

Hannah is a registered nurse, midwife and antenatal educator for a metropolitan private hospital. Since graduating in 2010, she has worked in both private and public hospitals, with a particular interest in birth suite and childbirth education classes. After participating in the 2011 and 2016 public sector campaigns, Hannah became a Job Rep in 2016.

Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan

Branch Councillor

Andrew has been a mental health nurse for over 20 years. He currently works as a senior clinician for a mental health unit of a metropolitan hospital. Andrew has been a Job Rep since 2015 and has also spent stints as a Health and Safety Rep.

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Branch Councillor

Tim is a clinical nurse specialist at a regional health servicel where he works in paediatrics. An enrolled nurse for 10 years, Tim obtained his nursing degree in 2000. He has been a Job Rep since 2004 and was first elected to Branch Council in 2009.