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

Lisa Auchetll

Lisa Auchettl

Branch Councillor

Lisa is a midwife at a private hospital. She has been nursing for more than 30 years and has worked in the private sector for 21 years. She has been a Job Rep in the private sector since 1994 and was first elected to Branch Council in 2009.

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

Branch Councillor

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.

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.

Rita Moreno Diaz

Rita Moreno-Diaz

Branch Councillor

Rita is an Associate Nurse Unit Manager at a long stay surgical unit at a major metropolitan public hospital. She has been a Job Rep since 2001 and was President of the Orthopaedic Nurses Association for five years and has held the position of Treasurer since 2010. Rita was elected to Branch Council in 2011.

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.