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

Kate Reid

Kate Reid

Branch Councillor

Kate is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience. She is currently an associate nurse unit manager in the medical ward of a regional hospital and has been a Job Rep since 2012.

Kimberly Pentreath

Kimberly Pentreath

Branch Councillor

Kim has been nursing since 2005 and holds a perioperative nursing and anaesthetics Associate Nurse Unit Manager position with a regional health service. She has been a Job Rep since 2009 and was elected to Branch Council in 2013.

ANMF Branch Council member Kitsa Soulounias

Kitsa Soulounias

Branch Councillor

A Job Rep since 2007. Prior to working in aged care, Kitsa Soulounias worked as an assistant nurse unit manager in acute inpatient mental health ward at Box Hill Hospital.

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.

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 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.

Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver

Branch Executive Member

Rachel has been nursing since 2007 and works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist on an upper gastointestinal and vascular surgical ward and as a Sessional Clinical Nurse Educator at a metropolitan hospital. A Job Rep and a Health and Safety Rep since 2008, Rachel was elected to Branch Council in 2009 and joined Branch Executive in 2011.

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.