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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 Fair Work Commission, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 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 nursing and midwifery roles in the provision of health services.

 

2023 Branch Council election

ANMF (Vic Branch) response to AEC post election report (PDF)

Declaration of results uncontested (PDF)

Declaration of results - contested (PDF)

Post election report for industrial elections ANMF (PDF)


 

Lisa Fitzpatrick

Lisa Fitzpatrick

State Secretary

Lisa trained at Prince Henry's Hospital in 1980 and became a Job Rep in 1982. She was Branch President from 1990 to 1996 while working as a Diabetes Educator. Lisa joined the Branch as projects/recruitment officer in 1997 and became an organiser in 1998. She was first elected Branch Secretary in 2001.

Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert

Assistant Secretary

Paul undertook his enrolled nursing education in the mid-1980s and has nursed in Bendigo and Queensland. He became a Job Rep in 1989 and joined the Branch as an organiser in 1991. In 2000 Paul became an industrial officer and in 2005 was appointed to senior industrial officer. Paul was first elected Assistant Secretary in 2009.

Madeliene-Harradance

Madeleine Harradence

Assistant Secretary

Madeleine is a registered nurse who studied in NSW. She worked at St Vincent’s ED, was a Job Rep from 2012 and was awarded the Hannah Sellars Job Rep of the Year Award in 2015. From 2013–17 she was a Branch Councillor before becoming an organiser in 2017. Maddy was elected Assistant Secretary in 2021. She is currently on parental leave.

Maree Burgess

Maree Burgess

Branch President

Maree has been nursing for more than 40 years. She is a Maternal and Child Health Nurse at a local council. Maree became a Job Rep in 2007. She joined the Branch Council in 2008 and was elected Branch President in 2010. She also spent two years as the Federal ANMF Vice President between 2015 and 2017.

EmmaForeman

Emma Foreman

Vice President

Emma is a clinical nurse specialist in theatre at a metropolitan hospital. She has worked in primary healthcare, day procedure and ICU on secondment as part of the stage 4 COVID-19 response. She has been a Job Rep since 2020 and joined Branch Council in 2023.

ANMF Branch Council member Mel Carron

Mel Carron

Executive member

Mel is an enrolled nurse at a metropolitan public hospital. A Job Rep since 2005, they joined Branch Council in 2017 and Executive in 202. Mel is a co-convenor of the ANMF LGBTIQA+ Reference Group.

Marie Jones

Marie Jones

Executive member

Marie is a midwife and nurse practitioner who works at a public hospital in the women’s health specialty outpatient clinics. She coordinates the clinic’s caring for the needs of women affected by female genital mutilation. She's been a member for over 40 years and became a Job Rep in 2006.

Kate Reid

Kate Reid

Executive member

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.

Stephen McKenzie

Stephen McKenzie

Executive member

Stephen is a clinical nurse specialist in the emergency department of a major regional hospital. He completed his EN training in 1988, has been an RN since 1994, and a Job Rep since 2004. Stephen participated in the Belinda Morieson Job Representative Training Program in 2010. He was first elected to Branch Council in 2010 and to Executive in 2011.

Natalie Berniard

Natalie Berniard

Branch councillor

A CCRN, Natalie is an associate nurse manager in the operating theatre at a major metropolitan hospital. She's been a Job Rep since 2018 and an HSR and Branch Councillor since 2022.

ANMF Branch Council member Ruth Bloom

Ruth Bloom

Branch councillor

A Job Rep since 2005, and a Branch Councillor since 2017, Ruth works in the emergency department of a major metropolitan hospital. She is committed to standing up for Medicare, safe staffing levels and fair pay.

Mel Connan

Mel Connan

Branch councillor

Mel is a RN working as a clinical nurse specialist in the palliative care unit at a metropolitan hospital. She’s been a member since 1989, Job Rep since 2011 and was elected to Branch Council in 2019.

Judy Foord

Judy Foord

Branch councillor

A mental health nurse for over 30 years and a nurse practitioner for a decade, Judy works for a mental health hospital-in-the-home service. She teaches undergraduate mental health nursing. She's a member of ANMF's Mental Health Royal Commission Working Group. A Job Rep since 2004, Judy was elected to Branch Council in 2023.

Allington Gono

Allington Gono

Branch councillor

A cardiac cath lab clinical nurse specialist at a regional hospital, Allington began nursing in 2003 in the UK. He moved to Australia in 2010 and joined ANMF that year. He’s been a Job Rep since 2015 and participated in the Belinda Morieson Program in 2022. Allington was elected to Branch Council in 2023.

DamienHurrell

Damien Hurrell

Branch councillor

Damien works as a as a nurse informatician at a regional hospital, with a background in intensive care and as a nurse donation specialist. He's been an active Job Rep for nearly 20 years, is a ANMF delegate to his regional Trades and Labour Council, and was recipient of the 2016 Hannah Sellers Job Representative of the Year award. Damien became a Branch Councillor in 2021.

Roxane Ingelton

Roxane Ingleton

Branch councillor

Roxane is a clinical midwife specialist at a metropolitan women’s hospital. She became an Endorsed Privately Practicing Midwife in 2022 and also works in private practice. She has been a Job Rep since 2016 and was elected to Branch Council in 2022.

Anna Kenny

Anna Kenny

Branch councillor

RIPRN Anna is a NUM in the oncology and haematology integrated care unit of a regional hospital. She has been a Job Rep since 2018 and Hannah Sellers Job Rep of the Year award recipient in 2019. She has been a Branch Councillor since 2020.

Kate Mason

Kate Mason

Branch councillor

Kate is a clinical midwife specialist at a metro hospital who began her midwifery career in 2014. She joined ANMF as a student, became a Job Rep in 2017, HSR in 2021 and was elected to Branch Council in 2019. In 2019 she participated in the Anna Stewart Memorial Program.

Audrey Molinari

Audrey Molinari

Branch councillor

Audrey is a maternal and child health nurse working with a regional local council. She has been an ANMF member since 2000, a Job Rep since 2008 and was elected to Branch Council in 2023. Audrey was also seconded to the Branch as an organiser.

Catherine Morales

Catherine Morales

Branch councillor

Catherine is a mental health nurse working in forensic mental health after working as personal care worker in aged care. She was one of the early RUSON cohorts. She has been a Job Rep since 2021 and was elected to Branch Council in 2022.

KylieSomerville

Kylie Somerville

Branch councillor

Kylie is a maternal and child health nurse for a local government service. She's been a member since 1999, a Job Rep since 2001 and was elected to Branch Council in 2022.

Adrian Spinelli

Adrian Spinelli

Branch councillor

Adrian Spinelli has been a nurse for over 15 years and works in an emergency department of a metropolitan Melbourne hospital. He joined ANMF as a student in 2007 before becoming a Job Rep in 2012. He was elected to Branch Council in 2023.

Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams

Branch councillor

Catherine is a RN working as a clinical nurse specialist at RCH. She has over 20 years’ experience with stints in emergency department, surgical and adolescent wards and as a school nurse. She became a Job Rep in 2019 and was elected to Branch Council later that year.