AGM appoints new directors, approves Annual Report


The Connect Health & Community Board of Directors held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 25 October.

The meeting was the last for long-standing Directors Dr Andrew Batty and Mr Jim Arbuckle who have now retired from the Board.  We thank them both for their hard work and dedication to Connect Health & Community, and wish them all the best for the future.

Following a rigorous recruitment process, the members also endorsed the nomination for two new community representative directors, Ms Samantha Kolasa and Ms Sally Basser.

Ms Kolasa has extensive experience working in the community sector, currently holding the position of CEO with the Glen Eira Kindergarten Association (GEKA).  She began her career as a psychologist and has worked as Southern Regional Manager at Connection UnitingCare, been a senior policy advisor with DHS and held the position of Executive Manager with FMC Mediation and Counselling.

Ms Basser brings more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the Commonwealth public service in policy development, program delivery and ministerial advisory roles across human services, social policy, arts and sport.  A former social worker, she also has extensive experience working in community health and family services in Australia and the UK.

The new Directors will fill their terms until the AGM in 2021.

The meeting was also an opportunity for the Board to ratify Connect Health and Community’s Quality Account and Annual Report 2017/18 publication and audited financial statements.

This publication shares and overview of the invaluable work Connect Health and Community staff and volunteers have undertaken over the past year in helping build healthy people and healthy communities.

You can read this document or download it online today.

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