Reference group

We established the JRC Reference group in 2007. The group currently meets twice a year. Members of the group are also invited to JRC events and seminars, and are a very useful conduit into local and regional community issues.

The objective of the Reference Group is to facilitate links between our centre and key stakeholders. Functions include:

  • contributing to the development of the research agenda
  • informing the initiative about workforce development issues, including those relating to research, education and training
  • disseminating information about the research undertaken by the Initiative and providing a conduit in the wider community.
John Richards Initiative Reference Group
Mr John Richards, OAMFounder
Mr Peter de KoeyerChief Executive Officer, Westmont Aged Care Services Ltd (Chair, Reference Group)
Assoc Prof Irene BlackberryChair of rural ageing and aged care research, Director JRC
Emeritus Professor Jeni WarburtonJRC - La Trobe University
Mr Chris PuckeyDirector, Policy and Analysis, Ageing and Aged Care, Department of Health
Sandra DavidsonManager, Older People Mental Health Service
Ms Ruth HarrisManager, Support Options, Upper Murray Family Care
Mr Trevor MarshallPrimary Care Manager, Alpine Health
Ms Joan SimsCommunity member, Beechworth
Mr Richard McClellandNorth East Regional Manager, Murray Primary Health Network
Ms Margaret BennettChief Executive Officer, Northeast Health Wangaratta
Ms Mayssa PowellDeputy Chair, Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council
Mr Stephen CarrollHealth and Aged Care, Hume Region, Department of Health