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 Centre Reference Group
Mr John Richards OAMFounder
Mr Chris PuckeyManager, Aged Care Policy and Analysis, Department of Health & Human Services
Mr Peter de KoeyerChief Executive Officer, Westmont Aged Care Services Ltd (Chair, Reference Group)
Professor Irene BlackberryDirector JRC - La Trobe University
Professor Keith NugentDeputy Vice Chancellor Research - La Trobe University
Professor Pam SnowHead of Rural Health School - La Trobe University
Mr David KiddDirector of Partnerships - North East Health Wangaratta
Mr Stephen CarrollHealth and Aged Care, Hume Region, Department of Health
Adjunct Associate Professor Janet ChapmanDirector Regional Partnerships and Planning - Albury-Wodonga Health
Ms Joan Simms OAMCommunity member, Beechworth
Mr Ben FlaniganCEO - Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council
Mr Lyndon SeysCEO - Alpine Health
Dr Peter GreenbergWimmera Health Care Group Representative

Past members

Past members
NamePositionMembership years
Professor Jeni WarburtonChair JRC - La Trobe University2008 - 2017
Ms Ruth HarrisManager, Support Options, Upper Murray Family Care2009 - 2017
Mr Trevor MarshallPrimary Care Manager, Alpine Health2009 - 2017
Mr Richard McClellandNorth East Regional Manager, Murray Primary Health Network2016 - 2017
Ms Margaret BennettChief Executive Officer, Northeast Health Wangaratta2016 - 2017
Ms Mayssa PowellDeputy Chair, Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council2016 - 2017
Ms Sandra DavidsonManager, Older People Mental Health Service2008 - 2016
Professor Mandy KennyLa Trobe Rural Health School2008 - 2015
Professor Jane FarmerLa Trobe Science, Health & Engineering College PVC2013 - 2015
Ms Alison KoschelAlbury-Wodonga Regional GP Network2013 - 2014
Professor Karen DoddDean, Faculty of Health Sciences2012
Ms Wendy RossCEO, Moira Healthcare Alliance2011 - 2012
Professor Rhonda NayDirector, AIPCA La Trobe and Institute for Social Participation2008 - 2012
Professor Hal SwerissenPro Vice Chancellor Regional, La Trobe University2008 - 2012
Dr Guinever ThrelkeldAssociate Director, La Trobe Rural Health School2008 - 2012
Mr Terry WelchCEO, Yarrawonga Health Service2008 - 2012
Professor Evan WillisAssociate Dean (Regions) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University2008 - 2012
Associate Professor Annette StreetLa Trobe University2009 - 2011