Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a committee of the Alfred Health Board, which provides a link between Alfred Health and the community.
Ms Suss is a social worker by profession who has served as the Director of Social Work and Community Development Services at Jewish Care.
Kevin Boyce was a business owner until he sustained a significant injury almost 20 years ago. He has lived experience with the Alfred Trauma Service and is now an advocate for people living with disability and visual impairment.
Ms Gordon has had a long career in human resources (HR) management in the agricultural and finance sectors.
Mr Hawker is the Owner and Director of his own management consultancy business. He has previously held senior executive roles in large national and international retail and wholesale organisations.
Irene has been involved with Alfred Health since 2008 as a carer and advocate for her late husband until 2016.
Ms Shorten has been an executive in the engineering, resources and technology industries, advising boards on media, investor, government and community relations. She has commercial expertise in reputational risk management.
Judith’s professional background is in management consulting and executive search across commerce, retail and industrial market sectors. She has worked across many different geographical regions, particularly in Asia.
Kay trained as a psychologist and has qualifications in Public Health with a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from Monash University.
Kim’s professional background is in Deaf awareness and interpreter training and creative arts.
Mr Martin is employed as Student Welfare Officer at Victoria University.
Terry’s professional background is in electrical engineering. He has been a patient at The Alfred since 2014.
Recognised as a successful and trusted advisor and mentor, Mr Westhorpe brings a great deal of hands on experience to our organisation.
Established in 2000, the aim of the Committee is to bring community members and consumers into decision-making processes at Alfred Health. Members help to develop services that are responsive to the needs of our diverse patient catchment population. The CAC also oversees the development and implementation of the Community Participation Plan.
The Committee is comprised of up to 10 community members and two Alfred Health Board members and meets at least six times a year.
How to become a member
The best way to become a member of the Committee is to join the Alfred Health Consumer Register as a volunteer. We advertise for new committee members approximately every three years. For more information, call the Manager of Patient Experience and Community Participation Program on 03 9076 2409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.