|Tony Addiscott||Deputy Chair|
|Hayley Harrison (nee Haines)||Member|
|Pip Brennan||Executive Director|
Tom Benson | Secretary
Having survived a serious Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke), Motor Vehicle Accident and all the connected problems of having to use the health system to get back to life, Tom found himself becoming interested in how the system works. He went from someone who saw a GP once or twice a year to a consumer on first name terms with his doctor, navigating his way through the minefield of the Health system and used almost all branches of the medical service. He has been involved in setting up stroke support groups, working with NGO’s. In terms of consumer representation, he is the Deputy Chair on the Osborne Park Hospital CAC, and has held positions on North Metropolitan Health Service CAC, as well as various committees. Tom has also attended and participated in a variety of Health related forums as a consumer advocate for people with chronic conditions. He is currently part of the interview panel for new student applicants to the UWA School of Medicine and Dentistry. Tom has been on HCC Board for the last three years. During Tom’s working life he has been an Associate member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators. His main interests are Stroke, Neurology, and consumer advocacy.
Kylie Fryer | Board Member
Over the last six years, Kylie Fryer has been an active member of HCC and has participated in consultation events and collaborated on relevant issues including the implementation of the Mental Health Act 2014. Kylie has also completed the HCC Consumer Representative Training program and has built on these skills by merging participation training, professional skills and her lived experience as a consumer and family member caring for people with mental ill health and developmental disability. Professionally, Kylie works as an evaluator, project officer and bookkeeper specialising in the mental health sector. With her appointment as an Independent Quality Evaluator with the Mental Health Commission WA she has developed in-depth knowledge of the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010 and governance requirements for the health sector. Her evaluation skills, finance experience and knowledge of legislation for health and mental health are in line with the priorities and direction of HCC.
Hayley Harrison | Board Member
Hayley has been employed within the health services industry since 2002. Her roles have involved change management through planning, managing communication to stakeholders and having input into governance structures to support change. Her interest in consumer related health issues and advocacy stems from both her personal and working life. She worked at Rehabilitation and Special Seating Centres in Roehampton advocating for consumers and families to other NHS services and immigration services (for international consumers) to ensure clients were able to access care. She managed a national program of hospital inspections while at the National Patient Safety Agency; establishing mechanisms to ensure the consumer voice was supported to be integral to the inspection process. Since 2011 Hayley has worked in the Telethon Kids, Consumer and Community Involvement Program. Her role is to support consumer and community involvement in research. She believes that health care must be evidence based and as such research development and outcomes have to be accessible to those providing and receiving care. It is important to make sure that research findings are translated into policy and practice and having the consumer voice in research is integral. Translation can only be achieved through partnerships between consumers, health professionals, policy makers and researchers. The Involvement Program has given her an understanding of governance of not-for-profit organisations. She would like to bring to the Board the perspective of: new members of the WA community and their experiences navigating the WA health system; consumers who are not yet large users of the health care system and my peers who may not always be well represented in consumer advocacy.