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Owen Pietsch


Owen has over 10 years’ experience in a range of health promotion activities and programs mainly within local government, but has extensive experience within the not-for-profit, community and public health and fitness industry.

His range of portfolios has included public health planning and service delivery, indigenous reconciliation, physical activity promotion, healthy urban design and planning, food security, community engagement and development, and environmental sustainability.

Owen is currently the Senior Pracititioner – Health Promotion at Access Health and Community and has a growing interest in the role health can play in forming our everyday environment.

Rebecca Meldrum


Rebecca Meldrum has been working as a Health Promotion Practitioner for over five years. Rebecca's background in health promotion, public health and research have enabled her to work in a variety of settings, including mental health, women's health and community health.

Along with her postgraduate studies in Health Promotion, Rebecca has extensive experience in program manangement, stakeholder consultation and partnership development. In her current role, Rebecca coordinates the Health Promotion Program at the University of Melbourne.

Hazel Fetherston


Hazel is a passionate health promotion practitioner and has been recognised as an emerging public health leader. She was awarded the Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) scholarship in 2015 taking on a research project in public health nutrition and health promotion. Originally from Western Australia, Hazel has experience delivering nutrition and health promotion programs to disadvantaged communities, schools, children, families and training health professionals and teachers through Western Australia. She is currently the National Policy Strategy Coordinator at the Australian Health Policy Collaboration.

Hazel has served on the AHPA WA Branch for a number of years in the advocacy subcommittee and has a keen interest in investing into recent graduates. She also loves cycling.

Lucy Wickham


With 12 years experience in health promotion, Lucy is currently employed in a health promotion leadership role at Peninsula Health. As well as extensive experience in community health, she has held roles in local government and a primary care partnership. Lucy's areas of focus have been wide-ranging and include healthy eating, Aboriginal health and prevention of violence against women. She has been an active member of the Victorian Branch Committee in 2016 and 2017. She is also on the AHPA National Professionalising Health Promotion Management and Assessment Committees. Lucy has a Masters in Health Promotion from Curtin University of Technology.

Bronwyn Moore

Committee Member

Bronwyn is a Public Health Practitioner with over 15 years experience providing project management functions across a range of program areas and population groups in the Not For Profit sector.

Bronwyn has extensive experience in applying systems thinking, program planning and delivery, community development, public education and behaviour change across a variety of settings and within multidisciplinary teams.

Her current role involves organisation wide planning and development strategies and ensuring these are congruent with the associated planning documents, frameworks and best practice.

Bronwyn is interested in learning organisations and the application of salutogenisis, co-production and appreciative inquiry.

Crystie Ballard

Committee Member

A very motivated and passionate Health Promotion Officer with 3 years of experience in local government, school and hospital based settings.
Crystie worked with a range of population groups, communities and individuals to implement the Healthy Choices guidelines and the Achievement Program for schools and workplaces. Additionally, leading primary prevention activities to reduce harm from drugs and alcohol, as part of the Rochester and Elmore Local Drug Action Team.
She is interested in advancing my experience, skills and networks in health promotion by joining the AHPA Vic/Tas Branch Committee.

Brooke Atkins

Committee Member

Brooke is a Physiotherapist with a Community Health Service in Melbourne. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master in Physiotherapy in Adelaide. She has worked across the public and private sectors and was a committee member of the South Australian Branch of AHPA and the Australian Physiotherapy Association while living in Adelaide.
Brooke is very passionate about Health Promotion and advocacy and strongly supports the work of AHPA around policy developement and advocacy. She would love to contribute to the organisation's strategic priorities.

Emily Scott

Committee Member


VIC / TAS Branch