IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000 or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department
The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health does not provide Emergency Services.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee is made up of a variety of professionals representative of our various stakeholders who provide advice to the Director on all matters relating to the mission, goals and objectives of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, including:

  • Academic programs and educational initiatives relevant to the CRRMH’s profile;
  • Cooperative research and consultancy opportunities directly relevant to health professionals, community organisations and industry;
  • Improvement in the quality of education and research provided by the CRRMH;
  • Methods of seeking donations, sponsorship and bequests to augment CRRMH’s activities, and;
  • The enhancement of the CRRMH’s corporate image within rural communities.

The committee meets four times per year in Orange, NSW.

Current Membership

Marie Russell AM, Western Region Rural Communities

Sara Bartlett, Project Lead, Everymind

Jill Blackman, Former Manager Community Care, Gilgandra Shire Council

Beryl Brain, Vice President, Country Women’s Association NSW

Dr Richard Buss, Director of Workforce, Northern NSW Local Health District

Helen McFarlane, Acting Director Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Western NSW Local Health District

Bryan Hoolahan, Director, Marathon Health

Pip Job, Manager Business Resilience Programs, Department of Primary Industries

Dr Georgina Luscombe, Senior Lecturer in Medical Studies, School of Rural Health, University of Sydney

Darya McCann, Head of Service Partnerships, Royal Far West

Associate Professor Faye McMillan, Director of Djirruwang Program, Charles Sturt University

Lisa Minogue, Board Member, NSW Farmers

Sue West, Chair, Anglicare Western NSW

Tony Williams, Group Director, SafeWork NSW


For more information about our Community Advisory Committee, please contact:

Vanessa Delaney
Senior Development Officer (Executive)
(02) 6363 8443



There are no upcoming events at this time.


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