The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Board is pleased to announce that Ms.Lisa Briggs began as NACCHO’s new CEO as from 17 September 2012.
Ms. Briggs is a Gunditjmara Aboriginal woman from the Western District of Victoria and an Aboriginal Health Worker by trade. She has worked in the field of Aboriginal health for the last 25 years predominantly within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector.
During her time at Oxfam Australia, Ms. Briggs experience extended to being part of the National Coalition for the Close the Gap Campaign which looks at health equality and extending the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
Ms. Briggs is at the final stages of completing her Masters in Public Health through the Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University. Recently has held the Public Health and Research Unit Manager position at VACCHO where her main focus is identifying the impacts of government’s Closing the Gap initiatives.
Mr Justin Mohamed, Chair of NACCHO said, “Ms. Briggs will bring a great range of skills and experience to NACCHO as CEO.”
“This is an important time to build on the advances in Aboriginal health and the strength of the 150 Aboriginal community controlled health services across Australia.
“I’m looking forward to Ms Briggs being part of the NACCHO team serving our members and backing our communities for a healthier, stronger future.
“I thank all the people who applied for the position, their calibre demonstrated the depth of expertise in Aboriginal health across the nation”, Mr Mohamed said.