Committee Members – 2019

President: Louise Wightman
Vice President: Julie Collier
Secretary: Karen Redgrave
Treasurer: Helen Higgins

General Members:

Toni Bracher
Ann De-Belin
Karen Dignam
Rowena Harrison
Sally Lee
Julie Maddox
Jennie Mulligan
Pamela Paltridge
Donna White

Louise Wightman

Louise Wightman

President

Committee Role:
I  have been part of committee since 2015, previously Secretary and member of Editorial and Education sub-committees.

Current Role:
Clinical Nurse Specialist Child and Family Health, PhD Candidate

Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Learning Management
• Certificate of General Nursing, Certificate of Midwifery, International Certified Lactation Consultant
• Vice President of Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses

Association Comment:
I have a passion for clinical supervision, teaching and learning.

Karen Redgrave

Karen Redgrave

Secretary

Committee Role:

Current Secretary, 2 years Rural General Committee Member, Sub committee: Leadership and Professional Practice

Current Role:

Building Strong Foundations Child and Family Health Nurse CNS 2

Qualifications:

  • Master of Nurse Practitioner specialising in CFHN
  • Master of Advanced Practice Nursing specialising in CFHN
  •  Child and Family Health Nursing Certificate
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health Nursing Certificate
  • RM
  • RN

Member: 

  • The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
  • Child and Family Health Nurses Association (CAFHNA)
  • NSW Nurses Association
Julie Collier

Julie Collier

Vice President

Committee Role:
Since 2013

Current Role:
In transition- commencing Feb 11th with an NGO in Newcastle – Manager Child & Family working with vulnerable children and families

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Mental Health (Perinatal & Infant)
  • Grad Cert CFHN
  • Grad Cert Immunisation
  • Certificate IV TAE
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Nurse

Association Comment:
Love spending time with my 7 children and husband, reading, beaching & gardening.

Member- CFHNA, MCAFHNA, AAIMHI, WAIMH, NSW College of Nursing

Helen Higgins

Helen Higgins

Treasurer

Committee member:
2016

Current Role:
Treasurer 2016 – present

Qualifications:

  • Master of Mental Health (Perinatal and Infant)
  • Master of Family Studies (Child and Family health Nursing)
  • Graduate Certificate Child and Family Health Nursing
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Nurse

Comment:
Believe in building capacity and resilience in families. Supporting CFH clinicians through promoting reflective evidence-based practice and clinical supervision.

Member- CFHNA, MCAFHNA

Toni Bracher

Committee Member

Current Role:
Currently my role is Child & Family Health Nurse – Secondary Specialist CNS2 WSLHD but soon I will be a CNS2 upon the role out of MESCH.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Grad Cert – Child & Family Health
  • Grad Cert – Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Memberships:
CAFHNA
Australian Association of Infant Mental Health Association

Rowena Harrison

Rowena Harrison

Committee Member since 2017

Current Role:
Clinical Nurse Educator CFHN

Qualifications:

  • BHealthSc (Nursing)
  • MEd (Social Ecology)
  • Assoc Dip Community Health Nursing (CFH)
  • RN RM IBCLC
  • COSP Facilitator Reflective Clinical Supervisor

Association Comment:
Through CNE and CAFHNA committee activities I hope to promote the valuable role of Child and Family Health Nursing in building family health, resilience and relationships. CFHN education and research can foster a community of learning and sustain CFHN as a specialist role.

Julie Maddox

Committee Member

 

Current Role:

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Child and Family Health Nurse

Membership:
CAFHNA

Pamela Paltridge

Committee Member since 2017

Current Role:
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Aboriginal Child Health Programs

Qualifications:

  • M. Indigenous Health Grad Cert Indigenous Trauma Recovery
  • Grad Cert – Child & Family Health
  • RN, RM, CFHN,
  • FPM Facilitator
  • Reflective Clinical Supervision Facilitator
  • DVRS Facilitator

Memberships:
CAFHNA

Ann De-Belin

Ann De-Belin

General member

Current Role: 

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Child and Family Health 

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Child and Family Health Nurse

Membership:
CAFHNA

Sally Lee

Sally Lee

Committee Member

I  have been part of committee since 2014, and a member of the IT and Education sub-committees.

Current Role:
Clinical Nurse Educator, Child and Family Health Unit Coordinator, M.CFHN (Karitane)
Committee Role: Committee Member 2014 – 2017, 2019

Qualifications:

  • Dip App Sci. (Nursing)
  • M.Ed. (Adult Education)
  • Grad Cert CFHN
  • Grad Dip Nurs (Midwifery)
  • RN, RM, CFHN
  • COSP Facilitator, FPM Facilitator, Reflective Clinical Supervision Facilitator
Jennie Mulligan

Jennie Mulligan

General member

Current Role:
Clinical Nurse Consultant CFH WSLHD

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Master CFHN
  • IBCLC
  • Accredited Nurse Immuniser

Association Comment:
Breastfeeding; Perinatal Mental Health

Membership:
CAFHNA MCAFHNA LCANZ

Donna White

Donna White

General member

Current Role:
CNS 2 Intake Officer/CFHN

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Child and Family Health Nurse

Membership:
CAFHNA

CAFHNA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where we live and work and pay respects to Elders, past, present and future. We commit to a positive future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.