Rob Macindoe – Executive Director Strategy and Development
Rob works with the Board to determine strategic priorities, oversee stakeholder engagement and has oversight of the day to day operations of enliven. Rob has an extensive career in a variety of senior management and CEO roles across Local and State Government and the broader health sector with a focus on social planning, community health and wellbeing. His interest stems as a geographer within the context of people in place.
Cinzia Theobald – Director, Programs and Communication
Cinzia has worked in the pharmaceutical, education and health sectors in Australia and the UK. She has held senior executive roles at Monash Health and South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local. Cinzia has significant experience in strategic planning, business process review, service redesign and model development, clinical governance, and community health and wellbeing initiatives. Cinzia is passionate about increasing her knowledge and expertise in health promotion, prevention, and health literacy and enjoys learning new things every day from the talented health promotion team at enliven. Cinzia holds an LLM Masters in Medical Law.
Heather Lawson – Early Intervention and Integrated Care (Service Coordination) Coordinator
Heather is contracted by enliven to coordinate the EIIC Alliance and support organisations in the South East in service coordination. Her consulting experience builds on service provision and management roles across the health and community services sector in Local Government, Health services and with DHHS. She has a broad knowledge of aged care, CHSP, HCP, oral health and Primary Care Partnerships and has also worked with organisations to improve access for people with a disability, people from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds and women and girls.
Kate Lowsby – Manager, Health Promotion
Kate is a health promotion practitioner with experience working across a range of organisations within the not-for-profit sector. Kate holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Deakin University and a Bachelor of International Studies from RMIT. She has recently completed an Honours degree with Deakin University’s School of Health and Social Development, with a focus on developing her knowledge and research skills in the area of preventing sexual harm and violence against women. Kate is passionate about promoting and undertaking community-based projects which focus on advancing human rights, climate justice, gender equality, and social inclusion.
Emily Harris – Project Manager
Emily is a public health practitioner with an interest in health literacy, she completed her Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne focusing on the experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women during pregnancy in the healthcare system. Emily has worked in community development, peer support education and developing resources with the community to navigate primary care. She has been involved in several projects to improve community health and wellbeing in the South East of Melbourne. Emily is passionate about community development and understanding how healthcare environments shape a person’s journey through health services.
Georgia Langmaid – Graduate Health Promotion and Administrative Officer
Georgia holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) majoring in Health Promotion and Sustainability. She recently completed her Honours degree within the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, which sought to further understand the role of health promotion in mitigating complex environmental issues such as climate change. She has experience volunteering in the not-for-profit sector, including community development in Peru. Georgia is passionate about capacity building and working at a grass-roots level within the community; assisting those most vulnerable to lead healthy, fulfilling lives and also creating sustainable change for future generations.
Sandra Young – Project Manager
Sandra is a Project Manager with enliven and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University. Sandra has worked in various management roles throughout her career in “Community Health’’ both in England and Australia. She has experience in strategic planning, finance, change management, managing teams, and setting up business systems, procedures, and processes.
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Silva Nazaretian – Cultural Diversity Advisor
Silva has over 15 years of experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian working in the tertiary sector, primary health, research, and within community organisations. Silva holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Monash University. Her particular fields of interest are in preventative health, workplace wellbeing, and the management of chronic illnesses. She is passionate about providing individuals with the necessary knowledge and tools to empower them to make healthy and informed decisions and guide them through their health journey. Silva is also passionate about developing and fostering partnerships to further and promote public health. She has extensive experience working with the CALD community within the Southern region. When not working, Silva loves spending time with her family and friends.
James Robson – Communications Officer
James completed a Bachelor of Business (marketing) at RMIT. He has a passion for communication, content creation and working with people. Outside of work, he is an avid soccer player, and enjoys many other hobbies such as running, reading, travelling, fashion, drumming and gaming.
Natalie Ward – Health Promotion and Health Literacy Officer
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. She has worked in a range of fields, including medical and psychological research, health policy and healthcare commissioning. Currently, she is completing a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery and a Master of Public health, with a focus on the role of the health sector in preventing and responding to violence against women. Natalie is passionate about integrating gender, equity and human rights approaches in healthcare, and understanding the factors that are associated with optimal care in a person’s interaction with health services.
enliven also employs a number of short term casual and volunteer staff to work on identified projects and speciality areas, as required from time to time.