A statement from Kim Ryan regarding new MHPN Chair

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Chris Gibbs/Chief Executive Officer
2 min read·August 2nd, 2018

I am very pleased to announce that Adjunct Associate Professor John Rasa has been appointed Chair of the Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) Board.

John brings a wealth of knowledge through his experience and work on a number of Boards, and also as Chair of various committees and organisations.  Currently, he is Director and Chair of the Quality Committee of Latrobe Regional Hospital, and is the former Chair and current Chief Examiner for Australasian College of Health Service Management Fellowship Examinations assessing health executives in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.  He was Chair of the Victorian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance in 2015-16 and CEO of Networking Health Victoria from 2010-2017.

We look forward to working with John to secure the next phase of MHPN’s growth and development.

I would like to take this opportunity to publically thank John McGrath AM for his wisdom and leadership in the 10 years he dedicated to MHPN as Chair.  John had the vision to see the positive influence a national interdisciplinary professional development platform could have on mental health care and the lives of Australians and worked passionately to bring this to fruition.

Kim Ryan
Acting Chair

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