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Sally Stevenson AM

Executive Director, Illawarra Women's Health Centre, NSW

Sally Stevenson has been the Executive Director of the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre for the past nine years, successfully leading the national campaign to establish the Australian first Women’s Trauma Recovery Centre and positioning the Centre as a voice of authority, based on its exceptional level of community trust and respect.

With qualifications in finance and public health, Sally has worked for Médecins sans Frontiers in conflict zones as Head of Mission and as public health finance expert for the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. She was Assistant General Manager of the first Aboriginal owned and managed financial institution, the Traditional Credit Union. Sally has been a member of the Independent Review Committee of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, the International Advisory Committee for Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia and the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Wollongong.

Sally is the founder and was Chairperson for 17 years of the highly regarded international community development organisation, Indigo Foundation and has sat on a number of women’s health boards. She was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the community both nationally and internationally.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.