Goldfields Women's Health Care Centre
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Committee



Cherie Wallace - Acting Chairperson



I moved to the Goldfields in 1997, from Hamilton in Victoria, with my husband and our two sons; at the time Alex was about to turn three and Matt was just 10 months old. I was battling post-natal depression and anxiety; and had just left all of my family and friends in Victoria.
 
We spent the first eight years living in Kambalda which was the very best thing for our family at the time. The community embraced our family and I got involved in community groups and events pretty much straight away, despite the depression and anxiety. I found that the women in particular made sure that I was making new friends and getting involved in whatever was going on. Nineteen years later I still say that I got well in Kambalda.
 
While we were there, our son Tom came along in 2001. I again battled depression but the strong bonds of friendship and community helped me to get through my days and to function. In 2004 we moved into Kalgoorlie and I quickly became involved in my new community.
 
Over the years I have been involved in Day Cares, Play Groups, Schools, Service Organisations, Youth Groups, Public Speaking Groups, Professional Networking Groups, Sporting Groups and many more. I’ve been a member of the Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre for two years and I’m so impressed with the services that this organisation offers to the community. But, I’m even more impressed with the compassion and love that the staff of GWHCC show their customers every day.
 
After 11 years working as a town planner with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, I’m now working as the Goldfields-Esperance Region Road Safety Advisor and am lucky enough to have my office within the Centre so I get to see how this service works every day and I’m both proud and honoured to be a Board Member.
 
My experiences are varied, however, in the 19 years that I’ve been in the Goldfields my passion has been community development and empowering people to be the best version of themselves. The greater Goldfields has proven to be a strong, supportive community and help is always available to anyone who has the courage to seek it out. I’m looking forward to contributing whatever I can to the ongoing success of the Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre.



Samantha Duddy - Treasurer



I grew up in Kalgoorlie and moved back in November 2011. Shortly thereafter, I became a member of the GWHCC.  I think that the Centre has an important role to play in reducing the services gap that can exist in regional healthcare.  I strongly believe that community organisations play a big part in making the Goldfields such a great place to live and I would like to contribute when I can.

Personally, I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Taxation and I have 20 years of proffessional experience.  My family owns an accounting business in town and I am Lecturing at the Goldfields Institute of Technology in Accounting and Bookkeeping. I am currently the Treasurer for the Kalg-Bld Volunteer Centre and the Rotary Club of Hannans-Kalg.  I am also on the board of the Friends of the Arts Centre.





Pamela Martin - Secretary



Women of Kalgoorlie-Boulder are very lucky to have a proactive women's health care centre that not only provide some clinical services, but practical ones as well, to women of all ages.  Being a midwife, I have always had an interest in the physical and emotional health of women, so gained a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing), to increase my knowledge.

I would like to see increased equity of access to women's health care by the more isolated groups of women in our town, and a raised awareness for young women to learn about their own health needs and where to access help if required.  GWHCC isw a perfect platform to attain these goals.



Glenice McGinty - Committee



Born 1941 in Melbourne, Victoria.

I have lived in Kalgoorle/Boulder for 34 years.  During this time I have worked as a cook-chef.  In the late 1980s I received a diploma in china painting and in 2000 after 3 years a textile diploma at Curtin University.  Unfortunately these subjects are no longer available.  In early 1990-1995 I had a successful party plan shoe business travelling as far as Leinster and south to Esperance.  Infact everywhere in the Goldfields.  I am still know today as the shoe lady.  During this time my 7 children, the younger ones were born and educated here in Kalgoorlie/Boulder.  Retiring at 68, my interests are gardening and sewing.  

I enjoy being a board member and hope I am helpful, as it is a wonderful organisation which offers help and interest to women and there are times in our lives that all women need each other.



Jo Normington - Committee




Hi my name is Jo Normington, I am 50 years old and have lived in Kalgoorlie for 48 of those years.  I am married with two adult children and have recently been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter.

I have worked in child care for the past 30 years until 2 years ago when I made the change to the Education Department as an Education Assistant for special needs children.

I am looking forward to working with the Women's Health Centre and the committee to continue to provide the valuable services to goldfields families.






Maureen Duddy - Committee



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