Associate Professor Misha Coleman

Misha has worked in global public health for 22 years, and has lived in countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, South Africa and the Pacific. She has been the CEO and Executive Director of four not-for-profit organisations including the Global Health Alliance Australia, was the Mayor and a City Councillor at the City of Yarra for eight years and she has also worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. During COVID, she was the Team Leader for projects in the Philippines and Indonesia,  the Co-Director of the new Barwon Public Health Unit, and she also led work on the high risk accommodation responses in Melbourne’s public housing. Originally a midwife – working in indigenous Australia and in large townships outside Capetown –  Misha also has qualifications and work experience in international law, development studies, social science and monitoring/evaluation. She has two children who were both born in Thailand, and a strong passion to eliminate cervical cancer throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Associate Professor David Hawkes

David Hawkes is a molecular virologist who undertook his PhD on HIV at the Burnet Institute. He has worked in a range of areas of virology including holding post-doctoral fellow positions at the University of Melbourne and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Medical Research, and as a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published extensively, including in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Medical Journal of Australia, Vaccine and Nature. His current focus is the transition to a HPV-based cervical screening program and he has been an active member on several advisory committee covering the implementation and safety of the new National Cervical Screening Program. In his spare time he is a passionate advocate for vaccination.

Mr Michael Lammardo

Michael joined ACPCC in October 2021 as Digital Health Director. Michael’s previous employment was at St Vincent’s Hospital Australia where he was the Digital Platform Manager within the IT Department. He managed a team which serviced over 25,000 users across 16 hospitals and 30 aged care sites in Australia. Michael had oversight of IT strategy, architecture, major projects, applications, infrastructure, IT security and service delivery; experience which will be valuable to VCS Foundation. He brings knowledge and experiences gained at, SVHA, illion (Dun & Bradstreet), Cabrini Health Australia, Murray Goulburn, O-I (Owens illinois) and Telstra.

Alvin Lee

Alvin is an epidemiologist with over ten years’ experience working in public health. As the Director of Population Health, Alvin oversees ACPCC’s Population Health division and provides leadership to foster the development of evidence-based policies relating to cancer screening and prevention. The Population Health division is responsible for providing cancer screening surveillance and reporting in Victoria, delivering the Participant Follow-up Function of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Victoria along with contributing to various cancer and infectious disease control research projects both locally and internationally.

Before joining ACPCC in mid-2023, Alvin led the statewide epidemiology and surveillance program for blood borne viruses and STIs at the Victorian Department of Health. He also oversaw the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit at the department for much of 2022. Prior to this, Alvin was a senior manager at the Sax Institute where he led the strategic development and operational management of the nation’s largest longitudinal cohort study on healthy ageing, the 45 and Up Study. Alvin holds a Master of Public Health degree and completed the NSW Public Health Training Program in 2018.

Ms Grace Tan

Grace is a senior scientist with more than 25 years’ experience specialising in gynaecological cytology. She has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the strategic and operational requirements of a pathology laboratory. Her current focus is managing the workforce for the transition to the new National Cervical Screening Program in 2017. Grace was a member of the Examiners Board for the Australian Society of Cytology (ASC) for eight years, three of which she served as Chief Examiner. She is an active member of the ASC and has presented at both local and national ASC meetings. She remains a current committee member of the Victorian Branch of the ASC, having served as the State Councillor for three years. She is also a member of the RMIT Program Advisory Committee, where she is engaged as an industry expert in the program quality review.

Ricki Vinci

Ricki joined ACPCC in April 2024 as Director of Corporate Services.  Ricki’s previous employment was at CatholicCare Victoria Housing where she was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Ricki is an experienced Chartered Accountant, Financial Manager and Company Secretary, with leadership experience in governance, people and culture, strategy development, risk management and compliance, business development and IT.  Ricki brings knowledge and experiences gained in the private and public hospital sector, consulting with a professional services firm, including general management, strategic development, finance and accounting roles at the Sunshine Private Hospital, Safe Steps, Cohealth, The Women’s Hospital, Mayne Health and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  In 2015, Ricki chose to pursue her passions to make a difference in social justice by working in the not-for-profit sector as a way of giving back and making a difference.

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