The MCWH Board

Repa Patel
Member

Repa Patel is the Director of Leading Mindfully Pty Ltd, and Executive Coach and Principal Consultant at Right Management. Repa was appointed to the Board in 2005 and elected Chair in 2012. She has extensive experience in leadership, organisational strategy and organisational transformation. In 2007 she was nominated Telstra Businesswoman of the Year and in 2014 received a Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship recognising her contribution to MCWH. Repa has led the organisation in developing a new strategic plan to expand and restructure MCWH for national growth and reinforce its sustainability through the implementation of improved governance and organisational systems.

Nicole Spratt
Member

Nicole Spratt was appointed to the MCWH Board in 2012 and has been elected as Treasurer for the same period. She is also the Chair of MCWH's Finance Committee. Nicole has experience in risk management/governance, change management and people leadership. Nicole is a Certified Practicing Accountant and in 2014 completed a Graduate Diploma of International Relations. Nicole is passionate about professional development and has actively led a variety of women's networking and mentoring forums with a focus on personal and professional development and leadership.

Sandra Lordanic
Member

Sandra Lordanic is the longest serving member of the MCWH Board, joining in 2004 to provide financial management expertise. During her time as a member Sandra has held the role of Treasurer and Chairperson, and continues to be a member of the Finance Committee. Sandra has extensive experience in financial and management accounting and operations management, having occupied the role of Chief Financial Officer and Group Company Secretary of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as well as General Manager of Operations of the Victorian Farmers Federation. Sandra is passionate about the objectives of the organisation and, coming from a non-English-speaking background, appreciates the importance of the services MCWH provides.

Mercedes Colla
Treasurer

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Catherine Ross
Member

Catherine Ross comes from a philanthropic background and is passionate about grassroots community and generosity. A fundraiser for over 15 years, she studied International Politics and Development at the University of Melbourne (2012) and entered the non-profit sector officially with Oxfam Australia. Catherine is now proudly Fundraising Manager for The Reach Foundation and an advocate for the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation “Youth in Philanthropy” program. Joining the MCWH Board in May 2017, Catherine is focused on sustainability and creating awareness for the valuable programs and community created for women by women.

Tamara Kwarteng
Chairperson

Dr Tamara Kwarteng was born and grew up in Ghana. She has a PhD in Molecular Biochemistry and a Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology. Tamara has extensive international experience and expertise in health promotion, health education and health project management and co-ordination. She has worked at the Centre for International Health at the Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health in Melbourne, as the Deputy Director of the Centre for International Health, and was Team Leader of the Pacific Regional HIV&AIDS Project (PRHP), a project spanning 14 countries and jointly funded by the Australian, New Zealand and French governments. Tamara has lived in Fiji for over ten years, and was appointed the Pacific Regional Director of the Burnet Institute’s Pacific Office in 2009. She is now an independent consultant providing technical advice in public health program design, monitoring and evaluation.

Li Luo
Member

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Tanja Kovac
Deputy Chairperson

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Penny Underwood
Member

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Lucia Li
Member

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