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Health and Wellbeing Pillar

The G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar's vision is that communities in the G21 region experience the highest quality of life achievable through accessibility, participation, innovation and vibrant, collaborative relationships. Four strategic directions guide their progress:

  • understand populations, planning & impacts of change
  • connect people, communities and services
  • build healthy, resilient and innovative communities
  • strengthen community infrastructure and service systems.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:
  • Youth on steps
    Managing areas of the G21 region entrenched with disadvantage; improving mental/physical health, decreasing violence/crime, increasing education and...

Pillar Projects

The G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar projects support the objectives of ‘The G21 Geelong Region Plan – A sustainable growth strategy’ and are owned and delivered by a variety of regional organisations. Current Projects are:

Latest Pillar Activity

An update from the Health & Wellbeing Pillar.
G21 calls on all levels of government to better support the challenge of supplying adequate and accessible social housing across the G21 region.
G21 has welcomed a $2 million funding commitment from Federal Labor to the GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) initiative addressing disadvantage in the region.

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Pillar Leadership

Lenny Jenner (Leader)
Chief Executive Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe
Bill Mithen (Deputy Leader)
Chief Executive Officer
Give Where You Live
Georgina Alley
Manager Health and Community Services
Mental Health Fellowship
Leigh Bartlett
Regional Youth Affairs Consultant
Grant Boyd
Chief Executive Officer
Bethany Community Support
Cr Helene Cameron
Borough of Queenscliffe
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Lindi Dietzel
Aboriginal Partnership and Planning Officer
Department of Human Services
Matt Ebden
Faculty of Health
Deakin University
Jill Evans
Director Community Services
Golden Plains Shire
Chris Faulkner
Area Director of Barwon
Department of Human Services
John Fendyk
Chief Executive Officer
Bellarine Community Health
Chad Foulkes
Co-ordinator Healthy Communities
City of Greater Geelong
Greg Fletcher
Manager Health and Community Services
Colac Otway Shire
Robyn Hayles
Executive Director of Ambulatory Services
Barwon Health
Lesley Hubble
Deputy Regional Director, Child Learner & Family Services Unit
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
Geoff Iles
Chief Executive Officer
Colac Area Health
Janice Lane
Director Health & Wellbeing
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Emily Lee-Ack
Executive Officer
Women's Health & Wellbeing BSW
Rosemary Malone
Chief Executive Officer
Gateway Support Services
Cr Carol McGregor
Surf Coast Shire
Libby Mears
Chief Executive Officer
Leisure Networks
Sandy Morrison
Chief Executive Officer
Barwon Child, Youth & Family
Maureen O'Keefe
Manager Settlement Services
Megan Peacock
Manager Research Policy
St Laurence Community Services
Chris Pike
Director Sustainable Communities
Surf Coast Shire
Susanne Prosser
Youth Diversity Team Leader
Linda Quinn
General Manager Community Life
City of Greater Geelong
Maree Roberts
Director, Health and Aged Care
Department of Health & Human Services
Cr Lyn Russell
Colac Otway Shire
Anne-Marie Ryan
Executive Officer
Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network
Karen Stagnitti
Associate Head of School (Research)
Deakin University
Virginia Todd
Senior Project Manager
Department of State Development, Business & Innovation
Prof John Toumbourou
Chair in Health Psychology
Deakin University
Jason Trethowan
Chief Executive Officer
Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Cr Greg Vaughan
Golden Plains Shire
Jane Wager
Coordinator Community Development
City of Greater Geelong
Marg White
Community Services Manager
Colac Area Health