Members of the OPEN Steering Committee include:  
  • Beth Parker, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Practice, DHHS
  • Nicola Thomson, Acting Manager, Evidence Strategy, DHHS
  • Professor Cathy Humphreys, Professor of Social Work, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Christina Sadowski, Research Coordinator - Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP), Federation University Australia
  • Dana Pyne, Executive Manager, Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
  • Dr Dave Vicary, State Manager, Baptcare
  • David Giles, Acting Principal Researcher, Anglicare Victoria
  • Allie Bailey, Head of Practice, Kids First 
  • Michele Lonsdale, Deputy CEO, The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
  • Kerry Brogan, Evaluation Manager, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
  • Dr Margaret Kertesz, Research Fellow, Social Work, University of Melbourne
  • Michelle Van Doorn, Executive Director of Services Victoria, OzChild
  • Dr Nick Halfpenny, Director Policy and Research, MacKillop Family Services
  • Dr Rebecca Giallo, Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)
  • Jan Noblett, Director, Anglicare Victoria
  • Susan Baidawi, Senior Practice Fellow, Department of Social Work, Monash University
  • Dr Bernadette Saunders, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Services, Monash University
  • Stephen Bennett, Acting Senior Policy Officer, DHHS
We are grateful for the collective wisdom of our steering committee and also welcome your contribution to OPEN.