Committee of Management

The Committee of Management is volunteer based and currently has committee members with experience in policy, education, regulation, clinical dietetics, research and health promotion programs.

Gillian Duffy – Chair

Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Nutritional Science, Master of Nutrition

Gillian is the Chair of the ACT Committee of Management, and also represents Nutrition Australia ACT Division on the National Board of Directors. Gillian is a Senior Nutritionist at Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Gillian represents Nutrition Australia ACT Division on the National Board of Directors. 

 

Lauren Salvestro – Secretary

Bachelor of Human Nutrition, Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lauren is currently working at Food Standards Australia New Zealand on the Food Surveillance team.

 

Kate Paul - Treasurer

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian

Kate currently works in the Chief Allied Health Office for ACT Health and she also consults to residential aged care facilities across Canberra.

 

Allison Wood – Committee Member

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, and Diploma of Nutrition. 

Allison is currently undertaking a Masters in Ecological Public Health. Prior to this, Allison worked as a lawyer and senior policy advisor for the Australian government focussing on law reform and complex policy development and implementation within the Attorney-General’s portfolio. Along with Gillian, she also represents Nutrition Australia ACT Division on the National Board of Directors. 

 

Bradley Tarrant – Committee Member

Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Brad is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science at University of Canberra and then plans on undertaking a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brad has worked for ACT Health in the Community Care Nutrition division as the Nutrition Allied Health Assistant, and is fascinated with all areas of nutrition with a particular interest in chronic disease management.

 

Elysha Nheu - Committee Member

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Elysha volunteered with Nutrition Australia ACT since moving to Canberra in 2016 and, soon after, become a member of the ACT Committee of Management. Elysha is currently at the Australia Government Department of Health. 

 

Anne Christie - Committee Member

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (in progress)

Anne is a volunteer with Nutrition Australia ACT Division with involvement in many cooking workshops and seminars.

 

Lyn Brown – Executive Officer

Graduate Diploma of Nutrition and Institutional Management, Accredited Practising Dietitian 

Lyn is the Executive Officer of Nutrition Australia ACT Division. Lyn represents the ACT Division on various committees, including Nutrition Australia Senior Staff.

 

Leanne Elliston – Public Officer

Bachelor of Science, Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian

Leanne is the Program Manager of Nutrition Australia ACT Division, and represents the ACT Division on the Nutrition Australia Senior Staff  Committee. Leanne has a special interest in childhood nutrition and also runs a part-time private practice.

 

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