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Alison Boughey, Executive Officer

Following her training as a Physiotherapist and a number of years working in clinical practice, much of it in women's health, Alison moved into policy and health promotion roles in the health and human services sector. As a policy analyst at Breast Cancer Network Australia she developed an interest in advocating for women within a member-based organisation. Prior to commencing as PWV's Executive Officer in January 2015, Alison spent eight years working as a consultant in the health care sector. In that role she developed skills in program evaluation, strategic planning and organisational development. Alison is in the office Monday-Friday between 9:30am-5pm. Contact her here.  

Juliette Wittich, Health Promotion Coordinator

Juliette joined PWV in August. She has a background in Communications and experience working across health promotion, evaluation, strategy and advocacy. She has a Master of Public Health from The University of Melbourne and a keen interest in women's health. Prior to commencing work at PWV, she was the Awareness Officer at anti-violence initiative Step Back Think and Global Coordinator of Australasia for NCDFREE, a not-for-profit focused on articulating the impacts of non-communicable disease to young people. A dynamic communicator with a strong sense of social justice, she strives to support women to live vibrantly and well, in every aspect of their lives. Juliette is in the office Monday-Friday between 9:30am-5pm and can be reached here

Heather Mugwagwa, Peer Support Coordinator

Heather has been living with HIV since 2007 and has been associated with PWV as a member since 2008. Prior to migrating to Australia with her family in 2004 she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Zimbabwe while working as a paid intern with the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council within the Information and Education Unit. Since moving to Australia, Heather has completed a Bachelor's degree in Health Science, majoring in Health Promotion and is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Melbourne. Her professional experience includes working with Whitehorse Community Health Centre within the Health Development Team to develop several community based health promotion projects. Heather's normal hours are 10am-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and she can be reached here or by calling 03 9863 8747.