Carrie Hayter

Consumer Engagement Manager, Health and Medical Research

Carrie has over 30 years of experience working alongside older people, people with disabilities, and health consumers to improve their involvement in research and the design of services.

Tara Lee

Consumer Engagement Manager, Health Services

Tara became a health advocate after her own experience in the health system with a desire to partner with staff to bring about positive change.

Jenn Kidd

Administration and Memberships Coordinator

Jenn is our Administration and Memberships Coordinator and came to HCNSW in March 2013. She has 20 years experience in office administration from a variety of roles in large multi-national and FMCG companies. Jenn is passionate about equity, respect and health education. She is proud to work for HCNSW as an organisation which is committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for health consumers in all communities across NSW. If you have any questions in regards to HCNSW and our services ask Jenn – she will be the one to know the answer. Jenn works four days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays to Fridays.

Communication Officer

Julia is a communications and media professional with over 10 years experience spanning the TV, corporate and public sectors and a Master of International Communication. Julia has worked for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services as well as universities and communication agencies. She is passionate about helping consumers, patients and carers to have a voice. Julia is responsible for all communication and media projects and brings you The Wrap and Update!, our e-newsletters. Please contact her for any communication or media inquiries. Julia works three days a week: Wednesday to Friday.

Training Manager

Emma is a passionate, creative and experienced educator who has worked in both the education and mental health sectors in NSW. Prior to joining HCNSW, Emma worked in the NSW Public Mental Health Sector, empowering consumers with a lived experience of mental illness to achieve their personal recovery goals and to be actively involved in individual and systemic advocacy. As Deputy Chair of the NSW Consumer Peer Workforce Committee, Emma has advocated within NSW Health to improve the mental health system through trauma-informed, strengths-based and recovery-oriented practice.

Headshot of Dr Anthony Brown smiling into the camera.

Executive Director

Anthony has been working as our full-time Executive Director since April 2014. He is passionate about consumer and carer engagement and was a member of the Steering Committee which helped establish HCNSW in 2012. He has worked for the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney and the Council for the Ageing before joining us. His vision for HCNSW is to make sure that health providers really listen to and show respect to health consumers, their families and carers.