Health Advocate, Latrobe Valley of Victoria in Australia
Jane Anderson serves as Health Advocate in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria, Australia. Appointed to the position in May 2018 by Australia's Ministor for Health, Jane’s role is to advocate for improved health and wellbeing for people who live, work and study in Latrobe Valley. She provides independent advice to the Victorian Government on behalf of Latrobe communities about system and policy issues affecting their health and wellbeing.
Prior to taking up the Latrobe Health Advocate role, Jane was the Regional Director of Anglicare Victoria for 12 years. She also worked as a lawyer for seven years and a Victoria Police Officer for 11 years. She is passionate about social justice, the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities in Gippsland and the natural environment.