Cancer Voices SA is led by an elected, volunteer Chair with an Executive Team of up to 10 active members who are in frequent communication via email, in addition to our Executive Team meetings. Election of the Executive Team usually occurs at our AGM in November, although illness of key members has, on occassion, forced this to be delayed.
Cancer Voices SA is forever indebted to the groundbreaking advocacy work of Ashleigh Moore OAM who founded Cancer Voices SA in 2007, and sadly, passed away in Feb 2014. Read our tribute to Ashleigh.
Chris is a 4 time's peritoneal cancer survivor.
She joined the Executive Team in 2013 after hearing about Cancer Voices SA at the 2013 Survivorship Conference.
Chris skillfully guided us through our Strategic Plan 2015-2020 process, and established the Cancer Voices Walking Group in June 2015.
She represents the consumer voice on a number of committees and projects including the SA Statewide Survivorship Framework, and Return to Work after Cancer.
Chris was elected as Chair in Dec 2016.
Julie is a 3 times metastatic colon cancer survivor, diagnosed initially in 2001 at 45 years of age, then again with liver secondaries in 2005 and 2006.
She joined the Cancer Voices South Australia (SA) Executive Team in 2007, became Deputy Chair in 2009, Acting Chair/Chair 2010 - Dec 2016.
Julie works hard to represent, respect and respond to the diversity of views of 'people affected by cancer', as well as assisting others to participate and use their own cancer experiences in a variety of ways.
In 2003, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was the start of a survivorship journey where her professional interests and her health activist involvement helped her to understand the new challenges of living with cancer.
In 2009, she began to collaborate with Cancer Voices SA to encourage and support the recognition of the experiences and views of cancer patients, their carers and supporters and to promote their participation in all aspects of cancer health care and research.