2017 NRHSN Executive Committee

2017 NRHSN Executive Committee Announced!

We are excited to officially announce the 2017 NRHSN Executive Committee. We are sure it will be a great 2017 with this national executive and the fantastic leadership from all 2017 Rural Health Club Presidents and committees.

  • Chair – William Moorhead
  • Vice Chair – Ben Dodds
  • Secretary – Carolyn Reimann
  • Allied Health Officer – Molly Wrench
  • Community and Advocacy Officer – Dylan Wintershaw
  • Indigenous Health Officer – Kelly Langford
  • Medical Officer – Digby Allen
  • Nursing and Midwifery Officer – Danni-Lee Dean

Please have a look through our 2017 NRHSN Executive Committee bios below to get to know our new Committee.

The Executive can be contacted via: executivecommittee@nrhsn.org.au

Chair – William Moorhead

  • TROHPIQ Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • University of Queensland

William is a final year medical student at the University of Queensland. Before starting his medical degree in 2014, he completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy. William’s passion for rural health stems from the wonderful care he received growing up in Bundaberg, and on his family’s travels across Australia. He aspires to be a rural medical generalist, influencing positive change in rural communities. To that end, he has written a submission to change the treatment guidelines on Type 2 diabetes care for the Kimberley. William has taken part in the John Flynn Placement Program at Bargara, Queensland. He has also visited Atherton, Stanthorpe, Warwick and many other places as part of his medical studies and Rural Health Club activities.

William Moorhead bio pic

Vice Chair – Ben Dodds

  • Rustica Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • University of Tasmania

Ben has held a number of leadership positions over the past four years at RUSTICA, the Rural Health Club at the University of Tasmania. During this time he has helped forge strong relationships with the Rural Doctors Association of Tasmania, General Practice Training Tasmania, Tasmania’s Rural Workforce Agency HR+, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, the UTAS Centre for Rural Health and Defence Force Recruiting. He is a student member of the Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Coordinating Council and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Tasmanian Faculty. He is proud of his Tasmanian heritage, having grown up in the seaside town of Ulverstone.

Ben Dodds bio pic

Secretary – Carolyn Reimann

  • RHINO Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • James Cook University

Carolyn is passionate about rural health, the environment and making a difference. Her goal is to become a rural generalist. During her undergrad studies she had overseas experiences in Central America and Africa, while in Australia she was one of 6 students selected nationally by Northern Territory PHN to promote health careers to rural high school students in Central Australia. At James Cook University, Carolyn represents Doctors for the Environment and last year was the AMSA Code Green national project manager. She started a Farmers Market at JCU and is a volunteer food collector for homeless shelters and communities of need in Townsville.

Carolyn Reimann bio pic

Allied Health Officer – Molly Wrench

  • WAALHIIBE Rural Health Club
  • Occupational Therapy student
  • Curtin University

Molly is the first occupational therapy student to be represented on the NRHSN Executive. She is personally committed to improving the health of rural and remote communities and has a particular interest in mental health. She has volunteered at Wiluna Primary School in Mid West, Western Australia, as well as doing community based work in Wiluna through Curtin Volunteers. Molly is currently a recovery support worker for Richmond Wellbeing (Mental Health) and the Student Network Coordinator for SARRAH. She has worked as a pharmacy assistant and is a student intern at the Western Australian Association for Mental Health.

Molly Wrench bio pic

Community and Advocacy Officer – Dylan Wintershaw

  • WARRIAHS Rural Health Club
  • Medical science student
  • Charles Sturt University

Dylan is the immediate past president of the WARRIAHS Rural Health Club at Charles Sturt University in Wagga. At WARRIAHS, he has led the club’s community engagement including student volunteer visits to 10 different schools. His club committee has also organised first-aid courses, mental health first aid courses and cultural responsiveness training through Indigenous Allied Health Australia. Dylan’s interest in rural health became personal last year after being admitted to the cancer care centre in Wagga.

Dylan Wintershaw bio pic

Indigenous Health Officer – Kelly Langford

  • SPINRPHEX Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • University of Western Australia

Kelly is a third year medical student with a strong interest in Indigenous health. Her grandmother was a Badjala woman from Fraser Island and her grandfather was a Darraba man from Cape York. Kelly’s goal is to become a general practitioner and return home to work in her community. Meanwhile, she is based in Broome this year at the University of Western Australia’s Rural Clinical School. In addition to her studies, she will be mentoring students at the Broome Senior High School who are interested in health careers. Kelly is a member of the student representative committee of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and has run Indigenous engagement events through her Rural Health Club, SPINRPHEX.

Kelly Langford bio pic

Medical Officer – Digby Allen

  • RAHMS Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • University of NSW

Digby has a strong connection to rural health, having grown up in a small town of 600 people. His John Flynn placements are with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and at a clinic in Mt Isa, Queensland. He is a RAMUS scholar in Berrima, New South Wales. Digby was sponsorship director of the NSW Medical Student Council in 2016 and has held a number of leadership positions at the RAHMS Rural Health Club. He has also worked on a pearl farm in the Kimberley and is a former Youth Peace Ambassador in addition to numerous volunteer charity roles.

Digby Allen bio pic

Nursing and Midwifery Officer – Danni-Lee Dean

  • SPINRPHEX Rural Health Club
  • Nursing student
  • University of Notre Dame

Danni has actively engaged with SPINRPHEX Rural Health Club and nursing students during her degree. She has assisted in advocating for her fellow nursing students during her many representative roles within university. Danni has experienced rural international healthcare in Laos and Kolkata, India. She is passionate about becoming a rural and remote nurse and working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

Danni Lee Dean bio pic