2020 NRHSN Executive Committee

The 2020 NRHSN Executive Committee:

  • Chair – Harry Jude
  • Vice Chair – Krishn Parmar
  • Secretary – Elodie Honore
  • Allied Health Officer – Kate Thompson
  • Community and Advocacy Officer – Jocelyn Ledger
  • Indigenous Health Officer – Rachel Pugh
  • Medical Officer – Danica Xie
  • Nursing and Midwifery Officer – Fiona Fletcher

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

Chair – Harry Jude

  • ROUNDS Rural Health Club
  • Medical Student
  • University of Notre Dame

Harry grew up in Wagga Wagga in country NSW. He is currently a medical student studying at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney where he served as Co-Chair of his rural health club. Prior to this he was a Registered Nurse and worked for a year in Sydney. His passion for rural health isn’t limited to Australia, having volunteered in rural areas like Ukunda in Kenya, and Tetere in the Solomon Islands, where he helped manage a small hospital, delivering babies and running vaccination programs. He is looking forward to moving back to his hometown of Wagga to complete his medical studies.

Vice Chair – Krishn Parmar

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

Having been born and brought up in Brisbane, Krishn has travelled around Queensland to many regional hubs and small towns. This sparked his passion to promote and advocate for rural health. As Allied Health Officer, he aims to promote the benefits of working rural and wants to increase the opportunity and accessibility for future health professionals. Krishn was the Pharmacy Representative at TROHPIQ and is continuing his work there as the IT and Communications Executive Officer in 2019. He also looks forward to working with our stakeholders to grow the allied health sector in the NRHSN.

Secretary – Elodie Honore

  • ROUNDS Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • University of Notre Dame, Sydney

Medical Officer – Danica Xie

  • RAHMS Rural Health Club
  • Medical student
  • University of New South Wales
Having grown up in the New England and Northern Tablelands regions of NSW and spent the other half of her life in Sydney, Danica is passionate about rural life and medicine. She is currently a medical student at the Port Macquarie rural campus of the University of New South Wales and intends to practise in a district of workforce shortage where she can also train the next generation of rural doctors. In the past four years, she has been a dedicated member of UNSW’s rural health club, the Rural Allied Health and Medical Society (RAHMS) and is this year’s outgoing President. She has also served as RAHMS’ Clinical Skills Director, RAHMS’ Publicity Officer, the Social Media Officer for the Australian Medical Students Journal, and is passionate about the opportunity to take national rural advocacy to a new height.

Nursing and Midwifery Officer – Fiona Fletcher

  • MIRAGE Rural Health Club
  • Nursing Student
  • University of Sydney

Fiona grew up on a cattle station in remote central Queensland where she developed an innate appreciation for rural community culture which ignited her passion of rural and remote health. Fiona is now based in Sydney, studying her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Sydney where she hopes to spark interest of rural health in other students who haven’t yet considered rural experiences. She is an active member of her rural health club, having just completed her role as Social Representative and newly elected as Treasurer for 2019. She has recently collaborated in projects with the NSW Rural Doctors Network, participated in Rural Nursing Trips in NSW and has completed rural placements in Broken Hill and Bathurst. Fiona is excited to have the opportunity to represent health students on a national platform and to continue collaborating within a supportive network of passionate and influential advocates.