People of Post Polio Victoria

Our Committee

Shirley Glance OAM – PPV President

Shirley is the current President of PPV. She is also active in the community as a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, and as a community advocate for Breast Screening Victoria.

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Robyn Abrahams – PPV Secretary

Robyn is a Registered critical-care nurse, and midwife, and worked as a management consultant.

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Susan Shaab

Susan is PPV’s Vice President, editor in chief, and passionate advocate for public housing and social justice.

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Peter Freckleton

Peter is a barrister and expert in legal translation

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Ron Bell

Ron is our former president. His story was published in the book ‘The Calliper Kids’ on page 130

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Anne Wright – PPV Treasurer

Anne Wright is a leader in health care and has had more than 20 years’ experience in the public health sector.

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Deborah Ellks
Petra Quinlan – Turner

Petra studied medicine in Germany and completed her GP training (including qualifications in women’s and reproductive health) in the UK, before moving to Australia. She completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne, where she focused on social and participatory research, having learned during her clinical work, how important it is to … Continue reading Petra Quinlan – Turner

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Geoff Dean

I am impressed with the professionalism being introduced to the management of PPV. I fully commend the board and all that they do. As we move forward, I believe we need a constant flow of new members willing to give a little of their time to help. PPV has achieved a lot, lobbying for NDIS … Continue reading Geoff Dean

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Our Members and former Committee Members

Liz Telford OAM

Liz is our founding president, and was recognised with an order of Australia Medal for her service as a psychologist as well as member of the polio community

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