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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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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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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Jeff Stewart

Jeff Stewart was born in 1950 and has lived most of his life in Ballarat.  When polio struck in 1952 Jeff was placed in a hastily provided isolation facility in Ballarat with other sufferers and stayed there for seven months.  Carrying the normal polio outcomes requiring braces etc Jeff started school at age five and … Continue reading Jeff Stewart

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Deb Colville

Consumers’ health governance is Deb’s thing. An ophthalmologist, she has a relative who lived with polio. She is involved with several patient support organizations such as the Alport Association of Australia, and continues to network locally and internationally about this condition. A number of her family members have had serious chronic conditions. She is a … Continue reading Deb Colville

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Our Members and former Committee Members

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