People of Post Polio Victoria

Our Committee

Shirley Glance OAM

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

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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Judith Bell

Judith Bell is a long standing committee member of PPV

Lan Huynh, Treasurer

Lan is our Treasurer, when she’s not busy being a dentist and accounting student!

Barbary Clarke

Barbary is a member of PPV’s Policy Working Group, is also part of the Long Breast Press lesbian feminist authors collective.

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Anne Wright

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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Our Members and former Committee Members

Nimo Hersi

Our Secretary Nimo Hersi was three years old when she caught polio in Mogadishu, the largest city of Somalia. She now works in the community sector and is developing resources to help people parenting with polio.

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Nanette Morel

Nanette, AKA Ms Chocolate Frog, is a retired child-psychologist, and active community member.

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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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Margaret Cooper OAM (Deceased)

Margaret Cooper OAM was a long standing PPV committee memeber and one of the great pioneers of disability rights. She worked tirelessly for access and inclusion. Margaret was an inspiration to PPV and to many others and she is be greatly missed.

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