Our Staff


Emma Fitzsimon
Executive Officer

About

Emma commenced at INW PCP in August 2013 managing projects in service coordination and integrated chronic disease management. In 2014 she moved into the Executive Officer role overseeing the operational management and leadership of INW PCP. Prior to commencing at INW PCP Emma worked as an Evaluation Consultant. From 2001 to 2013 she was practising as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, in her own private practice where she specialised in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

Qualifications

Emma holds a Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Marketing (Otago University) and a Master of Public Health (Melbourne University), specialising in Health Program Evaluation and Indigenous Health.


Rebecca Morgan
Prevention Manager – Integrated Health Promotion

About

Rebecca commenced at INW PCP in January 2017. Rebecca has extensive experience working in Population and Preventative health, having worked as a Population Health Coordinator and as a Research Officer at The Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science. Her experience includes evaluating region-wide health promotion and public health initiatives and implementing capacity building interventions supporting systems change.

In her role at INW PCP she is responsible for facilitating and leading projects in Prevention of Violence against Women and Social Inclusion.

Qualifications

Rebecca holds a Masters degree in both Public Health and Health Promotion, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.


Agnieszka Kleparska
Project Manager INW PCP and VicPCP

About

Agnieszka joined INW PCP in August 2019 as a part time Project Manager supporting Emma Fitzsimon in her dual role as the Executive Officer at INW PCP and Director Strategy and Development at VIC PCP until end of December 2019.

For the last two years Agnieszka worked at the North Western Melbourne PHN as the Priority Populations Program Officer. Prior to that Agnieszka worked at INW PCP and HealthWest Partnership for over six years on a number of projects across the spectrum of public health, such as food security, child and youth mental health, diabetes, refugee health and service coordination training. Agnieszka also worked in one of the ethnic organisations in the west as a case manager and in a community development role. She has worked at the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health as a bilingual health educator on a range of health promotion projects with the Polish community.

Qualifications

Agnieszka has a Master of Political Science, Bachelor of Sociology and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.


Isabella Roxburgh
Project Coordinator – Access and Equity

About

Isabella joined INW PCP as a Project Coordinator in July 2018 and previously worked in research and international development specialising in women’s rights and empowerment.

Qualifications

Isabella has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion.


Melissa Collins
Project Coordinator

About

Melissa has a strong background in research and evaluation. She has worked in a variety of capacities as an evaluation officer, research assistant and in an academic capacity at both Monash University and the University of Melbourne. She has worked on a number of research projects and published several studies, including a cross sectional national study of nurses.

In her role at INW PCP she is responsible for the INCEPT 2.0 online interactive evaluation resource and providing technical expertise to support collective evaluation for regional projects.

Qualifications

Melissa has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Public Health (Health Program Evaluation).


Barbara Paolini
Communications and Administration Officer

About

Barbara joined INW PCP as the Communications and Administration Officer in March 2013. She has previously worked as an Executive Assistant for a variety of organisations including; a community health service, financial services organisations and Melbourne Port Corporation.

In her role Barbara manages the full range of administrative processes, develops our monthly newsletter, oversees our social media and website and provides project support.