Our Staff


Emma Fitzsimon
Executive Officer

Emma joined the INW PCP as a Project Coordinator in August 2013 and is now the Executive Officer. Emma has a Master of Public Health (Melbourne University), specializing in Health Program Evaluation and Indigenous Health. Emma has recently worked as an Evaluation Consultant and before embarking on her Master’s was practising as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, in her own private practice (2001-2013), where she specialised in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

In her current role she is responsible for the operational management and leadership of INW PCP.

Emily Buchanan
Senior Project Coordinator – Service Coordination and Integrated Chronic Disease Management

Emily joined the INW PCP as a Project Coordinator in November 2010. Her professional experience includes work within the acute, sub-acute, disability and primary care sectors as an Occupational Therapist, specialising in working with people with chronic complex neurological conditions. She has led projects focussed on improving service coordination and quality of care for people with chronic conditions. Emily has a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy and a postgraduate Master Degree in Public Health. Emily is an accredited Occupational Therapist and an accredited PRINCE 2 Project Management Practitioner.


Rebecca Morgan
Prevention Manager – Integrated Health Promotion

Rebecca joined the INW PCP as the Prevention Manager in January 2017. Rebecca has extensive experience working in Population and Preventative health, previously working as a Population Health Coordinator in the Inner East PCP; and prior to this working as a Research Officer at The Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science. Her experience includes leading, implementing and evaluating a number of region-wide health promotion and public health initiatives, as well as implementing and facilitating capacity building interventions supporting systems change. Rebecca holds a Masters degree in both Public Health and Health Promotion, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

Her role with INW PCP involves facilitating and leading projects in Integrated Health Promotion.

Ilana Jaffe
Project Coordinator

Ilana Jaffe joined INW PCP as the Project Coordinator for the Identifying and Responding to Family Violence project. The project aims to assist PCP member agencies in the NWMR to provide a more streamlined and coordinated service system response to the diversity of women and children experiencing family violence.

Ilana has an Honours in Social Policy/Social Work (Melbourne University), specialising in clients with multiple and complex needs. Ilana has recently worked evaluating Homeless and Family Violence policies and procedures and has previously managed Primary Health Services for homeless people. Ilana has led projects focussed on improving service coordination and service system responses for people experiencing homelessness and acute disadvantage. Ilana also has direct front line experience working in the homeless, family violence and hospital systems.


Barbara Paolini
Communications and Administration Officer

Barbara joined INW PCP as the Communications and Administration Officer in March 2013 and is also the Health and Safety Representative (HSR).

Barbara 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.

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