There is a talented and dedicated team at Women’s Health Victoria with a wide background of experience, expertise and breadth of knowledge between them. With a focus on respect, courage, inclusion, innovation and excellence, our staff fosters a forward thinking and passionate environment.

WHV staff

Our fantastic team leaders:


Dianne Hill

Dianne Hill - CEO

Dianne became our CEO in September 2019 after joining Women’s Health Victoria in 2016 to manage Counterpart before moving to the role of Support Services Manager which included the establishment of 1800 My Options. Dianne brings extensive experience having spent the last 25 years in senior management roles with a focus on the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of award winning, innovative services and programs in health and human services in Australia and the UK, complemented by a Masters in Public Policy and Management. She is passionate about social justice and has spent her working life committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing structural and systemic disadvantage.

Mischa Barr - Policy & Health Promotion Manager

Mischa oversees work in policy, advocacy, and research across WHV’s priority areas including sexual and reproductive health, prevention of violence against women, and women's equity. Prior to joining Women’s Health Victoria in 2015, Mischa held senior policy roles within the Victorian Government working across a range of portfolios including public health, mental health, disability and child protection. 

Dina Lynch - Business Services Manager

Dina oversees the business operation of the organisation. She joined Women’s Health Victoria in 2011 and has over 20 years experience in administration, human resources, business development, finance and accounting.

Fiona McRae - Counterpart Manager

Fiona is the manager of Counterpart, a service for people affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer. She has been a member of the Counterpart team for over 12 years. Prior to that, Fiona worked in aged care, research, human relations and allied health in a range of public health settings. Fiona is committed to women being equal partners in their cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as being supported through their cancer experience to live their lives in ways that are right for them. Fiona also sees the amazing benefits that Peer Support Volunteers provide to other women and greatly values their generosity of spirit and dedication.

Carolyn Mogharbel - 1800 My Options Manager

Carolyn joined Women’s Health Victoria in 2018 during the establishment of the 1800 My Options service, and brings over 15 years of health promotion and service delivery experience, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. Carolyn is committed to access and equity in health services and reducing stigma in the health system, and to centring the experiences of all women in health system development, delivery and evaluation.

Debra Parker - Workforce Development Manager

Debra commenced her role in 2018, bringing to Women's Health Victoria her passion for learning and extensive experience in vocational education and workforce development backed by a Masters in Professional Education and Training. Debra is a State Conveynor for the national body WAVE - Women in Adult and Vocational Education - and has worked as an education leader for over 20 years following a career in finance.

Kylie Inserra
Communications Coordinator
Media contact
(03) 9664 9300 or (03) 9664 9316

Georgie Saggers
Executive Assistant to the CEO 
(03) 9664 9300 or (03) 9664 9326