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New director for for health service

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

Director of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services, Jodie Miller. Director of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services, Jodie Miller.

The Far West Local Health District has another new person on the executive.

Jodie Miller took up the position of Director of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services in June, replacing Susan Daly, who retired.

Jodie grew up in the Silver City and has a degree in social work and post graduate studies in Health Administration.

She has worked in mental health, drug and alcohol, and violence neglect services for more than 20 years in the district.

“I have a strong passion for the co-design of MHDA service planning, programs and service delivery models with a focus on ensuring that the organisation adapts to meet the widely differing health needs of rural communities and overcome the challenges of geographic complexities often faced by consumers and families,” said Jodie.

Jodie is looking forward to building partnerships with the community and other organisations, including the RFDS, Lifeline, and Neami National, which provides recovery short-term residential care.

Last week, the health district announced it had employed another new person in a senior position. Melissa Welsh took up the role of Broken Hill Health Service General Manager.

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