Appointment of CEO
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service Inc is the peak body for Aboriginal Women and Children in Victoria and continues to drive an ambitious agenda for service delivery and advocacy. EMH has grown substantially and now occupies a critical role in the community.
Having been focused on growth and service delivery, it is now time to progress on advocating for the rights of the child, promoting and defending the rights of Aboriginal Women and Children and advocating against violations of these rights that occur within systems and broader society.
Service delivery will always remain the heart of what EMH does, but is now committed to growth and enhance strategic directions which require the improving internal structures and controls to provide the Board and the community with confidence that its growth is underpinned by strong foundations.
After 8 years as CEO, Kellyanne Andy has decided to follow her heart and passion for community work, stepping down as CEO and into the new Service Delivery Manager position. Under Kellyanne’s leadership we have seen EMH double in size, pushing into new geographies and services, and growing our team and reach.
‘No-one knows our programs, our clients, and our community like Kellyanne, and she is the best person to lead our programs now and evolve them into the future. We are forever grateful to Kellyanne for her dedication to EMH and the community,’ says Narelle Slater, Chairperson on behalf of the Board of EMH.
The Board of Directors of Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service Inc are pleased to announce the appointment of Kalina Morgan-Whyman as the new CEO of EMH.
Kalina is strong Yorta Yorta woman based in Melbourne who grew up at Cummeragunja on edge of the Barmah National Park. Kalina is strongly committed to advocating for the rights of the Child and Women and Children, eliminating gender based violence prevalent against Women, and advocating against acts of violence directly and systemically perpetrated against Aboriginal Women and Children.
Kalina brings with her strong governance, organisational and strategic knowledge and skills critical to success of EMH’s new strategic priorities and growth. She has a long association of working in the Aboriginal Community both in the Non-for-Profit and Public Service sectors and a well-respected Senior Leader within the broader and Yorta Yorta community. Kalina holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in accounting, management and Human Resources and currently completing her Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) studies along with delivering on strategic and operational objectives in senior management and director of Board roles.
‘It has never been a more important time to advocate for the safety of Aboriginal women, children and young people and we are excited to grow our crucial work under Kalina’s guidance,’ Narelle Slater, Chairperson on behalf of the Board of EMH.