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New management structure for ME/CFS Australia

Friday 11 December 2009

ME/CFS Australia's BlogPaul Leverenz, Chairman of ME/CFS Australia, has written an article on ME/CFS Australia's Blog about new plans for ME/CFS Australia:

New Management Structure for ME/CFS Australia

By mecfsaustralia

ME/CFS Australia is committed to improving the access of people with ME/CFS to the healthcare system and to influencing decision makers to make the system more responsive. ME/CFS Australia needs to expand its resource-base to deliver these outcomes.

ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) has offered to take over the management of ME/CFS Australia and to drive the national agenda forward. Specifically it has agreed to commission its CEO to work on National issues. As the most viable ME/CFS association in the country, with paid staff, significant revenues and cash reserves, ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) is eligible to receive Government funding. It has offered to resource the management and administration of ME/CFS Australia and to be more involved in its planning.

ME/CFS Australia have accepted this offer and the board of ME/CFS Australia have appointed ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) CEO, Penny Abrahams, to be its CEO. Three new members have been appointed to the Board. This moves the National Association Board towards stronger representation from all States, Territories and AHMF. Mr Simon Molesworth AM QC, President of ME/CFS Australia (Victoria), will assume the role of chair of ME/CFS Australia, overseeing a transitional period. Mr Paul Wood has been appointed the Treasurer. The previous Directors remain.

ME/CFS Australia remains the peak body representing all Australians affected by ME/CFS. Every State/Territory Association has a Director’s seat on the board open to them to participate in the decision-making of the National body. We welcome and encourage all State Societies to join with us in moving the National Agenda forward.

With this kind offer from ME/CFS Australia (Victoria), and by pooling resources, we look forward to expanding the visibility and role of ME/CFS Australia. We hope this will energise the movement across the country and look forward to a day when there is a vibrant Association in every State and Territory to support people affected by ME/CFS.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Leverenz
Outgoing Chair, ME/CFS Australia

This article – and more – is available at ME/CFS Australia's Blog where you can sign up to receive regular updates.



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