Our Board

We have an engaged and knowledgeable voluntary Board of Directors that meets regularly throughout the year to provide governance and strategic direction through our Chief Executive Officer.

In accordance with the Rules of Sexual Health Victoria Inc, our AGM must be held within five months after the end of each financial year.

Carolyn Morris

MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management, CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, BCom, University of Melbourne

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2018.

Carolyn is Chief Executive Officer of YMCA Victoria. Since joining, Carolyn has been strategically overseeing the organisation’s 150 locations across Camps, Recreation, Children’s Programs, Youth Services, Kingswim and Action Sport.

Carolyn has 18 years’ experience leading organisations spanning childcare, aged care and retail banking, with a reputation for transforming customer experience, world-class employee engagement results and exponential growth. Carolyn was previously a Chief Financial Officer for five years both in Australia and the USA.

In 2017, Carolyn chose to dedicate her life to social justice issues and has previously volunteered as a Director and Treasurer of Fitted for Work and RMIT social ventures.

Special responsibilities

Board Chair, appointed 2022
Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Experience & expertise

Ann Maree Keenan

Bachelor of Nursing; Grad Dip Advanced Nursing (La Trobe University), Master Enterprise (University Melbourne), GAID, Williamson Community Leadership Fellow, MACN

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as non-executive Director in 2020.

Ann Maree is a registered nurse with clinical experience across a range of specialties. She has an extensive background in professional leadership and health service operations including over 15 years as a health service executive and within the department of health. She is passionate about the role of nurses and midwives in health care and in advancing the health system safety and quality agenda.

Ann Maree is a Fellow of the Williamsons Community Leadership program and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2020 Ann Maree was named in the Victorian Institute of Public Administration Australia top 50 public sector women as recognition of her leadership, inspiration and contribution to the public service.

Ann Maree serves on a number of other boards.

Ann Maree’s special interests include governance, leadership, quality and consumer experience.

Special responsibilities

Chair, Quality and Risk Committee

John Kuot

BBA & International Studies, Flinders University; MBA, RMIT, MPA-Economic Policy, Columbia University

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2021.

John is a multidisciplinary professional with extensive experience across finance, government, technology and the community sector.

John takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategy development. He intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organisation, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and drives material business advantage.

John is currently a Principal Adviser with the Victorian Government and was previously a lending specialist with Westpac Banking Corporation.

In 2016, John, with a group of South Sudanese youths, started a Youth-led organisation named SSAYU, which currently supports thousands of South Sudanese young people across Victoria. John is a Williamson alumnus, holds an MBA from RMIT, and is currently completing a Masters of Economic Policy at Columbia University as a Fulbrighter.

Special responsibilities

Member, Finance & Audit Committee

Stelvio Vido

BCom, LLB, University of Melbourne; MBA, Melbourne Business School; GAICD

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2020.

Stelvio is an experienced Board Director and Chair with over 20 years Board experience across a range of sectors including health and human services, group training and employment services, community legal aid and TAFE.

He also has extensive executive experience having worked in senior roles in community organisations, management consulting, local government and commercial media. His most recent executive role was CEO of Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. Since then he has focussed on governance roles in ‘for purpose’ organisations.

He has a strong skillset in leadership, general management, business development, and corporate governance.

Stelvio is currently a Director of Latrobe Community Health Service Ltd, Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Ltd, and Lengo Football Academy.

Special responsibilities

Member, Finance & Audit Committee

Dr Sarah White

BSc (Hons) Melbourne University, PhD (paediatrics) Melbourne University, MAICD

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2018.

Sarah was appointed director of Quit Victoria, the peak tobacco control body in Victoria, in 2014. Prior to this appointment, she had been the director of communications and fundraising at the Royal Women’s Hospital for five years, with executive oversight of the hospital’s research portfolio. Sarah also spent seven years heading up the communications efforts of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, an international research institute based in New York. After obtaining her PhD in paediatric genetics at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Melbourne), Sarah spent several years undertaking molecular research in breast cancer at University College London.

Sarah has extensive experience in stakeholder management and media relations, particularly in communicating medical research. She also has a strong track record in policy development and government relations. Sarah has been Australia’s leading national spokesperson for tobacco control issues since 2015.

Special responsibilities

Chair, Strategy Sub-committee

Dr Anna Wilkinson

BNursing, Griffith University, MPH, University of Melbourne, PhD, Monash University

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2017.

Anna is a Research Fellow with the Burnet Institute working in the Disease Elimination Program, specifically the EC Partnership which focuses on eliminating hepatitis C. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the Burnet Institute and Monash University, which examined the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections. Anna has an extensive clinical background, including work in rural and remote Australia and the UK. She is passionate about public health and using quantitative data to inform policy.

Special responsibilities

Member, Quality and Risk Committee

Caroline Mulcahy

MSc (majoring in Research Methods), MAICD

Experience and expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2022.

Caroline was appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Skin Health Institute in 2019. Caroline’s previous roles have concentrated her expertise and leadership on strategy, business improvement, change management, governance, and people and risk management. Prior to joining the Institute, Caroline was the National General Manager at the Heart Foundation, where she was responsible for the transformation and transition of the organisation from nine separate entities to one, unified organisation.

Caroline has extensive CEO experience, which includes Carers Victoria (2010-2017) and Melbourne IVF (2004-2009). Caroline has a clinical background and more than 30 years of health experience in clinical care, operational and strategic planning and senior management roles. Caroline has held several Board positions and is currently the secretary for Pink Phoenix, a (breast cancer) Dragonboat sporting club.

Special responsibilities

Member, Strategy Sub-committee

Dr Angela Lu


Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2022.

Angela is an obstetrician and gynaecologist holding a Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Angela has a long-term interest in women’s reproductive and sexual health and is currently a Consultant Gynaecologist within the Abortion and Contraception Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Angela also works as a Consultant Obstetrician at Monash Health providing pregnancy care.

In addition to her clinical duties, Angela is also actively involved with Quality and Safety improvement committees.