KARITANE APPOINTS NEW PATRON:
THE HON. JILLIAN SKINNER
We are excited to announce the appointment of Australian politician and former NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner as our new Patron.
Karitane CEO, Grainne O'Loughlin said, "It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the appointment of Jillian Skinner to the position of Patron for Karitane. Ms Skinner's experience, drawn from more than 20 years in state politics, as a mother, her passion and support for areas of health and research, and her knowledge and insight from holding various board positions at large health-related organisations, has enabled her to provide sound and sought-after advice and guidance across our organisation. We are thrilled she has accepted our invitation and look forward to heeding her esteemed guidance.”
The Hon. Jillian Skinner said, "I am proud to become Patron for Karitane. I have long held Karitane in high regard and know well the tremendous benefit the organisation has brought to so many families, in particular, the innovative expansion of its evidence-based services through use of digital platforms, expanded partnerships and its focus on new models of care – with particular attention to Perinatal Infant Mental Health Services. Karitane genuinely transforms the lives of so many Australian families and I look forward to supporting the great work that they do.”
The appointment of Ms Skinner follows ABC Chair and former Patron, Ita Buttrose who held the position since 2013.