OHN Recognition Program applications are assessed by the Program Governance Committee on behalf of the ANZSOM General Council. The Committee meets as required to assess applications, and undertakes tasks in a voluntary capacity.
The role of the Program Governance Committee includes:
Appraising applications and awarding of recognition under the program
Seeking additional evidence of the applicant’s ability to meet the criteria. This may be through a request for more information or through interview.
Making recommendations to the ANZSOM General Council, including advice to unsuccessful candidates regarding how gaps in their evidence might be addressed.
Providing feedback to the Nurse Strategy Working Group regarding the process to ensure a robust and fair process, including management of risks for ANZSOM.
Program Governance Committee members serve for a term of three years. The current Program Governance Committee include:
Melinda Miller (ANZSOM representative)
Pam Pryor AO
The Committee is Chaired by Sally Kane, our Nurse Liaison Officer, who is a non-voting member.
Meet the Program Governance Committee
Melinda Miller is the ANZSOM representative on the Recognition Program Governance Committee. She is a highly experienced Occupational Health Nurse, having worked across a diverse range of industries in a career spanning over 40 years.
Notably, Melinda was the first OHN to hold the position of ANZSOM President and was our longest-serving President, from 2015 - 2021. Melinda led a number of significant initiatives and collaborations throughout her tenure, being instrumental in developing the Model of Collaboration with RACP (AFOEM) in 2017, and the Memorandum of Collaboration with the UK Society of Occupational Medicine in 2021. In recognition of these efforts, Melinda was the recipient of the 2022 ANZSOM President’s Award for commitment, excellence and outstanding contribution in the field of occupational health.
Rwth Stuckey is an experienced practitioner in Ergonomics and Occupational Health and Safety. As an industry-based consultant she has worked extensively managing and implementing projects to upskill ergonomics/OHS practitioners and workers to develop and implement appropriate interventions since the early-1980s, in Australia and internationally.
Her work is focussed on participative approaches to embed new practices and dissemination of practical solutions across work groups.
Her educational qualifications include BAppSci(OT); Grad Dip Ergonomics; MPH(OHS) and a PhD in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. She currently works at LaTrobe University as the Ergonomics, Safety and Health course coordinator.
Pam Pryor AO
With a background in OHS consulting and OHS education Pam now specialises in activities around OHS capability and related aspects of OHS professionality. Her perspective on OHS capability includes OHS education and training, capability and competency frameworks, accreditation of OHS education and certification of OHS professionals.
Pam was the chair of the Technical Panel that developed the OHS Body of Knowledge and inaugural Registrar of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board. Her role as Manager OHS Body of Knowledge Development focused on the ongoing maintenance and further development of the OHS Body of Knowledge and associated resources. Pam was a member of international working party that developed the Global OHS Capability Framework for the International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organizations (INSHPO). She received the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) 2018 President’s Award for this work.
Pam received an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2018 for her contribution to OHS through leadership and advisory roles, particularly in developing standards for education frameworks.
Jonathan is the Director and Manager of KINNECT Training having founded the business in 2015 in partnership with KINNECT to provide specialised safety, health and wellbeing training programs.
Jonathan started his working life in workplace rehabilitation in the 90’s. He then developed his skills in the safety and human factors fields before becoming an industry trainer that provided key short course programs, including government and industry regulated programs and nationally recognised training.