Optometry Australia welcomes Jenny Mikakos to national board

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Optometry Australia has welcomed the Hon. Jenny Mikakos to its national board in the role of Co-opted Director.

As a former Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services and with over 30 years of experience in public service and the law, Ms Mikakos brings a wealth of expertise to Optometry Australia.

During her tenure, she was responsible for managing multiple portfolios spanning three major government Departments. She also spearheaded significant public policy reforms and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children, families and communities.

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The Optometry Australia board (L-R): Rami Aziz, Lee Baumwol, Theo Charalambous, Margaret Lam, Jenny Mikakos, Shuvagata Bose, Albert Lee, Kevin Sun.

In a press release, Optometry Australia said Ms Mikakos’ dedication to achieving equal access and opportunity for all aligns greatly with the organisation’s mission.

“Her proven ability to drive meaningful change and enhance community wellbeing, as well as her knowledge of policy development, healthcare and advocacy, will be instrumental in guiding Optometry Australia’s efforts to advance eye care reform and improve the eye health of all Australians,” the press release stated.

President Margaret Lam said, “We are excited to welcome Jenny to our board. Optometry Australia will benefit greatly from her dedication and experience in health and public service, which are invaluable assets to our organisation.”

Source: Optometry Australia.

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