The Advocacy Committee brings together paediatric specialists, nurses, social workers, allied health professionals, public health specialists, registrars, medical students, health managers and child health advocates with a common interest in children’s rights and child health. This includes representatives from Victoria, New Somerset, Mowbray and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals as well as partner organisations such as RXRadio, ChildSafe, PaedSoc and the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative.

The Advocacy Committee Terms of Reference

Contact/For more information

The Advocacy Committee meets on the second Friday of each month.  We welcome engagement and encourage you to raise issues by contacting Di or Lori, or by making contact with individual committee members.

Di Gray

Di Gray 076 161 3171
Lori Lake

Lori Lake 082 558 0446

Membership list

  • Chairs: Ms Lori Lake, A/Prof Di Gray (completing service as chair September 2022)
  • Deputy Chair (elect): TBC
  • Administrator: Jenny Alves,

Core working group

  • Sr Jane Booth (Nursing)
  • Ms Carla Brown (Social Work)
  • Prof Michael Hendricks (Medical: Community and General Paediatrics)
  • Dr Michelle Meiring (Medical: Palliative Care)
  • Dr Sashmi Moodley (Postgraduate: Senior registrar)
  • Prof Rudzani Muloiwa (HOD)
  • Ms. Noluyolo Ngomani (RXRadio)
  • Mr. Sameer Rahim (Physiotherapy)
  • Dr Louis Reynolds (Professor [ret])
  • Prof Chris Scott (Medical: immediate past chair)
  • Dr Jawaya Shea (Child Health Unit)
  • Prof Tony Westwood (Professor/Postgraduate education)
  • Dr Gabriel Urgoiti (RXRadio)
  • Representative Paediatric Student Society

Contributing members

  • Dr Maresa Botha
  • Ms Shihaam Cader
  • Prof Minette Coetzee
  • Dr Thandi DeWit
  • Dr Rowan Dunkley
  • Dr Samah El-Boraei
  • Ms Juliet Evans
  • Sr Mitzi Franken
  • Ms Chantal Groenewald
  • Dr Lucy Jamieson
  • Dr Tamara Kerbelker
  • Prof Mignon McCulloch
  • Mr Wandile Mhlongo
  • Mr Quma Nakisa
  • Dr Kirsten Reichmuth
  • Dr Natasha Rhoda   
  • Prof Marion Jacobs
  • Dr Shamiel Salie
  • Dr Gill Schermbrucker
  • A/Prof Maylene Shung King
  • Dr Graeme Spittal
  • Dr Raphaella Stander
  • Dr Ben Van Stormbroek
  • Dr Petula Wicomb