Patient Council

CreakyJoints Australia Patient Council

CreakyJoints Australia Patient Council

“The CreakyJoints Australia Patient Council and team embody the spirit of living well despite these conditions. ”

The CreakyJoints Australia Patient Council is a team of inspiring individuals from states and territories across Australia and New Zealand living with various forms of arthritis and drawn together by a common mission. Our mission is to empower Australians living with arthritis to put themselves at the centre of their own care by talking about their treatment preferences and working in partnership with their healthcare providers. CreakyJoints Australia connects arthritis patients with current and relevant disease-specific information and support, across a spectrum of arthritis conditions via digital media.

The Patient Council are in contact quarterly via conference calls and also meet annually at our Patient Council Summit along with representatives from our US-based parent organisation, CreakyJoints.

Patient Council Members:
Kasey Gardiner (Qld)
Shannyn Meloncelli (Qld)
Kate Grimwood (WA)
Neen Monty (ACT)
Chrissy Maurice (NSW)
Nicole Black (SA)
Mel Boyd (Vic)
Sarah Clark (NZ)
Alice Jones (NZ)

CreakyJoints Australia Management Team:
Naomi Creek (National Coordinator)
Rosemary Ainley (Writer and Editor)

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Consumer representatives, advocacy and patient-centred care