Victorian AOD Service Providers Conference Webinar Series #3

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Victorian AOD Service Providers Conference Webinar Series #3

21 May 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Disaster-proofing the AOD sector Part 1

Webinar 3: Moving through COVID-19: future health service delivery

This webinar, and the final webinar the following week, will provide insights and considerations for service delivery as we move through COVID-19.  Starting with two highly experienced health service leaders providing perspectives from ‘outside’ the AOD sector, the webinar will then focus in on the AOD service system with three sector leaders from Windana, Cohealth and Thorne Harbour, outlining preparations for post-COVID 19 service delivery.


Argiri Alisandratos, Deputy Secretary – Children, Families, Communities & Disability Division, DHHS

Tom Symdonson, CEO Victorian Healthcare Association

Speaker bios

Argiri Alisandratos is the Deputy Secretary – Children, Families, Communities & Disabilities at the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. As Deputy Secretary, Argiri leads state-wide policy and programs for children, families communities and disabilities. This includes leading the major reform transformation of the state’s child and family system under the Victorian Government’s Roadmap for Reform agenda; as well as the development of a Quality and Safety infrastructure for community services across Victoria. Argiri’s extensive experience leading service delivery, performance and quality improvement across the geographic area of Southern Eastern Victoria means that he is uniquely placed to drive this ambitious reform agenda.
Argiri holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Monash University), an Executive Master of Public Administration (Monash University).

Tom Symondson has been the CEO of the Victorian Healthcare Association, he peak body for Victoria’s public hospitals and community health services, since 2015. Tom has more than 15 years’ experience in public policy development and advocacy. Prior to moving to Australia in 2010, he enjoyed a career in English local government.

Tom is a member of the Victorian Government’s Family Violence Steering Committee, and was also previously on its Community Health Taskforce. He is a board director of First State Super, one of Australia’s largest member-owned superannuation funds and is chair of the International Federation of Community Health Centres.

Panel Discussion:


Molly O’Reilly, Executive Directive Withdrawal and Community Services

Simon Ruth, CEO Thorne Harbour Health

Leanna Helquist, AOD and Homelessness – Leader



21 May 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


9412 5600
View Organiser Website


Australia + Google Map