EXECUTIVE TEAM

Chief Executive Officer

Michal has been the CEO of inTouch since November 2017.

She is on the Board of Domestic Violence Victoria and is a Council Member of the Harmony Alliance. Michal is also on the Advisory Group of The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA), and the governance group of the Western Integrated Family Violence Committee.

Michal has worked for over 20 years advocating for and supporting diverse communities across government and the third sector. She has developed innovation and service responses for multicultural communities since the late 1990s.

Prior to her role at inTouch, Michal was General Manager of Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health for nine years.

She has worked in community health, peak advocacy bodies, state government and at the national level at Primary Health Networks.

Michal has worked on issues as diverse as community capacity building, person-centred care, drug and alcohol, mental health, suicide prevention, language services, cultural competency and health literacy.

Michal holds a Master of Communication and a Bachelor of Arts.

Executive Manager Client Services

Ruth Fox commenced at inTouch in August 2017, after moving to Melbourne from Mildura. She has extensive experience in the community health sector. She started as a speech pathologist, before moving to a management role in 2007.

Ruth managed the primary health team at Robinvale District Health Services for 6 years before moving to Sunraysia Community Health Services, as the Executive Manager of Service Delivery.

In this role she was responsible for a diverse range of programs including dental, allied health, nursing, alcohol and other drugs, counselling, men’s behaviour change program and others.

The role included participation on the Mallee Integrated Family Violence Network and the Mallee Risk Assessment and Management Panel (RAMP), for high risk victims of family violence.

While relatively new to the specialist family violence sector, Ruth has considerable experience in senior management across a wide range of programs. She also has experience in working closely with government and key stakeholders to manage and implement sector change, while delivering accessible, client-centred services.