Forensicare Board Chairman nationally recognised on Australia Day Honour’s List

Forensicare Board Chairman nationally recognised on Australia Day Honour’s List

Bill Healy, Forensicare’s Chairman of the Board, was nationally recognised with on the 2019 Australia Day Honour’s List.

What’s happening?

On 26 January, Forensicare’s Board Chairman Bill Healy was recognised on the Australia Day Honour’s List as an outstanding member of community, and awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. 

What does it mean to be on the Honour’s List?

The Order of Australia is a way of nationally recognising those who have made outstanding contributions to their communities—and in turn, our country. 

Bill’s is being recognised for his significant service to the community, particularly in forensic mental health and education. With an extensive academic background, Bill is a widely-published and widely-recognised academic on many mental health issues. 

Bill has been the chairman of the Forensicare board since 2013. He has been instrumental in shaping the strategic direction of the organisation during periods of massive growth. Since 2014, he has also been a member of the Mental Health Tribunal, and its predecessor, the Mental Health Review Board of Victoria (from 2000).

“I am delighted to receive such an award, both for the appreciation of my involvements over many years in professional education and the public and NGO mental health sectors, as well as acknowledgement for the value of the services to so many individuals, carers, families and the wider community,” Bill said.

Prior to Forensicare, Bill was the Director of Mind Australia (1992-2013), as well as the company’s chairman from 1999-2011. He has also been the chairman of the Mental Health Legal Centre (from 1990-1995). 

Alongside Forensicare, Bill is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University’s School of Social Work and Social Policy. Bill is also the former head of the Graduate School of Social work, and Associate Professor of Mental Health and Social Work.

Congratulations, Bill, on your well-deserved recognition! 

More information

You can find out more information about the Order of Australia here.

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