Elisabeth Kochman joined Cancer Voices NSW in 2000 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2003. She was deputy chair for a number of years before becoming Chair in 2017. Her personal experience with cancer has included with family members as well as her own experience with breast cancer in 1985, 2002 and 2003.
Her particular interests include developing a sustainable structure for the ongoing operation of Cancer Voices, including sound governance and policies and programs, and ensuring that Cancer Voices has sound relationships and partnerships with decision makers at both a state and national level across the cancer and broader health continuum to ensure consumers are to the forefront in shaping our health system to deliver person centric care with access and equity in outcomes.
Elisabeth’s other key areas of advocacy include as a member of the Intercollegiate Advisory Group (ICAG) at Cancer Australia, the NSW Cancer Plan Governance Committee and the Cancer Council Australia cancer organisations collaboration convened in response to COVID-19.
Elisabeth has applied her commercial and corporate experience in her 25 years as a consumer advocate which has also included working with other organisations including Cancer Council NSW (10 years) and the former Breast Cancer Action Group (10 years).