The Benevolent Society, one of Australia’s first charitable organisations, has announced the appointment of Robyn Mildon PhD to its Board of Directors.
Dr Mildon is an internationally recognised figure in the field of research translation and implementation science and program and policy evaluations in health, education and social services. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation.
An Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, Dr Mildon also holds positions as a Visiting Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Co-Director of the Behavioural and Implementation Science Interventions, National University of Singapore, and Chair of the Evidence and Implementation Summit 2021. Tim Beresford, Chair of The Benevolent Society said:
Robyn’s depth of experience, leadership and longstanding focus on using evidence to achieve social impact for children, families and communities, makes her an excellent addition to The Benevolent Society’s board. I am pleased to welcome her and look forward to her contributions as our organisation continues working towards a just society where all Australians can live their life their way.
Reflecting on her appointment, Dr Robyn Mildon said:
The scale and impact of The Benevolent Society’s support for people is significant and something I am excited to be a part of. It’s an organisation that helps its clients feel valued, cared for and understood. It advocates for people’s needs at multiple levels. I very much value the opportunity to contribute my skill set and energy to this important work.
The Benevolent Society, operating since 1813, provides integrated support services to children, young people and families, older Australians, people with disability and carers. It has more than 1,000 people-first practitioners working to help people live their life, their way. As one of Australia’s first charitable organisations, The Benevolent Society has pioneered positive social change and uses its practice wisdom to advocate for a just, caring society.