The Aphasia Association of Victoria Incorporated [Aphasia Victoria] is an advocacy group which aims to support people who have aphasia.
Aphasia Vic was established in 2016 and is a non-profit organisation.
We are proudly affiliated with The Stroke Association of Victoria.
Aphasia Victoria aims to provide a Victoria-wide source of information and represent the needs of the Aphasia community in Victoria. We will be active in educating the public and governments of the extent of aphasia in the community and the essential support needs of those with aphasia.
The aims of Aphasia Victoria are to:
- Represent and act on behalf of people with aphasia and all those involved in their treatment, care and support.
- Provide a Victorian point of contact for all groups involved with aphasia.
- Maintain a store of information on aphasia, its treatment and care.
- Publicise activities of interest to the Victorian aphasia community.
- Seek the support and funding of the public/government for the provision of support and educational services.
Robyn [former Co-Chair] and Phillip [current Chair]
Secretary, Aphasia Victoria Committee
Konrad Ermert has: advised government departments on hospital energy services; has served as Chairman of the Victorian Division of the Institution of Engineers, Australia; and, has been a part-time member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, later serving as a presiding member.
Konrad is a tireless advocate and driver of Aphasia Victoria. After his wife Mimi’s stroke in 2013 they helped establish Aphasia Victoria, a group dedicated to supporting the needs of those whose lives are affected by aphasia.
Konrad is determined to raise general awareness of aphasia and to help find ways to mitigate its negative effect on the 120,000 Australians who live with the condition.
Konrad holds a Master of Science degree (MSc), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (MIE Aust).
Mimi [Treasurer] and Marcella [Deputy Treasurer]
Our Professional Committee Members are:
- Marcella Carragher
- Sam Harvey
- Lauren Fletcher
- Cassie Wilcox
- Ashley Backovic
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