Mary Rush


  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (AMICA)

Former Chair of Sunbury Community Health, Mary is now happily retired with work experience in cost accounting and clerical duties in news media and publishing, tertiary education, consulting, and a variety of volunteer roles in the community.

As a member of the Committee of Management of Sunbury Community Health and inaugural Board Chair of the first Board of Management, Mary has witnessed changes in the health and community services field over many years.  She is a strong advocate of good governance as well as local community owned services that can provide or connect people to quality, affordable, timely and appropriate care.  She is passionate about ensuring that the community health model of care continues to provide, maintain and develop local health and community services.

Aside from volunteering with Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health she spends as much time as possible with her family and friends.  She also loves to read widely, travel and learn new things and has a wide range of interests.  She is a member of Essendon Football Club, the National Gallery of Victoria and the State Library.  For relaxation, Mary is an avid knitter.

Memberships of Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health Subcommittees and Working Groups:

  • Clinical Governance and Risk Sub-Committee
  • Community Reference Group
  • Nominations Subcommittee