Ms Eileen Jerga AM is a consumer representative on MSAC, the Department of Health Vascular Prostheses Advisory Group (VPCAG) and Cardiac Prostheses Advisory Group (CCAG). She served on the PICO Advisory Sub-committee of MSAC for several years and has been a member of several MBS Review Clinical Committees, Working Groups and Implementation Groups, as well as Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Post Market Reviews.
Eileen is currently a Community member on the Medical Board of Australia and the ACT Nursing and Midwifery Board. She is a past Community Director of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Australian Medical Council. Eileen holds qualifications in the Arts and Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Eileen has held executive roles in health administration and health promotion for more than 20 years. She was CEO of the National Heart Foundation ACT for seven years and has been the National Marketing Manager for Diabetes Australia and President and Vice President of the Stroke Association. Eileen was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for her contribution to social welfare and advocacy.