Hi. We’re Healthy Tasmania, it’s VERY nice to meet you. We're so glad you want to get to know us a little better.

 

We started Healthy Tasmania in 2016 because we know there are many people, like you, who want to help improve the health and social outcomes of Tasmanians and make our communities thrive. We also know that developing the right project, finding the right people, finding enough money and achieving the right outcome is a difficult task. With years of experience engaging community members and working with various organisations, we've built up a network of brilliant people to call on to help you achieve your goal - this is the essence of Healthy Tasmania. 

 

Lucy Byrne

Managing Director

Lucy Byrne

Managing Director

Lucy likes to be busy and get things done. She has been working in the community sector for almost 20 years. Lucy’s worked in youth justice, in local government, in higher education, research and health promotion.

LUCY BYRNE – Managing Director

Our Managing Director Lucy Byrne  is the powerhouse of Healthy Tasmania. She collaborates with the right people, who have the skills and experience to bring your project to life. She can find you people who can deliver progams, she'll help you form partnerships, she can write policy, source funding, connect you with influential people, deal with the paperwork and get your stories shared widely. Lucy is an experienced community and health promotion professional and a leader in her field. After growing up on a farm in Northern Tasmania, Lucy graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (Recreation Management) from Victoria University. Lucy jumped straight into the industry finding roles within local government, sports organisations, youth justice and adventure tourism. Since 2008 she has been with the University of Tasmania where she developed and managed a highly successful, multi award winning, community driven project called Active Launceston. Following this success Lucy then created the Active Tasmania project which delivers a number of primary health projects across the state of Tasmania. Lucy has been involved in high level policy development and strategic planning, presented her research at international conferences and has been published in peer reviewed literature. Lucy has a demonstrated ability to engage people of influence to gain support for her projects and to secure funding through grants, philanthropic donations and sponsorship. Lucy is currently completing a Master of Biomedical Science at the University of Tasmania. Give Lucy a call to find out how Healthy Tasmania can pull it all together for you and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management 2000
  • Advanced Diploma of Business Management 2007
  • Northern Tasmania Development Corporation- Board Director for Health 2017
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist 2015
  • Tasmanian State Government – Healthy Tasmania Committee 2015
  • Board member – PCYC (2003) Women Sport and Recreation Tasmania (2012 – 14)
  • Master of Biomedical science (currently completing)

 

Penny Terry

Creative Director

Penny Terry

Creative Director

Penny is always creating. She’s made it her career for more than 15 years working in local radio, marketing and the occasional live music gig. She finds people fascinating and loves to share stories that help us better understand one another.

PENNY TERRY – Creative Director

Penny is an ideas woman. She loves finding ways to do things differently to get better results, making sure important projects and stories are noticed by the right people. Penny is a highly versatile communicator with 10 years of experience as a live radio broadcaster for the ABC. She's known for her creative and innovative approach and found her niche in helping ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories across visual, audio and written platforms. She is highly engaged with current issues and their wide-ranging impacts. Penny has helped tell many stories from diverse perspectives and as such has built a significant network of contacts across all industry sectors, levels of government and within communities. Penny’s working career started alongside her sister Lucy on the family farm in Northern Tasmania. After finishing school, Penny moved to Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) and graduated from RMIT in 2003. Penny began her professional career in advertising before going on to work abroad in hospitality, tourism and in-home care. Penny has broad experience in public speaking, forum facilitation, event management, copywriting, marketing, website and social media management, media production and has even worked as a paid musician! Sit down with Penny and see for yourself how many ideas she has that will help bring your project to life.

 

  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year ‘Public sector and Academia’ Tasmanian Winner 2016
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year National Finalist 2016
  • High Impact Presentation Skills – Dramatic Difference 2017
  • An introduction to Broadcasting (ABC radio - 2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) 2003
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Hayden Fox

Project Coordinator

Hayden Fox

Project Coordinator

Hayden has the knack of motivating people. He loves meeting new people, learning about them, from them, and helping them reach their goals. He’s an experienced fitness instructor, trainer, coach and project coordinator. You’ll feel like you’ve known him for years.

HAYDEN FOX - Project Coordinator

Hayden is a doer.  He loves working with people and you'll soon find out why people love working with him. It's most likely you'll get to know Hayden while he's organising the day to day coordination of your program. Hayden has a comprehensive knowledge of the sport and recreation industry and is passionate about increasing community engagement in physical activity. Hayden graduated in August 2013 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science at the University of Tasmania. He is highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about exercise, health, nutrition and strength and conditioning training. He has experience working with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, AFL Tasmania and since 2014 is the strength and conditioning coach at the University-Mowbray Football Club. Hayden has worked at Active Tasmania since 2014 and also works casually as a health and fitness instructor at the LAfit gym at Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre. He has instructed a number of group fitness classes ranging from general circuit and boxing to powerband classes. Hayden has successfully delivering training programs for the 2013 Launceston 10, 2015 Women’s 5K and also former 24hr cricket net session Guinness World Recorder Jade Child. In 2016 Hayden continued to develop his skills in the Health and Fitness Industry by enrolling in a post-graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition at Deakin University.

 

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (2013).
  • Member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Level 1 coaching accreditation.
  • Registered accredited exercise professional with Fitness Australia
  • Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Nominee 2016
  • Certificate of Human Nutrition (currently completing)