Ms Eileen Jerga AM - Biography

Page last updated: 20 October 2023

Ms Eileen Jerga AM is a consumer representative on MSAC and the Health Technology Assessment Consumer Consultative Committee.

She previously served on the Department of Health and Aged Care Vascular Prostheses Advisory Group (VPCAG), the Cardiac Prostheses Advisory Group (CPCAG) and the PICO Advisory Sub Committee (PASC) of MSAC for several years. Eileen has also been a member of several MBS Review Clinical Committees, Working Groups and Implementation groups, as well as Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Post Market Reviews.

Eileen is currently a Community member on the Medical Board of Australia with a special interest in English Language Standards for International Medical Graduates. She is a past community member of the ACT Nursing and Midwifery Board and a past community director of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Australian Medical Council and the ACT Veterinary Board.

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 many 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.