RWAV is seeking nominations for four (4) directors for its board in pursuit of the vision to improve health for all in rural, regional and Aboriginal communities in Victoria. To find out more visit the Careers with RWAV webpage.
MBBS, BSC, DHSM, FRACGP, FACRRM Dr Ahmad has been a rural procedural generalist most of his professional life. He served as an area manager for Health Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and since arriving in Australia in 2000 Dr Ahmad has been involved in general practice, medical education, primary health management and governance. Dr Ahmad currently works as a GP in Sale, Gippsland and has a strong involvement in medical education. He served for many years as director and then chair of East Gippsland Primary Health Alliance, is a current director with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Victoria. Dr. Ahmad has been a director with RWAV since 2012 and was appointed Chair of the Board on the 11 November 2016. https://youtu.be/mxeMr8Dstyg
Dip VET Prac, Dip of FMI, Dip of TAS Anthony has 20 years of experience in the health and community services sector in governance and senior management roles. His work has been in the acute health, youth, aged care, disability and mental health service provision at a state and regional level. He currently works as the manager for industry engagement and partnerships within the school of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. He is an experienced workplace consultant educator in the development of leadership and management programs focused on community service workforce strategies.
B.Comm, CPA, GAICD Danielle has worked for over 20 years as a senior finance professional across a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, health, disability and community services. She is currently working as the Corporate Services Manager for UnitingCare Ballarat which is a broad based role responsible for areas including finance, HR, IT, Quality, Safety, Risk and Asset Management. In addition Danielle also has experience as a past Board Member of Ballarat Community Health and also has service on a number of Finance, Audit and Risk Committees including Wyndham City Council and Western Victorian Primary Health Network. Danielle commenced with the RWAV Board in Oct 2016.
BMed, MMedSci, FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM, DipPractDerm, DipMedHyp, DipFP, DipBusAdmin, GAICD Morton is currently in clinical general practice in suburban Melbourne and previously practiced in rural Victoria for 10 years. Morton previously has held positions as Chair of RACGP Victoria Faculty and Founding Chair of the RACGP Faculty of Specific Interests and a RACGP Board Member. Previously he was RACGP National Director of Educational Services for 6 years and national Director of GP Training for 2 years prior. Morton has extensive experience in medical education in general practice at all levels from undergraduate to postgraduate and vocational training. He has been involved in entry standards and assessment and workforce planning at various levels for over 15 years. He is Chair of the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaborative and immediate past Chair of the Mental Health Professiona ls Association and a board member of the Mental Health Professionals Network. Morton is also the Medical Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria. He also sits on the clinical council of the NWMPHN. His interests include continuity of care, general practice standards, assessment and education, dermatology, rural health and mental health.
LLB, BSc, MMgt (Strategic Foresight), GAICD Jane has extensive senior management experience working in high-growth and start-up organisations undergoing significant transformation, both in Australia and internationally. Jane has substantive practical experience as a lawyer and business consultant working with company boards and senior management across a range of areas including commercialisation of intellectual property, internet and mobile-phone based businesses, healthcare products/services and commercial property. She also operates her own legal & business consulting practice focussed on emerging businesses in high-growth phase and works part-time as general counsel for .id Consulting which delivers online population demographic and forecasting solutions to local government, government and private sectors Australia-wide. Jane has been a member of the Board of Management of BreastScreen Victoria [BSV] and associated subcommittees for the past 9 years and has served on a number of advisory boards in the entrepreneurial sector.
BAppSc (Med Lab Sc), Dip Project Management, GAICD, Auditor/Lead Auditor – QAS Riwka has over 20 years’ direct experience in rural primary health service management of small (5 GP) and medium size (20 GP) practices located in the Macedon Ranges. She is currently the principal consultant for Medical Business Services which provides services to the health sector including mentoring & training; practice reviews; business systems analysis & work flow optimisation; chronic disease program improvements; Medicare item numbers training; practice incentives program and new practice start-ups. She has been since 2007 a surveyor for QIP/Agpal in respect of General Practice Accreditation. Riwka has been a director since 2014 of the Cobaw Community Health Service and is the current Chair.
MBA, BHlthSc, Dip Company Director, Prof Cert Health Systems Management Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer in the rural health sector, his last role being as the CEO for the Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham for the period 2003-2017. He has had extensive Board experience in roles as Director, Chair, Deputy Chair for Grampians Rural Health Alliance, Grampians Integrated Cancer Service & State-wide Council of Chairs, Wimmera Uniting Care and Victorian Hospital Industrial Association.
BA Law, Grad Dip Health Management, GIA (Cert) Anthony has worked with RWAV for over 15 years holding various executive management positions in governance, finance, risk management, compliance and corporate support. Originally from rural Queensland Anthony trained as a solicitor before moving into health management. He has worked with Queensland Health and Central Highlands District Health Service and holds a BA Law and Graduate Diploma in Health Management.