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Supporting health professionals in the workplace and other areas of their life can be the difference between them staying or going.
RWAV works to ensure the health workforce have access to comprehensive occupational support.
Outreach programs significantly improves the access to a range of health services in rural areas.
RWAV supports the health professionals delivering these services.
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.
MBBS, DA, MSpMed
Dr Harrison is a GP at Echuca-Moama Family Medical Practice and has served the area for nearly 30 years.
Currently the chair for the Victorian Rural Doctors Association and director of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Dr Harrison was a key driver in the development of the Rural Generalist Pathway.
She has a keen interest in medical education and is the director of intern training at Echuca Regional Health’s education centre.
Dr Harrison was Chair of the Board from 2014-2016.
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.
BEc (ANU), GAICD, FAIM
Bruce’s 28-year career with Ford Motor Company in Australia and overseas culminated in the role of Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
He is the founder and director of his own consulting business, Advantage Point, which assists clients to differentiate their business through a focus on inspirational leadership, robust strategy, employee engagement and customer delight.
Bruce is chairman of the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law Program Advisory Board and currently serves as CEO for the Australian Automotive Dealer Association.
Bruce has been a director with RWAV since 2011.
MBBS, Dip. Obs RACOG, FRACGP, FACRRM, Grad Cert CME, GAICD
Dr Webster is a GP at Ontario Medical Clinic, Mildura and has served the Sunraysia district for more than 35 years with an enduring commitment to the local community.
He is the current chair of Zoe Support Australia and has served as college councillor of the Mildura Senior Secondary College for more than 15 years.
He has a keen interest in medical education and is a tutor of undergraduate medical students at Monash Rural Clinical School in Mildura. He also supervises students, GP registrars and IMGs in the Ontario Clinic and the Sunraysia district.
Dr Webster is a long standing director with RWAV and served as chair from 2009-2014.
B. App Sc (Phyt),Gd Dip Health Science, Acupuncturist (Beijing)
Kay has worked most of her professional life as a musculoskeletal Physio in rural and regional areas.
Kay arrived at Echuca to take up the role of Chief Physio almost 30 years ago before subsequently opening her own multidisciplinary private practice Physio business.
Kay was the recipient of the RACV Sir Edmund Herring scholarship which allowed her to study Acupuncture at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese medicine in 1988 and she has been using this technique in her practice ever since.
Kay was awarded the 2016 Rural Allied Health Professional Award.
Kay has a particular interest in improving the recruitment and retention of Allied Health Professionals to rural and regional areas and has been involved with the RWAV since May 2016 becoming a director in Dec 2016.
Alastair is a senior health executive with experience in both the public and private sectors. Having previously held medical executive roles in metro, regional and rural Victoria, he is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Barwon Health, one of Australia’s leading regional health services which provides services to the southwest of Victoria. Its main campuses are the University Hospital Geelong and the McKellar Centre.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Alastair has completed a Master in Health Services Management and a Master of Business Administration. He holds Fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM), the Hong Kong College of Health Services Executives, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently completing a Juris Doctor program.
Alastair’s specific interests include governance, innovation in health and health policy.
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.
BSc, MHA, Grad Cert Hlth Econ, FACHSM, GAICD
Megan commenced as CEO for RWAV in February 2015.
Prior to joining RWAV Megan served as CEO of General Practice Education and Training and held senior executive roles in ACT Health, state health services and primary care organisations (both in Australia and the United Kingdom).
Megan is committed to working with stakeholders to continue to improve access to quality primary health care in rural and regional Victoria and in Aboriginal communities.
BA Law, Grad Dip Health Management
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.
MBA, BHSc (Nursing), RN (Div1)
Eveline commenced as General Manager Program Delivery for RWAV in February 2016.
She has worked in healthcare for over 15 years and has held senior and executive management roles in primary care, residential aged care, community palliative care and disability.
Eveline is passionate about the provision of quality healthcare and is committed to supporting primary care health professionals in rural, regional and Aboriginal communities.
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