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Want to live in a stunning part of Australia while expanding your clinical skills?
Victoria is the place for you.
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.
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.
MBA, BHlthSc, Dip Company Director, Prof Cert Health Systems Management
Chris is currently running a consultancy service in Board governance and leadership empowerment. He 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.
LLB (Hons) (First Class), MBA, MA, GDipAppCorGov, GDipFM, AICD, AdvDip Mastering the Boardroom
Jacqui is currently the principal consultant for EPW Consulting which is a specialist consultancy service working across a number of sectors in the areas of strategic and enterprise support services; board governance & company secretarial services and ethics advisory and education. She is also a lecturer at Swinburne University in governance & corporate leadership, business strategy, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation.
She is currently the Deputy Chair of the Bendigo Primary Care Centre and has had experience as a Non-Executive Director in various other organisations including Kangan Institute, Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service and Diverse Community Care Ltd.
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.
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, 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.
MBA, BHSc (Nursing), RN (Div1)
Eveline commenced as General Manager Program Delivery for RWAV in February 2016 and has held senior and executive management roles for over 15 years 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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