We take great pleasure in introducing you to our current Board of Governance.  

Timboon and District Healthcare Service is governed by the Board of Governance, appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Victorian Minister for Health. Members of the Board of Governance serve in a voluntary capacity and are appointed for up to 3 years, with eligibility for reappointment.

The Board is responsible for the Governance, Risk Management and Strategic Directions of our multipurpose service. Board members do not participate in the day-to-day operational management.

In June 2017 the Minister for Health announced new Board appointments, effective from 1 July 2017.  Timboon and District Healthcare Service is happy to announce the new appointment of Anne Skordis, Chris Stewart, Claire Murphy, Gerry Keely, Maryanne Puli Vogels and Paul Washington. They join our already existing Board members Josh McKenzie, John Renyard, Bryce Morden, Jason Chuck and Wendy Cameron.

Josh McKenzie – Chair Board of Governance

Josh Mckenzie

Josh McKenzie

A tertiary qualified Engineer and Scientist Josh was appointed to the TDHS board in 2004.  He has spent the last 20 years in a combination of engineering and management roles in pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries.  These roles have assisted Josh to develop his focus on people as individuals and also on hazard identification and risk management.

Josh has also had a close and long lasting involvement with the Timboon region growing up in the area and still residing with his family in the region.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 –June 30, 2019

John Renyard – Vice Chair Board of Governance, Chair of Audit Committee

John Renyard

John Renyard

A dairy farmer for many years, John got involved in agri-politics in the late 1970s representing farmers from the district to the state and national bodies.  He was elected to be a director of a dairy company and during his appointment he served on several committees, including holding the role of Chair. The company became a listed company during his period of service. In 1999 John began a Masters in Agribusiness at Melbourne University and graduated in year 2000.

He joined the Timboon and District Healthcare Service Board of Governance in July 2009, after leaving the dairy company and was elected to Chair in December 2009. He is currently Vice Chair and also serves as Chair on the Audit Committee.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Wendy Cameron – Vice Chair Board of Governance, Member Clinical Governance, Quality and Credentialing Committee, Member Audit Committee

Wendy Cameron

Wendy Cameron

With over 25 years’ experience, both as a winemaker and a Senior Manager in the wine industry, Wendy Cameron brings extensive experience in people, process and business management to the Timboon Hospital Board position. Wendy and her husband also own a large sheep and cropping farm enterprise near Hexham.

Having spent her entire adult life living in small rural communities and raising three children in these communities, Wendy understands the importance of rural services to rural communities and the importance of contributing to and being involved in rural communities. Although recently retired from full time employment, Wendy still consults to the wine industry.  Wendy is qualified with a B. App. Sci (Biochemistry and Microbiology), M. Sc (Biochemistry), B. App. Sci (Wine Science), Grad. Dip. Education, Grad. Cert. Business and is a Master of Wine.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

Jason Chuck – Board Representative Timboon Clinic Management Committee, Member Audit Committee

Jason Chuck

Jason Chuck

Jason Chuck joined the TDHS board in 2016 with a diverse background that includes 10 years as a Chef and Hotel General Manager, and the last 7 years in Veterinary Clinic Management. He has a Commerce degree majoring in Accounting, recently completed an MBA and is currently working towards his CPA qualification.

Jason is employed in a clinic management role with Apiam Animal Health, and has a particular interest in organisational culture; values based leadership and management accounting. Jason is also an enthusiastic runner and cyclist, and has completed a number of Murray to Moyne charity bike rides with the Timboon Rollers.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018

Bryce Morden – Chair Clinical Governance, Quality and Credentialing Committee

Bryce Morden

Bryce Morden

An active member of the Timboon community, Bryce was appointed to the TDHS board in 2016. Bryce has worked in natural resource management for over a decade with an emphasis on community engagement and planning for sustainable long term outcomes.

Bryce is a member of several local community groups and was elected Captain of the Timboon Fire Brigade in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science along with post graduate qualifications in river health management.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

Maryanne Puli Vogels, Board Representative Timboon Clinic Management Committee

Maryanne Puli Vogels

Maryanne Puli Vogels

Maryanne is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also studied at Melbourne University, RMIT and Australian Catholic University.  She has served on the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) committee.

Maryanne started life as a teacher and then became involved in training for the Department of Social Security.  She was an early adopter of distance/computer based learning in Australia.  Over the last 20 years Maryanne has held leadership roles across Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific and has experience in partner management and business planning. Now living locally in Scotts Creek on a dairy farm, Maryanne is keen to become more involved and start giving back to her local community here in the South West.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

Gerry Keely

Gerry Keely

Gerry Keely

Gerry is a registered nurse with over 25 years’ experience in both the public and private health care settings reaching the role of Nurse Unit Manager and has also worked in specialist hospitals in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Her last position was with the Department of Health (DoH) based in Geelong where her role involved developing collaborative relationships giving clinical support and providing a conduit service between the DoH and healthcare services  across the Barwon South West Region.

Gerry’s current role is with Barwon Health as a project coordinator working on a program supporting shared decision making, particularly at the end of patients’ lives. Gerry is deeply passionate about patient centred care and evidence based quality rural health care. Gerry lives on the Bellarine Peninsula with her two teenage daughters.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Claire has an extensive experience in the public health sector in change and project management, though she started her working life as a physiotherapist. She currently works as a consultant in governance and strategic business improvement and has served on governing boards in the community and education sectors as well as on professional bodies.

Claire holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Physiotherapy, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a project management practitioner in both PRINCE2 and Agile PM. Claire is passionate about public health and education and believes that we should be striving for the best services in these areas and that they must be accessible for all members of our community. Claire is married and has three children.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

Anne Skordis

Anne Skordis

Anne Skordis

Anne Skordis has a background in Social Work and over 30 years of experience working in government at Local, State and Commonwealth levels, in areas of social policy and intergovernmental negotiations particularly related to ageing and disability.  Anne’s current role is as an independent consultant and Expert Advisor for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Anne’s previous role related to the implementation of the NDIS including development of approaches related to rural and remote service delivery. Anne is also currently a member of the Board of a not for profit aged and community care provider in NSW.  Having grown up in country Victoria Anne also has an appreciation of, and connections with Western District communities.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Chris has been a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria for 21 years, having worked extensively operationally as well as in clinical education, management and policy development. As the local Ambulance Team Manager he has a first-hand view of both the needs and abilities of TDHS.

Chris also has an extensive background in sports administration and oversight, providing a sound background in oversight, administrative process and setting and then following a strategic direction.He has recently settled in Timboon with his wife and three children.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

Paul Washington

Paul Washington

Paul Washington

Paul is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years’ experience working with Australian and international clients in the healthcare and government sectors, and with resources, agribusiness, financial services, property development and IT businesses.

Paul’s expertise includes corporate governance and company law, advising boards on regulatory issues, governance policies, and risk and reporting.  Paul is a member of the AICD, Chatham House, the LIV, and the Geelong Club, and holds the degrees of LLB(Hons) and BBus(Hons)(Tax) from Monash University and LLM and PhD from the University of Melbourne.  Paul lives on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Current Term of Appointment:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019