COMMITTEE

Don McRae

Don has 30 years’ experience in Victorian Public Hospitals and joined Wimmera Health Care Group in 1992 as Nurse Unit Manager of Emergency. He has been Director of Clinical Services since 2005. Don is the Chair of the PSRAC Leadership Committee.

Cheyne Chalmers

Cheyne is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Monash and is a Victorian nursing representative on the National Nursing and Midwifery Education Advisory Network. Cheyne is the Deputy Chair of the PSRAC Leadership Committee

Vicki Farthing

Vicki is the Director of Nursing at Gippsland Southern Health Service and has been in nursing for 39 years. Vicki was project coordinator for the major redevelopment at West Gippsland Healthcare Group. Vicki holds the position of Treasurer for the PSRAC Leadership Committee.

Amanda Edwards

Amanda is the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Djerriwarrh Health Service and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her background is in nursing and midwifery.

Bernadette Hammond

Bernadette has held the position of Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Aged Care at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service since 2012. Bernadette has been a member of the PSRAC since 2014.

Chloe Keogh

Chloe is the Director of Clinical Services of Kerang District Health and is one of three members of the leadership group representing the Loddon Mallee region. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and is committed to providing quality and safe living environments for residents requiring aged care in rural and remote areas.

Francis Kinnersley

For the last 10 years Fran has held the position of Executive Director of Care Services at Moyne Health Services. She has over 40 years’ experience in the health sector.

Kathleen Fair

Kathleen is the Executive Director of Nursing at Castlemaine Health. She has been a member of many committees, working groups and is a clinical health network leadership member with the Department of Health. Kathleen joined the PSRAC Leadership Committee in early 2017.

Katrina Sparrow

Katrina has worked in public health for over 25 years and has held multiple roles in metropolitan, regional and rural health services. Currently she is the Director of Nursing/Site Manager at Maldon Hospital.

Lisa Allen

Lisa has worked extensively across health services throughout Australia and the United Kingdom in varying roles, the last 10 years in the Victorian public health sector within the Hume region as Director Clinical & Aged Services at Tallangatta Health Service.

Lisa Pryor

Since 2011 Lisa has held the position of Director of Clinical Services at Beechworth Health Service. She has over 25 years nursing experience, chair of the Small Rural Nurse Executive Group and has been part of the PSRAC Leadership Committee since 2013.

Wendy Walters

Wendy is the Warracknabeal Campus Manager – Aged Care at Rural Northwest Health. She has worked in residential aged care for over 20 years and has managed a number of aged care residences.