Frankie MacLennan – Board Chair

Frankie MacLennan has lived on a farm near McLoughlins Beach since the 1980’s with husband Graeme. She grew up in the Wimmera and has always lived and worked in small rural communities, teaching English in the Mallee before moving to Gippsland. Whilst raising two sons, she and Graeme have had several business ventures including a wool value-adding business in the 90’s.

Frankie found a new career path through Landcare in the 90’s. She worked in biodiversity conservation on private land; property management planning and community engagement in public land management. In recent years, Frankie has been involved in public information in fire and emergency situations in Gippsland and statewide. She is also a board director with the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. In her semi-retirement,  she enjoys bushwalking, yoga and visiting her two grandchildren.

Qualifications: Master in Applied Science, BA Dip Education, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

YDHS Committees: Medical Appointment Advisory Committee and ex-officio on the Audit & Risk, Quality Improvement and Finance Committees

Shaun Braybrook – Deputy Chair

Shaun Braybrook is a proud Aboriginal man who follows his grandfather’s line to the Kuku-Yalanji people.

Shaun has been working with the Victorian Koori community for close to 25 years. Eighteen of those years have been spent working in the corrections system, specifically with Koori men. For the past 10 years, he has been the General Manager of the Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place (WNLP), in Gippsland. WNLP provides Aboriginal men with the opportunity to reconnect with their culture and divert themselves from the justice system.

Shaun has also served as a director on the Aboriginal Housing Board Victoria. From 2003 to 2005 he was elected to ATSIC Tumbukka Regional Council as Deputy Chair.   Shaun has a keen interest in sport, particularly football. He has a long and distinguished career as player and coach for various teams, including most recently as coach of the Woodside Reserves for the past seven years.

Qualifications: Associate Diploma of Applied Social Science in Aboriginal Welfare Studies, Diploma of Indigenous Welfare, Workplace Assessment and Training Certificate.

YDHS Committees: Quality Improvement Committee

Rosemary Irving – Board Director

Dr Rosemary Irving is a veterinarian with a Masters degree and post graduate qualifications in sheep medicine. She and her husband had their own veterinary practice in Yarram, she has worked in England and held a research position at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She has been a member of several industry committees, the Victorian Farmers Federation Wool Committee, the Best Wool Management Committee, the Wool Poll Committee, the Victorian Government Sheep and Goat Compensation Advisory Committee and has been President of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia. Rosemary was a recipient of the Centenary Medal for services to the community and received the Australian Wool Innovation Rural Women’s Award.

Rosemary chairs the St Mary’s Church, Yarram, Finance Committee, is the secretary of the Woodside Cemetery Trust and is a member of Woodside Landcare. Rosemary was the visiting flute teacher at Gippsland Grammar School for many years. Rosemary and her husband are now Wool Producers at Woodside, they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Qualifications: Bachelor Veterinary Science, Master of Veterinary Studies, Diploma Education, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

YDHS Committees: Quality Improvement Committee (Chair)

Angela Jacob – Board Director

Angela Jacob spent her early years in rural Western Victoria and following completion of her degree in Physiotherapy commenced her career in Shepparton at the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital.

This was followed by time spent working as a physiotherapist in London and then Warragul in both private practice and at the West Gippsland Hospital.

Having developed an interest in Women’s Health & Continence, Angela completed a Post Graduate qualification and commenced employment with Monash Health as a Senior Clinician Women’s Health & Continence Physiotherapist before returning to West Gippsland Healthcare Group as the Physiotherapy Manager in 2013. Having completed her Master of Health Services Management degree in 2014, she was appointed as General Manager Medical Services for Latrobe Regional Hospital in 2015.  Angela also holds a Board Director position at Yallambee Traralgon, Village for the Aged.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy, Master of Health Service Management

YDHS Committees: N/A

Stuart Jillings – Board Director

Stuart Jillings is a Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience in acute care, aged care and community care.  He loves being a Nurse and his passion is working with people with Dementia. At present he is working as a Nurse Practitioner in Dementia.

Qualifications: Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

YDHS Committees: Quality Improvement Committee

Robyn McLachlan – Board Director

Robyn McLachlan is recently retired and has almost 20 years of experience working with boards in executive roles as Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary.  She has 25 years of experience, mostly in the medical sector, building and rejuvenating scientific research ventures including developing bids for government grants and proposals for commercial partnering for major research collaborations ($100 M+) to deliver public and private benefits.  These engagements evolved from earlier hands-on roles in scientific and clinical cancer research, in project management with research leadership and advocacy, and in business management in industrial and academic medical research environments.

Qualifications: Master in Management (Technology), Bachelor of Science Degree, Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.

YDHS Committees: Audit & Risk Committee and Medical Appointment Advisory Committee

Len Neist – Board Director

Len Neist is an executive leader and senior systems engineer with experience locally and internationally, both private and public. His career has spanned systems needs analysis, capability definition, requirements specification, acquisition, sustainment and disposal.

Len has been a defence aerospace engineer focusing on systems assurance and capability management, his final role being the Director of Airworthiness Coordination & Policy Agency. He has worked as an international consultant in risk definition and management in transport, defence and security. Len was appointed as the NSW Independent Transport Safety Regulator and then moved into the role of workplace health and safety regulator in Victoria.

In 2015 he was appointed Shadow Operator for the Melbourne Metro Tunnels & Stations project following which he was appointed Chief Engineer for Public Transport Victoria. Currently he is working with transport agencies and stakeholders to bring a mature approach to systems engineering and asset integrity assurance to transport capability development.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

YDHS Committees: Quality Improvement Committee

Peter O’Reilly – Board Director

Peter O’Reilly was born in Nhill in the Wimmera then later moved to Melbourne.

Peter went to trade school followed by University to do Accounting.

For many years Peter has worked in banking, initially with the Bank of NSW (Westpac) and then for the next 35 years with ANZ. During that time his roles have been varied eg teller, commercial lending manager and foreign exchange trader. He currently manages $5bn worth of investments of the ANZ Staff Super Fund.

Peter and his wife live between Buln Buln East (on a small acreage) and Collingwood.

Peter is president of the Buln Buln East Equestrian Club.

Qualifications: Master of Financial Planning, Graduate Diploma of Banking and Finance, Bachelor of Business (Accounting), CPA

YDHS Committees: Finance Committee (Chair)

Amanda Ormerod – Board Director

Dr Amanda Ormerod is a specialist Haematologist in public practice since 2015, previously working at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service as a Transfusion Medicine Specialist and at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service as a Clinical Haematologist. Dr Ormerod provides services that encompass management of a diverse range of haematological disorders. Having trained at the University of Sydney, she completed her advanced training at Barwon Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peninsula Health, and was admitted as Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists in 2015.  Dr Ormerod is trained to perform Bone marrow aspirate and trephines for patients and has done this at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peninsula Health.

Dr Ormerod is interested in transfusion medicine and has worked with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.  She is interested in complex transfusion issues and has worked across Victorian and Tasmanian hospitals to support their transfusion needs whilst working at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Dr Ormerod has long had a passion for rural medicine, having worked as a medical scientist for 4 years in Tanzania prior to studying medicine.

Dr Ormerod has a passion for rural medicine and works for Dorevitch in Gippsland.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, MBBS (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Ministry

YDHS Committees: Finance Committee

Trevor Yong – Board Director

Trevor Yong moved to Yarram approximately 10 years ago to commence Articles with Bill Kee and Associates.

In 2013, Trevor purchased the business from Bill Kee and became the Prinicpal of Trevor Yong & Associates.  As a country solicitor, Trevor practices in a wide range of law with a particular focus on property and wills and estates.

Outside of his practice, Trevor is a Reserve Legal Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force and volunteers as an Officer of Cadets with the Army Cadet Unit in Sale.

Through his work with the RAAF, Trevor is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Military Law through ANU.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Graduate Diploma in Business (Management), Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

YDHS Committees: Audit & Risk Committee