Shaun Braybrook – Board 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: Medical Appointment Advisory Committee

Trevor Yong – Deputy Chair

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: Finance Committee

Jenny Davis – Board Director

Dr Davis is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Health Information Manager and has a PhD and Master of Midwifery.

Jenny’s professional experience has included clinical, management, education, consultancy, project, and research roles across Victoria and interstate.

Her PhD examined health and aged care policy and practice in Australia. Jenny spent her early years in South Gippsland and has family living locally.

Jenny is currently working as senior lecturer and researcher at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Jenny is also a member of the La Trobe Human Research Ethics Committee and brings significant experience in clinical governance and strategic leadership to the Board.

YDHS Committees: Quality Improvement Committee

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: Audit and Risk 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

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

Clara Mandaletti – Board Director

With formal qualifications in science and business administration, Clara has worked in agribusiness and healthcare, managing diverse projects and businesses in both fields. Her work with La Trobe University and the Melbourne Division of General Practice focussed on community access to healthcare and the need to enhance continuity of care for patients throughout the health system. For Clara, these two projects struck a chord and, knowing how difficult it can be to achieve, she remains passionate about the need for all people to have access to healthcare and the importance of being able to transition through the healthcare system in a guided efficient way.

Upon moving to Yarram 7 years ago with three young children, a change of career was required. So Clara renovated an old Cottage and has been managing Yarram Cottage ever since, providing accommodation for tourism and other visitors to the town. Clara’s interest in healthcare remained very much front of mind when navigating the rural healthcare system with young children and coming up against difficulties of access at which city dwellers would be amazed. Clara is involved in a wide variety of community organisations and their committees and loves being able to make a difference.

YDHS Committees: Audit and Risk Committee

Ian Jaggard – Hawkins – Board Director

Ian Jaggard-Hawkins lives in Yarram having moved to Australia after living in France for seven years during which time he retired after 37 years in the British Army – leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel. Ian spent his career in three areas. In the early years Ian was a medical administrator serving in military hospitals and front line medical organisations. In the middle part Ian served as a finance officer specialising in pay, audit and fraud administration. Towards the end of his career he served in information systems as a change management specialist and as a senior personnel officer. Ian spends his time in Yarram walking his kelpie heeler puppy, gardening and using his poor French skills – much to the amusement of his wife Margaret, a fluent French speaker!

Qualifications: The majority of Ian’s qualifications are military orientated in Medical Administration, Finance and Information Technology.

YDHS Committees: Finance Committee

Lauren Daily – Board Director

Lauren began her governance career in the public sector water industry and transitioned to community health to lead a quality, risk and compliance, legal and contract management team. Lauren has demonstrated experience in leading a governance function in a medium-large organisation, and proven success in developing and implementing practical solutions to allow appropriate measurement and oversight of quality benchmarks and indicators at board level.
Lauren takes a common sense approach to ensure good governance principles are understood and implemented at all levels of an organisation, finding practical ways to link policy and compliance in practice. Having lived and worked in a rural environment for her entire career, Lauren understands the rural environment and its challenges and opportunities.

Qualifications: Lauren holds a business degree and post graduate studies in corporate governance, and is an affiliate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

YDHS Committees: Quality Improvement Committee