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

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

Matt Langdon – Board Director

Matt Langdon spent 19 years in the US working in summer camps and teaching people how to be heroes. He returned home to Australia in 2014, setting up a home in Yarram with his wife and daughter. He runs the Hero Round Table conferences around the world and Artichoke Books in the main street of Yarram.

YDHS Committees: Community Advisory Committee