Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of community people with a broad skill base who represent the Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah districts and communities.

Members of the Board volunteer their time to work with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive to implement the strategic direction of NCN Health. They are accountable to the Minister for Health for the performance of our health service. They are responsible for ensuring that NCN Health provides services that meet local health needs using the funds available.

The Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor-in-Council and is the governance body of NCN Health. They provide leadership and are responsible for ensuring NCN Health meet their financial, quality and safe health care obligations set out by the government.

Dale Brooks
Board Chair
Dale has extensive experience and expertise as a lawyer for 30 years in Victoria and New South Wales. He was admitted as a lawyer in 1990 and is the Director of Brooks Lawyers in Yarrawonga. He specialises in Insurance Law including medical malpractice, professional indemnity and public liability, together with personal injury in work accidents and motor vehicle accidents. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne University). Dale was the Chair of Cobram District Health from 2015 to 2019, and from 2013 to 2015. He was a Board Director at Cobram District Health from 2012 to 2019, and has been a member of the Clinical Governance Committee, Finance and Audit and Risk Committee, Credentialing and Privileging Committee, and Consumer Advisory Committee. Dale lives in Yarrawonga and previously lived in Barooga. He is involved in the local community as a Board Director of the Moira Health Alliance from 2013 to 2019 (now known as MHA Care Pty Ltd) and is a volunteer of St Vincent De Paul and a volunteer with Junction Support Services Wodonga. His interests include reading, history, politics, swimming, walking, skiing and recreational activities.
Kade Beasley
Deputy Chair
Kade is a Financial Adviser (2015 to present) and prior to that was a Portfolio Management and Investment Analyst (1999 to 2014). Kade’s qualifications include an Advanced Diploma Financial Planning, Diploma Financial Planning, Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Applications and Support, and Specialist Certificate in Mutual Fund Services. Kade has been a Board Director at Cobram District Health from 2017 to 2019. He has been a member of the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee. Kade lives in Cobram and has been involved with the local community through his role on the Board and as a Committee Member on the Cobram Football Club since 2016. His interests include: Football, cricket, fishing, travel and science-fiction movies.
Patricia West
Board Director
Patricia brings extensive clinical experience (over 25 years) as a registered nurse, specialising in Infection Control, Immunisation and Discharge Planning. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Nursing (RN) Midwife, a Certificate in Infection Control and Sterilization, and a Certificate in Immunisation (Accredited). She has been a representative on the Rural Infection Control Practice Groups (RICPRAC) DHHS Committee. Patricia was a Board member at Cobram District Health from 2015 to July 2019. She was Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee from 2017 to July 2019 and was a Cobram District Health Representative on the NCN Health Governance Working Committee from 2017 to July 2019. Patricia lives in Cobram and is involved in Soroptimist International as well as local church and community groups. Her general interests include family, golf, current affairs, reading and painting.
Nathan Morris
Board Director
Nathan has been a successful business owner for eleven years in Numurkah. His qualifications include a Certificate in AICD Governance for not-for-profit directors and Certificate 3 in Business Management. He has skills and experience in Governance, Clinical Governance, Finance and Human Resource Management. Nathan was a Numurkah District Health Service Board member for two years from July 2017- to July 2019. He was Deputy Chair from November 2018 to July 2019. Nathan lives in Numurkah and is involved in the community through his local business. He is involved in multiple sporting groups along with other not-for-profit clubs locally. He participates in many charity/fundraising events such as Big Freeze for MND and Shave for a Cure and community events such as the Chilli festival and Numurkah Foodbowl Festival. Nathan’s interests include family, sport and community events.
Jennifer Gould
Board Director
Jennifer was a teacher in the Victorian Education System for 36 years and a Principal for 9 years. She was the owner/operator of Cobram Colonial Motel for 12 years. Jennifer’s qualifications include a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and a Graduate Diploma of Special Education. Jennifer was also a Cobram Barooga Golf Club Director for four years. Jennifer has extensive Board experience as Chair of the Cobram District Health Board from 2012 to 2016, Board Director of Cobram District Health from 2007 to 2016 and Independent Chair of the Audit and Risk Subcommittee at Cobram District Health for two years. She is committed to securing health Education opportunities for staff and community as well having a strong interest in aged care provision for our ageing communities. Jennifer lives in Cobram and has been involved in many areas of the community as a Board Director and local teacher/principal. She is also involved with family welfare groups, community fundraising committees and local events. Jennifer’s interests include family, golf, holidays and gardening.
Chris McCallum
Board Director
Chris is the Current Principal of Nathalia Primary School and was the former Principal at Katunga and Waaia-Yalca South Primary Schools. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Education. Chris has served on the Nathalia and District Hospital Board for five years and held positions on Finance and Audit and Patient Safety Review subcommittees of the Board. Chris lives in Nathalia and has had extensive community involvement through his role as the Principal and also as the Secretary of Nathalia Showground and Recreation Reserve.
Mewan Dissanayake
Board Director
Mewan’s qualifications include a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialising in Financial Management) from the Colombo University. Mewan is a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ), Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia), Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – UK (FCMA), Certificated Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA). Mewan’s expertise is in payroll, financial and management accounting, financial management, external auditing, corporate governance, information technology, internal auditing and compliance, risk management, and human resource management. He has over 20 years of experience working with banks and financial institutions, public sector entities, insurance companies, not-for-profit organizations and health services. His previous Board experience includes being a Director of the Goulburn Region Pre-School Association Inc. from 2017 to 2019 and Board Director of Nathalia District Health Service from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. Mewan lives in Shepparton and is a Fairley Leadership Graduate (2016) organized through the Goulburn Murray Community Leadership Program. He is an executive committee member of the Sri Lankan Association of Goulburn Valley Inc. and Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka VIC Chapter. He enjoys contributing to the local community and is interested in playing cricket.
Kate Hodge
Board Director
Kate is a Veterinarian working with farm and companion animals. Kate was on the Numurkah District Health Service Board from July 2016 to June 2019 and has participated in the Clinical Liaison Committee, been a member of the Clinical Governance Quality and Safety Sub-Committee, and recently held the position as Chair of the Clinical Governance Sub-Committee at Numurkah District Health Service. Kate lives on a farm just outside Numurkah and is involved in Rotary and the Agricultural and Pastoral Society Numurkah. She enjoys being active in the local community and her interests include cycling, volunteering, book group and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew Lelliot
Board Director
Andrew has broad experience and expertise at senior levels in corporate services, technical, administrative, finance and human resources, across a range of electricity and water organisations. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Business, CPA and Certificate of Electrical Engineering. Andrew was a Board Director and member of the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee at Numurkah and District Health Service until 30 June 2019 and has also served on the Bendigo Discovery Centre Board as Deputy Chair, the Small Business Centre Board of the Lodden-Campaspe College of TAFE and the Dimboola Hospital Advisory Board. Andrew has lived in Shepparton for 35 years and was President of his local Rotary Club in 2017-18. He has been involved in many community service clubs over the years. His interests include music, skiing, golf, travel and the outdoors.
Suni Campbell
Board Director
Suni has held senior roles in mining, onshore oil drilling, water and irrigation across Australia and Asia Pacific. For over 15 years Suni specialised in transformational change projects leading people and industrial relations strategies across diverse and complex businesses. In recent years Suni has branched out into executive roles in operations and corporate and business services improving business systems and processes to best practice standards. Suni’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) and she is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Returning to her hometown of Deniliquin with her young family, Suni is actively involved in school fundraising activities and sporting events. Interests include; travel, reading and spending time with family.
Alicia Cunningham
Alicia has extensive experience in healthcare having worked in metropolitan, regional and rural health services for 20 years. Alicia has held senior roles in allied health and primary health management, and is currently in an executive role in rural health partnerships. Alicia’s qualifications include a Masters in Public Health, Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition and a Bachelor of Science. She is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Re-design. Alicia lives in Kyabram, and is involved in the local community through her volunteer work with sporting clubs and the local cinema. Her interests include travel, reading, fitness and recreational activities with family and friends.
Tricia Quibell
Trish has over 30 years experience in the Community Services and Education sectors, predominantly in the Goulburn area. Trish is experienced in both Government (Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education and Training) and Not For Profit sector. Amongst the agencies Trish has worked with are Berry Street, FamilyCare, The Bridge Youth Services and Primary Care Connect in a variety of roles including practitioner/clinician, Project Manager and Senior Manager. Trish holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences and Graduate Diploma of Project Management. Trish is currently a member of the Greater Shepparton Connected Communities Board and has previously been a member of the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Board and the Chair of the Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network. Her interest in working and volunteering with local Boards was strengthened through completing the Fairly Leadership program in 2014. Trish and her family moved from Shepparton to Marungi 4 years ago bringing her back into the Moira Shire. Trish was involved in junior football and soccer as a team manager when her children were young and is now getting more involved in indulging other interests such as reading, renovations and gardening as her time frees up and the family gets older.

CEO & Leadership Team

Jacque Phillips, OAM
Chief Executive Officer
RN, RM, Certificate MCH, Grad Cert CH, EMPA, MAICD. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective operation of the Health Service, ensuring the integration of services and provision of health care to the community. Key responsibilities include the development and implementation of operational and strategic planning, maximising service efficiency, quality and safety improvement and leadership.
Nicole Cason
Director People and Culture
Dip HR, Grad Cert BusAdmin. The Director People and Culture role is responsible for all human resources (HR) management and reporting requirements including employment and industrial relations, recruitment, planning and performance, assists with strategic management, operational budgeting, training and provides managers with generalist HR advice and support. This role oversees the Occupational Health and Safety, Payroll, Volunteers and Administration Departments.
Justin Sullivan
Director Corporate Services
RN, Grad Dip Critical Care, Grad Dip Business Man. The Director Corporate Services is responsible for many of the non-clinical areas of NCN Health including ICT, catering, environmental services, maintenance, supply, asset management and the delivery of key infrastructure projects. This role also oversees contracts and compliance with Health Purchasing Victoria requirements.
Dr Ka Chun Tse
Director Medical Services
MBBS, MHM, MPH, FACHSM, GAICD. The Director Medical Services (DMS) provides leadership and clinical advice to the health service, contributes to quality and safety meetings and supports Visiting Medical Officers. The DMS oversees Medical Credentialling and Medical staff meetings, reviews clinical policies, and provides advice to Executive and staff.
Catherine Church
Director Clinical Services - Numurkah Campus
RN, Grad Cert Critical Care, Cert IV TAE. The Director Clinical Services is responsible for Acute, Aged Care, Primary Health, Theatre and clinical areas such as Infection Control and Education. The role encompasses clinical governance, clinical leadership and standards of practice, service and strategic planning, clinical risk management, quality improvement and resource management.
Carolyn Hargreaves
Director Clinical Services - Cobram Campus
RN Div 1, Grad Cert in Critical Care. The Director Clinical Services is responsible for Acute, Aged Care, Community Health, Theatre and clinical areas such as Infection Control and Education. The role encompasses clinical governance, clinical leadership and standards of practice, service and strategic planning, clinical risk management, quality improvement and resource management.
Greg van Popering
Director of Nursing
RN, BN, Dip Management, Post Grad Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing. The Director of Nursing is responsible for the management of all clinical services across the Nathalia Campus. This includes Nursing, Allied Health Services and the Nathalia Medical Clinic.
Sheridan Davies
Manager Quality Improvement and Risk
B. Applied Management, Grad Cert Community Engagement. The Manager Quality Improvement and Risk is responsible for the organisation’s quality and risk management systems. Key responsibilities include oversight of clinical audit, clinical review, and accreditation of acute, aged care, radiography and community health services. This role actively pursues opportunities for service development, innovation, research and evaluation.
Robyn Sprunt
Manager Primary Health - Numurkah Campus
B OccTher, Grad Cert Health Services Mgt. The Manager Primary Health is responsible for a comprehensive range of community-based programs including allied health, community and palliative nursing, mental health and community engagement. Key responsibilities include clinical leadership, operational management, and service and strategic planning to meet local community health needs.
Kim Fitzgerald
Manager Community Health - Cobram Campus
B. Social Science (Social Welfare), Dip Business, Dip Community Services, Cert IV TAE. The Manager Community Health is responsible for the operational management of district nursing, allied health, community programs, home care packages and Moira Community Rehabilitation Centre. The role works with local partners to meet local health needs.

Key Department Contacts

To access the services at NCN Health, including; hospital, community health, residential aged care, medical and dental Clinics, please call main reception and they can direct your call.

Organisational Map

Trying to find us? Or find your way around? Please see the maps of our locations below

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