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Stelvio Vido - Board Chair

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Board Chair; Director since 2018; Chair of the Board Governance Committee.

Stelvio is an experienced Board Director with more than 20 years’ Board experience across a range of sectors including health and human services, group training and employment services, community legal aid and TAFE. He also has extensive executive experience having worked in senior roles in community organisations, management consulting, local government and commercial media. His most recent executive role was CEO of Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. Since then he has focused on governance roles in ‘for purpose’ organisations. Stelvio is currently a Director of Sexual Health Victoria, Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Ltd. and Sunraysia TAFE.

Bernadette Uzelac - Deputy Board Chair

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GAICD, FIML, B.Com, Grad Dip Organisation Change and Development

Deputy Board Chair; Director since 2019; Chair of the Board Community Investment Committee; Member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee; Member of the Board Governance Committee.

Bernadette has previously served on the LCHS Quality & Safety Committee and as Chair of the Nominations Committee. Her executive career includes nine years as Chief Executive of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and nearly five years as Managing Director of a disability employment not-for-profit organisation. For over 20 years she was CEO of a successful recruitment and human resources company, growing it from a regional start-up business and expanding the consultancy internationally to Hong Kong and Singapore. Bernadette has a strong commercial and entrepreneurial background with skills in business development and marketing, strategic planning, human resources, change management, government relations, regional development, stakeholder engagement and media. She currently holds several Victorian Government Ministerial board appointments including Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, Kardinia Park Advisory Committee Chair and Geelong Cemeteries Trust, where she is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is also a member of the Telstra Victorian Regional Advisory Council and a judge for the Telstra Best of Business Awards. Bernadette previously served as Chair of the Victorian Small Business Ministerial Council, Chair of the Geelong Tech School Committee, Board Member of G21 Geelong Region Alliance, and Deputy Chair of the Committee for Geelong.

Mark Biggs

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BA (SocSci), Grad Dip Counselling Psychology

Director since February 2014; Member of the Board Nominations Committee.

Mark is an accomplished professional with a diverse background in the primary health and community services sector Throughout his career, he held various management roles in critical areas, including child protection, youth services, disability services, occupational rehabilitation and project management. He has expertise in strategic planning, policy, risk and business management and is skilled in governance, quality assurance and compliance. Mark has demonstrated his commitment to the community through his previous board positions. He served as the Chair of Lyrebird Village for the Aged, Deputy Chair, and Audit Chair at the Latrobe Regional Hospital. Moreover, Mark was a Board Director at the Gippsland Primary Health Network (GPHN) and Gippsland Medica Local.

Mark served as LCHS Board Chairperson from 2016-2019.

Nathan Voll

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B Commerce, Grad Cert Bus Mgt, FCPA MBA, FAICD

Director since March 2016; Member of the Board Community Investment Committee; Member of the Board Quality & Safety Committee.

Nathan has over 25 years of experience in the private and public sector in management, consulting and finance/accounting. He is currently the Regional Finance Manager for South Eastern Victoria with the Department of Education and Training. He previously worked as the General Manager Corporate Services at the Department of Justice and Regulation. Nathan has experience in the healthcare sector serving on the Board of Latrobe Health Insurance since 2011 and as a Board Director of West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) for six years. He is also a member of the Latrobe Health Risk and Investment Committee’s and the Chair of the Audit Committee. Nathan is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Gippsland Primary Health Network, the Chair of their Audit Risk and Finance Committee, a former Director and member of the WGHG Audit Committee and Clinical Governance Committee and was previously on the Faculty of Education Board at Monash University. Nathan is a Fellow of CPA Australia (Certified Practicing Accountant) and a Fellow of the AICD.

Murray Bruce

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LLB, BA (Political Science), GAICD

Director since 2018; Chair of the Board Quality & Safety Committee; Member of the Board Governance Committee.

Murray is an experienced Director, commercial lawyer and government executive.  He has extensive Board and governance experience with expertise in areas of strategic planning, risk management, commissioning, change management and policy development.   Murray has held senior roles at the Department of Health and Human Services, including as the Director of the Victorian Bushfire & Flood Appeal Funds from 2010 to 2014. Prior to this Murray was a Senior Solicitor in the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and also developed policy, legislation and Ministerial Orders at Consumer Affairs Victoria. He started his career working in private practice as a Barrister and Solicitor for Martin, Irwin & Richards Lawyers in Mildura from 2004-2007. Recently, he was Director of the Commercial & Property Law Division at the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, and he has served on the Board of the Gippsland Primary Health Network for the past seven years.

Placido Cali

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B. Bus (Accounting), Grad.Dip Business Administration, MAICD, Chartered Accountant ICAA

Director since 2017; Chair of the Board Audit & Risk Committee; Member of the Board Governance Committee.

Placido has extensive experience in areas of finance, strategic development and corporate growth. He has held senior roles in pharmaceutical, primary health, and technology organisations. Placido has helped companies grow from local organisations to nationally recognised brands.

Joanne Booth

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Grad Cert Internal Audit, GAICD, Cert Governing Non-Profit Excellence, Master Public Health, Grad Dip Occupational Health, Bachelor Arts, Advanced Cert Nursing, Cert General Nursing

Director since 2017; Chair of the Board Nominations Committee; Member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee.

Joanne is committed to improving health and social outcomes for disadvantaged people and communities. Joanne has a background in public health and policy and has worked extensively in the health, public and not-for-profit sectors, and operates a governance and risk management consultancy. Joanne has held multiple Board and committee appointments in the Victorian heath and water sectors. Her current appointments include Independent Chair of the Nominations Committee Western Victoria Primary Health Network.

Tanya James

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GAICD, US CPA, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Master of Science in Accountancy

Director since 2023; Member of the Board Community Investment Committee, Member of the Board Nominations Committee.

Tanya is an experienced management consultant and corporate finance executive working previously for global firms such as Deloitte and Carlson Companies and their subsidiaries. She was an external auditor for Deloitte & Touche in the US and Russia and is currently working with the Department of Education most recently as the Senior Manager of Sector Monitoring. Tanya held a non-Executive Director position on the Women’s Cancer Resource Centre’s Board in the USA, and was a Director and chaired the International Service Committee for the Rotary Club of Orono (USA). Tanya previously chaired the Finance Committee for Brighton Secondary College and has served as a College Councillor and Treasurer. She is a GAICD and was a Non-Director Member of LCHS’s Board Audit and Risk Committee from 2018-2023.

Donna Goldsmith

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GAICD, BA Nursing, Post Grad Dip Critical Care Nursing, Master of Clinical Nursing, Masters of Bus. Admin.

Director since 2023; Member of the Board Community Quality & Safety Committee.

Donna is an intensive care nurse with experience in many areas of healthcare including provision of primary healthcare in a remote first nations community in far north Queensland. Donna was previously a farm co-owner in regional Victoria which included a retail farmgate employing individuals living with a disability as part of a vibrantly inclusive community. Donna has extensive strategic planning board experience in several not-for-profit organisations including the Box Hill Cemetery Trust for the past five years, leading by example in organisational culture. Donna is currently the Executive Officer for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group (CTG) and is also a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Austin Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Non-Director Members of Board Committees

Leanne Mulcahy (Board Nominations Committee)

GAICD, LLMEntGov, MBA, NMAS Accredited Mediator

Leanne is a Non-Executive Director and corporate governance expert with strengths in risk management, strategic planning, dispute resolution and stakeholder engagement. She has an accomplished career as a senior executive across local government and not-for-profit organisations. Leanne has more than 15 years Non-Executive Director experience across health, employment, statutory authority and not-for-profit organisations. Currently, Leanne serves as a non-executive director with North East Water, Co-Chairs the Victorian Women in Water Directors’ Network and Chairs the Victorian Local Governance Association’s Governance & Risk Committee. She recently established Mediation Resolutions delivering dispute resolution and corporate governance services. Leanne is a recipient of the Victorian Women’s Network Scholarship and is a Fellow of both the Goulburn Murray Fairley Leadership Program and the LGPro Executive Leadership Program.

Rob Setina (Board Audit & Risk Committee)

GAICD, MBA, Grad. Dip Applied Finance, B.Comm LLB

Rob is a senior leader with over 20 years’ of experience within both the private and public sector, and across Business Transformations and Information Technology including consulting. Rob is a skilled innovator and uses technology, workforce mix, practical thinking and empowerment as enablers to drive business transformation.

Melissa McConnell (Board Quality & Safety Committee)


Melissa, a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), is the current Director of MelSafe Audit & Compliance Services, as well as a Non-Executive Director with Cricket Victoria. Melissa brings experience in risk and compliance frameworks, specialising in policy and management system development to address stakeholder needs and legislative obligations. Her strengths lie in quality, safety, environmental, social accountability, modern slavery and information security systems, providing organisations with systems and strategies to meet their compliance arrangements.

Kellie Vivekanantham (Board Quality & Safety Committee)

GAICD, Master Health Service Management, Post Grad Dip Health Service Management, Master Emergency Health, Grad Cert Emergency Health, Adv Dip Bus. Man., Post Grad Dip Adv Nursing Critical Care, B.A  Health Sciences Nursing, AFCHSM CHM  

Kellie is an experienced and certified health manager with strong leadership skills within diverse healthcare environments across key business areas including human resources, operations, budget, and quality risk and safety. Kellie has held senior leadership and management positions within the acute health industry for over two decades and is currently the Divisional Director for Aged, Cancer and Continuing Care at Western Health. Kellie spent 22 years working at Eastern Health where she commenced as a critical care trained registered nurse progressing her career to a number of senior management and Director positions. In 2020 and 2021, she held positions at Austin Health as the Divisional Manager of Emergency, Intensive Care and Endocrinology at Austin Health, as well as the Interim Divisional Director of the Medical Services Division. Kellie is committed to ensuring quality fiscal leadership in complex and challenging health environments whilst ensuring patients have access to safe, quality and timely care.

Tony Ficca (Board Audit & Risk Committee)

B.Com, FCPA, FAICD, Registered Tax Agent

Tony is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary currently serving on Boards of a number of organisations including Wayss Ltd, The Geelong College, Strive2Thrive Geelong, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust and Great Ocean Road & Parks Authority. He has previously held several senior executive positions within the health care industry with his most recent position being Director of Finance and Company Secretary at Western Victoria Primary Health Network from 2013 to 2021. Prior to that role, Tony was the Director of Finance at St John of God Geelong Hospital for 10 years, consulted on strategic development/risk at Defence Health Insurance for one year and was the Executive Director Finance and Company Secretary at GMHBA Ltd for six years. Tony also operates his own consultancy business undertaking consultancy work in finance, risk and governance.

Janet Nelson

Ph.D. Chemistry, B.A. Chemistry, Member of the Board Nominations Committee 2022

Janet is a demonstrated senior executive leader with global career experiences and networks that extend across academia, government, not-for-profit organisations, and industrial communities. In Janet’s 35 year career, she has gained experience in scientific research and teaching, scientific review and research portfolio administration, complex and multi-disciplinary program/project management, business development, and science policy implementation. She has served on numerous boards in Australia and the United States, and has a strong understanding of the importance of having the right mix of technical and other specific skills (including a good cross- section and generality of skills) on boards.  Janet is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Company Director’s Course.