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Meet Our Board

Meet our board

Kevin Boote
Board Chair
Kevin commenced with Primary Care Connect in late 2011. Kevin has been involved in all aspects of community life over his 35 years of residence in the shire Murrindindi. He has managed fitness and community centres in the district and served on numerous sporting and community organisational boards and committees. His board experience includes Ambulance Victoria, disability care, youth advocacy and sporting organisations and is currently Chair of the Board at Darlingford Upper Goulburn Nursing Home.

Dr Menon Parameswaran
Director,Treasurer
Menon has extensive experience in the field of education and research. He brings to the PCC Board his experience and involvement across a number of universities and government departments. He has been a member of the Victorian Multicultural Business Council. Currently he is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of PCC.
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D, MEd Admin, MAIAST, Fellow of Australian Inst. of Community Practice

Erica Molyneaux
Director
Erica is a long time resident of the Goulburn Valley and for the past 10 years has worked as a lawyer in the public legal sector and at private law firms. She is an accredited family dispute resolution practitioner. Erica was previously an editor and journalist at various Goulburn Valley newspapers and operated her own media company. She is committed to using her knowledge and experience to strengthen the capacity of her community.
 

Dr Cath Cosgrave
Director
Dr (PhD) Cath Cosgrave is a rural health workforce research fellow. She is interested in applied research approaches, she is currently working in partnership with health and community services to develop new, whole-of-person approaches to recruitment and retention and brokering community-based solutions for meeting the social and personal needs of health professionals living in rural towns. Cath is based in Northern Victoria and works for the University of Melbourne. Prior to academia she worked for 25 years in both Australia and internationally in community development and project management. She has extensive experience brokering strategic partnerships to undertake collaborative projects and writing successful competitive grants.  Cath is committed to improving the quality of rural health and community services and the level of health equity and social inclusion for people from vulnerable population groups, especially those living with serious and persistent mental illness.
 

Troy Knox
Director
Troy is a performance focused and experienced General Manager with expertise in leading and managing overall business improvements through active engagement with multi-disciplinary teams, related business units, stakeholders and customers. He is currently the General Manager (Manufacturing) for GrainCorp Oilseeds Pty Ltd based at the Numurkah site.
He has successfully completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) to complement other post-graduate qualifications in education and management. Troy has extensive leadership and management experience within public institutions, community service organisations, manufacturing and professional service sectors. Troy has previously served as Director/Secretary of a not-for-profit community services organisation in Central Queensland. Troy has a proven ability to take conceptual thinking to a working reality. He has demonstrated capacity, knowledge and skills necessary to establish the foundations and framework for an effective business from its inception to sustained operational success.

 

Iris Ambrose
Director
Iris worked as a secondary teacher in Mooroopna and Rushworth before moving to LaTrobe University, Shepparton Campus as librarian. Still with Latrobe University, her role now is to lecture in academic skills, mainly in health sciences, and to train a team of third year students to help first years with their assessments. She has lived in Shepparton for over 30 years and has had a variety of community involvement; committees, Friends associations, Rotary and is currently treasurer of GVEG. Since completing the Fairley Leadership program in 2013, she has been looking to take on a more active community role and is looking forward to the position on the PCC Board.