BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We embrace the social model of health to create inclusive community health care service through collaboration.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Boote

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.

Iris Ambrose

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.
Troy Knox

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.

Shane Boyer

Shane Boyer

Director

Shane has worked in the Health and Community Services sector for over 20 years predominately in Management roles. Shane has also owned and managed a business in the hospitality sector.

Shane is currently the Manager of the Murray to the Mountains Rural Generalist Intern Training program an innovative rural Junior Doctor training program for the Hume region. 

Shane has successfully completed a Bachelor of Health Science, (Health Promotion/Health Education) is a Company Directors Certificate Graduate Member (GAICD) and has completed various Management qualifications, including an Advanced Diploma in Business Management. Shane brings strong leadership, strategic planning, change management and relationship building skills to the PCC board. 

Shane has spent over 30 years living in the region and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the community issues in the Goulburn Valley.

Jacinta Russell

Jacinta Russell

Director

Jacinta is a Divisional Director at Goulburn Valley Health since 2004 and prior to this, held leadership roles at Bendigo Healthcare Group and the Royal Children’s Hospital.  Jacinta is a Public Health sector leader and is invited regularly to participate in Ministerial Advisory Groups which have included Allied Health Workforce Development Reference Group, Allied Health Models White Paper,  Research and Competency and Capability Frameworks as well as being a judge for the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards since 2013. 

Jacinta has significant experience in hospital management including Safety and Quality, Clinical Governance, Performance (Financial and Clinical), Working with Partners, Risk & Strategy, OH&S and Human Resources.

Jacinta holds a Masters of Applied Science,  Health Services Management qualifications, Prince 2 Practitioner certification, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Jacinta is currently the Board Chair of the Goulburn Murray Community Leadership (Fairley) and is a member of the Greater Shepparton Public Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee.