BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jacinta Russell

Jacinta Russell

Acting Board Chair - 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. 

Brant Doyle

Brant Doyle

Director

Brant is an experienced executive leader within local government, public health and community services, and is responsible for the leadership of the human resources, industrial relations, organisational development; and health and safety functions.

Bringing numerous years’ experience in people leadership, primarily within industrial and employee relations, talent management, executive and leadership coaching, occupational health and safety, advising leaders to maximise people potential and leading organisational change program, on both small and large scales.

Brant currently leads the Organisational Development function at Moira Shire Council, and is also contracted in a part time capacity to Alexandra District Health as their Director of People and Culture.

Brant is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course, has a Master of Employment Relations, a Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations, and a Business qualification.  Brant is also a Certified Professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Brant has previously been appointed non-executive Board Director with Cobram District Health, Pals Inc. (Providing All Living Supports), and The Bridge Youth Service.

Wendy Ross

Wendy Ross

Director

Wendy is Director of Primary Health and Service Innovation at Kyabram District Health Service. Prior to this she held a leadership role at NCN Health (formerly Numurkah District Health Service) and CEO roles in the Not for Profit sector in both Community Services and Aged Care.

Wendy is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in eHealthcare, completed Goulburn Murray Leadership program (Fairley Leadership) in 2003 and completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in 2018.

Wendy has extensive experience in clinical governance, change management, strategic planning, leadership development, and building partnerships and networks. She previously served on a Public Sector Hospital Board of Management.

Wendy grew up and was educated in the Shepparton area and moved back to the area 7 years ago.

Carl Durnin

Carl Durnin

Director

Carl is an experienced business leader with multi-industry experience spanning hospitality, retail/supermarkets, architecture, utilities, telecommunications and the arts.

Through a focus on business management and leadership, Carl has a gained sound understanding of business administrative processes including Finance, IT, Marketing, People and Culture, OHS, Strategy and Risk Management.

Currently employed as General Manager – Business Operations at The Centre for Continuing Education in Wangaratta, Carl has in recent years established / owned and operated several small businesses and has held Treasurer roles with local sporting clubs and tourism boards. He holds a BSc (Hons.) Hospitality Management, Master of Business Administration and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Having lived in the region since 2007, Carl has been an active participant in community life and is passionate to support and drive the health and social living standards across the Goulburn Valley region and looks forward to being able to assist with the advancement of our Greater Shepparton.

Nerissa Brooks

Nerissa Brooks

Director

Nerissa is a Tax and ASIC Agent and has operated her own public accounting firm since 2001. Prior to this, she held Corporate Tax Manager roles within Airlines and international food companies, financial planning, and Big 4 Accounting firms. After moving to regional Victoria, she has enjoyed serving on various board and committees for local netball and horse clubs.

Nerissa was excited to join the PCC Board in March 2019, and since May 2019 has been appointed Chair of the Audit & Risk Sub Committee. Nerissa has extensive tertiary qualifications with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Master of Business (Tax) and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.  She is also a Certified Tax Advisor for the Tax Institute Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nerissa has lived in the region for over 20 years and looks forward to contributing to the health and wellbeing of the wider community through her appointment to the PCC Board.  Nerissa loves talking about tax and her horses! Paramount however is the financial and emotional wellbeing of families, businesses, and the wider community.