LEADERSHIP TEAM

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

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Rebecca Lorains

Rebecca Lorains

Chief Executive Officer

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Rebecca started at PCC in 2002. Her experience to date has been in Senior Management positions, with her career beginning in youth and family work, alcohol and other drugs and prisons.  Rebecca is known for her passion, commitment and innovation working with the most disadvantaged and marginalised cohorts in our community. Rebecca moved into Senior Management roles to try and influence the systems and environment that health and community service are delivered in, truly advocating for Regional and Rural Victorians and those community members who struggle to have their voices heard.

Rebecca’s Diploma in Welfare Studies, Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs, Diploma Front Line Management, Certificate IV Work Place Training and Assessment, has seen her as a board member of the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association, the Victorian HealthCare Association and committee President of Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Rebecca believes that Community Health is a wonderful platform to deliver a range of health and community services that focuses on integration and seamless service delivery to our community. It has a niche in being able to engage with and assist our most vulnerable, marginalised and complex cohorts within our community underpinned by values such as equity, access, justice and respect.

Dr. Megan Lorains (Phd)

Dr. Megan Lorains (Phd)

Executive Manager Research and Development

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Megan began at PCC in 2014 in a health promotion role, before moving into a clinical services management position. Megan has now moved into the Executive Manager Research and Development position, utilising her education background with a PhD Sport Exercise Science, Masters Human Nutrition, Bachelor Degree Applied Science, Double Bachelor Degree Exercise Science / Management and Graduate Diploma Statistics. Megan has more than 10 years’ experience working in elite sport, sport and community development, health promotion and program evaluation and research, across Australia. She has been working the community health and health promotion space since 2013 and has presented her work nationally and internationally. When asked why she works in Community Health and what it means to her, Megan responded with, “It is about designing and implementing programs and services that support individuals and communities to be empowered to live and lead healthy, fulfilling and safe lives, and using evidence and community input into what those program and service needs are locally.
Simone Wilson

Simone Wilson

Executive Manager Business and Infrastructure

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Simone has been with PCC since 2011 and has a background in Retail and Wholesale Distribution in financial account management. She is a member of CPA Australia, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Originally from Melbourne, Simone has shown great commitment in the not-for-profit sector. She brings a wealth of knowledge in finance, business structures and development to PCC. As Executive Manager of Business and Infrastructure it is Simone’s role to ensure the financial management of the organisation and the smooth operations of Business Services. When asked why she works in this industry, she replied, “Working in community health means l get to help educate and develop systems to improve our greater community through providing economically sound deliverable’s but also how we measure the outcomes to ensure we are effective with the people who need us most. Everyone should have the same opportunities in life but unfortunately this is not reality.

Hannah Dolling

Hannah Dolling

Executive Manager Health Services

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Hannah begun working at PCC in 2016 in a project officer role, she returned to PCC in her current role in 2018. Previously, Hannah has worked in the health and fitness Industry since 2010 with local sporting clubs, gym facilities, community organisations and groups. She has worked in a variety of roles over the years within this space including; food coaching, nutrition support, program development, health promotion, and project based research roles.  Hannah has successfully completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) and Certificate in Small Business Management. She is currently studying Masters Public Policy and Management. When asked why she works in Community Health, Hannah responded with, “For me it means incorporating best practice preventative health methods to create programs and services that are tailored to local community needs, and assists to support equal health outcomes for all.”
Broni Paine

Broni Paine

Executive Manager Integrated Services

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Broni began at PCC in 2008 after 10-years’ experience in the employment and training industry, and a further 10-years’ experience in the Community Health sector. She has also worked with trainees and apprentices and employment and learning, before moving into Alcohol and Other Drug support programs. Broni also worked within PCC as a clinical supervisor, and within the family violence team. Broni’s experience stems from her education background in Bachelor Arts and Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, as well as Clinical Super vision training, and family violence specific assessment training. When asked what working in Community health means to her, Broni responded with, “Being part of a solution and encouraging change for individuals to grow’. Broni has shown great passion and skill in developing relationships and sustainable partnerships within our local community, to strengthen service delivery for our community.
Teagan Hickey

Teagan Hickey

Manager People and Resilience

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Teagan began working with us in 2009 and has than 10 years’ experience working in local government and community health mainly in corporate services, human resources, industrial relations and project management. Teagan commenced employment at Primary Care Connect as a receptionist and has over the years shown great skill, determination and leadership to now be a valued member of our Leadership Team.  She has successfully completed an Advanced Diploma in Management and an Advanced Diploma in Management (Human Resources). When asked why she works in Community Health, Teagan responded with, “I love working within the community health sector, it is a hard but extremely rewarding experience. I really enjoy seeing people come into PCC for support and guidance, and allow PCC employees to join them on their journey to an improved lifestyle, it’s something that we should be humbled by.”
Sheree Monteleone

Sheree Monteleone

Manager Clinical Services – Family Violence

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Sheree joined the team at PCC in 2014 in our Family Violence team. Sheree has demonstrated her passion, knowledge and commitment to the industry and is now Manager of Family Violence services. She has successfully completed Certificate 4 and Diploma Community Services. Sheree has experience in the travel industry, as well as medical imaging and the wider family violence sector. When asked what working in Community Health means to her, Sheree replied, “To me it means making a difference in someone’s life.  It means keeping families together and safe.  It means helping empower women to be free from fear and showing them that there are other choices if willing and able to be brave.  Working in this sector means better outcomes for women and children locally.
Debbie McDonald

Debbie McDonald

Manager Clinical Services – Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Debbie joined the team at Primary Care Connect 13 years ago, after working as a Registered nurse. In addition to her nursing degree, Debbie has successfully completed a dual Diploma of AOD and Mental health, Diploma of Professional Counselling, and was a graduate from the 2018 Fairley Leadership Program. Debbie has experience in a range of areas as a clinician at Primary Care Connect, including AOD Counselling, Generalise Counselling, Intake and Assessment, and most recently within our Family Violence Support team. Debbie adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Leadership Team. When asked what working in COmmunity Health means to her, Debbie says it is about gaining insight into how diverse our Community is and by working within the Community Health Sector I’m now able to assist community members to make informed decisions on their health and lifestyle.