LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Chief Executive Officer
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)
Executive Manager Research and Development
Executive Manager Business and Infrastructure
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.
Executive Manager Health Services
Executive Manager Integrated Services
Executive Manager - Research and Development
Trish joined the PCC team in 2020 as the Acting Executive Manager Research and Development.
Trish has nearly 30 years experience working in the Community Services and Education sectors across both Not For Profit and Government Roles.
The vast majority of Trish’s work has been in the Goulburn Valley demonstrating a long term commitment to the Region and the communities we work with. Trish describes her passions as having a focus around organizational collaboration and active partnership development.
With a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences and Graduate Diploma of Project Management Trish has most recently been supporting Shepparton Community Share, of which PCC is a partner, as the Collective Improvement Manager. Trish has been a member of a number of local Boards including the Goulburn Murray LLEN and is currently a Board Member of Greater Shepparton Connected Community and NCN Health.
Asked what working in Community Health means to her, Trish replied, “It is rare that someone seeks services for an issue or problem that exists in isolation. Issues we seek support for are intrinsically woven into our broader lives, our health, financial situation, relationships with others, experiences of trauma and sense of personal value.
Community Health and Community Services are incredibly adept at supporting vulnerable members of the community and I think the exciting opportunities moving forward are about how do we continue to engage clients, embedding their voice in service development and both as individual agencies and the sector continue to challenge silo’d service