Peta Andreone

Peta is a 2nd year management intern commencing her new placement at Northern Beaches Hospital. Peta completed her 1st year at the Clinical Excellence Commission.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours at Macquarie University, Peta worked in operational roles across Australia and the United Kingdom for Professional Services, Education & Training, Information Media & Not for Profit organisations. In her most recent role at the social enterprise The Ethics Centre, she managed a range of projects including the re-development of the national helpline, Ethi-call & the remedial program, Ethics Counsel.

Peta applied for the NSW HMIP because she is passionate about a career that contributes to improving the lives of others and enjoys working in human services. She is a collaborative & people-minded individual who loves a challenge and believes the program is an opportunity for her to gain an understanding of the health environment and build her professional capacity to become a senior leader in health services.

On her days off you might find her singing with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir or down at the local beach, weather permitting.

John Dillon

My Name is John Dillon and I am a second-year intern continuing placement at Western Sydney LHD. I have previously worked as an Operational Support Officer for the Western Sydney Integrated Care Program and Project Officer for Thriving Families NSW (Their Futures Matter). My first current placement is with the Western Sydney Local Health District working with the Executive Director of Operations (WSLHD).

I have a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Services Management) Sub Majoring Health Informatics from Western Sydney University. I aim to work in executive level management and deliver broad-scale health and clinical operational leadership to health outcomes through managing projects, operations and teams of which will achieve this.

I can bring a unique perspective in health care management, modelling and business growth from my experience, passion and education. I aim to develop my leadership skills and knowledge of the Australian healthcare system during the two year program.

Grainne Ducat

​Grainne is a 2nd year Management Intern with Mid North Coast LHD. She will rotate placements with Workforce services and Mental Health, Office of the CE, and Integrated care.

Grainne has a Post-Graduate diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing from The Australian College of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queens University Belfast.

Grainne has extensive experience in Maternal and Child Health particularly in low socio-economic areas. She is passionate about the integral role community services play in the overall health of the public and planning and implementing strategies to managing the health needs for the ageing population of Australia.

Grainne has recent experience organising successful charitable events and community engagement projects. She applied to the internship to develop her management and leadership skills.

Raviro Dzimba

Raviro is a 2nd year Management Intern continuing with the Southern NSW Local Health District where she has worked for several years. She has extensive experience working in Health and in various Human Services Departments and Organisations in Australia and in the United Kingdom.

Raviro's motivation to be a part of HMIP is to gain experience, build confidence and broaden her scope of the healthcare system and to consolidate experience attained from her clinical work. She hopes to gain various managerial skills in health management as well as understand health trends, successes and the opportunities that exist.

She recognises the opportunity to engage with and learn from the leaders and innovators and is eager to develop her management and leadership skills. She is hoping to develop her skills to improve service accessibility and integration.

Siggy Haveland

Siggy is a 2nd year Management Intern with the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD). He is currently based in Port Macquarie, working with the Mental Health and Integrated Care team.

Siggy completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Dietetics in 2014, and then commenced a 10-year clinical career as a dietian in public healthcare; starting with the National Health Service (UK) for 3 years, and continuing at Port Macquarie Base Hosptial with NSW Health as a senior clinician/acting department manager. Since 2014, Siggy has held several roles within the MNCLHD Clinical Governance Unit as both project manager and patient safety coordinator. Siggy has also completed secondments in quality and patient safety manager roles. 

The opportunity to network and develop a greater understanding of health management and leadership is what led Siggy to pursue this program.

Outside of work, Siggy enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his young family.

Emily Meharg

Emily is a second year Health Management Intern placed with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). Emily has had rotations with the Westmead Finance team, Integrated and Community Health, People and Culture, Allied Health and is now in her final rotation with the Director Operations at Auburn Hospital.

Emily graduated from Western Sydney University in 2018 with Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Health Services Management and a sub-major in Public Health. The internship with WSLHD has given her the opportunity to explore a variety of areas within health and provided many opportunities for growth, especially working closely with the executive management team during COVID-19. Emily has found the experience to be challenging but extremely rewarding, making many connections with health leaders and honing leadership skills and interests to take into her future career.

Grace Navin

I am entering my second year of the ASCHSM internship at Western Sydney Local Health District. Last year I completed rotations in the Office of the Chief Executive, Clinical Governance and District Finance, all of which were fantastic learning experiences and presented me with the opportunity to develop my skills.

Some highlights included being involved in high level industrial issues, establishing a new hospital council, the LHD budget build process, managing safety alerts for the District and investigating serious clinical incidents.

During my first year, I have had the privilege of working with many experienced leaders who will no doubt influence my future direction and leadership style, and ultimately make a difference to patients within out healthcare system. 

Liz Parker

Liz is a management intern continuing with Southern NSW Local Health District in their inaugural program year. She was initially placed with the Chief Information Officer working across Southern and Murrumbidgee Local Health Districts.

Liz’s leadership and management experience across public, for profit and not for profit organisations includes paid, volunteer and local government elected office roles spanning health, mental health, community sector, fitness, supply chain/ logistics, property and building & construction.

The opportunity to learn from inspiring leaders, to better understand the complexities of our health system and to grow academically beyond her undergraduate Bachelor Applied Science Medical and Applied Biotechnology study inspired Liz to apply.

Beyond the Health Management Internship Program, Liz has strategic leadership aspirations of serving the community through active listening. When she’s not at work she’s helping to change lives and health outcomes for the better, bringing people together through group fitness.

Chris Reece

Chris is a 2nd year management intern continuing with Western Sydney Local Health District.

Chris completed a degree in Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) in 2012. Chris worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital, for a period of 5 years as a Technologist. During this period he also completed his Master's in Health Management with the University of New South Wales where his keen interest in the health management field developed.

Facilitated by his passion and insights for healthcare, Chris applied for the HMIP for the fantastic opportunity to tackle challenges and gain experience in the health management field.

Chloe Tadorian

Chloe is a 2nd year management intern commencing her new Placement at Odyssey House NSW. She completed her first year at the Agency for Clinical Innovation in 2019. During that time, she worked with Clinical Health Networks, Finance and Corporate Affairs, and Program Evaluations. At Odyssey House, she is working across all departments, from Residential Services, Community Services and Executive Office.

Prior to the program, Chloe completed a double degree in Science and Business, majoring in Biochemistry and Management. She graduated from Western Sydney University in 2017. She also worked with Assistive Technology for individuals living with visual impairment.

Chloe has a passion for improving Quality of Life, and looks forward to the opportunity to help improve strategies, efficiencies and patient care across the health sector. She would also like to improve her skills in leadership and effective management.

Jessica Wragg

Jessica is a 2nd year Management Intern commencing her new placement with Sydney Children's Hospital Network. She completed her first year with ACI.

Jessica completed a Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Sydney with a Major in Marketing. Since graduating she has worked in the Peritonectomy Unit, Department of Surgery at St George Hospital.

Jessica is passionate about work in public health and health promotion both in Australia and internationally. She looks forward to developing her skills in management and leadership within the health sector. Jess hopes that working with innovators and health care leaders will help her become an active agent in improving the health of Australians.