Charlotte Davies

Charlotte is commencing her 2nd year in the program in 2019. She is placed within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District where she will be completing a placement working in the Office of the Chief Executive.

Charlotte graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Psychology. Since graduating she has worked in the community Aged Care sector coordinating Allied Health services for a diverse range of communities in the Sydney metropolitan and broader Sydney regions.

Charlotte is passionate in developing her skills in management and leadership within the public health sector in both Australia and internationally”.

Joana Andre Garrido

Joana is a 2nd year Management Intern at Western Sydney Local Health District, currently undertaking her first rotation with the Clinical Governance team, mainly working on the development of WSLHD Safety & Quality Account 2019-2020.

During her first year of the program, Joana was placed at the Bureau of Health Information, where she worked with the Corporate Affairs team. Joana also provided valuable support to BHI when she was acting Business Manager for five months. In this role Joana primarily undertook HR functions to support BHI.

Prior to the program, Joana completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2017, with a major in Health Services Management and sub-major in Human Resources. She also has a Diploma of Health Sciences completed in 2015. Joana applied for the program to experience a wide variety of opportunities to enhance managerial skills and gain a broader understanding of the health sector. Joana aims to improve the healthcare system by making an impact through leadership and management.

In her downtime, Joana enjoys travelling to experience new cultures and languages, as well as, going back home to visit her family and friends.

Samah Hassan

Sam is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2018 with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). Throughout the first year of the HMIP, Sam completed rotations within District Finance within the strategic procurement team, Workforce Services within Human Resources advisory team and Service Line Management (Operations) within the Surgery and Perioperative Medicine program. Currently Sam is in an elective placement with SESLHD Mental Health Services.

Sam completed a Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney in 2013. She has experience in operational management within the Transport and Logistics field prior to moving into Healthcare.

Sam's motivation to be a part of HMIP comes from a passion for integrated and community based healthcare. She recognises the opportunity to engage with and learn from the leaders and innovators within this space and is eager to develop her management and leadership skills. Outside of work you'll find Sam enjoying the great outdoors; camping, hiking, swimming or listening to live music.

Chad Leeuwenburgh

Chad is a 2nd year management intern at Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN) enjoying the unique opportunities the Network provides, and is supporting the Office of the CE, Corporate Services and Clinical and Corporate Governance. For his 1st year, Chad appreciated the valuable work performed at the Agency for Clinical Innovation and thanks all those whom contributed to his learning experience. 

Prior to entering the program, Chad worked as a radiographer (educator role extension) in a NSW metropolitan public hospital. Chad holds a Masters in Health Management (UNSW), Masters in Medical Radiation Sciences (USYD) and a Bachelor Medical Radiation Sciences, Diagnostic (USYD), and is currently studying Health Data Science at UNSW.  

Chad applied for the HMIP seeing a unique opportunity to both apply and build upon his health management experience, with previous study invoking a desire to contribute towards system based change.

In his spare time, Chad enjoys being around his family (and making the most of still being able to outrun his 6 year old child) and engaging in all things NBA.

Edward Valenta

Edward is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced in 2018, and is a Branch Council member for 2019. He is currently working at Ramsay Health Care, supporting the Revenue Management Group and Program Management Office. In his first year, Edward worked at Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, and undertook rotations with the following Units; Communications, Organisational Development, Clinical Business, Allied Health, Corporate Services and the Office of the CE.

Prior to the program, Edward obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws at UNSW and has completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at ANU. Edward was admitted into the Legal Profession in April 2018.

He has worked in private, public and not-for profit organisations in areas such as tourism and hospitality, business, legal, disability and animal welfare advocacy. Edward looks forward to gaining further experience and knowledge within healthcare systems to improve the overall patient journey.

Edward enjoys travelling, spending time with family, reading and catching up on the latest Netflix series.