HMIP NSW 1st year interns

Chloe Ashton

Chloe is a 1st year Management Intern commencing in 2017. Her current placement is with the Mid North Coast Local Health District within the Clinical Governance team.

Chloe completed a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Management in 2015 from the University of Sydney. She has worked as an Administration Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital and as a Patient Support Officer at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute.

Chloe has a passion for healthcare which was the driving force for her application to the program. She has a particular interest in developing better outcomes for rural health care. She hopes to gain greater insight into the healthcare system and develop her management skills to be equipped for a challenging future career in health management.

Andrew Bullen

Andrew is a 1st year management intern who commenced the program in 2017. He is currently placed at the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, working within the Policy Development Team.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Economics and is keen to apply his studies in the healthcare field.  He has previously worked for Mission Australia and is passionate about improving outcomes in the community.   Andrew is excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on standards of healthcare through the HMIP program.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys playing guitar and reading about history.

Leo Clayton

Leo is a 1st year Management Intern commencing in 2017. His placement is at NSW Ambulance, and he is currently working for the Learning and Development team within People and Culture.

Prior to the program, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology at the University of Sydney, while working in the Diversional Therapy team of an Anglicare nursing home. While working for Anglicare, Leo developed his interest in aged care and health management, and hopes this time in the program will enhance his knowledge of both fields.

Outside of work, Leo has an interest in language and the arts – especially in poetry and stand-up comedy.

James Comerford

James 1st year Management Intern commencing in 2017 at Western Sydney Local Health District. His first rotation is with the Finance Department and Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospitals.

James graduated from a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Sydney. Since graduating he has worked at North Shore Private Hospital as an Administration Officer in Surgical Bookings/Billings. He applied for the HMIP to gain a more in-depth understanding of operations in the public health system and looks forward to gaining experience through his rotations.

In his downtime, James loves playing cricket and going to sporting fixtures, in particular the Sydney Swans and the NSW Waratahs.

Jamie Dallimore

Jamie 1st year Management Intern commencing in 2017 at Western Sydney Local Health District. He is currently working with the Redevelopment team.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Nursing and has worked in the health sector for 7 years in clinical and administrative roles. He felt it was important to spend time learning and working in unfamiliar areas. Jamie intends to use the program as a foundation for developing the rest of this career and is challenging himself to learn new skills.

Jamie has a particular interest in the relationship between the public health sector and private industry and the opportunities for learning from health systems in other jurisdictions across Australia and the rest of the world.

Kylie Dixon

Kylie is 1st year Management Intern commencing in 2017 at the Mid North Coast Local Health District. She is currently based in Port Macquarie, working within the Workforce team.

Kylie completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Finance and Macroeconomics; and Accounting in 2014. Prior to this, Kylie spent approximately 9 years working as a Paramedic for NSW Ambulance. Kylie had spent a small amount of time in the banking industry before deciding to follow her passion and return to healthcare.

Kylie saw the program as an opportunity to obtain a deeper understanding of the healthcare system and gain exposure to many different areas to help determine what her future career may look like. Outside of work, Kylie enjoys running, learning to play golf and weekends away camping.

Michael Donnolley

Michael is a 1st year Management Intern who is placed at the Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network. He is currently working on projects across the Network in Population Health, Adolescent Health and Practice Development.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws. He has previously practiced as a solicitor in environmental and planning law. Michael applied to the program to gain broad experience throughout the health sector and to develop management and leadership skills.

In his spare time Michael is a committed Wests Tigers supporter, demonstrating a high tolerance for emotional pain.

Megan Hart

Megan is a 1st year Management intern who commenced the program in 2017. She is currently placed at Western Sydney Local Health District, working alongside the Innovation and Redesign Team.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Indonesian. She is extremely passionate about global public health and has a particular interest working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community groups. Megan joined the HMIP to further develop her managerial skills and gain a broader understanding of the public health sector.

Megan’s experience gained during her overseas exchange and various volunteer programs have inspired her to be a successful manager where she hopes to initiate change and improve priority health areas. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, meeting new people and staying active.

Christian Jansen

Christian is a 1st year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017 at Western Sydney Local Health District. His first rotation is in Operations, with the General Manager’s Unit at Westmead and Auburn Hospitals.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Nursing and has recently completed a Master of Public Health. He joined the HMIP to gain experience in healthcare and to further develop his leadership and management skills. Christian currently aspires to work in Population Health and is fascinated by how the built environment influences health.

Outside of work, Christian is an avid cyclist and motorcyclist who enjoys gardening and has a keen interest in environmental and social issues. He also enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, having backpacked across Europe and Asia and the Pacific.

Madeline Johns

Madeline is a 1st year Management Intern at the Agency for Clinical Innovation in Chatswood, completing rotations across three portfolios: Chronic Care for Aboriginal People, the Surgical Taskforce, and Implementation.

Prior to beginning the program, Madeline obtained a Bachelor of Health Science with a double major in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Service Management. Madeline also worked for the Home Care Service of New South Wales both out in the field and in administrative roles throughout the duration of her studies. Madeline looks forward to experiencing a wide variety of opportunities to enhance her skills as a health service manager.

In her spare time, Madeline enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family, watching the football and eating.

Katie Lau

Katie is a 1st year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District in the District Finance office.

Katie completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2014 and has worked in both the public and aged care sectors as a physiotherapist since. In 2016, Katie completed a Master of Management to supplement her experiences in health with management knowledge.

Katie’s main impetus to apply for the internship was to gain valuable experience in the health system and ensure she is equipped with skills to become a health leader in the future. In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing OzTag and listening to music.

Jack Roach

Jack is a 1st year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017. He will be based within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District for the duration of the program.

Jack completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 and has worked as a hospital social worker for the last year. He also has 5 years administration experience in the private hospital system including staff training and process development.

Jack applied to the program to gain a better understanding of NSW Health and to enhance his management skills. He feels strongly that the program will assist his aspirations to make a difference to health care in the future. Outside of work Jack is involved in community sport, specifically cricket and rugby, and takes great pleasure assisting to run his local clubs.

Lea Sugay

Lea is a 1st year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is with Western Sydney Local Health District within the District Finance Health Informatics Team.

Lea completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Health Service Management and Therapeutic Recreation from Western Sydney University. She has previously worked as a recreational activities officer for various aged care facilities and also as a disability support worker.

Lea applied for the program to gain experience and further increase her knowledge and skills in health service management with the aim to make an impact on and to improve the healthcare system. In her spare time, Lea can be found at the gym, playing sports or at the beach.

Bertina Wong

Bertina is a 1st year Management Intern placed in the Bureau of Health Information. She will be working in the Corporate Affairs and Business Development team for the duration of her placement.

Bertina is a Registered Nurse and has specialist qualifications in Emergency Nursing having completed a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing in 2015. Prior to this, she completed a pre-Registration Masters of Nursing and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) at the University of Sydney. Bertina also has clinical experience in aged care, vascular surgical, and surgical urology nursing.

Bertina joined the HMIP to increase her understanding on how healthcare is designed and implemented, and gain a practical understanding of how to create positive change. After the HMIP, she hopes to progress a career in international public health.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, and watercolour.

Jessica Youngberry

Jess is a 1st year management intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is in Human Resources at Westmead Hospital as part of the Western Sydney Local Health District.

She completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Canberra. After some world travel, Jess worked as an Administration Manager and Junior Assessing Officer in Personnel Security.

Her aim over the next two years is to expand her management skills and to develop expertise within the healthcare industry. She applied for the Health Management Internship program after realising she would love to work within the health system utilising her science-based approach and management skills.