HMIP NSW 2nd year interns


Jessica Harris

Jessica is a 2nd Year management intern at ACI and will be completing rotations in Acute Care, Implementation and Centre for Healthcare Redesign in 2017. Jessica completed her first year of the Health Management Intern Program at Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network.

She holds a Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies majoring in Government and International Relations, and has recently obtained a Diploma of Project Management.

Prior to her commencement in the program, Jessica worked as a Program Coordinator of Aged Care at SES Medicare Local and as the GP After-Hours Commissioning Project Officer at Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. Jessica applied to the HMIP as it would provide her with a qualification to support her career in the health sector, as well as gain experience in a range of fantastic organisations. Jessica is interested in pursuing a career in Quality Improvement and Project Management.



Justin Lyons

Justin is a 2nd year Management Intern, placed at NSW Health Pathology in Newcastle. In 2016 he completed rotations through Finance, Corporate Strategy and Pathology North, and in 2017 Justin joined Workforce and the Chief Executive Office.

Prior to joining the HMIP Justin worked in consultancy at KPMG. He has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce. Justin applied to the program to gain exposure to the NSW health system, and has a particular interest in process improvement and performance analytics. He is keen on pursuing a career in health management in regional NSW.

Outside of work, Justin supports the Newcastle Jets and Liverpool FC, which means that his weekends are typically spent in a state of frustration and disappointment.



Zach Martin-Dennis

Zach is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2016. His current placement is with Aboriginal Health within WNSW Local Health District as the Aboriginal Health Manager – Project Delivery, Culture and Engagement.

Zach holds a Bachelor of Commerce. He has a diverse range of prior working experience from the banking/finance sector within Westpac, to project work within remote and rural not-for-profit health organisations.

Zach applied to the program to gain a greater understanding of the complex health system. Zach wishes to further enhance and build his management skills to improve NSW health; he aspires to a career in Senior Executive Management within large complex health organisations. In his spare time Zach is a frequent gym user and enjoys being active, staying fit and healthy. Zach also enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, cars & reading a good book.


Angus McDowell

Angus is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2016. Angus works with the Western Sydney Local Health District within the Strategic Program Management Office (SPMO). This is providing him the opportunity to work in a project management environment focusing on the District’s strategic priority areas.

Angus moved to Sydney from rural NSW having completed a Bachelor of Business Management. Angus has worked with the Bathurst Hospital in Medical Workforce and Clinical Governance after starting as a work placement student in 2014.

Angus joined the program to expose himself to larger problems and projects through a complex health environment. His aim for the program is to develop and improve upon skills that make a strong health manager. In his spare time, Angus enjoys playing water polo, spending time with friends, and travelling.


Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

Gideon is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2016. He is placed at Western Sydney Local Health District where he is working as a Research & Evaluation Officer for Integrated Care.

Gideon completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and the History of Philosophy of Science and has since completed a Master’s of Public Health. His prior experience includes medical administration and marketing in private healthcare. He has developed a passion for evidence-based healthcare, which led him to apply for the program in the hope of developing management skills to apply this knowledge. He hopes to positively affect the lives of people through healthcare.

When not working, Gideon is a circus enthusiast and holds a black belt in Karate. He enjoys reading, cooking and can’t resist a great new place to eat. He also regularly publishes a blog which can be found here


Rebecca Pinheiro

Rebecca is a 2nd Year Management Intern who commenced the Program in 2016. Her current placement is with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District within the Chief Executive Office. During her first year of the program, she completed rotations in District Finance, Workforce Services and Operations.

She holds a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Movement Science, and was previously employed by St Vincent’s, working within the Human Resources Department and Palliative Care Hospice as a Recruitment Officer and Administration Manager.

Rebecca applied for the program to increase her insight into the diversity of the healthcare sector and provide greater opportunities in networking. She aims to learn skills that will enable her to make positive changes to healthcare system. Rebecca looks forward to the next year of learning and development. 


Natasia Seo

Natasia is a 2nd year Management Intern at Western Sydney Local Health District. She is currently working within the Sydney West Cancer Network as a project coordinator.

Natasia has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and Biological Anthropology and since graduating she has completed a Master of Health Policy. Prior to joining the program she worked in private healthcare.

Natasia joined the program in pursuit of greater health equity between Sydney’s populations. She has an interest in public health economics and infrastructure, social policy and systems safety. She hopes to move into health consultancy after the program, and enjoys painting and snow sports.

Joshua Tatham

Joshua is a 2nd year Management Intern who is placed with the Activity Based Funding Taskforce. In 2017 he will rotate through stakeholder engagement, clinical costing & pricing, and funding & modelling divisions. In 2016 Joshua was placed at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.

Before joining the HMIP Joshua completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Diploma of Business. He has six years of nursing experience, specialising in Intensive Care. Joshua ventured into Bed Management and Nursing and Midwifery Staffing Coordination which led him to become a Team Leader of General Intensive Care. These experiences drove Joshua to pursue a career in management to gain a richer understanding of the healthcare system.

Joshua is a keen sportsman and regularly competes in triathlons. He also volunteers as a Surf Life Saver.

Michaela Ward

Michaela is a 2nd year management intern who commenced the program in 2016. Her current placement organisation is the Clinical Excellence Commission, where she will be acting in the Knowledge Exchange Project Officer role. In this role, Michaela hopes to develop a broad set of skills to ensure she is well equipped to make positive changes within the health care system.

Michaela holds a Bachelor of Business. Her first year placement was at the Agency for Clinical Innovation, where she gained diverse experiences within the Centre for Healthcare Redesign and Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Portfolio, Corporate Services Portfolios.

Michaela saw the program as a challenging opportunity to develop new and varied skills across a number of different areas of the health system. Whilst uncertain of her ultimate career path, she is excited about the unique experiences and opportunities the Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) has to offer.