HMIP VIC 1st year interns

Simon Chong

Simon is a first year Health Management Intern at the Department of Health and Human Services

He holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Monash University. Prior to the program, Simon worked in the private hospital network across acute and rehabilitation centres. His clinical area of expertise included orthopaedic acute care. Simon holds an interest in continued professional development to be able to optimise patient outcomes.

Simon has joined the program to gain a exposure to the broader health sector. He is passionate about quality leadership and is looking to make a positive impact in the health industry.

Jenny Gibbins

Jenny is a first year Health Management Intern at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education and Master of Nursing Practice. In her role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Jenny provided specialist care for both children and adults through clinical nursing, health promotion, quality improvement, leadership, research and education. 

Jenny joined the program to acquire practical skills and insight into health management, as well as understand critical trends, successes and opportunities that exist within the health system. 

Kelly Hayden

Kelly joined the internship program in 2017. Her first placement was in the Project Management Office at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. She is currently completing her second placement at Benalla Health Services.

Kelly has a Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours) from Deakin University. Her thesis looked at the state of sexual and reproductive health of Australian university students. Prior to joining the program Kelly worked in community health in community participation and health literacy.

Kelly joined the program to gain exposure to the wider healthcare system and to understand the various components of healthcare delivery. She is hoping to use the skills and experience developed from the program to improve service accessibility and integration.

Cherie Holland

Cherie Holland is a first year ACHSM management intern who joined the program in 2017. Her current placement is an unusual one where she is placed in three health services within the Campaspe Shire. Her six month placement will be undertaken at Echuca Regional Health, Kyabram District Health Service and Rochester and Elmore District Health Services.

Cherie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy from RMIT University. She also has a Diploma of Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Method which enables her to practice within the private health sector. She has previously worked as an Osteopath in the rural sector and in metropolitan areas throughout Victoria and NSW.

Cherie joined the Health Management Intern Program to gain further knowledge and develop the necessary skills to enable her to work in the health sector. On the job training will support her to learn about the intricate nuances of health management through experienced leaders who are working in the sector.

Isabelle Howard

Isabelle is a proud Jaadwa woman and a 1st Year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her first placement is at Dental Health Services Victoria working in the Project Management Team.

Isabelle has a Bachelor of Nursing from The Australian Catholic University and worked in one of Victoria’s largest hospitals specialising in Medical Oncology and Women’s Health.  She hopes that her frontline experience will be valuable throughout her placements.

Isabelle joined the program to gain a comprehensive understanding of the health care system and to develop skills in leadership and management. Isabelle is passionate about Aboriginal health and hopes to make a positive change in Aboriginal health outcomes throughout her career. 

Cherry Liang

Cherry is a 1st year management intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is at the Department of Health and Human Services under the Commissioning, Performance and Regulation Branch, working within the Rural Health Team.

Cherry holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne. She worked as a registered physiotherapist with extensive clinical background across different health service sectors. Prior to joining the ACHSM HMIP program, she was also completing a Master of Health Management with University of New South Wales via distance study.

Cherry joined the program to broaden her scope of the healthcare system and to consolidate on various managerial skills. She is passionate about leading innovative ideas to improve the way healthcare is provided.  She also hopes to unite healthcare managers from an even broader Australasian region to participate in the healthcare discussion internationally.

Milena Mijas

Milena is a 1st Year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is at West Gippsland Healthcare Group in Corporate Services.

Milena has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) at the Western Sydney University. She has previously worked as a Health Promotion Officer and Project Officer across various topic areas such as Alcohol and Other Drugs, Drowning Prevention and Asthma.

Milena applied for the program to gain experience, exposure and to increase her knowledge of different areas within the health system. As well as to have the opportunity to develop and expand her management skills.