Second round applications for 2023 are now open and close Sunday 4 September 2022 at 11.59pm AEST

Tinto Cherian

Tinto joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2022.His current placement is at Western Health in Adult Specialist Clinics. He first placement was at Barwon Health, working with Department of Strategy and Planning.

Tinto has a Bachelor of Nursing and Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care. He also holds a Masters of Health Management from UNSW. Prior to commencing the program he has experience working in areas of quality improvement, change management, research and clinical projects.

With the program Tinto aims to be a proficient health service leader by thinking strategically, inspiring others, leading change process, using policy to advantage and contributing to improved health outcomes. He is equally passionate about the economic and management aspects for a cost effective and innovative health care. Building upon the diverse experience he intends to use an evidence informed approach, supported by a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort to solve health sector problems and manage resources efficiently for better health care delivery.

Sally Guo

Sally is a first-year ACHSM intern. She started the program in 2022, spending her first placement with the Commissioning and System Improvement Division North East Health Services, governance and HealthShare at the Department of Health where she supported to produce the Loddon Mallee Maternity Operations Guidelines as well as revising Health Service Annual Report for 2021-2022. Her current placement is at the Quality, Safety and Improvement Division at Barwon Health where she is leading the project for the implementation of Child Safe Standards in Barwon Health.

Sally holds a Master of Public Health degree from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Midwifery from Monash University. Prior to joining the program, she spent the past 12 years working as a Registered midwife. Since the beginning of the COIVD outbreak, Sally has taken 2 roles related to the pandemic, and last year worked in the Western Public Health Unit as a Public Health Officer and Authorised Officer for COVID management as well as an infection prevention nurse for Western Health.

Sally joined the program to gain the skills and experience required to make a wider and positive influence on the health care system. She is hoping to develop her leadership skills to become a leader her team and community would trust and is hoping to gain experience in Strategic Planning, Project Management and Operations through this internship. Sally is passionate about making health services more accessible and efficient for patients and their families.

Saskia Hartog

Saskia began her Health Management Intern Program (HMIP) in January 2022, and is currently completing her first placement at Castlemaine Health in rural Victoria. She has a Bachelor of Medical Science (Neuroscience) and a Master of Public Health (Health Promotion and Advocacy) from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining, Saskia has worked as a member of the Client Relations Management team for the Western Sydney COVID-19 Vaccination program.

The key responsibility of the role involved building and maintaining positive relationships with key stakeholders, to enable the vaccine rollout to progress efficiently and reach target population groups. Saskia also completed a research placement at the Faculty of Medicine and Health during her studies, where she was primarily involved in the systematic review of a model for childcare delivered in afterschool settings.

Throughout the HMIP, Saskia hopes to gain further exposure to exciting health management projects, and develop her skills in management, operations and strategic planning. 

Sarah Monaghan

Sarah joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2022. Her first placement was at Northern Health in the Operations team and Transformation Unit. She is currently completing her second placement at Mercy Health in the Operations team.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University. She is currently completing a Master of Health Services Management at Griffith University. Prior to joining the program Sarah worked as a Physiotherapist across multiple public and private tertiary hospitals in Victoria providing care in acute, subacute and community settings.

Throughout the program Sarah aims to broaden her knowledge of healthcare operations, project management and risk management. She is motivated to further develop her leadership skills in a practical environment with the support of experienced healthcare leaders. Sarah hopes to use the skills and experiences she gains from the program to promote efficient and high quality patient care for all members of the community.

Soumya Shah

Soumya is a first-year intern, having commenced the Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) in January 2022 at West Gippsland Healthcare Group. 

Soumya holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) from RMIT and has previously worked as a medical scientist in public and private hospital pathology settings across Melbourne since 2013. She is currently pursuing a Master of Health Service Management from Griffith University as part of the HMIP. 

During her first placement in Warragul, Soumya gained exposure to high-level, strategic decisions made at executive and director levels. This was accompanied by a robust understanding of operational requirements of a rural hospital via participating in projects across a range of departments. 

She is currently undertaking her second placement with the Business Services team at Monash Health. Soumya is utilising this opportunity to develop business, finance and project management skills essential for effective resource allocation and management of large health organisations. 

Soumya is motivated by the opportunity to work with industry leaders to gain a deeper understanding of our healthcare system, drive continual improvement and promote better outcomes for healthcare workers and their patients. 

Jose Tagaro

Jose joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2022. His current placement is at West Gippsland Healthcare Group, working closely with the Quality & Safety Unit, and Community Allied Health Service.  

He completed his first placement at the Department of Health with the Blood, Pharmaceutical, Organ and Tissue Donation Programs Unit. 

Jose completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience and a Master of Medical Radiations at Monash University. Prior to joining the program, he worked as a Radiation Therapist at Austin Health in several highly specialized roles. He is currently studying a Master of Health Service Management at Griffith University as part of the program.

He hopes the program will broaden his knowledge of the healthcare system and improve his skills in areas such as leadership, project management, strategic planning, and business. With the skills acquired through the program, he hopes to become an effective leader and take the lead in tackling the challenges currently faced in the healthcare system.