Nonie Chan

Joining the program in 2019, Nonie has completed placements at Dental Health Services Victoria at the Centre for Applied Oral Health Care Research and Evaluation, and Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS), Rural and Regional Health branch. Through these placements she has gained experience in public health funding, performance monitoring, clinical governance, Value Based Health Care implementation and model of care evaluation. Her current placement in 2020 is at Austin Health in the Finance, Reporting & Governance unit.

Nonie has a background in pharmacy with nine years of experience working in a variety of community and hospital pharmacies since graduating from The University of Sydney with a Master of Pharmacy. Prior to that she obtained a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) from Monash University where she completed a qualitative research project that examined the lived experience of obesity in the Chinese community in Victoria.

Keen to gain all round experiences in public health, health policy, operational management, strategic planning and project management, Nonie hopes to develop the necessary management skills and leadership qualities to become a valued member of the health sector of tomorrow.

Simonne Collins

Simonne Collins is an Australian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) intern who joined the program in 2019. Her current placement is at the Department of Health and Human Services working within the Metropolitan Health Services Performance unit. Previously Simonne completed placements at Western Health working within the Emergency, Medicine and Cancer Services division and at Goulburn Valley Health working in the clinical operations team based at Shepparton Hospital.

Simonne has a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice from La Trobe University. She also recently completed a Master of Business Administration (Health) via Flinders University and a Master of Health Management via the University of New England.

Prior to joining the program Simonne worked as an Occupational Therapist in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has experience working within community health, emergency, acute and subacute hospital settings.

Throughout the internship program Simonne wants to further develop her skills and experience in managing the complexities of health service delivery. She’s passionate about making positive changes to patient care, service integration and accessibility throughout her career.

Steven Hallissey 

Steve joined the internship program at the start of 2019. His current placement is with North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network. He started the program with a placement at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Blood, Pharmaceuticals, Organ and Tissue Donation team before spending six months working with the executive team at East Grampians Health Service in Ararat.

Steve began his career in the Army before leaving to study a Bachelor of International Studies (International Relations) from Deakin University in 2015. Prior to joining the program Steve worked for RSL Victoria and Carlton and United Breweries in operations and HR respectively.

Steve joined the program to turn his interest in healthcare into a career where he hopes to be able to improve health outcomes for all Australians. He is particularly passionate about ensuring those who are financially or socially disadvantaged get access to the care and support they need.

Matthew Macaulay 

Matthew commenced the Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) in 2019. His current placement is with Alfred Health, working in the Outpatients division. Throughout the HMIP he has worked at West Gippsland Healthcare Group and the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria in the Genomics and Health Technology Team.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology from Deakin University. Prior to joining the program Matthew worked at Cabrini Health at both their Rehabilitation sites and private practice, establishing the Exercise Physiology profession. Additionally, Matthew has completed multiple teaching qualifications and taught the Allied Health Assistance Course at Holmesglen TAFE. Matthew is currently completing his Masters of Health Management from the University of New England.

Matthew joined the program to develop and acquire practical and leadership skills to successfully implement projects and to influence those at the front line of health care to be innovative and deliver excellence in healthcare. Matthew hopes the program will broaden his scope as a professional to improve health systems and service delivery, making a positive change for the health and wellbeing of the community.

Jass Pannu

Jass joined the internship program in 2017. She is currently undertaking her final placement at EACH Ringwood. Her pervious placements were at the Alfred (Clinical Governance Unit and Redesigning Care), DHHS (Rural and Regional Health Branch) and Cabrini Malvern. Jass has a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and Master’s in Health Administration from Curtin University of Technology (WA), in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management.

Jass joined the ACHSM Internship program to get practical experience in Health Leadership and Management to enhance her understanding of the internal and external forces that influence healthcare projects and reforms throughout the Australian health system. Prior to joining the program, Jass worked as a theatre nurse in WA.
Working across various organizations during the internship have allowed Jass to have a much broader understanding of the healthcare system at a strategic and an operational level, in addition to developing the desired skills required to pursue a career in health management.

Yang Su

Yang joined the internship program in 2019. He is currently working in the Blood, Pharmaceuticals, Organ and Tissue Donation unit at the Department of Health and Human Services. Yang’s previous placements include Quality and Patient Experience Division at Ambulance Victoria, and West Gippsland Healthcare Group.

Yang has a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Graduate Certificate of Pharmacy Practice from Monash University. Prior to joining the program Yang was working at Alfred Health as a Pharmacy Resident.

Yang is especially interested in health economics, bioethics and quality improvement. He joined the program to gain practical experience working in the broader healthcare system, and to enhance his leadership and management abilities. He is hoping to use the skills and knowledge gained from the program to enhance health service delivery and improve allocative efficiency of healthcare resources in Victoria.

Peta Wright

Peta joined the internship program in 2019 and is currently working at South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN). Her previous placements were at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Prevention and Population Health Branch and Latrobe Regional Hospital where she was able to gain key insights into the complexities of managing a large regional health service.

Peta has a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from Monash University. Prior to joining the program, she worked as a dietitian in Aboriginal health in a remote community before moving into a management role in a general practice clinic.

Peta has a passion for improving the health of the population, she joined the program to gain a breadth of experience and explore the many opportunities that a health management career has to offer. Throughout the program she hopes to further develop her leadership, communication and business skills to become an effective health leader