Dr. Carol McKinstry, President
Carol joined the Board in July 2014 and is a registered Occupational Therapist. Carol brings a wealth of experience to our Board having previously worked in the areas of patient safety and quality improvement. Carol lives and works in Bendigo and her and her husband enjoy a rural lifestyle while still having access to great services.
President (28.11.2016 - present)
Vice President (25.07.2016- 28.11.2016)
B App Sc (OT), MHlth Sc, PhD,
Grad Cert Higher Ed
Senior Lecturer OT, College of Science Health and Engineering, La Trobe Rural Health School
Registered occupational therapist
Date appointed: 1.7.2014
Kate has been a member of the REDHS Board since 2011 and says she has learned so much about public health since joining. Kate has lived all her life in Rochester and works at Parmalat. Kate loves living in Rochester and being part of a rural community. Kate and her husband enjoy playing various sports including tennis, netball and water skiing during the summer.
Logistics Officer, Parmalat
Date appointed: 1.7.2011
Kate joined the REDHS Board on 1 July 2017. Kate is currently the Public Environments Manager at the Shire of Campaspe, where she has worked for the past 27 years in various roles, Kate has lived in the Rochester and Elmore district for nearly three decades and loves the close Rochester community, wonderful businesses and services. Kate is married and a mum to three adult children and enjoys spending her time with family and friends, gardening, motorbike riding, and travel. Kate looks forward to further developing her skills in the areas of corporate governance, strategic planning, business development and public health management and making a positive contribution to the Rochester and Elmore community.
MBA, Grad Dip (Business Management), Cert IV Frontline Management, Cert IV Business Development, Cert IV Assessment and Care Planning, Home and Community Care
Tim Fulton, Vice President
Tim has been a member of REDHS Board for eight years, previously as Treasurer for four years and then taking on the role of President for three years. Tim works as an Agri-business Manager for Devondale Murray Goulburn and has held various roles in finance and business. Tim lives in Echuca with his wife and two young daughters and enjoys keeping fit through swimming and Crossfit. He believes the lifestyle a country town offers is great for families.
Vice President (28.11.2016 - present)
Treasurer (25.07.2016 - 28.11.2016)
Vice President (01.07.2015 - 25.07.2016)
President (25.11.2013 - 30.06.2015)
B. Bus (Accounting/Economics), Diploma of Financial Planning, Agribusiness Manager, Murray Goulburn
David lives just outside Bendigo but has family links to Elmore. David enjoys sports, particularly cricket, football and soccer, and European travel. He is very much looking forward to enhancing the Board’s clinical skill set.
RN, Grad Dip (Health Sciences)
Director of Nursing, Acute Health, Acting Chief of Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Bendigo Health
Date appointed 26.04.2017
Carl joined the REDHS Board on 1 July 2017. Formerly an Officer with the Australian Army, and following many and varied senior management roles in sporting and other organisations, Carl is now a Bail Justice as well as a member of a number of boards and committees and now lives in Strathallan on a small farm raising sheep and poultry, keeping bees and growing vegetables. He enjoys classical music and following rugby union. He has adult children – one an engineer in Melbourne and one a paramedic based in London. Carl sees REDHS as an important community resource and is looking forward to contributing to its continued successful management.
MBA, Grad Dip (Accounting), Grad Dip (Applied Corporate Governance), Grad Dip (Risk Management), Grad Cert (Planning), RFD, BJ
Jodie Smith, Treasurer
Jodie joined the Board on 1 July 2016 and works as an accountant at Jodie Smith Accounting based in Echuca. Originally a Rochester resident, Jodie is passionate about rural communities, agriculture, horses and rural health. Joining the Board has allowed Jodie to further her interests and studies in understanding rural health.
Treasurer (28.11.2016 - present)
Bachelor of Business (Economics), Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Agriculture), Graduate Certificate of Accounting, CPA, Masters of Animal Science
Accountant, Jodie Smith Accounting
Date appointed: 1.7.2016
Ben joined the REDHS Board on 1 July 2017 after having been an independent member of the Board’s Audit Sub-committee for 12 months. Ben has worked in local government as well as in business banking and accounting. Ben was born and raised in Central Victoria and lives just outside of Bendigo. Ben looks forward to bringing his skills and experience to the Board to ensure that REDHS continues to offer the best possible service to the region.
B. Bus (Accounting/Economics), CPA
Manager, Business Services, City of Greater Bendigo
Frank joined the REDHS Board on 1 July 2017 after having been an independent member of the Board’s Risk Management and Planning Sub-committee for 12 months. After a career in information and communications technology, Frank has now retired to a small farm at Myola East where he relishes living in a small rural community with plenty of fresh air and sunshine and expanding his keen interests in sustainable communities and capacity building. He is looking forward to improving his knowledge and understanding of how REDHS interacts with its community with a view to improving outcomes for both. Frank is a long serving member of the CFA, and a current member of several local community groups including Landcare and the local Recreation Reserve Committee.
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