Dr. Carol McKinstry, Chair
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.
Chair (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
Chris is a former Rochester resident who still sees himself as a local. Now living in Bendigo, Chris still spends plenty of time in Rochester visiting family and friends, watching local footy and playing golf. Chris has worked in health service management for over 12 years. He joined the REDHS board on 1 July 2018 and is looking forward to bringing this experience to the board.
Bachelor Business (Economics), Bachelor Computing, Graduate Diploma Business (Management), Graduate Certificate Health Systems Management, FACHSM, CHIA, HFMA.
Business Director, Bendigo Health
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
David Rosaia, Deputy Chair
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
Jim joined REDHS Board on 1 July 2019. Jim is a lawyer with 20 years’ experience in private practice and as the manager of regional organisations. He is a mediator with 30 years’ experience. He is a mediation specialist, a nationally accredited mediator, a farm debt mediator and a member of the Land Court’s mediation panel.
Jim has a long history in managing sensitive and difficult disputes, including human rights and discrimination matters and commercial disputes.
He has experience as Chair of the Cairns State High School Board and on the boards of community legal centres and the Thancoupie Scholarship fund.
Jim’s work with the Dja Dja Wurrung clans in Central Victoria and being close to his mum who lives in the REDHS hostel provides the opportunity for him to contribute to REDHS.
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
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
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