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Liesl McKay

Liesl McKay has qualifications and experience in the delivery of digital services, change management, regulatory frameworks and data governance.

She has held senior executive positions including the lead of the Australian Securities & Investment Commission’s Registry business responsible for the public administration of Australia’s national corporate database.  Liesl is a sessional member of the Human Research Ethics Committee, Victoria, a director of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School and consults on business transformation projects designed to achieve improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and stakeholder satisfaction.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma Organisation Behaviour, Company Directors Course Diploma (GAICD).

LRH committees: Community Advisory Committee

Linda McCoy - Chair

Linda McCoy has been involved in executive management positions in the community health and primary care sectors for more than 25 years. She was more recently Director of Community Services at the West Gippsland Healthcare Group.

Throughout her career, Linda has been involved in the development of strategic policy and has held several Ministerial-appointed roles including as a member of the final Victorian Quality Council.


LRH committees: Remuneration and Executive Performance Committee (Chair) and ex-officio for all other committees which include, Finance Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Appointments and Scope of Practice Committee, Community Advisory Committee, Quality Committee and Population Health Committee.


Dr Bernadette Hickey

Dr Bernadette Hickey is a Physician and Intensivist with 25 years experience mostly at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She graduated in 1984 and completed physician training in both Intensive Care and Thoracic Medicine including a short spell at Moe hospital in 1985.

Bernadette has undertaken various roles within health over this time including Unit Director, Chair of Clinical Review Committee, member of Executive Clinical Improvement Committee, Hospital lead in Organ and Tissue Donation, End of life Care and Clinical Ethics. In addition she is a member of the RACP national examining panel and participates in college post graduate training  as a mentor and examiner. 

Qualifications: Bachelors of Medicine Bachelor Surgery, Fellow Royal Australasian College Physicians,  Fellow College Critical Care Medicine, Masters Health & Medical Law, Post Graduate Diploma peri–operative-echocardiography. 

LRH committees: Quality Committee, Appointments and Scope of Practice Committee.


John Rasa

John Rasa was National President of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and now serves as Independent Director of ACHSM.

John is Director of the Edge Management Consulting and Australian Centre for Leadership Development that assisted with the delivery of the Victorian Department of Health's Clinical Leadership Program in Quality and Safety conducted by ACHSM and La Trobe University.

He served as Chair of the Box Hill Institute of TAFE for 9 years and was on the Victorian Department of Health's Bennett Committee in 2001 which reviewed Victorian nursing recruitment and retention strategies. John was previously Chief General Manager - Acute Services at Eastern Health, Box Hill Hospital CEO and Associate Professor and Sub-Dean of Health Services Management at Charles Sturt University in NSW.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Clinical Psychology), Graduate Certificate Industrial Law and Industrial Relations, Master of Health Planning, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

LRH committees: Quality Committee (Chair), Appointments and Scope of Practice Committee (Member), Population Health Committee (Member).

John Donovan

John Donovan is the Managing Director of AFM Investment Partners, a member of Trustee Australia’s managed funds compliance committee, a responsible manager of an Australian Financial Services Licence and a former member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

John is a director of V/Line and a former director of Gippsland Water and Adminpartners.

Qualifications: Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of Finsia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Certified Practicing Marketer, Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Associate Member of the Australasian Investor Relations Association, Master of Public Relations.

LRH committees: Finance Committee (Chair), Audit and Risk Committee (Member), Quality Committee (Member).



John Arranga

John is a Director of Ball+Partners, Lawyers and is an experienced health and legal professional with degrees in medicine, the law and risk management and extensive experience in multiple aspects of the health care sector.

John began his professional life as medical practitioner graduating from medicine in 1984 before turning to the law.  He commenced legal practice in 1994 and later worked in medical indemnity insurance as a lawyer, a claims manager and senior executive before returning to private legal practice.

John has a broad experience in health law and the regulatory and disciplinary processes that impact the health system. John’s skills also lie in risk management in general and clinical risk management in particular.  He has a particular interest in Open Disclosure having sat on the Open Disclosure Steering Committee of NSW Health as a Medical Defense Organisation representative and on the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care Open Disclosure Advisory Group.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Masters of Risk Management

LRH committees: Finance Committee (Member), Quality Committee (Member)


Chelsea Caple

Chelsea Caple was the first female Football Development Manager for AFL Victoria and AFL Gippsland and has previous experience at Tennis Australia, Exercise Research Australia and Calisthenics Victoria.

She is passionate about promoting and enhancing wellbeing to build healthy communities. Having been involved in sports administration for 10 years, Chelsea continues to build the capacity of committees and boards, through strategic consultation, to ensure good governance, clear policies and procedures, knowledge of responsibilities, risk management, accountability and to equip them to effectively govern in the changing demographics of the sporting landscape.

Chelsea has an enthusiasm for community engagement, governance and strategy development, working with organisations such as Gymnastics Victoria, Gippsland Women’s Health, Calisthenics NT and Sports Environment Alliance to determine priorities, focus energy and strengthen operations through strategic and business planning.

Chelsea is a board member for Gippsland Women’s Health and the Regional Convenor for South East Gymnastics. 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science Australian Catholic University, Masters of Business (Sports Management) Deakin University.

LRH committees: Community Advisory Committee (Member), Population Health Committee (Member)

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You can donate online to our Defibrillator Appeal or choose where you'd like your donation to go. There are numerous options including our wards, mental health service and cancer care.

Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

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PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
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