Ian is a second year ACHSM intern. He started the health management internship program in 2020, spending the first placement with the Cancer Strategy and Development unit at the Department of Health and Human Services. This was followed by a rural placement at Barwon Health, in the Strategy and Planning unit. Ian is currently placed with Western Health’s Strategy and Service Planning unit, where he is contributing to organisation wide service planning initiatives.
Ian has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy from RMIT. Prior to joining the program, he worked as an osteopath in rural Victoria before moving into a full time clinical role in Melbourne.
Ian joined the program hoping to gain the skills and experience required to influence the wider health system, rather than consulting with one patient at a time. Working at diverse organisations throughout the internship will drive his passion to enhance health service delivery, improve the standard of patient care and become a high quality health leader.
Funmi joined the Health Management Internship program in 2020. Her current placement is at Northern Health working with the Allied Health and Partnerships team. Previously she completed placements at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) working within the Genomics and Health Technology (GHT) Unit as well as the Rural and Regional Branch (Performance and Improvement team).
Funmi has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is currently completing her Masters of Health Management from the University of New England. Prior to joining the program, Funmi worked as a Pharmacist within retail, acute and public health settings. She also has experience working as a project officer in HIV and malaria programs, strengthening the health information and supply chain systems of pharmaceutical products.
Funmi joined the program to gain experience and further develop her leadership skills managing the complexities of health service delivery. She is passionate about patients’ experience and hopes to use the skills and experience developed in the course of the program to improve service delivery as well as health systems.
Sabrina joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2020. Her current placement is at Barwon Health within the Strategy and Planning Team. Previously, Sabrina completed placements at Department of Health and Human Services within the Performance and Improvement Rural Health Branch and at West Gippsland Healthcare Group where she worked closely with the quality and safety team.
Sabrina has completed a Bachelor Degree in Science (Osteopathy) and previously worked at sporting clubs as a sports trainer providing players with emergency care for on-field injuries, post-injury recovery, and exercise rehabilitation. Additionally, Sabrina has a Cert IV in Pilates and has been instructing at various Pilates studios for 3 years.
Sabrina has a passion for quality improvement and joined the program to gain a broader experience of the Victorian healthcare system, and to enhance leadership and management capabilities. She is hoping to use the skills and knowledge gained from the program to enhance health service delivery and improve the quality of patient care.
Ellie joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2020. Her current placement is at Alfred Health in the Service Planning & Development unit. Throughout the HMIP Ellie has had placements at Barwon Health and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
Ellie completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing and a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University. She is currently undertaking her Master of Health Management at the University of New England.
Prior to joining the program Ellie worked as a Project Officer for an international partnership and in her spare time as a rock-climbing instructor. Ellie has also volunteered with Hawthorn Football Club, teaching primary students about the importance of health and nutrition.
Ellie joined the program to gain knowledge and skills required for effective Health Management, while learning more about the factors influencing the Australian Health industry. In addition, the development of business and leadership skills will enable her to become an innovative health leader.
Kelvin joined the internship program in 2020. He has since completed placements with Operations at South West Healthcare in Warrnambool, and Strategy and Planning at Barwon Health in Geelong. Having spent most of 2020 primarily contributing to the heart of Victoria’s public health response during the COVID-19 pandemic, he is currently with the Metropolitan Performance and Improvement Unit at the Department of Health eagerly building on his systems knowledge and people management skills.
Kelvin has an extensive background in Speech and Language Pathology as an adult generalist specialist clinician, working in senior and lead clinical capacities across health services in the U.K. and Australia. He is undoubtedly passionate about healthcare leadership, and believes the experience, skills, and knowledge gained through the program will continue to fuel his drive to become an effective leader in healthcare.
Kelvin has a natural campaigner personality, with a knack for problem solving and a curiosity for the effective use of meaningful data to positively impact health outcomes. He believes in connecting with people and communities at a personal level so that he can positively impact system wide outcomes by empowering innovative, effective, and sustainable service delivery in the future.
Lucy joined the internship program in 2020. Her current placement is at the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) within the Harm Prevention Team. Previously, Lucy completed placements at West Gippsland Healthcare Group and Western Health, Division of Aged, Cancer and Continuing Care.
She has completed a Bachelor of Midwifery from the University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor of Clinical Science from Charles Sturt University and a Graduate Certificate of Primary Maternity Care from Griffith University. Prior to commencing the program, Lucy worked clinically at tertiary maternity hospitals in Victoria and New South Wales.
Throughout the program, Lucy aims to develop her skills in leadership, operations, strategic planning and project management across the healthcare sector. She is passionate about the efficiency and quality of healthcare and aims to use skills acquired through the program to achieve better health outcomes for all Australians.