HMIP NSW 2nd year interns

Chloe Ashton

Chloe is a 2nd year Management Intern commencing in 2017. Her current placement is with the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Chloe completed a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Management in 2015 from the University of Sydney. She has worked as an Administration Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital and as a Patient Support Officer at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute.

Chloe has completed placements with the Chief Executive and Clinical Governance Units throughout her first year in the HMIP. She looks forward to expanding her experience and contributing to new and innovative approaches to achieving better health care outcomes.    

Andrew Bullen

Andrew is a 2nd year management intern who commenced the program in 2017. He is currently placed at the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, working within the Classification and Coding Standards Team.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Economics and is keen to apply his studies in the healthcare field.  He has previously worked for Mission Australia and is passionate about improving outcomes in the community.   Andrew is excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on standards of healthcare through the HMIP program.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys playing guitar and reading about history.

Leo Clayton

Leo is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017, and is a Branch Council member for 2018. He is currently working in Clinical Operations at NSW Ambulance, supporting the assistant commissioner.

Prior to the program, Leo obtained a B.A. majoring in Psychology at the University of Sydney while working as a diversional therapist and project manager at a residential aged care facility. Dementia and aged care management has long been an area of focus for Leo. Last year he was able to advance these interests by developing an evacuation training system for aged care facilities, while on placement with the NSW Health Emergency Management Unit.

Looking to the future, Leo has a keen interest in seeing how new technologies will help us provide better healthcare. Outside of work, he has an interest in language and the arts.  

James Comerford

James 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the HMIP in 2017 at Western Sydney Local Health District. During his first year, James was placed with the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Finance team as well as spending time in District Corporate Governance. In 2018, James is working with the WSLHD Risk Management Unit with particular focus on Enterprise Risk Management.

James graduated from a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Sydney and has since worked at North Shore Private Hospital in surgical Bookings and Billings. During the second year of the program, James is looking forward to continuing to build his network and knowledge of the NSW Public Health System whilst taking a more prominent role in managing projects throughout WSLHD.

In his downtime, James loves playing cricket and attending sporting fixtures, in particular the Sydney Swans and the NSW Waratahs.

Jamie Dallimore

Jamie is a 2nd year Management Intern at Western Sydney Local Health District working on the Westmead Redevelopment.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Nursing and has worked in the health sector for a number of years in clinical and administrative roles. He felt it was important to spend time learning and working in unfamiliar areas, while also consolidating and applying his learnings from previous roles.

Jamie has a passion for hospitals and the role they play in the sector and society more broadly. His particular interests are in developing systems which enable the efficient running of critical patient services.

Kylie Dixon

Kylie is 2nd year Management Intern who commenced in 2017 at the Mid North Coast Local Health District. She is currently based in Port Macquarie, working within the Workforce team.

Kylie completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Finance and Macroeconomics; and Accounting in 2014. Prior to this, Kylie spent approximately 9 years working as a Paramedic for NSW Ambulance. Kylie had spent a small amount of time in the banking industry before deciding to follow her passion and return to healthcare.

Kylie saw the program as an opportunity to obtain a deeper understanding of the healthcare system and gain exposure to many different areas to help determine what her future career may look like. Outside of work, Kylie enjoys running, learning to play golf and weekends away camping.

Michael Donnolley

Michael is a 2nd year Management Intern at the Agency for Clinical Innovation. His first rotation is with the Health Economics and Evaluation Team. He spent his first year of the program at Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws. He has previously practiced as a solicitor in environmental and planning law. Michael applied to the program to gain broad experience throughout the health sector and to develop management and leadership skills.

In his spare time Michael is a committed Wests Tigers supporter, demonstrating persistence in the face of great adversity.

Megan Hart

Meg is a 2nd Year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017 at Western Sydney Local Health District. During her first year at the organisation, she completed placements with Innovation & Redesign and Health Information and Record Services. She is currently working within the Centre for Population Health, in particular, the Health Promotion Team for Tobacco Control.

Meg holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Indonesian. She is extremely passionate about health promotion and change management. She has a particular interest working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community groups. Megan joined the HMIP to further develop her managerial skills and gain a broader understanding of the complexities within the public health sector.

Christian Jansen

Christian is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017 with Western Sydney Local Health District. His rotations have included operations with the General Manager’s Unit at Westmead and Auburn Hospitals and finance with Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Financial Performance and Analytics. He is currently completing a placement in Human Resources with WSLHD Human Resources Business Partners.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Public Health. He is also a Member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and an active member on their Emerging Health Leaders Committee.

He joined the HMIP to gain experience in the healthcare environment and further develop his leadership and management skills. Christian has developed an interest in the operations of healthcare facilities and is fascinated by how the built environment, and the teams that work within them, interact to influence the health outcomes of patients and clients.

Madeline Johns

Madeline is a 2nd year Health Management Intern at the District Aboriginal Health Unit at South Western Sydney Local Health District, based at Liverpool Hospital.

In her first year of the program, Madeline was placed at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, where she undertook placements in the Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Team, Surgical Services Taskforce and the Patient Experience and Consumer Engagement team.

Prior to beginning the program, Madeline obtained a Bachelor of Health Science with a double major in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Service Management. Madeline looks forward to experiencing a wide variety of opportunities to enhance her skills as a future health service manager.

Katie Lau

Katie is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District in the District Finance office.

Katie completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2014 and has worked in both the public and aged care sectors as a physiotherapist since. In 2016, Katie completed a Master of Management to supplement her experiences in health with management knowledge.

Katie’s main impetus to apply for the internship was to gain valuable experience in the health system and ensure she is equipped with skills to become a health leader in the future. In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing OzTag and listening to music.

Jack Roach

Jack is a 2nd Year management intern at SESLHD. Throughout the first year of the HMIP, Jack completed rotations within Human Resources, District Finance and Service Line Management (Operations). He is currently placed in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, working within the Office of the Chief Executive. This year Jack has joined NSW Branch Council for 1 year in his capacity as a HMIP Intern. 


Jack completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 and has worked as a hospital social worker at St George Private Hospital. He also has 6 years administration experience at North Shore Private Hospital including staff training and process development.


Jack applied to the program to gain a better understanding of NSW Health and to enhance his management skills. He feels strongly that being a member of the Branch Council will assist his aspirations to make a difference to health care in the future.

Lea Sugay

Lea is a 2nd year Management Intern at Western Sydney Local Health District. She is currently working in the Digital Hospital Clinical Program within the Information Technology Services department. During her first year of the program, she completed rotations in District Finance and Human Resources.

Lea completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Health Service Management and Therapeutic Recreation from Western Sydney University. She has previously worked as a recreational activities officer for various aged care facilities and also as a disability support worker.

Lea applied for the program to gain experience and further increase her knowledge and skills in health service management with the aim to make an impact on and to improve the healthcare system. In her spare time, Lea can be found at the gym, playing sports or at the beach.

Bertina Wong

Bertina is a 2nd year Management Intern, placed in Activity Based Management. Her first rotation will be in the Data Acquisition and Validation team.

Bertina worked in St George Emergency Department as a Registered Nurse and completed a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing in 2015. Bertina also has clinical experience in aged care, orthopaedics, vascular surgical, and surgical urology nursing. Prior to this, she completed a pre-Registration Masters of Nursing and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) at the University of Sydney.

Bertina joined the HMIP to increase her understanding of the whole of healthcare and how to create positive large-scale change. After the HMIP, she hopes to progress to a career in international public health.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, archery, and watercolour.

Jessica Youngberry

Jess is a 2nd year management intern who commenced the program in 2017. Her current placement is in Leading Better Value Care at Western Sydney Local Health District. She has previously completed a rotation in Human Resources.

She completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Canberra. Jess previously worked in Personnel Security Vetting, gaining an understanding of managing risk and security issues.

Her aim over the next year is to expand her project management skills and to develop expertise within the healthcare industry. She has the privilege to learn leadership from many great health-leaders in WSLHD.