Andrea is a second year Health Management intern placed with the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), an independent government agency. Andrea has completed rotations with the Mental Health Classifications team and the Acute Care Classifications team, she is currently undertaking her third rotation with the Communications and Media team.
Andrea completed a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Health Promotion and Health Service Management in 2019. Her first experience of working in the health sector started at a cellular level where she worked in specimen reception for Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology. She then moved on to administration support at Blacktown and Nepean Hospitals and undertook a support officer role for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Team at Western Sydney University, whilst also volunteering as a Crisis Support Worker at Lifeline.
Andrea applied for the program as she hopes it will further develop her skill set in leadership and health management, helping her to excel in a career that strives to improve the health of others through collaboration, innovation and engagement.
Outside of work Andrea enjoys good food and spending time with family and friends.
Tori is a 2nd year Health Management Intern at Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. During Tori’s second year of the internship she will complete rotations through Clinical and Corporate Governance, Clinical Operations and Corporate services finance.
Prior to commencing the internship, Tori obtained a Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) at Charles Sturt University. Throughout Tori’s career she has worked crossed various community roles including the Adult Community Mental Health Case Management Team where she has found her impetus to broaden her skills and knowledge which lead her to apply for the Health Management Internship program (HMIP).
Tori recognises the unique opportunity to undertake the HMIP and to be able to learn from leaders and innovators within the Network to develop her management and leadership skills.
Jonathan is a 2nd year intern with eHealth NSW and is working in the Organisational Development team. Jonathan graduated from Western Sydney University in 2017 and completed his Bachelor of Health Science, Majoring in Health Services Management. Since his graduation, Jonathan has worked across many different directorates across NSW health where he was able to expand on his knowledge base of the healthcare system.
Jonathan has a drive to work within the health care system and to be able to learn from people with a vast range of experience. Jonathan recognises the exceptional opportunity the HMIP provides and aims to gain the necessary skills to provide large scale and effective healthcare.
During his down time, Jonathan enjoys training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Soccer and spending time with his family.
Chris is a 2nd year intern at System Performance Support as part of the Health System Support Group at the Ministry of Health. He will be looking at patient flow through hospitals and working closely with the Whole of Health Program team in data diagnostics, recovery plans and solution implementation support.
Chris has always been interested in helping others help themselves, which started with completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy before studying a Master of Public Health while working as a pharmacist. Continually seeking to broaden his scope and knowledge of the health framework, he applied for the Health Management Internship Program where he saw an opportunity to develop his skills and grow his health management potential.
During his down time, Chris enjoys playing basketball and reading books.