Committee of ManagementBanksia Palliative Care Service Inc.
Our Committee of Management oversees our organisation. Some of their main roles are governance and planning. It is made up of a group of respected community minded citizens who come from a variety of backgrounds.
They kindly volunteer their expertise to Banksia.
John’s career in the Human Resource sector, spans almost 30 years, and has seen him hold very senior appointments with large companies such as North East Healthcare Network, Austin Health and Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV). Along with his extensive professional expertise, John has a strong
governance background, and as the President of the Committee he works very closely with the Executive Officer, providing consistent leadership and support.
Paul is the Executive Director of Digital Health at Eastern Health. Since graduating as a Nurse and specialising in Critical Care, he has held a number of senior operational, clinical and management roles in Public Health, Government and Private Consulting. Paul lives locally and volunteers at Banksia to support his community, and the valuable services Banksia provides.
Debra joined the Committee in 2014. Her diverse professional background includes Finance, Infrastructure/Purchasing, Human Resources, Information Technology management, consultancy and small business management.
Debra is passionate about community and aged care. As the Banksia Treasurer, she works closely with the Executive Officer and provides expert financial and governance oversight.
Mark Rogers ASM
Mark is the former Chief Operating Officer of Ambulance Victoria (AV) and joined the Committee in September 2018. He is a proven emergency services operational executive with demonstrated expertise in diagnosing business needs and driving significant productivity improvements. His strong leadership skills and diverse experience in community add to the governance capacity at Banksia. Mark was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in January 2012 for distinguished service by a member.
Dr Sonia Fullerton MBBS FRACP, FAChPM MHealthServManage
Dr Fullerton joined the CoM in May 2019. She is a specialist physician in Palliative Medicine, having graduated from University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1995. Sonia completed training in palliative medicine and was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM). Her diverse medical experience in healthcare, and her practical experience in palliative medicine bring a unique perspective to Banksia governance.
Melanie Harper is an experienced health and commercial lawyer and is committed to the lawful, ethical, and compassionate delivery of public healthcare. Prior to commencing in her current role as the General Counsel for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melanie worked as Legal Counsel, and Senior Legal Counsel at Eastern Health, and had a substantial career in private practice.
Melanie lives on the Mornington Peninsula and is very happy to make the drive to Heidelberg to support Banksia and it’s important work.