Meet the participants

2024 participants

Miyar Abumaree

Miyar Abumaree

Pharmacovigilance Specialist, CSL Seqirus

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Calm | Creative | Catalyst

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Rozanna Alameddine

Rozanna Alameddine

Senior Project Officer, Digital Health, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Curious | Considerate | Adaptable

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Katy Aish

Katy Aish

Service Design Manager, Silverchain

WA


Three words to describe yourself?
Trustworthy | Creative | Engaging

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Glynnis Aubrey CHIA

Glynnis Aubrey CHIA

Consulting Technical Manager, Lead Consultant, Oracle

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Enthusiastic | Curious | Informative

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Dr Lana Bell CHIA

Dr Lana Bell CHIA

Clinical Lead for Digital Transformation, Joondalup Health Campus

WA


Three words to describe yourself?
Adaptable | Motivated | Collaborative

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Kara Burns

Kara Burns

Digital Health Program Manager, Centre for Digital Transformation of Health

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Engaging | Innovative | Diligent

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Fran Caratti

Fran Caratti

Director - NSW Health Practice, EY

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Interested | Empathetic

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A/Prof Hazel Clothier FAIDH CHIA

A/Prof Hazel Clothier FAIDH CHIA

Epidemiology Lead, Epi-Informatics, Centre for Health Analytics, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Committed | Curious

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Helen Cox CHIA

Helen Cox CHIA

Director, Miller Blue Group

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Innovative | Organised | Deliverer i.e ‘Gets things done’

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Rita D'Amore

Rita D'Amore

eMedication Management Specialist Pharmacist , eHealth Queensland

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Courageous | Thoughtful of others | Process driven

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Elena Dicus

Elena Dicus

Executive Director, Central Adelaide LHN

SA


Three words to describe yourself?
Curious | Determined | Optimistic

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Tania Duncan

Tania Duncan

Interim Director Business Intelligence, Monash Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Kind | Emotionally Intelligent | Resilient

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Kath Feely

Kath Feely

Chief Allied Health Information Officer, Parkville Precinct (PMC, RCH, RMH, RWH)

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Collaborative | Dynamic | Adventurous

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Janet Fox

Janet Fox

Digital Health Business Development, CSIRO

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Approachable | Determined

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Dreda Heard

Dreda Heard

Program Director Digital Health and ICT, Wyvern Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Strategic | Thoughtful | Energetic

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Dr Nirvana Luckraj

Dr Nirvana Luckraj

Chief Medical Officer, Healthdirect Australia

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Collaborative | Authentic | Adaptable

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Teresa Malovic

Teresa Malovic

Data Exchange Lead, Healthdirect Australia

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Open to learn | Patient

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Anh Ngo

Anh Ngo

Innovation Specialist, Silverchain

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Curious | Adventurous | Driven

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Meg O'Connell

Meg O'Connell

Telehealth Medical Lead, Royal Flying Doctor Service QLD

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Kind | Ambitious | Determined

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Cheng Cheng Ooi CHIA

Cheng Cheng Ooi CHIA

Senior Manager - Pharmacy Management Systems, SA Health

SA


Three words to describe yourself?
Kind | Resilient | Honest

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Sarah Pearson CHIA

Sarah Pearson CHIA

Allied Health Lead - EMR Program, Department of Health WA

WA


Three words to describe yourself?
Positive| Proactive | Considered

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Debbie Paterson

Debbie Paterson

Lead Product Owner, Medibank Ventures

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Innovative, | Curious | Persistent

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Dr Vlada Rozova

Dr Vlada Rozova

Research Fellow in Applied Machine Learning, University of Melbourne

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Ambitious | Team player | Educator

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Joanne Sippel

Joanne Sippel

Clincial Informatics Director, Digital Metro North

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Caring | Intelligent | Reliable

More about Joanne

Bonnie Smith CHIA

Bonnie Smith CHIA

Data Manager, Metro North Kidney Health Service, Queensland Health

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Imaginative | Creative | Problem Solver

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Aimee Solomon CHIA

Aimee Solomon CHIA

Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, ACT Health

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Perceptive | Principled | Compassionate

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Kate Welleman

Kate Welleman

Nurse Unit Manager, Alpine Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Curious | Resourceful | Kind

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Carmen Wong

Carmen Wong

Manager, Digital Health, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Collaborative | Solution-driven | Efficient

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Bree-Danielle Wyatt

Bree-Danielle Wyatt

Business Development Manager, Mirus Australia

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Kind | Resilient | Honest

More about Bree-Danielle

Yen Nie Yeoh CHIA

Yen Nie Yeoh CHIA

EMR Senior Application Specialist (Team Lead), Monash Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Organised | Collaborative | Detail-Oriented

More about Yen Nie

2024 participants

2023 participants

Dr Lauren Barker

Dr Lauren Barker

Medical Operations Lead, Eucalyptus Healthcare

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Outgoing | Driven | Kind

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Olivia Berry

Olivia Berry

Senior Manager, EY

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Motivated | Energetic | Curious

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Emma Blanusa

Emma Blanusa

Group Manager Data Science, nib

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Pragmatic | Adaptable | Proactive

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Dr Ann Boo CHIA

Dr Ann Boo CHIA

Registrar in Medical Leadership and Management, Western Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Compassionate | Collaborative Do-er | Authentic

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Claire Bridson CHIA

Claire Bridson CHIA

Senior Applications Manager, Grampians Health - Ballarat

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Practical | Calm | Perceptive

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Anita Brizuela

Anita Brizuela

Business Development Executive - QLD, Telstra Health

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Open-hearted | Collaborative | Curious

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Karen Chia

Karen Chia

Senior Manager - Digital Health, PwC

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Smart | Ambitious

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Karen Chin

Karen Chin

Senior Pharmacist - Pharmacy Digital Health, Alfred Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Enthusiastic | Dedicated | Detail oriented

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Meagan Clark

Meagan Clark

GP, Specialist and Allied Health - Team lead, RFDS Victoria

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Curious | Passionate | Empathetic

More about Meagan

Michelle Dobie

Michelle Dobie

Senior Health Projects Manager, Royal Flying Doctors Service

SA


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Committed | Transparent

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Dr Carmon Guy

Dr Carmon Guy

Senior Medical Officer, QLD Health - Cairns

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Enthusiastic | Adventurous | Respectful

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Dr Felicity Hodder

Dr Felicity Hodder

Physician Executive ISC Implementation, Intersystems

NT


Three words to describe yourself?
Intelligent | Mindful | Curious

More about Felicity

Vickie Irving FAIDH

Vickie Irving FAIDH

Head of Clinical Effectiveness and Engagement, Telstra Health

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Innovative | Intuitive | Outlier

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Anna Joseph CHIA

Anna Joseph CHIA

Delivery Lead, Alcidion

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Mentoring | Lateral thinker | Honest

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Sofie Karamzalis

Sofie Karamzalis

Director Informatics, The Royal Women's Hospital

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Determined | Passionate | Hard working

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Noriko Koizumi

Noriko Koizumi

Practice Consultant, Central Coast LHD

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Implementer | Analytical

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Chamaine Lovett

Chamaine Lovett

Principal Account Manager, Rural Local Health Districts, eHealth NSW

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Engaged | Driven | Passionate

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Leanne March

Leanne March

General Manager and GP Shared Care Programs Manager, GP Partners Australia

SA


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Innovative | Kind

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Dr Vidya Muraleedharan CHIA

Dr Vidya Muraleedharan CHIA

Medical Administration Registrar, St Vincent's Hospital

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Confident | Honest | Hard working

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Judith Ngai

Judith Ngai

Senior Manager, Health Content & Clinical Governance, HealthCare Management, Bupa

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Good natured | Responsible | Quiet

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Rebekah Quinn CHIA

Rebekah Quinn CHIA

Senior Consultant, Deloitte

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Enthusiastic | Passionate | Intuitive

More about Rebekah

Kate Rawlins

Kate Rawlins

Workstream Manager, Imaging and Theatres, Digital Health Record Program, Digital Solutions Division, ACT Health Directorate

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Driven | Collaborative | Empathetic

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Melita Ryan

Melita Ryan

Senior Manager, EY

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Colourful | Funny | Hardworking

More about Melita

Renee Schofield

Renee Schofield

Senior Project Manager, Alcidion

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Honest | Collaborative | Organised

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Shruti Thakkar CHIA

Shruti Thakkar CHIA

Manager, Data and Insights | Reform Office, Strategy, Policy and Reform Division, Queensland Health

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Idealistic | Can-do attitude| Perseverance

More about Shruti

Sophie Tran CHIA

Sophie Tran CHIA

EMR Medications Analyst and Trainer, The Royal Children's Hospital

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Innovative | Curious | Compassionate

More about Sophie

Sophie Zhang CHIA

Sophie Zhang CHIA

Organisational Change Consultant, Leidos Australia

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Caring | Relentlessly committed

More about Sophie

2022 participants

Alison Qvist CHIA

Alison Qvist CHIA

Chief Allied Health Informatics Officer, Western Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Tenacious | Decisive | Friendly

BIO

Alison is a Clinical Dietitian by background with 15 years of experience within public health. Her Current work role is the Chief Allied Health Informatics Officer for Western Health within the Digital Health team. Alison has been a member of this team for the last 4 years and has been involved in multiple Electronic Medical Record project cycles and implementations over this time. The current focus of this role is to work to enhance the clinical adoption of existing EMR modules and support the successful implementation of the EMR Phase 2 Program which aims to make Western Health fully digital and integrated.  Alison is a Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA), holds a Masters of Health Services Management and has completed a master’s level unit in Digital Health.

Tracey De Angelis

Tracey De Angelis

Director, EY

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Authentic | Passionate | Purpose-driven

BIO

Motivated by the ability to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals, Tracey has dedicated her career to healthcare having worked across Acute, Primary, Prevention, Community, Statewide services, Federal and State government, and currently consulting within EY. Tracey values working together across the health ecosystem, using the power of partnering and insights to produce better outcomes, become more connected, person-centred and adaptive to changes. She is passionate about how we can create the right momentum to shape the changed future experience, and how we sustain and build through people and in the way we fund and invest. Tracey’s experience spans reforming, maturing and transforming organisations and services -codesigning improved future models and experiences, strategy, benefits, digital health, and health commissioning including: Population-based planning and outcomes-based models targeting investment to address need, community and provider engagement, planning and performance.

Dr Annie Banbury

Dr Annie Banbury

Head of Clinical Research, Coviu

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Motivated | Innovative | Dependable

BIO

Dr Annie Banbury is a digital health researcher and consultant in academia and industry. She is the Head of Research at Coviu, the digital telehealth platform and a Senior Telehealth Consultant at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. Annie has a PhD in digital health and extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating telehealth interventions across a range of health services and health care settings. She brings over 30 years of experience in health care. Beginning her career in public health she has worked in both Australia and the UK in a diverse portfolio of roles, including running her own consultancy. She has collaborated extensively with a range of health professionals and across health, education, social care and housing sectors. She is a passionate advocate for co-designing and developing digital interventions and technology that meet the end user’s needs, whether health professionals or consumers. Annie lives on the Far North Coast of NSW and enjoys spending her leisure time outside.

Ayushi Sinha

Ayushi Sinha

Business Analyst, Global Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Persistent | Intelligent | Customer-oriented

BIO

Ayushi has worked in digital health for over seven years starting her career at Deloitte Consulting, followed by Royal Children’s Hospital and the Parkville hospitals working on their implementation of electronic medical record, Epic. She is currently working with Global Health Ltd focusing on clients in the community and mental health services sector. She has a Master of Business Administration specialising in Healthcare Management from Deakin University. Her primary focus and interest lies in electronic medical records and how to use technology to improve and optimise workflows for health practitioners while reducing waste and increasing efficiency in the health system. She has recently completed short courses with RMIT University on Project Management and Digital Delivery and is currently working towards completing the SNOMED CT Foundation Course. She is looking forward to learning from the program and working with a talented cohort of women in the Women in Digital Health Leadership Program.

Cassandra Bridgett CHIA

Cassandra Bridgett CHIA

Business/Practice Manager, Melbourne Shoulder and Upper Limb

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Driven | Hardworking | Adaptable

BIO

I’ve been incredibly passionate about utilising digital health ever since I graduated with my nursing degree in 2011. My background, I worked in a large Melbourne public hospital for around 10 years as a theatre nurse and also worked as a Clinical Consultant rep for Stryker, working in almost every VIC hospital at some stage! I then moved into a more primary care role as the Business Manager of an Orthopaedic Surgeons rooms, 2 years ago. This has shown me that both aspects of healthcare, primary and acute, have such a potential for a digital transformation, to utilise our clinicians to the full potential and give the patients ownership of their health. How we manage data and how we can utilise health technology to advance our models of care is something I’d love to be involved with and work in, in the near future.

Dr Charmaine Tam

Dr Charmaine Tam

Program Manager and Senior Research Fellow, NSLHD & Uni Sydney

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Optimistic | Honest | Caring

BIO

Charmaine is a Program Manager in Clinical Data and Analytics at Northern Sydney Local Health District, NSW and Senior Research Fellow at Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney. Charmaine works at the much-needed interface between clinicians, health service managers, Executives, and data analysts, engineers and scientists, ensuring that insights from the burgeoning amount of digital health data are best utilised to lead to improvements in human health within appropriate governance and privacy safeguards. On a day-to-day basis, she manages an analytics team which focuses on harnessing insights from structured and unstructured data, such as free-text and images, extracted from electronic medical record systems.

Dr Cheryl Tang

Dr Cheryl Tang

National Lead Doctor, Sonic HealthPlus

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Compassionate | Strategic | Problem-solver

BIO

Dr Cheryl Tang started her career consulting small and medium businesses, optimising their customer experience and marketing material. She successfully assisted several companies increase their customer satisfaction, client loyalty and, subsequently, revenue. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Melbourne. She completed her internship and Resident Medical Officer years at Bendigo Health. This allowed her to acquire a broad medical experience, including several surgical specialties, intensive care, rehabilitation and palliative care, and exposure to the unique challenges of regional/rural medicine. Dr Tang joined the Disability Medical Assessment Program as Government-Contracted Doctor in 2016. She was appointed as Lead Doctor in 2017. In this role, Dr Tang is responsible for ensuring Sonic’s national network of doctors and clinical psychologists are highly trained and deliver outstanding clinical services to Services Australia (formally the Department of Human Services). She also works in Occupational Medicine at various Sonic HealthPlus locations.

Claire Kelly CHIA

Claire Kelly CHIA

Principal Project Officer, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Enthusiastic | Resilient | Practical

BIO

I am passionate about ensuring all within the health care system obtain the best possible benefit from health information across its lifecycle. As such I actively seek opportunities and education to develop my knowledge, skills and abilities to support myself and others in this endeavour including achieving becoming a Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA), and currently undertaking a Masters of Analytics. My experience in government and non-government organisations including in roles as a clinical dietitian, utilising health information to support codesign of improvements in the health care delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, patient safety and quality as well as system administration for a clinical audit platform. I currently have the fantastic opportunity of working with partners and consumers looking at improving the health, wellbeing and care for our older community members and how we can collaborate in this journey together including communication of health information.

Clara Lubbers

Clara Lubbers

Director, Digital & Service Design National COVID Vaccine Taskforce, Department of Health

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Curious | Enthusiastic | Collaborative

BIO

Passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all people living in Australia through using digital health technologies, Clara Lubbers has worked in digital health for nearly 5 years. She is currently the Director of Digital Channel Management in the National COVID Vaccine Taskforce in the Australian Government Department of Health. Clara focuses on using human-centred design and engaging across the healthcare sector and the community to effectively deliver enhancements and rollout new digital systems to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Clara formerly led the international program at the Australian Digital Health Agency: Leading international virtual teams, and teams internally, to deliver nine global white papers and five global summits in Canberra, Washington DC, London, New Delhi and Hong Kong SAR involving intercultural negotiations across vastly different cultural contexts. She is passionate about healthcare and social and environmental responsibility in national and international contexts – we are all global citizens! Her interests include languages and cultures, tennis, reading, bush walking and Latin American dancing.

Jessica Vickers

Jessica Vickers

Product Manager, Telstra Health

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Transparent | Friendly | Fun

BIO

Jessica has considerable experience working within public, private, and non-government healthcare organisations. With proven success in leading diverse teams to deliver a range of technical and operational business objectives within fast-moving environments, she takes pride in creating permission for individuals, empowering them to turn strategy into reality. Career highlights include leading national operational improvement initiatives, delivering world-first integration between clinical systems and managing digital health products.

Jo Hunter CHIA

Jo Hunter CHIA

Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy Informatics, Monash Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Motivated | Encouraging | Positive

BIO

Jo Hunter is Assistant deputy director of pharmacy – Informatics at Monash Health (Vic), where she leads the pharmacy informatics team and liaises with the EMR team to optimise the safe use of digital health systems across the organisation. The past 2 years have provided much opportunity for change in digital health, with the design of new workflows to enable healthcare clinicians to utilise technology and virtual care. Working in virtual care projects to ensure safe and quality patient care can continue even when face to face consultations are not possible has been an achievement that Jo is proud of. Having a leadership role means much more than just managing a team, but includes inspiring, driving and strategizing – skills which Jo is keen to develop as part of the WiDH program.

Juliana Iles-Mann

Juliana Iles-Mann

Director ICT and Client Business Services, NSW Health Pathology

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Approachable | Resilient

BIO

Juliana’s personal objectives – work in a growth mindset, striving to grow and be better and broaden her perspective. Juliana’s professional objectives – directly influence delivery of safe, effective systems to support the patient journey leveraging digital strategies to ensure customer focus, transparency and accountability. Juliana has worked in public pathology for over 30 years. With a sound understanding of the pathology business and its relationship and contribution to the clinical care continuum, she has been responsible for strategy, planning, policy development, program management and implementation of programs of strategic importance to pathology. As current ICT Program Director in NSW Health Pathology, she has intimate knowledge and experience with the integration of health information and a deep understanding of the importance and potential that interoperability of digital health information can contribute to positive health outcomes for patients and the community at large.

Ka Choy

Ka Choy

ICT Security Manager, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW Health

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Positive-thinking | Friendly | Aggressive

BIO

Ka Choy, an ICT Security Manager joins Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network of NSW Health in mid-March 2022. Highly regarded professional with extensive information security and regional/global project management experience in both public and private sectors including SA Health of SA Government, Canberra Health Services and Access Canberra of ACT Government and the world’s top port operator group.

Demonstrated records of achievement in the cybersecurity/information security Governance Risk and Compliance, operation and management; led and coordinated ICT projects in changing environments and achieved optimal business outcomes. Known for a 3”C” – Confidence, Collaborative and Communicative and an authentic leadership style. Skilled in trust building and earned positive feedback consistently across business lines.

In her free time, Ka loves travelling across the globe, playing piano, listening to music and an enthusiastic volunteer in Powerhouse museum and Vinnies.

Karen Lee

Karen Lee

Legal Counsel, Novartis Australia and New Zealand

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Empathetic | Creative | Thoughtful

BIO

Karen is a Legal Counsel at Novartis Australia.  She has had diverse legal experience for over 13 years and is a qualified lawyer in Australia, New York, and England & Wales. Prior to joining Novartis, Karen was responsible for managing the legal and privacy functions in Australia and New Zealand for a global integrated provider of dialysis products and services. Karen is a passionate advocate for digital innovation and transformation.  She holds a Master of Laws in Innovation, Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh where she furthered her interest in how the law can promote new and emerging technologies in public health and make real positive societal impacts, particularly in developing countries. Karen is a Member Engagement Coordinator in the Australasian Institute of Digital Health’s Cybersecurity Community of Practice.

Lesley Hunt CHIA

Lesley Hunt CHIA

Marketing & Innovation Manager, ClinTrial Refer SLHD/SELHD

NSW


Three words to describe yourself?
Creative | Future-oriented | Adaptable

BIO

Lesley Hunt has a unique combination of clinical research, product management, business and design qualifications and experience. As a researcher and designer Lesley champions the needs of the user in digital health. Lesley is passionate about innovating and optimising systems in digital health to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, and to make the clinical workflows for healthcare professionals simpler and more effective. As Marketing and Innovation Manager for the award-winning ClinTrial Refer digital clinical trial recruitment platform, Lesley is focused on making finding clinical trials and connecting with trial sites as quick and easy as possible for clinicians and patients. Advocating for patients navigating the complexity of the healthcare system and promoting equality of access to healthcare in Australia are both important to Lesley. Her passion for design extends to a personal love of beautiful objects and environments, especially mid-century design and architecture.

Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker

Radiation Oncology Digital Project Manager, Alfred Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Fun | Engaging | Curious

BIO

My goal is to work with clinician’s, understand their business needs, and translate this using my clinical and digital skills into a product which is meaningful for patients and gives clinicians something they are proud to use. I am currently working with Radiation Oncology across multiple sites to merge separate instances of their main clinical application and migrate this to a cloud platform. Prior to coming to digital health and project management, I was a registered nurse for 13 years with the majority of this time spent in ICU. By completing this course I hope to gain more confidence and knowledge in the digital health space and consolidate my leadership skills, meet like-minded individuals and broaden my personal and professional networks. When I’m not working my hobbies include looking for Melbourne’s best cold brew, being a plant mama and exercise (although I’m no elite athlete!)

Melissa Fodera

Melissa Fodera

Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer, Western Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Leader | Engaging

BIO

Melissa Fodera is an innovative and engaging industry respected Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer (CPIO) Nationally, with experience in supporting the design, build and implementation of numerous clinical systems within various health and medical settings and at national and multinational levels. She was part of the initial public hospital rollout of EMR at Austin Health and now is the CPIO at Western Health. Trusted advisor and analytically focused on building authentic and collaborative partnerships with senior clients, stakeholders and department heads, whilst driving medication safety improvements with perceptive, insightful and best in class digital health solutions. Melissa is passionate about digital health and how it can be used to improve clinical care, particular around the automation and innovation for medication management.

Monica Rayson

Monica Rayson

Deputy Director Pharmacy (Operations), ACT Health

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Inquisitive | Committed | Collaborative

BIO

Monica Rayson is Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Operations) at Canberra Health Services and an accredited consultant pharmacist providing Home Medicine Reviews. She is a senior pharmacist with over ten years of experience working in management and leadership positions in both regional and metropolitan hospital settings. Monica is passionate about using health informatics to identify and improve patient safety and operational efficiencies. She is currently leading a pharmacy project to introduce a new pharmacy information management system throughout the hospital pharmacies of ACT Health as part of the ACT Health digital reform.  As a pharmacy leader and mother of two young daughters, Monica is keen to role model the benefits and joy of being a lifelong learner and investing in oneself. When she is not at work you will most likely find Monica in the great outdoors of Canberra hiking or picnicking with her family or at home in her sewing room.

Noushin Nazarian

Noushin Nazarian

Technical Support Engineer, Siemens Healthineers

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Motivated | Honest | Intelligent

BIO

Noushin Nazarian is a Technical Support Engineer at Siemens Healthcare with more than a decade of experience in the healthcare industry. She completed a Master of Biomedical Engineering and has expanded her knowledge through working in the field of medical imaging and women’s health, which helped her to gain some significant insights into healthcare. Inspired by trends of digital transformation, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Digital Health at Melbourne University in 2020 and continued her passion by pursuing a Master of Information Systems, specializing in health. As a strong believer in diversity, she is determined to develop leadership skills and understand her potential to be amongst the next generation of digital health leaders and discover new pathways to be part of this community.

Oanh Nguyen

Oanh Nguyen

Product Owner - Digital Hospitals, Telstra Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Problem-solver | Communicator | Direct

BIO

Oanh Nguyen is Product Owner of the Hospitals and Connected Health Sector at Telstra Health, a healthcare company who works to improve lives through digitally enabled care for the community. Since joining the product team in 2021, Oanh has focused on leading cross-functional teams to achieve product development milestones from concept to launch for its Kyra Flow and Kyra IQ products working to improve patient safety and enhance clinical workflows. Prior to working in product, Oanh was a Clinical Application Specialist for the National Cancer Register bridging her hands on knowledge of the Cervical Screening Program and its application to health technology. With a passion to improve health outcomes, Oanh joined Telstra Health after a 17-year tenure at the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical cancer beginning as a medical scientist in the Pathology business unit and later in the population health business unit in Registry Operations and Services.

Rebecca Heland

Rebecca Heland

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer, ACT Health

ACT


Three words to describe yourself?
Caring | Passionate | Learning

BIO

Rebecca Heland is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer at ACT Health and is currently working with an awesome team to implement the one Digital Health Record system across all specialities in all public health facilities in the ACT. Rebecca has been a nurse for 17 years in hospitals across Melbourne, Singapore and Canberra, has a Master’s in Public Health and has worked in various digital health projects for the last 8 years. Rebecca is passionate about ensuring that the role of the nurse/midwife is heard as part of all digital health projects and that systems that are implemented into the healthcare environment improve the working life for nurses/midwives and the outcomes for their patients.

Renata Danisevska

Renata Danisevska

Digital Health Lead and Program Manager, Darling Downs & West Moreton PHN

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Determined | Curious |Life-long learner

BIO

Renata is an experienced program manager with demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of complex projects in the healthcare and higher education sectors. Currently she is the Digital Health Lead at Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN providing strategic business planning, program development and implementation oversight for the digital health portfolio. Most notably, Renata was also recently played a critical role in coordinating activities to develop the PHN’s five-year joint regional plan for mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drugs services.

Renata is experienced at implementing change management and service enhancement strategies within different organisations. She is passionate about digital transformation as an enabler to making a difference, using technology to improve both provider and patient experience of healthcare services and ultimately improving health outcomes, and believes in the power of human-centred design and social change.

Rhian Sketcher

Rhian Sketcher

Product Manager, Alcidion

QLD


Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate | Committed | Resilient

BIO

Rhian is a health care ITC specialist with over 10 years’ industry experience. She has delivered clinical system implementations, workflow improvements, data quality and reporting strategies across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Rhian has worked in a variety of roles including project manager, implementation lead, subject matter expert and most recently in product management. Rhian’s engagements span varied stakeholder groups, from subject matter experts through to the C-Suite. Rhian is passionate about delivering transformative solutions with health care organisations to improve business processes and patient outcomes.

Robyn Mann

Robyn Mann

Senior Health Information Manager, Telstra Health

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Collaborative | Positive | Committed

BIO

Robyn is passionate about leveraging digital health to improve health outcomes and enhance the experience of health professionals to deliver a positive experience for both patients and their families. Having worked in healthcare for over 20 years, with a diverse background in health information management has supported significant transformational change through the implementation of ICT systems, delivering clinical benefits and business improvements. Experienced at leading Health Information, Clinical Coding, and Casemix teams, and project managing the implementation of large health datasets. Currently is the Senior Health Information Manager at Telstra Health, overseeing the data management activities for the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) and leads the Clinical and Health Informatics Community of Practice. Also is part of the team that won Telstra Health’s inaugural Hack for Digital Healthcare. A curious mind and knowledge seeker always interested in finding out how we can lead ourselves and others to do better.

Sam Townsend

Sam Townsend

Senior Project Manager, Alcidion

VIC


Three words to describe yourself?
Engaging | Honest | Flexible

BIO

Sam is driven by a passion for improving health outcomes and for the past 10 years has been focused on delivering complex projects and programs of work within Digital Health across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Over this time Sam has gained experience in a wide range of specialties within digital health including PMO and release management, managed services, scrum mastering, and account management. In her previous role, Sam led the successful implementation of a Clinical EMR into one of Victoria’s largest Regional Hospitals. Sam then moved to the role of Senior Project Manager with Alcidion, where she is responsible for projects across a range of internal and external products and services involving data analytics, integration and system configuration, business process mapping, business case or strategy development and other consulting requirements. When she is not working, Sam can be found either out in the garden, planting or picking vegetables or hiking the nearest nature trail.

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