Meet MCCC’s highly skilled and experienced Board of Directors and Executive management team.
Meet our Board
A Board of Directors, elected from MCCC’s membership, governs the company.
The Murray City Country Coast GP Training Board comprises a broad-based membership, including representatives from:
- training practice within our training footprint,
- Universities with clinical schools within our training footprint,
- Victorian hospitals within our training footprint,
- GP Registrars Australia,
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners,
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, and
- GP Supervisors Australia.
Directors are elected for a two year term at the company’s annual general meeting and are eligible to re-stand for consecutive terms.
Dr Manisha Fernando
Qualifications: MBBS, DRANZCOG, MPH, FRACGP, FARGP, Grad Dip Rural, GCCE, FACRRM, MAICD
Experience: Manisha is a General Practitioner at Riddell’s Country Practice in Riddell’s Creek, Victoria. She was a member of the governance committee for Woodend Neighbourhood House from March 2012 to March 2015.
Dr Alison Green
Qualifications: BMed(Sci), MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP, GAICD
Experience: Alison is a GP obstetrician based in Wodonga. She was previously a director of Bogong Regional Training Network.
Dr Phil Hall
Qualifications: MBBS, DipAnaes, DipObs, FACRRM
Experience: Phil is a GP based in Warrnambool. He was previously a director of both Southern GP Training and Greater Green Triangle GP Training.
Dr Suzanne Harrison
Qualifications: MBBS, DA, FACRRM, MSpMed GCHPE
Experience: Sue is a GP in Echuca-Moama and Hub Educator for the University of Melbourne at Echuca Regional Health. She is the Chair of RWAV and President of Rural Doctors Association Victoria, and a director of ACRRM and RDAA. Sue’s previous roles include; a board member for Echuca Regional Health, SLO for Beyond Medical, VMO at ERH- (recently retired from anaesthetic practice), Director of Intern training at ERH, assisted with establishment of community internship program. Sue has a special interest in education and training, especially for rural procedural practice.
Dr Phil Hegarty
Qualifications: MMBS, FRACGP
Experience: Phil is a GP in Parkville and a former director of VMA.
Dr Radhika Sheorey
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MBBS, DRANZCOG
Experience: Radhika has held many leadership positions during medical school, and graduated from Deakin University in 2012. She is currently the MCCC Senior Registrar Liaison Officer and is undertaking general practice training through East Geelong Medical Centre.
Professor Meredith Temple-Smith
Qualifications: BSc, Dip App Child Psych, MPH, DHSc, MAICD
Experience: Meredith is the Director of Research Training in the University of Melbourne Medical School Department of General Practice. She was a former director of VMA.
Mr Sönke Tremper
Qualifications: GAICD, Grad Cert Public Health
Experience: Sönke has worked in the primary care sector for more than 10 years and is passionate about developing a high quality primary care workforce that is equipped to deal with our communities’ future health needs. In addition to his MCCC directorship, Sönke is the executive director of University of Melbourne Shepparton Medical Centre and chairs the Goulburn Valley Medical Workforce Fund.
Mr Jim Turcato
Role: Treasurer. Qualifications: CPA, FAICD
Experience: Jim is a CPA, business consultant and finance facilitator. He is past director of South Water Corporation and Alfred Health and is currently a director of Gippsland PHN.
Meet our Executive team
The Executive Team consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Performance officer and Director of Clinical Training and the Executive Officer.
Chief Executive Officer
Greg is the MCCC Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary. Prior to his appointment in January 2016, Greg was CEO for Southern GP Training and (from 2012) Greater Green Triangle GP Education and Training. In 2013-2014 he was the Chair of the Association of Chief Executives for GP Training across Australia.
Chief Information Officer
Kelvin de Waele
Kelvin is our Chief Information Officer. Prior to MCCC he was a consultant to a number of Medical Education organisations and previously worked for Tropical Medical Training a former RTO. Before moving into the medical education sector he worked in 3G UMTS RF engineering in Australia and internationally. He ensures that the information management and technology needs of MCCC are delivered, supporting those involved in the collection, collation, analysis and utilisation of data including MCCC Training Operations and Programs Staff, Corporate Services Staff, Medical Education staff, Practices and the Executive Management team.
Chief Operations Officer
Linda’s previous roles have included Chief Executive Officer of Bogong GP Training, responsibility for management of the senior Medical Workforce at Albury Wodonga Health, private HR consultancy work, a member of the Border Medical Recruitment Taskforce and Human Resource management roles with Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre and prior to that, the Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg. As the CEO of one of MCCC’s founding organisations, Linda has been involved in establishment of MCCC from inception.
Linda is the MCCC executive lead in portfolios including Training Operations Management, Aboriginal Health, Communications, Medical Recruitment and Retention and Human Resource Management.
Chief Performance Officer
Ann-Maree Smith joined MCCC in 2017 managing a portfolio comprising Finance, ICT and Governance. Ann-Maree has broad ranging experience in leading finance and corporate services teams in both for profit and for purpose entities over 20 years. She is a CPA and member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Qualifications: GradCertE, MIntBus, MAcc, CPA, CertGov(NFP), GIA(Cert)
Director of Medical Education and Training
Dr Angelina Salamone
Dr Salamone graduated from Monash University in 1987, starting her GP training with the RACGP in 1991 – enrolling in the then Family Medicine Program.
After Fellowship she worked in a variety of general practices across Melbourne. She has taken on a number of other roles during her career, including:
- Senior Medical Educator with the VMA since 2011. Commenced in the role of Accreditation Medical Educator and then as Deputy Director of Training
- General Practitioner with over 23 years general practice experience including women’s health, travel medicine and occupational health
- Holding senior positions within the RACGP of:
– National Manager Educational Services
– National Manager Assessment
– Education and Development Officer Assessment and Practice Standards
- Examiner for the RACGP since 1997 and more recently a QA examiner
- Victoria Faculty board member including the role of Deputy Chair
- Involvement with pre exam courses and previous involvement in Standard Setting for the AKT and KFP, and KFP marking
- PBA examiner
- RACGP representative on the PMCV accreditation panel
- Review team member in the Accreditation visits to RTPs with GPET.