Genevieve is an occupational therapist who practiced in regional and metropolitan Victoria and overseas. Genevieve moved into local government where she managed large community care teams and became passionate about building organisational culture.
Genevieve is a graduate of the LGPro Emerging Leaders Program, Leaderships Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program and most recently Australian Institute Company Directors.
With her husband and daughters, she lives at Pine Plains near Patchewollock where they farm and manage a tourist lodge. Genevieve applied to join the RNH Board as she cares deeply about improving the health and wellbeing of all people living in rural and remote communities.
Dr Zivit Inbar is the founder and CEO of Different Thinking, a consulting practice that specialises in people, culture, leadership & performance strategies for growth. Zivit is a member of Standards Australia AI trustworthiness and governance committees, and the co-chair of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Leadership Team (Australia). Zivit is an an Honorary Enterprise Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Business and Economics faculty, a Graduate of Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Zivit is the author of “The Ethical Kaleidoscope: Values, Ethics, and Corporate Governance” (with Doug Long), 2017, Routledge Publishing, UK.
Veena is a graduate of the AICD and co-founder of a health promotion company. Veena has extensive experience within health, disability and primary healthcare. A Science graduate with an MBA, Veena has led e-health and LEAN healthcare projects. She is passionate about health equity and the opportunities that the NDIS can provide to residents of rural northwest Victoria.
Veena is Chair of an early childhood intervention service and has completed a values based leadership program with the Sisters of Mercy. She mentors women in management roles and provides strategic advice to business startups.
Katharine has worked in healthcare and pharmaceuticals for over 25 years in a variety of roles including research, business and community roles in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Spain, England, and Singapore. A significant focus during this time has been in Respiratory health but has ranged many areas most recently with a focus on Covid treatments, immunoinflammatory conditions and renal disease. Katharine is passionate about improving healthcare outcomes for all by delivery of quality healthcare.
Katharine is the commercial head for the pipeline medicines in Asia Pacific for the pharmaceutical company GSK and has Bachelor of Pharmacy, and Master of Business Administration (hons) degrees. She is also a board director for Lungitude, a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is improving outcomes and quality of life of lung transplant patients.
La Vergne is a committed professional in regional waste, sustainability and economic development sector. She has worked across the waste, natural resource management, Indigenous cultural heritage, water, biodiversity, local government and sustainable farming sectors in the last 20 years. La Vergne is passionate about the work she does and making a difference to the regional communities that she lives and works with.
Chris was born in Warracknabeal and raised on the family farm at Areegra completing his primary and secondary schooling locally before departing for university. A science graduate with an MBA, Chris has worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector for almost 20 years across a number of increasingly senior commercial roles in Australia and the UK. Passionate about improving health outcomes for rural communities through the delivery of quality and accessible healthcare, Chris is proud to be on the board of Rural Northwest Health.
Namita has worked in the hospital sector for over 17 years, ranging from metropolitan Melbourne to Far North Queensland. A hospital Pharmacist, with a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Namita is passionate about healthcare quality and safety, and centering it around the patient experience. Namita is proud to be serving on the board of Rural Northwest Health and is committed to working alongside the CEO and Executive Team in providing the best care to the local community