Board of Directors
Mallee Track Health & Community Service (MTH&CS) is governed by a Board appointed by the Governor-in-Council upon the recommendation of the Minister for Health.
Sound Board governance systems provide protection for the organisation, its stakeholders and the Board against fraud, illegal practices and poor performance by its own members, its Chief Executive and staff.
The Board is committed to the adoption of ethical conduct in all areas of its responsibilities and authority. Board members are committed to acting honestly and in good faith at all times.
The Board is required to regularly review its own performance as the basis for its own development and quality assurance. The Board of Directors meets monthly.
Mr Mark Wilson (Chair)
Appointed July 2012
Mark, with his wife Janine and two children have been part of the Ouyen community since January 1995 when they established a new motel business before selling in 2000. After working with Greggs Electrical since 2000, Mark and Janine became full partners in the business in 2005.
Mark has always been engaged with the community and is a keen representative of the community via Ouyen Inc. He was involved in the initial development of Ouyen Inc and took on the role of Chairperson for several years. Mark was also the inaugural Vice Chair of the Mildura Development Corporation and he has had involvement with a number of sporting clubs, participating in or leading many community events.
Mark is a Licenced Electrician, a registered Electrical Contractor, an accredited member of the Clean Energy Council and also holds a Cert IV in Workplace Leadership. He was appointed to the Board in 2012 and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Mrs Lara Wakefield (Senior Vice Chair)
Appointed July 2014
Lara lives in Walpeup Victoria and is a partner in an agricultural business with her husband. She is the mother of three young children.
Lara’s qualifications include an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science from Monash University and a Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork Instruction. She has recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors' Company Director Course and is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Sturt University.
Ms Wakefield is the President of the Ouyen P-12 College School Council and she runs weekly Pilates classes for the local community of the Mallee Track.
Lara’s experience in the Government workforce sector and strong commitment to community are welcome skills for the Mallee Track Health & Community Service Board.
Ms Joy Lynch (Vice Chair)
Appointed July 2016
Joy began her professional life as a primary school teacher and has over 40 years experience with the education department. For many of these years Joy taught at the Walpeup Primary School.
Joy lives on a farm in Underbool and is a grandmother with nine young grandchildren. She has been an active community member and has held many executive positions on local committees. Joy has done additional study and work in student and family welfare. She has taught swimming and water safety skills to children in the district since 1980, and has been involved with the Ouyen Gymnastics Club as a coach and a judge.
Joy brings extensive experience in education, early years and child welfare to the Board.
Mr Terry Elliott
Appointed July 2010
Terry is the Manager of Nandaly Grain at Sea Lake. He has been self employed for over 30 years and has 20 years experience in managing a salt mine at Sea Lake. Terry was a member of the Sea Lake & District Health Service Board for 5 years and was appointed to the Mallee Track Board of Management in 2010.
Terry has held various leadership positions with the Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers Football Club, Nandaly Cemetery Trust and Victorian Farmer’s Federation.
Mrs Meredith Rowney
Appointed July 2017
Growing up on a farm near Bendigo, Meredith completed her Bachelor of Nursing in Bendigo in 2010 before moving with her husband to Turriff in the Mallee. From here she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery and Maternal and Child Health studies. Meredith is a Certified Lactation Consultant and has Nurse Immuniser qualifications.
While juggling life with three young daughters, Meredith is employed by the Buloke Shire Council and Mildura Rural City Council as a Maternal Child Health Nurse.
Appointed July 2018
Growing up in Patchewollock, Jenna has always had a love for the Mallee. After completing her schooling in Hopetoun, Jenna relocated to Adelaide where she completed a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at Flinders University. Jenna was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor in June 2012.
Jenna then returned home before commencing practice as a Solicitor in Horsham in January 2013. In January 2015, Jenna moved to Mildura and has recently commenced employment at Country Care Group as a Corporate Lawyer.
Jenna sits on the boards of MADEC Australia and Mallee Family Care and is a current participant in the 2018 Northern Mallee Leaders Program.
Jenna also recently graduated from the Company Directors course provided by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Jenna Yetman
Ms Kate Pole (Board Secretary)
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