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 Mary Rydberg (Vice Chair)

Mary has over 25 years of management experience with a number of government, community and health organisations. Most recently, following 14 years of managing community care services for the City of Greater Dandenong, Mary and her husband in 2017 returned to the Mallee and now once again reside in Mildura. She is currently a non-executive Board member with Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (MASP in Mildura) and a Board member of SEHCP Inc. (trading as Enliven Vic) in Melbourne.

 

She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is committed to maintaining her governance knowledge and skills to better contribute to the important work undertaken by local Boards in supporting organisations within the community.

Ms Joy Lynch (Senior 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.

Mr Darren Law

Appointed November 2019

Darren began his career as a paramedic in 1994 in Queensland and has worked as a paramedic since in metropolitan, rural and remote areas. Darren also acted as an industrial officer and Harassment Referral Officer in Queensland. He secured a position as a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria in Ouyen in 2005.

Since working in the Mallee, he has enjoyed the challenges associated with delivering patient care in a rural area such as the Mallee district. He met and married his wife, Leonie, in Ouyen where they continue to live and work.

Darren brings extensive clinical knowledge and experience to the board and has developed a passion for delivering better patient outcomes in a rural and remote health setting.

Ms Kate Pole (Board Secretary)

 

Contact Kate on kpole@mthcs.vic.gov.au

On track for a vibrant future!