Dr. Lucie Shanahan is an accomplished healthcare professional with an extensive career spanning speech pathology, rural health, and executive leadership. At AWH, Lucie serves as the Executive Director of Public Health, Mental Health, and Wellbeing, while also leading as the Chief Allied Health Officer.
Lucie's educational foundation includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology, which ignited her passion for patient-centred care. Lucie has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Health, a Doctorate in Health Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Starting her career as the sole speech pathologist at Mt Alexander Hospital, Lucie developed a deep understanding of patient needs. Following her move to the Albury Wodonga region, Lucie played a pivotal role in the establishment of Albury Wodonga Health in 2009.
Lucie has performed many senior roles since joining AWH, including co-managing the Speech Pathology Department, Inpatient Subacute Services Manager, and Operational Director of Subacute and Continuing Care Services.
Lucie's influence has also expanded beyond clinical practice through her role as a lecturer at Charles Sturt University's School of Community Health.
In 2019, Lucie was appointed to the role of Director of Mental Health at AWH, leveraging her visionary mindset to drive impact on public health and wellbeing. Her portfolio has subsequently expanded to encompass Public Health, Regional Partnerships, and her current role as Chief Allied Health Officer.
Collaborating closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Lucie ensures AWH delivers innovative, high-quality, and responsive clinical services tailored to the region's needs.
Beyond her professional commitments, Lucie finds joy in the region's beauty, relishing culinary arts and embracing knitting as a recent creative outlet.