Albury Wodonga Health are pleased to present their executive team.

We have an exceptional leadership team who work with staff, the community and the AWH Board to lead strategic planning  of the organisation.

Albury Wodonga Health Executive

Bill joined Albury Wodonga Health in June 2022 as Chief Executive Officer.  Bill relocated from Melbourne with his wife to the beautiful region of Albury Wodonga following twelve years as CEO at Jewish Care Victoria.

Originally trained as a Division 1 Registered Nurse, Bill holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (RMIT), Graduate Diploma Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management (RMIT), and an Associate Diploma Occupational Health & Safety (RMIT).  

Bill is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has served as a Non-Executive Director on several Boards over the last 18 years, notably as the Victorian Health Minister’s appointment on the Tweddle Child & Family Health Service Board (VIC); Leading Aged Services Australia - Victorian Board; and the East Timor Hearts Fund Board.  He is currently a Trustee Director of Calvary Ministries (the PJP) and Trustee Director of Calvary Ministries Limited (a large National Hospital & Aged Care Group) and Director at Stand Up.

Bill is a highly effective executive leader with extensive operational and strategic experience across health and community services.  Bill is passionate about value-based leadership and how he can influence the development of a “good society”. Driven by a personal objective to care more than others think is wise, to risk more than others think is safe, to dream more than others think is practical, and to expect more than others think is possible, Bill is driven in his desire to create value through change.

Emma Poland was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2020. She is a Chartered Accountant and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Emma has extensive executive level leadership experience across public and private health and the not-for-profit sector. 

In her roles as CEO, COO and CFO of complex organisations, she has combined a strong commercial focus with a profound commitment to the provision of safe, high quality and person-centred care.

Emma has a passion for health care and dreams of a more human and compassionate health care system, in which simple acts of kindness matter.

Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends..

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.

Annabel has assumed the role of Acting Chief Medical Officer from July 2023 to January 2024.  She plays a critical role in championing medical safety, ensuring quality, and providing astute counsel to the CEO and Board of Directors. 

Her qualifications include MBBS, BMedSci, BSurg, and FRACP Nephrology.

Since 2014, Annabel has worked as a Nephrologist, General Medicine, and Obstetric Medicine Physician at AWH and across the local region.

From 2019 to 2022 Annabel held the role of Director of Physician Education at AWH, as well as at Northeast Health Wangaratta since 2022. 

Annabel also performed the role of Interim Clinical Director of Internal Medicine at NHW from May to July 2023.

As the Head of Albury Campus Charles Sturt University Rural Clinical School from 2021 to 2023, Annabel has significantly contributed to medical education. Notably, her involvement in the Rural Regional Remote Working Group within RACP was pivotal in delivering a national strategy to enhance regional healthcare provision, training, and workforce. Annabel led the communication of the strategy nationally, fostering engagement and feedback from both trainees and consultants.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Annabel enjoys time with her husband and four school-aged children, taking in the beauty of north-east Victoria with its proximity to ski fields, hiking trails, and bike-riding routes.

Kim was appointed to the role of Executive Director of Quality, Governance and Patient Experience in 2023 and also holds the role of Chief of Nursing and Midwifery (2023). She oversees clinical safety and quality, infection prevention and surveillance, research and ethics, and clinical education (nursing) across the organisation.  She is also responsible for the nursing and midwifery workforce unit and professional practice.  

Kim holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Graduate Certificate of Leadership and Catholic Culture, a Graduate Diploma of Nursing Management, and a Bachelor of Nursing.

She has held senior roles across both public and private healthcare and was the Manager of Quality and Risk at South West Health Care, the Director of Quality and Risk at St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne, and the Clinical Services Manager at St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee.

Her experience also includes acting as the Director of Clinical Services at Timboon and District Healthcare, and acting CEO for nine months, and managing Quality and Risk at St John of God Healthcare Warrnambool. Kim's dedication to patient care is evident through her experience as a Registered Nurse at various healthcare facilities, including St John of God Healthcare Warrnambool and Austin Health.

Kim is deeply committed to improving healthcare delivery in regional communities, prioritising person-centred care, safety, and empathy. She is also passionate about enhancing the patient experience and ensuring the health and wellbeing of nurses and midwives within Albury Wodonga Health.

Kim enjoys an active lifestyle, including walking, bike riding, and exploring the landscapes of north-east Victoria and New South Wales. She is an avid cook and appreciates the gourmet offerings of the region.

Rebecca was appointed Chief of People and Culture in 2023 and oversees a comprehensive spectrum of people-focused programs and policies across the organisation. She is responsible for organisation-wide recruitment and retention practices, designing leadership development initiatives, and the delivery of training programs.

Rebecca has qualifications in Human Resource Management and Organisational Change, and is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 

She has over 15-years’ experience in the Public Sector, working in senior executive roles across Human Resources, Customer Service, Planning, and Infrastructure. She was honoured as a ‘Top 50 Women in Victorian Public Sector’ in 2020.  

She is a champion of employee well-being through innovative initiatives and benefits.  She is passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their fullest potential and is committed to fostering a thriving workplace culture.

Krista was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2023. Her leadership extends across procurement and supplies, corporation finance, health information management and information technology divisions. She provides strategic advice to support the development of fiscal strategies, operational business plans, policy development, business strategies and relationship/contract management

She holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Business Management and is a Fellow CPA.

Previously, Krista held senior finance roles at Calvary Riverina Hospital across a period of 18 years.

Krista's commitment to her community and growth of her profession is evident through her roles as a Justice of the Peace and as a NSW Divisional Counsellor for CPA Australia.

Krista enjoys quality time with her husband and two children. A fervent netball enthusiast, Krista's passion for the sport reflects her values of accountability, adaptability, and a strong work ethic. Her encouragement, consistency, and capability make her a proactive change agent in both her personal and professional passions.

Shaun holds a Bachelor of Business Triple Degree with majors in Finance, Law, and Psychology from the University of Ballarat, and has completed an executive MBA from Monash Mt Eliza Business School and a Postgraduate FAICD Diploma from the University of Sydney.   

Before joining AWH as Chief of Infrastructure, Shaun held roles with KMG Hungerford’s, KPMG Peat Marwick, and Pitcher Partners in the General Business Services Advisory Division. He also contributed significantly to the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry and served as the Executive General Manager for Infrastructure, Health Services, and Clinical Services Delivery at St Vincent’s Health Group, Melbourne.  

In Western Australia, Shaun held the role of Group General Manager of Corporate for South Metropolitan Area Health Services, overseeing Infrastructure development, corporate areas, healthcare facilities and contracted services.. In the Australian Capital Territory, Shaun worked in health, finance, and Infrastructure, notably as the Deputy Director General of Corporate for Health, Deputy Under Treasurer for the Commercial Services and Infrastructure Group and the Deputy Chief of Major Projects Canberra in working with key government agencies across Light Rail, CIT Woden and City Renewal. 

In his current role at AWH as Chief of Infrastructure, Shaun oversees Redevelopment, Infrastructure, Infrastructure compliance, Fleet, Bio-Med, Leasing, Capital Planning, and Strategic Asset Management across all AWH sites.   

Outside of his professional endeavours, Shaun is an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying everything from AFL and cricket to golf and motor racing. He is also a fan of motorbikes, fishing, and hosting a great BBQ. 

Dominic was appointed Chief of Corporate Affairs in 2023.  He oversees corporate governance, records management and risk. He leads business intelligence and performance, the marketing and communications unit, and the AWH Foundation.

He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers, and has a Master of Business Management, Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) and Graduate Certificate in Advancing Clinical Education. 

Dominic is an Adjunct Associate Professor with Griffith University and has previously held several community leadership and board positions, including Chair of Upper Murray Community Recovery Committee, and Non-Executive Director of the Victorian Healthcare Association and Upper Murray Inc.

Dominic was previously CEO of Corryong Health leading the service through the 2019 and 2020 bushfires and the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Building successful teams and leaders is Dominic’s passion which he applies in his professional roles and as coach of Corryong Demons Under 9s football team.

Dominic enjoys being a dad, a husband and is an avid road cyclist.

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