Albury Wodonga Health today announced the appointment of two accomplished new members to its Board, bringing a diverse range of skills and experience to help shape the health service needs of the community.

Dr James Mackie and Jo-Anne Mazzeo will join the current board as directors and will complement the skills, industry knowledge and expertise of the current Board.

In addition to the board appointments, Therese Tierney was also appointed as a Ministerial delegate to the Board of Albury Wodonga Health. As an experienced health CEO, board director and chair, Ms Tierney will act in an advisory capacity and support its work.

The appointments complement the skills, industry knowledge and expertise of the current Board, and is another positive step towards strengthening Albury Wodonga Health.

Albury Wodonga Health Chair Matthew Burke OAM said he was pleased to welcome the directors and Ministerial delegate to the board, as they bring exceptional knowledge, experience and leadership to their roles.

“Boards are critical in setting the strategic direction of any health service,” Mr Burke said.

“The two directors and the board delegate have important healthcare skills from clinical and corporate governance, legal, health policy and financial management, and will work cohesively with our current board of directors.

“Together, they strengthen our Board and combine local, regional and national representation. I look forward to working closely together to support our staff so they can deliver safe, high-quality care in Albury Wodonga,” he said.

The new members bring a range of high-quality skills to the board of Albury Wodonga Health.

Jo-Anne Mazzeno has forged a career in both the legal and healthcare fields, with decades of working to support Victorians’ needs across an array of clinical and specialist settings.

Dr James Mackie is a physician of more than 30 years, with a long-term interest in service development, patient safety and quality improvement through an array of roles and board appointments.

Therese Tierney has had more than 40 years’ experience in the health sector and has been in CEO and senior management roles since in both the private and public health sectors.

Outgoing directors Anna Speedie and Lisa Ryan stepped back from their positions to pursue opportunities abroad and to better balance existing work commitments.

“We thank Lisa and Anna for the considerable contribution to Albury Wodonga Health during their tenure as directors, and we wish them both well for their next chapters,” Mr Burke said.

“Victoria’s health services continue to face significant disruption and demand challenges. Albury Wodonga Health is not immune to these challenges and the Board is united in working together to find new ways to enhance our services.

“When you combine the capabilities of our Board with that of our executive along with the dedication of our staff, we are well positioned to strengthen the health service for the future.”

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