Our People

Board of Management

Euroa Health is governed by a Board of Management made up of local community members with a range of financial, business, community and health sector expertise.

Mr Linsey Siede

Chair

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Mr Linsey Siede

Chair

Linsey was born at the Euroa Bush Nursing Hospital, but has successfully lived and worked on three Continents.

Linsey has a degree in Engineering, and as Managing Director of Delphi Australia grew Sales to $200 Million. He moved to Singapore as Director of Marketing, Planning, Technical and Communications for Delphi Asia Pacific where Sales grew to $2 Billion.

Finally Linsey spent 10 years as Director of the Australian Government program “ASEA”, helping more than 180 Australian Companies to improve their business sustainability through strategic growth and financial stability.

Mrs Catriona King

Deputy Chair

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Mrs Catriona King

Deputy Chair

Catriona joined the Euroa Health Board of Management in April 2020 and has been working for the State Government Agriculture Department since moving to the Euroa district in 2005.

Catriona has vast experience and knowledge to bring to Euroa Health Inc from positions previously held in healthcare services of IVF, biotechnology and at the Alfred and Maroondah hospitals and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Dr Philippa Murray

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Dr Philippa Murray

Pip has a vested interest in hospital and healthcare in Euroa and surrounding districts as a General Practitioner Obstetrician at Benalla Church Street Surgery and Benalla Health.

Pip’s strong understanding of the Euroa Community adds to the role as a Board Member with her experience in healthcare policy, provision and has experienced working and training in many of Victoria’s leading hospitals.

After completing all her education in Longwood and Euroa, Pip completed her studies at Monash University and is very happy to be back in Euroa.

Mr Simon Burke

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Mr Simon Burke

Simon is a practising commercial lawyer who recently moved to Euroa to live, having always had a family connection to the region. As a father of young children, Simon is interested in the provision of local health services to all generations in the community.

Mr Gerry Ginnivan

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Mr Gerry Ginnivan

Gerry grew up in Benalla as part of a farming family and then studied and worked in Melbourne. He graduated with a Bach of Business (Accounting) and then had a career focusing on the selection, improvement and implementation of new business processes and systems. His consultancy business had a focus of ensuring that users in all types of industries could get the most out of their ongoing investment in IT and improve their processes.

Mrs Lisa Reynoldson

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Mrs Lisa Reynoldson

Lisa is a Registered Nurse and has worked in a variety of clinical and management positions across the public health sector, local government and aged care. She is currently working as part of the Covid 19 workforce.

Having worked in senior executive management roles in the health care sector for over 35 years, Lisa has been responsible for the operational and strategic management of service delivery across a range of disciplines.

Lisa thrives on challenges, is values driven and is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals in local communities.

Mr David Vaughan

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Mr David Vaughan

A long involvement in farming, business and community roles has rewarded David with not only a long service history but also deep connections and a sound understanding of rural life.  Overseeing strategic and financial performance as well as managing the very important interaction between employees and stakeholders for more than 30 years are other valuable assets he brings to his board position.  A recently retired farmer after 32 years at Nathalia, David & his wife Sue have recently settled at Creightons Creek near Euroa, where he hopes to continue contributing to the community.

Mr Chris Thomson

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Mr Chris Thomson

Chris is a local businessman and farmer, who grew up in Euroa.  He continues to be involved in the family retail business and in his spare time spends time with his children and grandchildren and is part of the Strathbogie CFA.  Chris brings many years of community involvement, which will benefit Euroa Health.


Executive Team

Our Chief Executive Officer Cherree Hunter oversees Euroa Health Inc operations and reports to the Board of Directors. Cherree is supported by the leadership team

Cherree Hunter

Chief Executive Officer

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Cherree Hunter

Chief Executive Officer

Cherree joined Euroa Health as Chief Executive Officer in December 2019. Cherree commenced her career three decades ago as a Registered Nurse. During her career Cherree has held numerous clinical and management roles across the care spectrum including acute, emergency, aged care and community services

Cherree holds post graduate qualifications including a Bachelor in Health Science, a Graduate Diploma in Gerontology, and a Masters Degree in Health Service Management. During the two years with Euroa Health we have worked hard to improve systems and addressed significant challenges in the management of COVID.

Paula McPherson

Director of Nursing/Clinical Services Manager

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Paula McPherson

Director of Nursing/Clinical Services Manager

Paula is a Registered Nurse with a Post graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing and has a passion for the care of older members of our community, palliative care, and nursing education.

Prior to joining our team, Paula worked for large metropolitan health services for more than 17 years, starting as a newly graduated nurse, 10 years in Emergency, and working her way to 5 years as a Nurse Unit Manager of a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit.

David McKay

Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

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David McKay

Manager Infrastructure and Environmental Services

David manages the Infrastructure and Environmental Services at Euroa Health.

David has many years of experience in engineering industries, positioning him with the key skills needed to manage the extensive facilities, essential services, programmed maintenance and authority regulations for the entire Hospital and GraniteHill sites.

Melissa Seymour

Innovation and Special Projects Manager

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Melissa Seymour

Innovation and Special Projects Manager

Melissa joined Euroa Health in April 2021, in the new position of Innovation and Special Projects Manager.

Melissa has family origins in Euroa, strengthening her passion for this community and she is excited about innovation and bringing positive change, learning more about the opportunities for Euroa Health, and how we can best provide for our community.

Melissa has post-graduate qualifications including a Bachelor of Health Sciences, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Communications. Her education and recent work history includes 10 years with the University of Melbourne as a lead in the delivery of the Doctor of Medicine degree across Rural Victoria, and more recently as the Facilitator of the esteemed Goulburn Murray, Fairley Community Leadership Program.

Rick O’Bree

Business Services Manager

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Rick O’Bree

Business Services Manager

Rick is a Euroa local who was born at Euroa Hospital and has had a career as a CPA qualified accountant originally in the Health sector in finance and management accounting, having previously worked for Euroa Health for many years ago, and then in tax and audit in a Euroa accounting firm.

Rick is a keen Euroa Park Runner each Saturday morning, he enjoys helping his children with house renovations and entertaining the grandchildren.


Other Key Leaders

Janet (Netta) Shankland

Aged Care Manager

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Janet (Netta) Shankland

Aged Care Manager

Janet (Netta) is our Aged Care Manager who has been with Euroa Health for nearly 5 years.

Netta has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years now, initially starting her career working in a Children’s Hospital in Scotland. Netta has worked in many different areas of nursing including District Nursing, Paediatric Theatre and General Medicine before settling into Aged Care over 25 years ago.

Netta hails from Scotland and has managed to retain her lovely accent in the 12 years since being in Australia.

Peter Kumar

Executive Chef

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Peter Kumar

Executive Chef

Peter is the Executive Chef and is now in his third year with Euroa Health.

Peter’s qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Business & Hospitality Management. Having worked in commercial hospitality venues and has enjoyed the transition to providing nutritious meals for GraniteHill residents and patients in Hospital.

In early 2020, our kitchen resumed cooking in house using fresh local produce.

All of the recipes are nutritionally balanced and carefully designed to meet individual resident needs.

Peter works closely with residents in the planning of menus to ensure some of the favourite dishes people enjoy are featured and to their liking. Peter is supported by an experienced team in the kitchen, which makes his work, all the more enjoyable.