Our People

Board of Directors

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

Mr Linsey Siede

Board Chair

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Mr Linsey Siede

Board Chair

Linsey was born at the Euroa Bush Nursing Hospital and 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 Lisa Reynoldson

Deputy Chair

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Mrs Lisa Reynoldson

Deputy Chair

Lisa is a Registered Nurse and has worked in a variety of clinical and senior executive management roles across the public health sector, local government, residential aged care, community care and is currently working casually as a Registered Nurse.

Lisa thrives on challenges and is values driven and she is committed to making a difference to health and wellbeing in the local community.

Mrs Catriona King

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Mrs Catriona King

Catriona has had extensive experience in the agriculture, healthcare and biotechnology industries in public and private sector organisations.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has expertise in strategic leadership, corporate and clinical governance, financial management, risk management, program evaluation and organisational change.

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 has a strong understanding of the Euroa community which adds to the role as a Director with her experience in healthcare policy, provision and experience 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 Director of a law firm and 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 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.

As recently retired farmer after 32 years at Nathalia, David & his wife Sue have recently settled at Creighton’s Creek near Euroa, where he hopes to continue contributing to the community.

Mr Chris Thomson

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Mr Chris Thomson

Chris has lived in Euroa and district all of his life.   He owns and operates Thomson’s Betta Home Living in Euroa.

He has assisted many community groups over the years.   His current roles include being the Strathbogie CFA Group Officer, a Euroa Cemetery Trust member and a Justice of Peace.

Chris and his wife Tracey operate a productive fine wool sheep property in Strathbogie.

Mr Chris Mutton

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Mr Chris Mutton

Chris has spent most of his life living in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne before deciding on a “tree change” and relocating to Euroa in 2023.

With strong family connections to the health sector and over 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology sector, most recently in the transport and finance areas, Chris is keen to share his knowledge and expertise with the team at Euroa Health.

Mr Andrew Westblade

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Mr Andrew Westblade

Andrew has been operating his own Finance Broking Business in Shepparton since 2003 following a 15 year career with one of the big bank’s.  Previous community involvements have been linked to the lives of his 2 children through School Board and Sporting club roles. What attracted Andrew to getting involved on the Euroa Health Board was the opportunity to be involved in the Euroa community after relocating to Creighton’s Creek in late 2020. The Euroa Health facilities are a wonderful reflection of both the need and generosity of the Euroa community so it was an obvious opportunity to get involved.


Executive Team

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

Melissa Seymour

Chief Executive Officer

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Melissa Seymour

Chief Executive Officer

Melissa recently progressed her career to Chief Executive Officer at Euroa Health after initially joining as the Innovation and Special Projects Manager.  She quickly demonstrated her ability to drive positive change within the organisation. Her agile approach to work played a pivotal role in advancing the implementation of key initiatives outlined in the 5-year Strategic Plan. Her proudest accomplishment during this period was successfully reinstating X-Ray and Ultrasounds services in Euroa, fulfilling a vital community need.

Melissa was appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer in February 2023, and shortly thereafter, she was officially appointed to the CEO role in March 2023. This rapid ascent within the organisation reflects her capability and the trust placed in her by the board and key stakeholders.

Melissa’s qualifications, including a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Communications, and as a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors equipped her with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in her role as CEO. Her decade-long experience at the University of Melbourne, where she played a significant role in delivering the Doctor of Medicine program across rural Victoria, demonstrates her expertise in healthcare education and her commitment to serving rural communities.

Her recent position as the Facilitator of the Goulburn Murray Fairley Community Leadership Program underscores her dedication to nurturing community leaders and fostering community engagement.

Melissa’s family ties to Euroa further solidify her deep-rooted passion for the community, making her well-suited to lead Euroa Health as its CEO. Her combination of education, experience, and personal connection to the area positions her to continue driving positive changes and enhancing healthcare services for the benefit of the Euroa community.

 

Jane Garrett

Operations Manager

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Jane Garrett

Operations Manager

Jane’s career in healthcare began at the age of 18 working at the local Emergency Department. She then pursued a Diploma in Medical Administration and began her career in specialist rooms in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. After working in practice management for several years, Jane, along with her husband and two children, decided to make a change and moved to Euroa for a more relaxed lifestyle.

For the past 5 years, Jane has been the Practice Manager at Euroa Medical Family Practice, where she has enjoyed the rewarding experience of working in a rural community. She has actively engaged with the community by being a part of the Murray PHN’s Community Advisory Committee and the committee for Happy Healthy Kids Euroa.

In October 2023, Jane was appointed as the Operations Manager at Euroa Health. She is excited about this new role and looks forward to supporting the team at Euroa Health.

Angela Marchant

Aged Care Manager/Director of Nursing

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Angela Marchant

Aged Care Manager/Director of Nursing

Angela started her career in Aged Care in England at the young age of 16. Angela trained as a Registered Nurse 30 years ago, working as a Surgical Nurse specialising in Breast Care Nursing.

Upon arriving in Australia 15 years ago, Angela began working in acute hospital nursing. Soon after, she recommenced aged care nursing as a manager.

Angela has a passion for Aged Care and Dementia Care and strives to ensure a high standard of care is delivered at all times.

David McKay

Facilities & Infrastructure Manager

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David McKay

Facilities & Infrastructure Manager

David manages the Infrastructure and Facilities Services and is now in his eighth year working with 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 health service.

Rick O’Bree

Finance Manager

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Rick O’Bree

Finance Manager

Rick is a Euroa local who was born here at Euroa Hospital.

As a CPA qualified Accountant, he has gained extensive experience in finance and management roles in the healthcare and private sector since working for Euroa Health in 1987 for nine years before holding positions at Benalla Health and MMK Accounting.

Rick returned to work with the Euroa Health in November 2021 as the Finance Manager, and continues to be part of the Euroa community, enjoying the challenge of Euroa Park Run each weekend and playing Veterans Cricket.

Megan Reid

People & Culture Manager

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Megan Reid

People & Culture Manager

Megan commenced as the People & Culture Manager in September 2023 and has come from Human Resources in the Public Health Sector.    Megan has a broad background in various Human Resources functions and her passion is about fostering a healthy workplace culture and looks forward to supporting our leaders in improving People & Culture functions within Euroa Health.

Having recently moved to Euroa with her partner, Megan is enjoying living in this beautiful regional community.

 


Other Key Leaders

Clare Hocking

Acute Hospital Nurse Unit Manager

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Clare Hocking

Acute Hospital Nurse Unit Manager

Clare started her nursing career at Eastern Health, Box Hill Hospital in 2006 and worked across a variety of Eastern Health departments including general surgical, medical ward, coronary care and step-down cardiology.

Before relocating to Euroa, Clare was the Acute Nurse Unit Manager in the Medical Imaging Department.    

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Clare is actively involved in mentoring and supporting new nurses and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience to help others succeed in their nursing career while working as part of the team.

Jane Houston

Risk & Compliance Officer

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Jane Houston

Risk & Compliance Officer

Jane joined Euroa Health in October 2022.

Jane’s background includes Quality Management in the emerging technology of stem cell processing and storage and several years with the Department of Defence working on Defence Bases including Defence Science and Technology Site Edinburgh SA and HMAS Cerberus VIC.

Jane is dedicated to the practice of risk management and has a keen eye for identifying and mitigating potential hazards. Her mission is to assist the team in navigating the complex landscape of uncertainty, protect Euroa Health from unexpected challenges, minimizing potential threats and maximise opportunities.

Jane has lived in Euroa since 2019 and is a member of several community organisations.

Peter Kumar

Executive Chef

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Peter Kumar

Executive Chef

Peter is now in his fifth year with Euroa Health as the Executive Chef and holds an Advanced Diploma in Business & Hospitality Management.

Peter works closely with residents in the planning of menus to ensure that favourite meals are served while meeting the nutritional needs of residents and patients at Euroa Health.

Having a supportive and experienced team in the kitchen makes his work more enjoyable and efficient, while his Advanced Diploma in Business & Hospitality Management demonstrates his commitment to professional development and expertise in his field.