Our People

Board of Directors

Mr Ian Marshman AM
Chair

Ian still spends some time in Melbourne, but is mostly at Limestone where he runs a small beef farm with his wife. He has a strong background in strategic risk management and reporting and corporate governance. During his 40year career Ian has previously served on two metropolitan hospital boards, and is currently Chair of Headspace Youth Mental Foundation and the Melbourne Dental Clinic. Locally Ian is Secretary of the Yea Water Discovery Centre Inc. and an active member of the Limestone Fire Brigade. Ian served the previous 12 months on the YDMH Board, and has been reappointed for three years. Ian is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Mr Gary Pollard
Deputy Chair

Gary also served for 12 months on the previous board, and has been reappointed for three years. Gary, from Yea, has worked as a community pharmacist for over 40 years and has been, and still is involved in many community groups. Gary’s strengths are in audit and risk management, community services and clinical governance. Gary is a member of both the Clinical Governance Committee and the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Ms Kirstie Fotheringham
Chair - Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Appointed for two years, Kirstie is also from Yea and holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree and a Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching. Kirstie’s strengths are in audit and risk management, financial management and accounting, and corporate governance.

Dr. Sarah Anderson Ph.D.
Chair, Clinical Governance Committee

Sarah has been appointed for three years, lives in Surrey Hills and owns property in Toolangi. She holds degrees in prosthetics and orthotics, public health and ergonomics and lectures in these disciplines at La Trobe University with a special interest in disability. Her skills include clinical governance, patient experience and consumer engagement.

Ms Del Leslie

Del has been appointed for two years and lives in Croydon but has family (the Drysdales) who have been residents of Yea since 1878. Del holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Organisational Leadership qualifications and works at a senior executive level in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training. Del is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and brings to the Board strength in corporate governance, strategic leadership and financial management and accountability.

Ms Kerry Stubbings

Kerry has been appointed for two years, lives in Northcote and has strong family connections to Yea and Flowerdale. Kerry works as a senior executive in local government and has a special interest in promoting community health and wellbeing, early years, youth, aged services and social justice. Kerry’s strengths are strategic leadership, community services, communications and stakeholder engagement. Kerry is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Dr Jennifer Keast

Jennifer has been appointed to the board for three years, having previously served as a board member several years ago. She lives in Yea and her family have farmed at Homewood for many generations. Jennifer holds qualifications in nursing, health professional education and simulation-based education, and is currently completing doctoral studies in medical education at the University of Melbourne where she also holds an appointment as a senior lecturer in medicine. Her skills include management of clinical risk, clinical education, patient safety and project management. Locally, Jennifer is currently treasurer of the Yea-Kinglake RSL. Jennifer is a member of the Clinical Governance Committee.

Mr Dylan Hesselberg

Dylan has been appointed for three years and currently lives in Melbourne, having previously been part of the Shepparton community. He is a Civil Engineer with experience in delivering significant infrastructure projects and programs. His career to date has comprised of various senior leadership roles within State and Local Government Agencies in Queensland and Victoria. Dylan holds Engineering and Project Management qualifications, is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and vice-president of the AIPM Victorian Chapter. Dylan is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Management and Support

Mr C Butler – Chief Executive Officer

Mrs L Gray – Director of Nursing/Manager

Dr R Lowen – Director of Medical Services (onsite)

Visiting Medical Staff

Dr M Lowe – MBBS

Dr TC Chuah – MBBS

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