Our Team

 

APMHA brings together passionate experts with a diversity of experience across all areas of mental health, AOD and primary care.

Renee Hayden

Renee Hayden

CEO

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Renee Hayden is a founding member of APMHA HealthCare Ltd and its predecessor Company, VPMHA Pty Ltd, trading as Australian Primary Mental Health Alliance. As the CEO of APMHA HealthCare Ltd, she comes from a diverse executive, management and clinical background firmly cemented in mental health, AOD and primary care. She has an extensive working history leading management and executive teams and working with Boards, overseeing governance, operational and strategic matters.Renee has transitioned with primary care from initial roots with Divisions of General Practice, then Medicare Locals and now working alongside primary health networks and other national funders to deliver commissioned services.

Renee has steered APMHA HealthCare to truly resemble the National Mental Health Commission’s vision of stepped mental health care and reform for Australia’s most vulnerable. She is passionate about care that is excellent, high quality and equitable for all. This drives the Company’s recruitment of expert clinicians and support staff to ensure that this is truly experienced by our clients.

Directing our dedicated Executive Team whom ensure our truth is our Clients. We truly take on Ghandi’s words where he states – our clients are the most important visitors to our services. They are not an interruption on work. They are the purpose of it. They are not an outsider to our business, they are part of it. We are not doing them a favour by serving them. They are doing us an honour by giving us the opportunity to serve.

Donal McGoldrick

Donal McGoldrick

Deputy CEO & GM Business Operations

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Donal McGoldrick is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with over 17 years’ experience including senior Mental Health Nurse and management roles in addiction, clinical mental health, forensics and community mental health. He has worked at a senior management level within the Department of Health and Human Services and at a CEO and Board level with specialist State-wide services and NGO’s.

Working for VICSERV, the peak body representing community managed mental health services in Victoria, Donal was the Victorian State-wide Project Manager for a national mental health project. He is the co-founder and Director of Kambiri Health Australia, a boutique mental health consultancy service, whose clients include State Government Departments, NGO’s, the corporate private sector and numerous peak bodies such as the AFL Players Association.

Donal has applied his experience of business operations, as well as business and clinical governance to his role as General Manager Business Operations at APMHA HealthCare. He maintains a strong interest and oversight in workforce planning, organisational change contract management.

Tung Le

Tung Le

GM, Service Delivery

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Tung Le is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Cultural Consultant with over 20 years of experience in mental health and the alcohol or other drugs sector in a diverse range of environments. Tung has worked as a senior mental health nurse and CALD consultant in both management and service development roles across the public and private sectors.

Tung has had an extensive career in private practice, while also working as a Comorbidity Consultant on National Comorbidity Initiatives, and as a cultural consultant to State and Federal Government Departments. In more recent years, Tung has provided consultancy services to industry-based member associations, legal services and community organisations and is a member of the Clinical Council to a Victorian PHN.

Fluent in both Vietnamese and English and with a strong, on-going interest in working with the Vietnamese and culturally diverse communities, Tung brings with him energy and professionalism to all aspects of his work as the General Manager Service Delivery at APMHA HealthCare. His expertise and passion continue to support our frontline triage team and external clinicians working across clinical services available through APMHA HealthCare.

Gary Bourke

Gary Bourke

GM, Population Health & Planning

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Gary Bourke has worked, for 25+ years in a number of senior leadership and management roles in the human, health and social sector, including frontline service delivery, and senior leadership management positions, across policy, project and operational environments, encompassing community health (Mental Health, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, Home and Community Care, Child Health, Allied Health,  and Sexual Health), community mental health and hospital settings.  This includes within and across rural/remote and metropolitan service environments.

He has held a number of executive level positions within both the Non-Government Sector (CEO Arafmi Qld Inc. Chief Operating Officer Richmond Fellowship Queensland) and the Government Sector (Director Community Health Services; Director Social Work (Logan Hospital); Manager Planning and Performance Unit (Dept. Housing & Public Works); Operations Director Integrated Mental Health Service (West Moreton); Manager Quality Improvement (Logan Hospital); Business Manager (North East Victorian Mental Health Service – Victoria).

Accordingly, Gary has a keen interest in governance, in particular, business strategy, development and implementation, executive leadership and management. He also has a strong appetite for innovation and continuous quality improvement.   He has successfully developed and implemented award winning services and service models.  He has delivered significant organisation changes, service reforms and new-market-led service solutions.  His commitment to quality has also led him to become an Australian Council of Health Standards (ACHS) Surveyor, and an Open Disclosure Consultant.

Charles Mahagodage

Charles Mahagodage

Company Accountant

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Charles Mahagodage is a certified practising accountant with more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management for both profit and non-for-profit sectors. He brings significant depth of financial knowledge and skills to APMHA HealthCare, ensuring robust financial oversight.

As the Company Accountant for APMHA HealthCare, Charles eye for detail ensures all program budgets and company funds are managed appropriately, while also providing advice/support to staff around wages.

Rebecca May

Rebecca May

Quality Lead

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Rebecca has eighteen years experience leading mental health and alcohol and other drug projects for community organisations, the Victorian Department of Health’s Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division and Victoria Police. She has a strong understanding of government policy, processes and funding mechanisms through developing departmental service specifications and service plans for the mother-baby mental health units, the new rural mother-baby mental health units and the mother-baby alcohol and drug withdrawal unit while with the Department of Health.

As consultant and executive manager in the primary care sector, Rebecca has delivered projects for primary health networks, community health services, general practices, Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, rural and metropolitan health and hospital services, alcohol and other drug treatment services, mental health services, rural health workforce agencies and primary care partnerships. These projects have included program and service re-design, establishment and evaluations, regional service system reviews, plans and recommissioning processes, needs assessments, community consultations, benchmarking and feasibility studies.

Louise Pianta

Louise Pianta

Intake/Triage Worker

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Louise Pianta has a background in psychology and is an experienced teacher in both primary and secondary settings. As a coach and facilitator, Louise has supported various businesses in the area of workplace well-being and cultural change, and has extensive experience working with clients (individually and group workshops) in areas of grief and loss, body image, confidence and adjusting to life changes.

Louise started working for APMHA HealthCare’s Intake and Allocations Team in 2019 where her passion, experience and approach will continue to inform the transition and support of clients under our services.

Phoebe Logan-Jacobson

Phoebe Logan-Jacobson

Mental Health Intake Coordinator

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Phoebe Logan-Jacobson is currently completing her Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at RMIT. Phoebe is highly adaptable, practice driven, proficient in IT management platforms and passionate about her work with clients.

Phoebe started working with APMHA HealthCare Intake and Allocations Team in 2019 as our new Mental Health Intake Coordinator. In this role, her passion, and approach will continue to inform the transition and support of clients under our services.

Monique Ataryniw

Monique Ataryniw

Education & Marketing Coordinator

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Monique Ataryniw has a background in education, welfare and IT and became a Mental Health First Aid instructor in 2018. In her past roles, Monique has been involved in the development of child and adolescent respite programs, adult english classes, community programs and the implementation of differentiated learning programs for adolescents in Brisbane and Melbourne. Monique has a passion for helping people access and navigate health pathways, resources and education.

As the Education & Marketing Coordinator for APMHA HealthCare, Monique coordinates education, resources and support for APMHA HealthCare’s external clinicians, service clients and carers, health professionals, and the general community aiming to improve understanding of mental health well being. 

 

Zac Williams

Zac Williams

IT/Finance Officer

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Zac Williams has a background in small business management and finance, running a successful coffee business alongside his work with APMHA HealthCare. He also has experience in IT Support and assists all APMHA HealthCare staff navigate the required systems and platforms, including security requirements.

Zac has continued to expand his knowledge and skills in financial administration and currently administers all contract payments, staff payroll and financial bookkeeping for APMHA HealthCare.

Aminah Fazlic

Aminah Fazlic

Administration Officer - Alaya House

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Aminah Fazlic has experience in administrative and accounts management and is the newest member of our Shepparton team.

As APMHA HealthCare’s administration and project officer, Aminah is the face that greets you at Alaya House. Aminah’s willingness to learn and attention to detail has been a fantastic addition to the team, especially while setting up this new facility. 

Sharyn Amos

Sharyn Amos

Accredited Mental Health Clinician for the Bushfire Counselling Service

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Sharyn Amos is currently working as a mental health nurse in the Towong Shire as part of the bushfire counselling program.

Sharyn has extensive experience working in rural and remote areas and will be based in the Corryong area. Sharyn is able to provide both a mental health and alcohol and drug recovery service for the Towong Shire.

Jennifer Craggs

Jennifer Craggs

Senior Mental Health Clinician

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Jennifer Craggs is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with extensive experience across a wide range of mental health areas. Her experience in senior clinical roles includes working with aged and indigenous mental health (public, private and indigenous health settings) and comorbidity and complexity in adult, youth and child client groups.

Jennifer is also a Principal Master Trainer for Mental Health First Aid Australia and is able to deliver a wide range of mental health training to allied health providers, health professionals, carers and the general community.

Jennifer has used her extensive experience to implement innovative approaches to clinical recruitment, credential auditing, supervision, mentoring and supporting a national workforce. Jennifer is currently focused on providing information, education and mentorship to APMHA HealthCare clinicians, that will enable them to keep pace with the rapidly changing environment of Primary Mental Health and Disability Services across Australia.

Glenn Canning

Glenn Canning

Standby Murray - Community Development Worker - GV & NE

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Glenn Canning is an experienced client care coordinator with a diploma of Welfare. He has extensive experience coordinating client care in multidisciplinary environments, to achieve positive mental health outcomes for a variety of vulnerable client groups.

Glenn started with APMHA HealthCare as a Clinical Care Coordinator in PMH-CCC program, where he worked closely with clients to ensure a collaborative approach to their treatment. In this role, his proficiency in the NDIS processed has become a valuable addition to our clinical services and client support. He now works as our Regional Standby Coordinator and Community Development Worker for the Goulburn Valley and North East regions of Murray PHN where he ensures appropriate support is given to families/friends/community bereaved by suicide.

Kerry Coyle

Kerry Coyle

Mental Health Clinician for PTS/CCC Programs

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Kerry Coyle has practiced as a registered nurse for the past 35 years, and has specialised experience working within the mental health sector for the past 20 years. Kerry has worked in a variety of diverse roles including; case management and co-ordination of complex clients, working within crisis assessment teams, management roles in recovery rehabilitation services, counselling roles at Headspace and providing clinical service provision and working closely with GP’s within the primary mental health area.

Her work within primary care began with working with Division of GP’s in Shepparton and Wodonga, Medicare Locals and for a brief period with PHNs. Much of this work was providing clinical outreach services to clients and GP’s in rural and remote areas.

Kerry started working with APMHA HealthCare in 2019 across a number of programs including PTS, Older Minds Program and PMH-CCC program providing psychological therapy and support to these client groups within North East Regions. Kerry is passionate about recovery orientated practice, empowering clients and ensuring positive client outcomes.

Margaret Lingard

Margaret Lingard

Accredited Mental Health Clinician for PTS/CCC Programs

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Marg Lingard has practiced as a registered general and mental health nurse for 25 yrs+. Marg has worked in a variety of roles including: acute inpatient units in Victoria and Queensland, worked in Community Mental Health in Case Management, Acute Response Teams and Triage. Marg has also worked in Forensic in a 2IC position working across 2 prison sites in Victoria for over 4 years. Marg worked in Primary Mental Health for several years before transitioning to APMHA Health Care in 2017.  Marg is working across a number of programs, PTS, MH-CCCand  Older Minds Mental Health Program providing support to these clients.
 
Marg has a keen interest in Meditation and Mindfulness and how these practices benefit mental health and recovery by empowering clients with a sense of internal strength, resilience and peace.

Jane Phillips

Jane Phillips

Mental Health Clinician for PTS/CCC Programs

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Jane Phillips worked for many years as a General Trained nurse and Midwife, before completing a Degree in Psychology and further studies in Family Therapy, Grief and Trauma Counselling.  Since then she has gained extensive experience in the Mental Health field. Jane was employed as a Mental Health Clinician based in GP Practices in the North East of Victoria for 12 years, before making a ‘Tree change’ to the Yarra Valley and honing her skills in complex trauma counselling with Road Trauma Support Services Victoria.  

Jane started with APMHA HealthCare in 2019, and is based in GP Practices in Alexandra and Yea, where she provides psychological therapies to clients with both high prevalence and more complex Mental health disorders through our PTS,  Bushfire and PMH-CCC programs.

Liane Margis

Liane Margis

Accredited Mental Health Clinician for PTS/CCC Programs

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Liane Margis is a psychiatric nurse with around 30 years of experience. She has worked in public and private hospital settings and public and private community settings as a counsellor/psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and music therapist.
 
Having traveled more on the education rather than the management field. Liane has traveled around Victoria training staff in psychiatric facilities and has also been involved in training police. In her later role of psychiatric nurse consultant for a large public health facility, Liane was involved in running and teaching the graduate nurse program, coordinating student nurses and writing and training programs in aggression management, communication and working with people who have mental health problems, across all areas and campuses of the facility. She has also trained people in other areas, such as ASIST, BLS, Counselling, and stress management, among others.
 
Liane moved into private practice in 2008, where she worked with a number of Medical Clinics under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program seeing clientele for case management, counselling and psychotherapy. She moved to Shepparton to take a position as Dual Diagnosis coordinator several years ago and is now working in private practice, which she loves.