APMHA Healthcare’s Executive Team and Board offer extensive experience in cooperate governance.
Chief Executive Officer & Board Secretary
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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.”
GM Business Operations & Executive Board Director
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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.
GM, Service Delivery & Executive Board Director
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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, ongoing 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.
Dr Thai Ohtsuka
Non Executive Board Director
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Thai Ohtsuka is a bilingual clinical and health psychologist who has extensive experience working in private and public mental health services. Her special interest has been in the use of data-driven and information technology in combination with interpersonal relationship building to understand and influence positive change at both individual and systemic levels.
Over the past 20 years, she researches, evaluates, assesses, designs, educates and implements evidence-based interventions for a range of emotional and behavioural health issues in clinical, social and organisational settings.
Non Executive Board Director
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Keran Wicks is proof that hard work and determination are the prerequisites for success, going against all predetermined notions of “traditional” business leaders. Founder and CEO of The Network Group, Keran Wicks is a true self-made business leader, and carer with lived experience of mental health.
Keran is also a committed mentor and advocate of strengthening businesses across the nation. A regularly and globally sought-after speaker, having spoken at numerous international business summits, seminars and conferences, Keran has also mentored over a thousand Australian small businesses over the last two decades. Additionally, as the mother of two sons, one having battled a mental illness and drug addiction, Keran’s an advocate for improving the mental health and rehabilitation systems. Keran is a passionate speaker on these topics and many more.
Keran has appeared in the media countless times over the last two decades as an industry expert and business leader and is regularly sought after for comment.
Non Executive Board Director
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Rodney Johnstone has been providing financial advice to clients for the past 22 years and really enjoys the process of helping people use their money wisely. The role encompasses understanding client needs, providing education, analysis of investment alternatives and creation of retirement strategies within the rules of the day, to move clients closer to their lifestyle goals. He has a real interest in people and their mental health as he meets lots of people in different financial and lifestyle situations.
He has a real sporting and community connection as Secretary of Footscray Rotary Club, which undertakes projects to improve the local community. Rodney is also Secretary of the Community Bike Hub which re-purposes donated bikes for allocation to refugees, asylum seekers and locals in need. He also enjoys playing field hockey and is a life member and Board member of Footscray Hockey Club.
Rodney is married to wife Karen and has a son Joshua, who are all members of the Western Bulldogs.