Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Board Directors

Gippsland PHN Board Directors govern the organisation in order to achieve its mission and strategic corporate plans.

Board members have the overall responsibility for:

Mr Nathan Voll (Chair)

Committees: CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee (Chair).

Nathan has considerable experience in the healthcare sector serving on the Board of Latrobe Health Insurance for a period of 12 years and as a Director of West Gippsland Healthcare Group for six years.

He has been a director at Latrobe Community Health Services for six years and was the Chair of the Latrobe Health Insurance Audit Committee, Chair of the Latrobe Community Services Audit and Risk Committee, a former member of the West Gippsland Health Care Group Audit Committee and Clinical Governance Committees and was previously a member of the Faculty of Education Board at Monash University.

Nathan worked as the Regional Business Manager for Ambulance Victoria and acted as the Regional Director for the Gippsland Region. As part of a small executive team, he was responsible for ambulance response times and service delivery within Gippsland. He regularly met with local hospitals and healthcare providers and enhanced service delivery models in small and rural locations.

Nathan has more than 25 years’ experience in the private and public sector in executive positions, management, consulting and finance/accounting. He is currently the Regional Finance Manager for South Eastern Victoria with the Department of Education and Training and has worked as the General Manager Corporate Services at the Department of Justice and Regulation.

Nathan is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Nathan holds a Commerce degree from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration with Deakin University.

Dr Letitia Clark (Deputy Chair)


Committees: Clinical Advisory Council (Chair), Latrobe and Baw Baw Clinical Council, Clinical Governance and Performance Committee.

Dr Clark is a GP Anaesthetist, the Chief Medical Officer at West Gippsland Healthcare Group, and a fellow of the RACGP.  Her clinical work is a combination of hospital anaesthetics and general practice.

Dr Clark’s governance experience includes being on the board of SGPT and EVGPT, first as a GP registrar and then as a fellow. She was the Chair of the Medical Staff Association for West Gippsland Healthcare, and sat on the JCCA (Joint Consultative Committee of Anaesthesia).

Dr Clark strongly believes in providing local doctors with the skills and support they need to provide the services required by their community, and as a part of this has completed advanced skills in paediatrics, anaesthetics and has worked as a senior doctor in emergency.

Her passion is ensuring that rural communities can access quality healthcare.

Ms Therese Tierney

Committees: CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee, Director Independent Selection and Remuneration Committee, Clinical Governance and Performance Committee.

Therese is a highly experienced board director and Chair with more than 45 years’ experience in the health sector. She has held CEO roles in metro Melbourne and regional Victoria in both the private and public health sectors and held government committee and board roles over the last 20 years. 

Whilst Therese has primarily worked in the health sector, she has also had significant involvement in local government as both a Councillor and was the and General Manager and is committed to development of communities and held the role of Chair of the Gippsland Regional Partnership 2020-23. 

In addition to her role in GPHN Therese is currently the Chair of East Gippsland Water, Chair of Maryvale Private Hospital, and Deputy Chair of Vic Water, Ministerial Delegate to a regional health service and is on the Expert Advisory committee to develop the Victorian Health Plan.  Therese works as a consultant providing strategic advice and providing innovative solutions and support for challenges with governance, business, change management, health planning and design, people and systems thinking.

Dr Elisabeth Wearne

Committee: Director Independent Selection and Remuneration Committee (Chair), Community Advisory Committee (Chair)

Dr Wearne completed her undergraduate medical degree at Monash University and vocational GP training in Lakes Entrance, obtaining her FRACGP in 2010. She currently works as a GP at the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC) and is a supervisor to GP trainees there.

Previously, Dr Wearne has worked in a number of East Gippsland towns including Aboriginal health services, Omeo District Health and in youth healthcare provision roles including Headspace.

She has a passion for education, having obtained a Masters in Clinical Education from the University of Melbourne in 2023 and has worked in senior medical education roles in the vocational training sector as well as Monash University Rural Clinical Schools in the region. She has been a co-facilitator in doctors health programs with Coaching for Doctors since 2018.

Dr Wearne has previously worked for Gippsland PHN in an advisory capacity and Health Pathways editing role as well as serving on the East Gippsland/Wellington Clinical Council since 2016.

Mr Murray Bruce

Committees: Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.

Murray is a strong leader and an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in strategic planning, project management, risk management and governance.

Murray has worked as a senior executive at the Department of Health and Human Services and also served as the Director of Australia’s largest-ever charitable appeal fund, the 2009 Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal Fund.

He has successfully worked across all levels of government, many private and not-for-profit organisations and local community groups to deliver effective and efficient health services to communities.

Murray is committed to helping improve the lives of people in Gippsland and their access to high-quality and efficient health services.

Ms Anna Hall

Committees: Audit, Risk and Finance Committee (Chair)

Anna is an IT Executive and Strategy Consultant offering over 20 years of expertise leading teams through significant industry change. She is highly accomplished in corporate governance, strategy, innovation, design and deployment of new products and technologies into large scale organisations.

Currently the Chief Information Officer at headspace, she is accountable for keeping its technology strategy at the forefront of delivering digitally enabled youth mental health services.

The role is also heavily focused on headspace’s cyber security practices and policies, including governance, risk management and incident management as well as data management through the leadership of the headspace Data Governance Group, with a strong focus on privacy and client consent.

Mr Ryan Brown

Committees: CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee, Wellington and East Gippsland Clinical Council, Clinical Advisory Council.

Ryan has served as a director, non-executive director and in general management positions within the non-for-profit, public health and local government sectors for over 20 years. He has a passion for driving change and innovation to maximise both service delivery outcomes and commercial return for the community.

Ryan is the Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation where he has worked for the past 6 years, has fulfilled other roles such as Director – Public Relations, Northern Health, Executive Director, Northern Health Foundation. Other board positions have included: Omeo District Health, Councillor at the City of Monash, non-executive Director, AMAZE (Autism Victoria), non-executive Director, Monash Gallery of Art and advocate for people living with a disability.

Ms Mary Sayer

Committees: Audit, Risk and Finance Committee, Clinical Governance and Performance Committee (Chair), Bass Coast and South Gippsland Clinical Council, Clinical Advisory Council.

Mary is an experienced executive and Board member with a vast array governance and leadership skills. Her Board experience includes being Chair and Board member for eight years of QEC Early Parenting Centre, a Victorian public hospital based in Noble Park and delivering services across Victoria with a strong presence in Gippsland.

Professionally she is a senior leader in the health, human services and disability spheres. She has worked across policy and research, advocacy and service delivery to progress positive outcomes for children and young people, and the broader determinants of social wellbeing and health. Mary is Principal at Said Consulting Services, and consults to government and the not-for-profit sector. Prior to this she was Chief Executive Officer of Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA), the national representative and peak organisation.

Ms Vicki Doherty

Committees: Community Advisory Committee

Vicki has more than 20 years’ experience in the public, not-for-profit and government sectors. She is currently the Executive Director of the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) – a member-based organisation of healthcare professionals with an interest in midlife women’s health. Prior to working at AMS, Vicki led the implementation of the Victorian Government’s Palliative Care Policy in Gippsland across the primary, acute and community health sectors.

Vicki brings a wealth of experience from working within government at an executive level, implementing health policy, developing and delivering health programs. She has a health research background with many peer-reviewed publications and promotes evidence-based practice. Vicki is a Board Director for her local community health service, Inspiro Health, served as a Trust Member of the Inverloch Cemetery Trust and was Vice-President of Yarra Valley’s Voices of Women. She has a Master of Public Health, Postgraduate Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Science with Honours and is a graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.

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