Statewide

Dr Angela Stratton

Clinical Lead

Angela is a Rural Generalist at the Mount Beauty Medical Centre and Visiting Medical Officer at Alpine Health and Albury Wodonga Health. She worked previously as a GP Obstetrician for Albury-Wodonga Health. Angela has a special interest and training in Alpine Medicine, working as part of the Falls Creek Medical Centre team during winter. Angela is passionate about rural medical education and training. She is an enthusiastic supervisor of medical students, Interns and GP/RG Registrars. She is also part of ACRRM's exam and REST instructor team.

Shane Boyer

Coordinator

Shane has worked in management roles in the health and community services sector for more than 20 years. Shane managed Victoria’s first rural community Intern training program (the Murray to the Mountains Rural Generalist Intern Training program), an innovative rural junior doctor training program for the Hume region.
Shane has strong leadership, strategic planning, change management and relationship building skills.
He has a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion/Health Education), is a Company Directors’ Certificate Graduate Member (GAICD) and has other management qualifications, including an Advanced Diploma in Business Management.

Kate Carlile

Administrator

Kate was born and bred in the Loddon Mallee region. Kate was Medical Education Officer for 11 years at Echuca Regional Health where she worked as a Hub Administrator for University of Melbourne Extended Rural Cohort program medical students. Kate understands the importance of Rural Generalists within communities and has a real passion for the VRGP.

Clinical Leads

Dr Greg Coates

Anaesthetics

Greg provides Anaesthetics VMO services at Bacchus Marsh and Kyneton Hospitals. Since 2012 Greg has been involved in Rural Generalist Anaesthetics trainee education, mentoring and Anaesthesic examinations in Victoria. He was appointed Clinical Lead for RG Anaesthetics training with the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria in 2017.
Greg is an enthusiastic teacher with an online education forum for RG Anaesthetics trainees across Australia and a Facebook network for support.
Graduating in 1989 from Monash University, Greg has worked in diverse locations including Christmas Island, Port Hedland, Stawell, Darwin, Cairns, Fiji, Samoa and the United Kingdom.

Dr Graham Slaney

Obstetrics

Graham is one of the principals at Mansfield Medical Clinic and provides Anaesthetic and Obstetric services through Mansfield District Hospital. As President of the Rural Doctors Association of Victoria from 2000-2002, he was involved in negotiating an improved rural continuing medical education support package for rural doctors with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. Graham has been training both medical students and Registrars for more than 20 years. His medical interests include Obstetrics, Anaesthetics, Alpine Sports Medicine, acupuncture, teaching and research.

Dr David Wilson

Paediatrics

David has more than 30 years' experience in Rural General Practice, and currently provides Obstetrics and Paediatric services at the Wimmera Health Care Group. David has many years of experience in teaching, including Deakin University Rural Community Clinical School students, junior doctors and GP Registrars with both the ACRRM and RACGP pathways.

Regional Coordinators

Julie Rogalsky

Gippsland

Julie is a proud Gippslandian born and educated in the Latrobe Valley. She has more than 20 years' experience in the local health sector, having worked in General Practice, hospital, community health, government and GP training.
Julie is Deputy Chair of the Gippsland Primary Health Network and has a particular interest in medical workforce planning and quality primary care services located close to home.
She has a Master of Health Services Management (Monash), Graduate Diploma in Rural Health (Monash) and a Bachelor of Applied Science – Health Promotion (Deakin).

Kim Lane

Grampians

Kim has lived in rural and regional locations of Victoria for all of her life and loves the rural lifestyle. She has worked in various industries throughout her career in management and finance roles.
She has spent 6 years as Practice manager in private practice, held a leadership admin position at a regional hospital and most recently 5 years as a GP Practice manager and senior leader in a rural health service in the Grampians region. She has a passion for the recruitment and retention of medical workforce to improve the health outcomes and create better equity for the region in which she lives.

Merryn Lodding

Hume

Merryn has worked in the Hume Region for 12 years in management and leadership roles in public health and local government and has a deep understanding of the issues faced by local communities in the region. In recent years, Merryn has been the Manager Medical Workforce at Northeast Health Wangaratta where she established training and employment pathways to support Rural Generalist training across the region, in partnership with the Rural Community Intern Training Program.
Merryn is passionate about working with VRGP to increase employment of Rural Generalists and improve the healthcare of regional communities.

Gemma Bilardi

Loddon Mallee

Gemma has lived most of her life in the region she represents and has extensive experience working for universities and in GP education. She started her career at Latrobe University in Health Sciences undertaking selection for courses, and then moved into GP training. Gemma has been the project lead for the Rural Generalist program at Rural Workforce Agency Victoria and has also worked for the Murray Primary Health Network, Monash University and the VRGP. She is driven by her desire to support Rural Generalist trainees to achieve the best health outcomes for the region.

Leanne Dix

South West

Leanne has more than 30 years’ experience in finance and business management, predominantly focused on building strong client-based relationships to achieve shared outcomes and goals. She is an experienced communicator and networker with a wealth of local knowledge to provide support and coordination across the South West region. Leanne has a strong interest in the development of health and education opportunities in the local region, where she has lived all her life and raised and educated her family locally.

RG1 Program Managers

Samantha Scott

Gippsland

Sam is the program manager of the RG1 Gippsland program. She was born in the UK but migrated to Australia in 2001. Sam has a communications background and worked within rural health education, advocacy and communications for around 15 years before moving to Gippsland. She joined the VRGP Gippsland team in December 2019 and enjoys the opportunity to meaningfully support the junior doctors in the program. She hopes to play a small role in developing and supporting a sustainable health workforce for the Gippsland region. She lives with her partner, two kids, two cats, three sheep and eleven chickens and absolutely loves the lifestyle Gippsland offers her and her family.

Sarah Woodburn

Grampians

Sarah has been the Manager of the Grampians Rural Generalist Intern Program since the development and implementation of a rural intern program in the Grampians region in 2015. The Grampians Program currently has 8 interns – 5 RG interns and 3 JDTP (Junior Doctor Training Program).

Lisa Collins

Hume

Lisa is Manager, Murray to the Mountains Rural Generalist Intern Training Program, starting in the role in 2020 with a team of 15 Year 1 RG Interns. Lisa has been involved with General Practice for most of her career, in both administration and practice management. She has a keen interest in the recruitment and long-term retention of RGs in rural areas and has lived in Goulburn Valley all her life.

Dr Kathryn Schultz

Loddon Mallee

Kate is a Rural Generalist, Director of Clinical Training at Echuca Regional Health and University of Melbourne School of Medicine ERC Hub Education Coordinator in Echuca. Dr Schultz obtained her undergraduate, medical and Obstetric fellowship degrees in the United States and Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education in Australia. She is a strong advocate of Rural Generalist Training, in general, and in the Loddon-Mallee Region, in particular, and proud of Echuca Regional Health’s longstanding involvement in the training of junior doctors.

Dr Brendan Condon

South Western

Brendan is the RG1 co-ordinator for South Western Victoria, with a background in rural General Practice. His related roles include Supervisor of Intern Training at South West Healthcare, Warrnambool, Clinical Senior Lecturer within the Deakin University Warrnambool Clinical School and Medical Educator for the Western Victoria Regional Training Hub. Dr Condon grew up in regional Victoria and is confident that regional Australia can deliver world-class education and experience, producing medical specialists with a broad and integrated medical knowledge, for the benefit of rural communities.

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