Board Of Governance

Beaufort and Skipton Health Service is a Public Health Service as defined by the Health Services Act (1988). Our Board of Governance is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the performance of systems to ensure that our services meet the needs of the community.

The board ensures that we achieve our objectives, meet our statutory obligations, and encourage accountability, integration and collaboration across all levels of the organisation.


David Lenehan

Board Chair

Appointed to the Board of Governance in 2019, David retired in 2013 after a career in health services administration, including 26 years in psychiatric services and 20 years as CEO of Hepburn Health Service. David has a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and is currently a director of UFS Dispensaries Ltd and also provides compliance and HR support for a disability provider agency in Ballarat.

David and his wife live in Ballarat and enjoy travelling and spending time with family.

Karlie Tucker

Deputy Chair

Karlie Tucker was appointed to the Health Service board in 2017 and has a background as an agricultural economist with a broad range of skills and experience, most notably in strategy development, financial management, governance, farm management and cost of production, climate change mitigation and adaptation and regional development. Karlie has consulted to farmers, rural industry organisations and regional councils, has held economic and strategy development advisory and management roles in the Victorian State Government.

Jenny Trengove

Jenny is a long term resident of the Beaufort area and is employed by Pyrenees Shire Council as Customer Service Supervisor. Having been elected to the Board in 2015, Jenny has been involved with other community and sporting groups over many years.

Jenny is passionate about her community and particularly the need to provide sustainable health services.

Tony Edney

Tony was appointed to the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Board in 2018.  Tony has been a solicitor and mediator, in Melbourne and country Victoria, for many years, filling different roles during his legal career, including responsibilities administering professional standards and practice receiverships at the Law Institute of Victoria, and associate partner positions in country law firms. He was a Federally registered Dispute Resolution Practitioner and former president of the Australian Family Mediation Association.

An active CFA member with the Stoneleigh brigade, Tony was awarded the National Emergency Medal for his work during the 2009 fires. He has long standing interests and connections in the Skipton district.

Dr Daniel Terry

BN, MIntlHlth, GradCert Rsrch, GradCert UniTeach, Dip. Mngmnt, PhD, RN

Daniel was appointed to the Board of Governance in 2019 and is an Academic with Federation University Australia, having extensive post-doctoral research experience on rural health, rural workforce, and chronic-ill health. With a background in community health nursing, his current research interest are nursing student career trajectory, rural health employment and profession longevity, while he has an keen interest in improving paediatric injury, paediatric asthma, and the public perception of medical errors.  

Daniel lives in Beaufort and enjoys living in the country with his growing family.

Jo Hall

Appointed to the Board in 2019, Jo has significant experience working in public health, formerly as Board Secretary and Legal Counsel at Alfred Health, then as Medico-Legal Counsel at Monash Health and is passionate about being involved in the provision of high quality health care.  Jo has an LLB (Hons) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Melbourne.  Jo was the founding Director of a small not-for-profit dedicated to releasing unused urban land for use as community gardens and Company Secretary of a medical research charity. 

Jo lives in Waubra with her partner and ever increasing collection of animals.

Tanya Barun

Tanya is a Registered Nurse with both acute and aged care experience and is currently employed as a General Manager, overseeing a large residential aged care facility and retirement village.   Tanya was appointed to the Board of Governance in 2019 and is passionate about serving rural and regional communities.  Having unique skill sets in both Health/Aged Care and Commerce/Accounting, Tanya is looking forward to making a contribution to Beaufort and Skipton Health Service.   

In her spare time, Tanya enjoys being an active school volunteer, gardening, cooking, mentoring and advocating for the elderly and promoting awareness around the social determinants of health for the community.

Nigel Jarvis


Beaufort and Skipton Health Service are pleased to welcome one of our newest Board members, with Nigel Jarvis joining the Board in 2020.

Nigel holds a degree in Commerce and is a Certificate Practicing Accountant and has extensive experience working in both the private and public health systems.   Nigel currently holds the position of Director of Commercial Services at St. John of God Hospital Regional Victoria and also serves on the Ballarat Foundation as Treasurer and Chair on the Finance Committee.  

Dr. Marg Way

Dr. May Way was appointed to the Board in 2020.

Marg is an experienced Health Service Executive, Researcher and Educator.  Marg brings significant expertise in health service management, corporate and clinical governance, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement in government, not for profit and university sectors and has a proven track record for leading innovative organisational initiatives that have improved services delivered to the community.