The Board of Directors at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service play a role in the effective management and delivery of the Health Service. With a focus on maintaining standards of service delivery and meeting the needs of the community, the Board oversees the performance of various systems and ensures compliance with statutory obligations. Through its emphasis on accountability, integration and collaboration, the Board provides a strong foundation for the organisation’s success, and helps to ensure that our services remain responsive and relevant to the changing needs of our community.
Dr. Margaret Way
Dr. Margaret Way is a highly respected member of the Board of Directors of Beaufort and Skipton Health Service. Having joined the Health Service in 2020, Margaret brings extensive experience as a Health Service Executive, Researcher, and Educator. Margaret also has widespread knowledge and expertise in health service management, corporate and clinical governance, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement. She has been invaluable in advancing Health Service goals by using her knowledge and skills as seen by supporting the improvement of services delivered to the community. Margaret is a natural leader, and her innovative organisational initiatives have consistently delivered tangible results. We are fortunate to have her on our team and look forward to her continued contributions.
Nigel Jarvis is a highly qualified and experience professional with a wealth of knowledge in finance and corporate services in the health sector. His appointment to the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Board of Directors in 2020 was a testament to his expertise and commitment to the industry. As a Certified Practicing Accountant with over 11 years of experience, Nigel has worked extensively in both the private and public health systems. Currently, he holds the position of Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services at Western Victoria Primary Health Network. Nigel’s contribution to the health sector extends beyond his professional role; he is also actively involved in community work, as the Treasurer and Chair on the Ballarat Foundation Finance Committee and as the Committee Chair of the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee. Nigel’s dedication to his work and community is truly commendable.
David Lenehan is a highly respectable figure in the health services industry, having dedicated 26 years of his career to psychiatric services and 20 years as CEO of Hepburn Health Service. Since his appointment to the Board of Directors in 2019, David has been an invaluable asset, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in health administration. Despite his retirement as a Health Service CEO, David continues to support the industry in various capacities, including as a Director of UFS Dispensaries Ltd., and providing compliance and HR support for a disability provider agency in Ballarat. When he’s not busy serving the community, David enjoys travelling and spending quality time with his family. His friendly demeanour and commitment to excellence make him an outstanding asset to the Health Service.
Tony Edney is a respected member of the Skipton community. With a successful career as a solicitor and mediator, he has held various positions administering professional standards and practice receiverships at the Law Institute of Victoria. Tony was also a Federally registered Dispute Resolution Practitioner and former president of the Australian Family Mediation Association. He has a passion for community service and has been an active member of the Stoneleigh brigade of the CFA, for which he received the National Emergency Medal for his work during the 2009 fires. Tony has long-standing interests and connections in the Skipton district, making him a valuable addition to the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Board of Directors.
Jo Hall is a dedicated member of the Board who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Having worked extensively in public health, Jo is passionate about ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality care possible. With an LLB (Hons) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Melbourne, Jo has a unique and valuable skill set that she applies to her work on the Board. In addition to her professional experience, Jo has also been involved in a number of not-for-profit organisations, including a small group that promotes community gardens and a medical research charity. In her personal life, Jo lives in Waubra with her husband and a growing menagerie of animals.
Tanya Barun is an accomplished professional with a dedication to serving others. As a Registered Nurse and General Manager of a large aged care facility and retirement village, Tanya brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. Her passion for serving rural and regional communities is evident in her appointment to the Board of Directors in 2019. Tanya’s unique skill set in both Health/Aged Care and Commerce/Accounting undoubtedly contributes to the Health Service. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys being an active school volunteer and has involvement in various activities, such as gardening, cooking, mentoring, and advocating for the elderly. Tanya’s commitment to promoting awareness around the social determinants of health for the community is commendable and inspiring.
Lauren Baker is a highly accomplished individual with a wealth of experience in human resources and industrial relations. Her passion for working in ‘for purpose’ organisations that value their people and contributions has led her to take on a position on the Beaufort and Skipton Health Services Board of Directors. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Ballarat & Western Region Program. In her free time, Lauren enjoys living in the bush at Smythesdale with her family and two golden retrievers.
Maree has worked as a Registered Nurse for 30 years, with extensive healthcare experience in both Australia and Europe, specialising in cancer care and rural nursing. She has obtained qualifications as a Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed Nurse (RIPERN), Remote Area Nurse (RAN), Graduate Certificate in Aged Care, Bachelor of Nursing, and a Diploma of Business management. Growing up in the rural community of Daylesford and working within the Ballarat and surrounding districts, Maree has gained a great insight into the challenges faced by rural and regional communities along with the benefits of person centred community care approach. Maree is enthusiastic to support strategies and programs that focus on keeping people in their own homes longer with access to high quality care. Maree moved to Skipton in 2021 and recently became a Justice of the Peace for Skipton and surrounding areas. In her spare time Maree enjoys travelling, gardening and renovation projects.