Board of Directors

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Raff Ciccone
Board Chair

Elected to the Board in 2009.

Board Chair (from December 2017); Member of the Finance and Investments Committee, Board Executive Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Innovation and Business Development Committee.

Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (Deakin University), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Melbourne), Diploma of Business DipBus (Gov) (Institute of Community
Directors Australia).

Raff has worked hard at improving local health services by supporting greater investment in doctors and oral health, and programs to address the prevention of family violence and problem gambling.

He works as an industrial officer representing some of the lowest paid workers in the country. His career also includes roles in Federal Government and the financial sector.

Raff has lived in the Monash community for 34 years with his family, and is passionate about making our local community healthier.

Felicity Smith
Board Director

Elected to the Board in 2000.

Board Chair (from 8 November 2010 – December 2017); Chair of Executive Committee and Acting chair of Finance and Audit committee (from 17/11/2011 until 27/08/2012); Member of both the Strategic Planning as well as the Service Development and Coordination Committees.

Diploma Economics, Diploma Computer
File Management.

Currently President of the Oakleigh and District Historical Society, Member of the Rotary Club of Oakleigh as well as an honorary JP.

Felicity has a wide range of experience in many community organisations over a period of 20 years and held executive positions in many of them. She is passionate about creating a better, healthier community environment.

Anne Crawford
Board Vice Chair

Elected to the Board in 2013.

Executive Committee. Clinical Governance and Quality Committee (Chair). Audit and
Risk Committee.

BNurs (La Trobe University), Grad Dip Mid (La Trobe University), MPH Health Administration (La Trobe University), GAICD.

Anne has lived in Monash for 10 years. She is a member of the Oakleigh Rotary Club and the Monash Reconciliation Group. Anne is also the Vice-President of the Southern Autistic
School Council.

Anne has worked in the health care environment for 25 years. This includes experience in aged care, community care and the acute care setting.

She has also had experience in negotiating services for local communities with healthcare providers (including CEO’s, Directors and other senior management) as well as local government, Victorian Government and Australian Government departments, philanthropists, General Practitioners
and Specialists.

She is currently the Principle Consultant at Exploring Healthcare. Exploring Healthcare provides people and their families with guidance through the initial diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care in chronic disease, disability
and aged care.

Anne’s qualifications in public health extends her understanding of the healthcare system from her nursing experience and research to the economic and political landscape. She is passionate about quality in health service provision ensuring the local community has access and professional services.

Sin Fong Chan
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2012.

Member of the Finance and Investments Committee, Member of the Clinical Governance and Quality Committee.

BSc (Information Science), Grad Dip in Bus Admin (Marketing), Adv Dip Estate Agency, Cert IV in Training and Education, Teacher / Training, Real Estate Vendor Advocate, Software /
Website Developer.

For almost four decades, Sin Fong has been a volunteer. He was either a founding member or a committee member in several community organisations including the Hong Kong Club, Chinese Association of Victoria, Asian Television Association of Australia, the first City of Monash Chinese Festival, and more recently U3A Wheelers Hill.

In the mid-90s, Sin Fong became a Community Visitor with Waverley Community Health Services and continues to serve under Link Health and Community. In addition, he also volunteers in three other aged care homes as a presenter of armchair travel, “bringing the outside to the inside”.

Sin Fong is an educator and a prolific blogger. He imparts and shares his knowledge and life skills via the social media.

Greg Telley
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2015.

Bachelor of Arts (Monash University), Graduate Certificate in Management (Nepean University).

Committee member of the Oakleigh Traders Association as well as being a member of Oakleigh Rotary and the South
Oakleigh Bowls Club.

Vice President of CHERPA, a peak body representing white good providers.

Worked for the Australian Government for 33 years, largely within the welfare sector

Greg was born in Oakleigh and went to St Anthonys in Chadstone, Salesian College and Oakleigh High School. He played football and cricket with local clubs. He has been married for 34 years to a local woman, has 3 adult children and is the proud owner of a 13 yo poodle.

He has a passion for helping people and a particular interest in mental health and its support mechanisms.

Suzi Chen
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2012.

PhD – RMIT University.

Suzi is an accomplished senior level professional with over 9 years of experience in executing strategic projects and programs in a highly dynamic and compliance driven environment across public health and emergency management sectors.

Suzi is also passionate about supporting communities by serving council led committees in the areas of gender equality and creative arts. Suzi is the 2015 National President
of JCI Australia.

Shree Vijayan
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2015.

B Comm (University of Southern Queensland).

Member, CPA Australia.

Shree has been resident of Monash for over 20 years. He has gained extensive senior management experience within the healthcare industry, working as the Financial Controller of a state health organisation specialising in compliance, strategy, planning, financial management and reporting.

Shree is currently employed as Director of Corporate Services of the Teaching Dental facility of the University of Melbourne.

He has a wealth of knowledge on corporate governance, compliance and reporting with a special interest in developing primary care centres to cater for community needs.

Philip Mayers
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2015.

Bachelor of Arts, Witwatersrand University. Bachelor of Laws, Witwatersrand University. Senior Executive Program (London
Business School).

Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI).

Philip Mayers is a Director of Dakin Mayers & Associates Pty Ltd. His specialist areas cover the community and not-for-profit sectors, which includes Aged Care, Disability, Community, Education and Professional Associations. He has searched and recruited well over 600 successful Chief Executives and senior managers.

Philip has lectured in Human Resources at Victoria University, been a member of the Advisory Panel on Disability Studies at Deakin University, and has been an occasional speaker on the (Williamson) Leadership Victoria Development Program.

Over the past 25 years Philip has built up a strong reputation in the not-for-profit sector across Australia, which has maximised his experience as both a CEO and seasoned Board Member. He is a regular writer and public speaker on issues relating to the
management of non-profits.

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Sandeep Bhagat
Board Member

Elected to the Board in 2014.

Sandeep Bhagat is a registered medical practitioner with over 17 years of medical practice in Australia.
He grew up in Punjab, India.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Sandeep has worked in various hospitals and in the community health sector including general practice in Victoria.

Currently, Sandeep is working as the head of palliative care unit at Peninsula Health. He also enjoys teaching medical students of Monash University and supervises specialist and basic physician trainees at Peninsula Health.

Having served on various committees and boards, Sandeep has an extensive governance and leadership experience. He is also a reserve Australian Army medical officer and had the honour to serve overseas on multiple tours. Sandeep enjoys a regular fitness routine
and music.

As a medical practitioner, Sandeep hopes to serve the community for many years to come.

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