Rochester and Elmore District Health Service board has two new members, Carol McKinstry and Michelle O’Sullivan.GRAHAM WILLIS July 29, 2014 3:24am
The appointment of two new board members at Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has been welcomed by chief executive Anne McEvoy.
Dr Carol McKinstry and Michelle O’Sullivan will take their seats on the board, replacing retiring members Professor Jane Farmer and district resident David Gilbert.
Keith Oberin has accepted a further three-year term on the board.
Ms McEvoy thanked both retiring members for their contribution to the health service.
She was delighted with the new appointments and said both candidates brought great expertise to the board table.
‘‘They have both local and professional connections to the organisation which will assist us in many ways,’’ she said.
Dr McKinstry grew up at Barnadown and represented Mt Pleasant in netball.
She heads the Allied Health Faculty at La Trobe University Bendigo which comprises studies in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, podiatry and exercise physiology.
Dr McKinstry is passionate about rural health.
‘‘I am very keen to encourage a growing local workforce drawing from regional graduates and providing a good fit workforce for the health service,’’ she said.
‘‘There are many outstanding young people out there and we can target their recruitment for the benefit of REDHS.’’
Ms O’Sullivan, a solicitor who attended Rochester Secondary College, is the principal of Bendigo law firm O’Sullivan-Johannsen.
She was thrilled to join the board.
‘‘I believe the health service is well placed to take advantage of developments at both Bendigo and Echuca while continuing to offer an outstanding service to the community,’’ she said.
‘‘I grew up in the district and I am pleased to be able to give something back to the community in this role.’’
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Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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