Management team

Meet our management team lead by our Acting Chief Executive Officer Luke Edwards.

Luke Edwards - Acting Chief Executive Officer

Luke has almost 20 years’ experience in a number of health care executive roles both at a regional operational and finance level as well as hospital CEO/General Manager within the private hospital industry.

Luke has recently been the Director of Performance Support, Hospitals at the national level after 6 years as the Regional Director of Finance and Performance for the Eastern Hospitals for St John of God Health Care.

Jacinta Watt - Acting Director of Clinical Services (Rehabilitation)

Dr Bruce Shirazi - Director of Medical Services

Bruce joined St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital in 2006 and was appointed Director of Medical Services in March 2014. Previously he helped establish the rehabilitation services at St John of God Ballarat Hospital and provided consultative services to private rehabilitation providers in Melbourne hospitals.

His areas of interest include chronic pain issues requiring complex analgesia regimen, general reconditioning, rehabilitation for the elderly, and orthopaedic and musculoskeletal multidisciplinary care. As Director of Medical Services, Bruce is actively involved in the administration and governance of clinical care. He is leading our service expansion of pain management and chronic disease programs.

Teresa Rhynehart - Director of Mission Integration

Teresa joined St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital in 2016 after working within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne for more than 10 years. During this time she had positions as the Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Youth and most recently as the Director of the Secretariat for Lay Ecclesial Ministry.

Teresa has been a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society for over 17 years and held a number of leadership positions on the National Council and Victorian State Council. Teresa has a strong passion for working with and advocating for those on the margins in our society. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with majors in Indigenous Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Theology. As the Director of Mission, Teresa is a support and resource for all caregivers in understanding, exploring and living out the vision and mission of St John of God Health Care.

Paul Burgess - Acting Finance Manager

Nicole Hee - Director of Corporate Services

Nicole Hee joined St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital in 2012, bringing with her many years of experience in human resource management in the corporate sector. Nicole is responsible for our catering and environmental services, engineering and maintenance, as well as human resource management. Nicole has a passion for integrating non-clinical services within our patients’ journey.

Amber Atkinson - Occupational Health and Safety Manager

Amber joined St John of God Health care as the Occupational Health and Safety Manager in 2018 after working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne in both Nursing then Occupational Health and Safety for 13 years.

While at SVHM Amber led numerous projects and initiatives including the delivery of both the OHS Frontline management and ‘Move Smart’ training for which she received the 2014 SVHA Health Care award ‘Fostering a Safety Culture of Zero Harm’. Amber is completing her Masters in Occupational Health and Safety and Ergonomics, is passionate about Safety in Healthcare.