Management team

Meet our management team led by Chief Executive Officer South East Melbourne Hospitals Lisa Norman.

Lisa Norman - Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Norman is the St John of God Health Care South East Melbourne Hospitals Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for St John of God Berwick Hospital, St John of God Frankston Hospital, and St John of God Pinelodge Clinic.

Lisa has worked for St John of God Health Care since July 2006. Her initial role was as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nursing at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital and in 2010 she was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nursing at St John of God Berwick Hospital.

In 2020, Lisa was appointed to the regional position with oversight over the three hospitals in South East Melbourne.

Lisa has extensive experience in healthcare roles, with a strong track record driving hospital growth in services and activity.

Prior to joining St John of God Health Care, Lisa was Director of Clinical Services at Beleura Private Hospital in Mornington with Ramsay Healthcare and at The Valley Private Hospital in Mulgrave.

Lisa graduated in 1990 as a registered nurse and quickly developed an interest in emergency and trauma nursing. After completing her critical care qualifications, specialising in emergency care, she worked in several emergency departments and was unit manager at Knox Private Emergency Department.

Lisa is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership and Identity at Australian Catholic University.

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.

Denis Byrne - Acting Director Mission Integration

Denis commenced with St John of God in 2011 as the Director of Mission in our Bendigo hospital. Denis has a background in Social Work, and has worked in a variety of not for profit social services in a broad range of roles including leadership and management. In his substantive role at St John of God Health Care, Denis is the Regional Director Mission Integration for our eastern hospitals.

Denis’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership and Culture, Graduate Diploma Child and Family Leadership Practice, and Denis completed the Ministry Leadership Program in 2018.

Darryl McGeough – Finance Manager

Darryl was appointed to the role of Finance Manager for St John of God South East Sub Acute in September 2019. Prior to his current role, Darryl was with St John of God Group Finance in Western Australia and is a qualified FCCA.

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.