Management team

Stephen Roberts – Chief Executive Officer

Stephen was appointed Chief Executive Officer at St John of God Geelong Hospital in 1991.

His previous appointments include Chief Executive at St John of God Health Care, Goulburn and Chief Clerk at Tamworth Base Hospital.

He holds a Bachelor in Business (CSU), Bachelor of Health Administration (UNSW) and is a Graduate of the Mt Eliza Management College Executive Development program.

Patricia Boom – Director of Mission

Patricia was appointed Director of Mission in December 2000.

Her previous appointments include Director of Mission at St John of God Brighton Psychiatric Hospital and Acting Mission Leader at St John of God Pinelodge Clinic.

Patricia has a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and in Training and Education, an Advanced Certificate in Theology and qualifications in Clinical Pastoral Education and Ministry.

Taanya Widdicombe – Director of Corporate and Service Development

Taanya was appointed Director of Corporate and Service Development in October 2014.

Her previous appointments include Director of Hospital Redevelopment and as Community Development Manager with the St John of God Foundation.

Donna Walter – Director of Nursing

Donna was appointed Director of Nursing in October 2012.

Her previous appointments include Director of Nursing and Acting Chief Executive Officer at St John of God Ballarat Hospital.

Donna has completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Management, and Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership and Catholic Culture at Australian Catholic University.

Andrew Lovick – Director of Finance

Andrew was appointed Director of Finance in April 2014.

His previous appointments include Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Barwon Health and finance roles with Rio Tinto and Amcor.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Dr Patrick Lockie – Medical Advisor

Dr Patrick Lockie was appointed Medical Advisor in October 2005.

An ophthalmologist, Dr Lockie has a long standing association with the hospital. The Medical Advisor role provides clinical leadership for the hospital's medical staff and facilitates the coordination of services between medicine and other clinical disciplines, as well as actively participating in the credentialing and medical appointments process.

Adjunct Professor Steve Bolsin – Medical Advisor

Adjunct Professor Bolsin has shared the role of Medical Advisor with Dr Lockie since May 2011.

Currently working as a Specialist Anaesthetist at Barwon Health, he has been involved in auditing issues related to performance management and clinical governance over the past 20 years.

Steve has assumed responsibility for quality and safety within the hospital and Dr Lockie continues to provide support in the management and growth of the medical workforce.