Management team

Introducing our management team.

Luke Edwards – Acting Chief Executive Officer

Shelley Cooper - Director of Nursing

Teresa Rhynehart - Director of Mission Integration

Teresa joined St John of God Health Care 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.

Joanne Fang - Finance Manager

Joanne was appointed to the role of Finance Director for SJOG South Eastern Sub Acute in September 2018. Prior to her current role, Joanne was the Finance Manager for SJOG Pinelodge clinic. Joanne holds a Masters of Applied Commerce from The University of Melbourne and is a qualified CPA.

Nicole Hee - Director of Corporate Services

Nicole Hee joined St John of God Health Care 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.

Hayley Tacon - Business Development Manager

Hayley comes to St John of God Health Care with 16 years’ experience in business development in various health related industries. Her experience incorporates working with the referrers of South East Melbourne, working with various government departments and private industries to improve health services for patients. She has a Master’s of Business Administration and a background in operations and project management, and most recently was the National Commercial Manager for Sonic Healthcare.

Hayley is enthusiastic about the services St John of God Health Care’s mental health and rehabilitation services can provide over the three sites in the South East of Melbourne and is passionate about working to find the best possible outcome for the patient, referrer and St John of God Health Care.