Management team

St John of God Warrnambool Hospital's management team is led by Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms Leanne McPherson

Leanne McPherson - Acting Chief Executive Officer / Director of Nursing

Leanne was appointed Director of Nursing at our hospital in May 2009 after working for over 10 years in nursing roles within our perioperative (theatre) department. Leanne has extensive experience across public and private health care and holds a graduate certificate in leadership and Catholic culture.  Leanne is again in the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Renee Drysdale - Finance and Corporate Services Manager

Renee was appointed to the role of Finance and Corporate Services Manager in 2015 after working as the Corporate Services Manager for a number of years prior.  A St John of God Health Care caregiver for over 15 years, Renee has a strong work history in private health management. Renee holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Graduate Certificate in Business from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture from ACU.

Felicity Barker - Director of Mission Integration

Felicity was appointed to the role of Director Mission Integration in March 2018 and comes with an extensive background in Pastoral Care having worked for the past eight years at Mercy Place Warrnambool caring for aged care residents and their families.  Felicity as also previously worked as a Pastoral Care Associate at this hospital.
Felicity has a Social Science degree and Graduate diploma in Ageing and Pastoral Studies and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has experience in teaching at Mercy Health and Holy Family Services. 

John Parkinson - Community Relations and Mental Health Manager

John was instrumental to developing our hospital's mental health services in 2007. He began his career in mental health in 1974 as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in a large psychiatric hospital. During his nursing he also gained ongoing formal education focusing on alternative therapies. In 1999, John changed career paths and ventured into a small business for six years before joining St John of God Warrnambool Hospital to lend us his expertise in mental health services.

Paul Johnson - Maintenance Engineer

Paul has extensive experience in the health care sector and is a valued member of the Divisional Management team. Paul has held the position of Maintenance Engineer of St John of God Warrnambool Hospital since 1994.