Warrnambool management team

Hospital Management Committee members for St John of God Warrnambool Hospital.

Maria Noonan - Acting Chief Executive Officer

Maria Noonan is currently Acting CEO for St John of God Warrnambool Hospital and has been Director of Nursing at St John of God Ballarat Hospital since 2012. Maria was previously the Deputy Director of Nursing/Clinical Operations Manager at Ballarat and has performed in various management roles within St John of God Health Care.

Maria has completed her Graduate Diploma in Management and her Masters in Business Management at the University of Ballarat.

Leanne McPherson - Director of Clinical Services

Leanne has been Director of Nursing at our hospital since May 2009 after working over 10 years in nursing and management roles within our perioperative (theatre) department, with extensive experience across public and private health care. Leanne has acted in the role of Chief Executive Officer at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital when required and holds a graduate certificate in leadership and Catholic culture, Graduate Diploma in Perioperative Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Management.

Dr Vince Russell - Acting Director of Medical Services

Vince has held a number of positions at St John of God Ballarat Hospital over the past 20 years, including Director of Medical Services and Director of Emergency Medicine. He now returns to the executive team as Acting Director of Medical Services and continues to work in the Emergency Department as a senior consultant. He holds fellowships in the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and has a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine. His current role involves helping to ensure the delivery of safe, effective and contemporary clinical care within the hospital.

Mark Medina - Director of Finance

Mark is a seasoned finance executive who has recently joined St John of God Ballarat and Warrnambool Hospitals, having previously worked at St John of God Bendigo Hospital as Director of Finance.

Prior to joining St John of God Health Care, Mark held a number of key leadership roles in different multinational companies gaining an extensive experience across all aspects of finance function. A motivating leader skilled in creating high performance teams. Highly regarded for delivering strong financial and business performance management results based on extensive leadership, business partnering skills and promoting continuous process improvements and good governance. 

Mark completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and graduated Magna Cum Laude prior to becoming a Certified Public Accountant and CPA board examination topnotcher in the Philippines

Felicity Barker - Director of Mission Integration

Felicity was appointed as Director Mission Integration in March 2018 and has an extensive background as a pastoral care practitioner, having worked for almost eleven years at Mercy Place Warrnambool, caring for aged care residents and their families. Felicity also previously worked as a pastoral care associate at this hospital. Felicity has studied social science, has completed two units of clinical pastoral education, a Graduate Diploma in Ageing and Pastoral Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture, and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment together with experience in teaching at Mercy Health and Holy Family Services.

Paul Johnson - Maintenance Engineer

Paul, with over 30 years' experience in the health care sector, is a valued member of the hospital management team and appointed as maintenance engineer of St John of God Warrnambool Hospital in 1994.