Professor Jeff Szer Director E: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (03) 9342 7737
Professor Szer has been Director of the Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service since 2009. He is a recognised key opinion leader in the rare non-malignant disorders paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and Gaucher disease. He was also the Editor in Chief of Internal Medicine Journal since 2005 and is now the editorial board of several other international journals. He is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Group of Myeloma Australia and President of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Kathy Quade Head of WCMICS E: email@example.com Ph: (03) 8559 9070
Kathy is the head of WCMICS and is responsible for providing operational leadership and strategic directions to achieve overall cancer system level improvements across the western and central Melbourne region. Kathy is a registered health professional with extensive operational, strategic and project management experience in the health industry. Kathy holds a Masters in Health Administration and a Bachelor degree in Nursing as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and is a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Michael is the quality and performance manager and oversees the WCMICS Funding Program, clinical audit work and consumer partnerships. Michael has been with WCMICS since 2011 and is now in his third role having previously held project manager and project officer roles. After completing a degree in Biochemistry in his native UK, he was in several roles for the Victorian Cancer Registry before returning to the UK to gain experience in healthcare quality improvement in the National Health Service. Michael has a keen interest in consumer engagement and health literacy and is currently completing a graduate certificate in consumer and community engagement.
Alex is the Cancer Service Improvement Manager and has been with WCMICS since 2011. Currently working part-time, she is largely focused on the governance portfolio. She has a Master of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science with honours in genetics. Prince2 trained, Alex is a graduate of the Management Residency Program run by the Australasian College of Health Service Management and has over 16 years experience working in management / project roles within government and health service settings in Australia and London.
Dilu Rupassara Project Lead - Optimal Care Pathways E: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (03) 8559 9068
Dilu is the Optimal Care Pathway Lead and is responsible for state-wide adoption of the Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) within WCMICS Health Services. She is also responsible for overall strategic direction for the OCP transformation programs.
Dilu has a stellar knowledge in scientific research and proficient in project management and PRINCE2 Foundation and LEAN Six Sigma methodologies. She has extensive working experience with multinational companies and universities both in the UK and in Australia. Dilu holds an Honours degree in Biology and Psychology, Master of Science in Medical Microbiology and Master of Science in Medical Parasitology from the UK.
Christine Quek Project Lead E: email@example.com Ph: (03) 8559 9069
Christine is the Project Lead for the Aboriginal Health Precinct Partnership project and was recently involved with the LEAD project (Monash University Project). She is also a registered pharmacist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Christine is conversant in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies (Green Belt) and adept in Agile, waterfall and flexible delivery methodologies. She also bring expertise in clinical research & project management and holds a MBA from Deakin University and a degree in Pharmacy from Victorian College of Pharmacy.
Mayuri is the project officer currently working on the Optimal Care Pathway project in WCMICS. Working hand in hand with the OCP Project Lead, Mayuri is responsible for collaborating and facilitating the health service transformation programs with the constituent health services. She has also lead the Victorian cancer experience surveys project at WCMICS. Mayuri has been in leadership roles at Victorian cancer registry & in other multinational organisations. She is proficient in project management Lean and Six Sigma methodologies (Green Belt) and also has expertise in areas like medical data management, clinical coding, hospital information systems, electronic medical records & diagnostic devices.
Ani Goswami Data & Information Lead E: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (03) 8559 9067
Ani is the Data & Information Lead managing the Data and Information portfolio at WCMICS. Ani was also part of the team invovled in the state-wide implementation of the Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) and has supported the development and implementation of various other cancer services improvement projects. Ani's experience in the health sector in Australia spans from Project Officer to Data Manager at various Health Services and the Northern Territory Govt. Ani holds a master’s degree in Advanced Health Services Management from Griffith University and is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM).
Sylvia is the Communications & Engagement lead for WCMICS. She is responsible for developing and delivering comprehensive communication and engagement strategies to inform and empower the diverse and disperse communities and stakeholders. Sylvia brings experience in communication events and campaigns and specializes in stakeholder activation and engagement. She holds a Master in Business (Marketing) and a Bachelor in Business (Management).
Sachi is the Project Support officer at WCMICS. She supports the team administratively and is currently working on Project “Victorian Cancer patient experience survey” for our partnered hospitals. Sachi has over 6 years of administration experience working in the medical sector, in hospitals and institutions including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Eastern Health. Her qualifications are Bachelors in dental surgery and Masters in Business administration in public health and also holds advanced certification in Clinical research for trials and Six-Sigma Lean Management.
Trish Calder is currently the project manager for the collaborative work between LMICS and WCMICS. Trish is an experienced Oncology nurse who has worked in a variety of roles in regional and metropolitan areas in both private and public health sectors over the last 19 years in Victoria and Queensland. She completed her nursing training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and has done extensive post graduate study in Oncology. Her roles have included ANUM oncology inpatient ward, clinical nurse in chemotherapy day units, specialist breast care nurse and palliative community care team member. Along with the ICS project role, Trish currently holds a part-time Breast Cancer Nurse position at the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Management Clinic (BOCRMC) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Through this role Trish is involved in the multidisciplinary team across the VCCC network.
Chris Caudle Project Manager (Metropolitan/Regional Engagement) E: CCAUDLE@bendigohealth.org.au
Chris Caudle is currently the project manager for the collaborative work between LMICS and WCMICS. He brings a wealth of experience in the Education and Health sectors, particularly in area of health system planning and service improvement. His most recent roles were as Secretariat with the Maternity Services Inter-jurisdictional Committee and as Network Development Manager for the South Australian Child Health Clinical Network. Since leaving South Australian government employment in 2013, Chris and his wife Wendy relocated to Trentham in the Central Highlands and continued to work as a private consultant. Chris has also undertaken part time study with the One Spirit Interfaith Centre in New York where he was ordained as an interfaith minister and has also undertaken part time study at Federation University for a Bachelor of Visual Art.