Meet the Team

Prof Jeff Szer

Clinical Director

As the Clinical Director of WCMICS, Jeff is key in clinical stakeholder engagement, advice and direction.

Amongst his many achievements, he is also a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Group of Myeloma Australia and President of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Alexandra Doherty

Governance & Risk Manager

As the Governance & Risk Manager, Alex provides leadership and support in compliance; strategy and reporting across all WCMICS program activities. 


Alex has over 16 years experience working in management / project roles within government and health service settings in Australia and London.

Dilu Rupassara

Senior Project Lead

As the Senior Project Lead, Dilu is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the local adoption of the Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) including responsibility for the strategic direction for all OCP transformation projects and initiatives.

Dilu has extensive working experience with multinational companies and universities both in the UK and in Australia.

Abi McBride

Data and Information Lead

As the Data & Information lead, Abi is responsible for data and health information analysis, synthesis and interpretation; and reporting across WCMICS.


Abi is an experienced Business & Systems Analyst who has worked in a number of industries including healthcare, telecommunications and local government. 

Kate Whitehead

Project Officer

As the Project Officer, Kate is responsible for designing; and delivering quality improvement and service redesign projects in collaboration with WCMICS Health Service Partners.

Kate has completed postgraduate studies in health promotion and has extensive clinical background as a Registered Nurse. She brings experience in clinical nursing; leadership and business development.

Mayuri Ghatpande

Project Officer

As the Project Officer, Mayuri is responsible for Optimal Care Pathways (OCP) local adoption and projects implementation across WCMICS health services.


Mayuri brings wealth of experience in healthcare and leadership. Proficient in project management, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies (Green Belt) and bring expertise in medical data management, clinical coding and hospital information systems.

Kathy Quade

Head of WCMICS

As the Head of WCMICS, Kath is responsible for operational leadership and strategic directions across the WCMICS team.

​Kathy is a registered health professional with post graduate qualifications in health administration and brings extensive clinical and executive  experience in the public health sector. 

Michael Barton

Quality & Performance Manager

As the Quality & Performance Manager, Michael oversees the WCMICS Grants Program and associated projects; clinical audit and performance metrics work. 


Michael 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. 

Sylvia Yeo

Communications & Engagement Lead

As the Communications & Engagement Lead, Sylvia is responsible for developing and delivering comprehensive communication and engagement strategies to inform and empower the diverse local community and stakeholders.

​Sylvia brings experience in marketing; events and campaigns and specializes in stakeholder  activation and engagement. 

Tara Gannon

Project Officer

As the Project Officer, Tara is responsible for Optimal Care Pathways (OCP) solution design; and projects implementation OCP across WCMICS hospitals.

Tara brings healthcare experience working and navigating the healthcare system as a Clinical Dietitian across hospitals in Melbourne, Sydney and London. 

Sachi Bajaj

Project Officer

As the Project Officer, Sachi is responsible for leading, planning, designing and coordinating project activities, including reporting and document control in collaboration with WCMICS Health Services.

Sachi has completed a MBA in healthcare and a Bachelors in dental surgery. She has done advanced certification in Clinical research for trials, Certification in Project Management and Green belt Six-Sigma Lean Management. She brings over 9 years experience working in management / project roles within public and private health service settings in Australia and India.

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