Kate Graham


Kate Graham was appointed as CEO in February 2018 following an impressive career in health and hospital services across Gippsland, metro Melbourne, South Australia and Queensland. Kate has held previous executive leadership roles at Windana Drug and Alcohol recovery for over 5 years, Latrobe Community Health Services in Gippsland, and Correctional Services in Queensland that have assisted in developing her skills and experience in leadership and administration whilst maintaining a focus on evidence informed and best practice patient and client outcomes. Kate’s continued professional development across her career spanning more than thirty years has developed her reputation as an outstanding health and hospital administrator that combines business and commercial acumen within the health care industry. Kate is a registered nurse, holds Post Graduate qualifications in Strategic Human Resource Management from Charles Sturt University and maintains her professional learning with AIM and AICD. Kate is long term resident of the Baw Baw Shire.

Rachelle McKay

Clinical Services Manager

Rachelle joined Neerim District Health Service as the Clinical Services Manager this year and brings with her an extensive nursing career in a range of health areas in Gippsland, Sydney and regional New South Wales. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1991 with her nursing qualification and has worked in both hospital and community health service roles. Her broad range of nursing and clinical experience includes Emergency, Orthopaedics, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Medical/MRSA and Coronary Care/Cardiac Step Down Unit. Prior to joining Neerim District Health Service, Rachelle worked with Latrobe Community Health Service in their Aged Care Assessment Services and Ambulatory Care Team and as the Senior Palliative Care Nurse.

Liz Mapleson

Theatre Nurse Unit Manager

Liz is the Nurse Unit Manager of our operating suite at Neerim District Health Service. Liz has worked at NDHS on for over 30 years and in her current role for more than a decade. Liz has worked as a theatre nurse since her post graduate training and brings many years of skill and experience to the role. She has been instrumental in ensuring clinical governance and regulatory compliance are maintained within a complex environment and has contributed significantly to the recent increase and diversification of theatre cases. Liz grew up in Neerim South and is an active member in the local community.

Jo Harris

Business Development Manager

Jo joins Neerim District Health Service as Business Development Manage following an extensive finance career in a range of executive roles. For the past seven years Jo was the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Cardinia Shire Council and before that, she was employed as the Accountant for the Catholic Education Office in Warragul. Jo is a qualified CPA, and holds a Masters of Taxation from the University of Melbourne. Jo is currently an independent member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee for Bass Coast Health and lives locally.

Alison Adams

Hotel Services Manager

Alison joined Neerim District Health Service in 2014. She commenced as a commercial cook and was appointed to the role of the Hotel Services Manager in 2015. She has over 15 years’ experience in the food services industry including as the owner/operator of the Neerim South Hotel and later working for a private catering company. Alison has many years’ experience in dealing with a high standard of food preparation and is responsible for catering, cleaning and laundry services for patients and residents as well as the community outreach services such as Meals on Wheels.

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