Our Staff + Board of Directors

Our Staff + Board of Directors

Tim Chatfield, CEO

Tim has overall responsibility for all Co-operative and Clinical Programs and Activities, as well as Executive Management Duties and all staffing and organisational governance issues. 

Alison Chatfield, Practice Manager

Alison Chatfield has overall responsibility for all operations associated with operation and supervision of the Medical Clinic, including Medical Reception. This includes assisting with patient referrals and appointment recall for patients. 

Roman Zwolak, Part-time Admin Consultant

Roman has a shared responsibility with the CEO in assisting the Board and Senior Management in areas such as government relations and in ensuring compliance with all government and stakeholder program reporting requirements. Roman was initially involved with the establishment of Budja Budja Co-op in 1999, along with Tim Chatfield, and has maintained a relationship with the organisation ever since. He assists Budja Budja in achieving Board and Management objectives with his strong skills in strategic planning, government relationships and general health, economic and community development and business and financial planning. 

Gayelene Peoples, Clinical Team Leader & Practice Nurse

Gaye is a Registered Nurse with vast experience in health and medical practice. She has responsibility for all clinical medical activities, as well as general patient wellbeing. Gaye assists our GPs with undertaking Health Assessments, Kids Checks, referrals and recalls as well as Health promotion activities and Chronic Care Programs. She also delivers many nurse-based health services to our patients. 

Vacant, Men’s Health Worker

This position is currently vacant and deals with Men’s Health & Wellbeing, Youth Activities, Justice & Advocacy and general Community Services. Applications from suitably experienced and qualified members now welcome. 

Leanne Rosenow, Bookkeeping, Finance & Administration

This position has responsibility for the day-to-day bookkeeping and related general Administration functions of the Co-operative. 

Crystal Wemyss, Registered Nurse

Is a Registered Nurse who joined us in April 2013. Crystal brings with her significant experience and expertise in both GP Clinic and Community Nursing. She will specialise in Chronic Disease Management in Indigenous Health. 

Lynette Moar, Koolin Balit Program Nurse

Lynette joined Budja after 3 years at Goolum and therefore has a wealth of experience in dealing with Indigenous health issues. Lynette is responsible, along with other clinic staff, for our two funded Koolin Balit programs – SWEB (Social & Ecomotional Wellbeing) and Chronic Care. 

Kathy MacPherson, Medical Receptionist

Is well known to all residents in Halls Gap. Kathy has previous extensive experience as a Medical Receptionist and joins us on a casual staff basis to assist us in this important function. 

Mandy Graham, Medical Receptionist

Mandy is also a well-known resident of Gariwerd and our Medical receptionist on two days a week and assists with the all important functions of medical and health appointments and support.

Our Board of Directors for 2015 

Roman Zwolak, Secretary and Independent Director

Roman was initially involved with the establishment of Budja Budja Co-op in 1999, along with Tim Chatfield, and has maintained a relationship with the organisation ever since.  He brings to the Board strong his skills in strategic planning, government relationships and general health, economic and community development and business and financial planning. 

Ronald Chatfield, Chair

Ronald has been actively involved with the Djab Wurrung Community for many years in areas of cultural heritage assessment and with many economic development initiatives which has provided training and employment for our Community Members. He has completed many training and certificate courses, including in governance. Ronald is a leader in the Djab Wurrung Community and brings new insights and experience to the Board. 

Stephen Mathews, Treasurer

Stephen is also well-known in the Budja Budja community and brings to the Board a number of general skills in health and community development. 

Danny Chatfield, Member

Danny has strong links with the broader South West Indigenous Community, particularly in relation to Aboriginal Housing. 

Louise Wackett, Member

Louise is well-known in the Djab Wurrung Community and brings a wealth of experience in Community issues and in addition to the general Board duties will particularly focus on women’s and youth issues.