Our Staff and
Board of Directors
Tim Chatfield, CEO
Tim is a founder of Budja Budja and an Elder of the local Djab Wurrung Community. He 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.
Dianne Martin, Clinic Manager
Dianne is a Registered Nurse with vast experience in health and medical services management, co-ordination and delivery. She has responsibility for all Budja's clinical health and medical staff, services, activities and delivery to our patients, as well as day-to-day clinic operations and maintenance of our high quality RACGP GP clinic accreditation standards. She co-ordinates and assists our GPs and staff in activities such as immunisations, Indigenous Health Assessments, Kids Checks, general consultations, patient referrals, reminders and recalls. She also assists in co-ordinating our many outreach allied health services as well as the education and promotion activities. Dianne ensures that our priorities associated with delivering quality services in Chronic Care and Social & Emotional Wellbeing are always to the fore in our clinic.
Alison Chatfield, Administration Support
Alison Chatfield has overall responsibility for many of the daily administrative activities associated with operation and supervision of the Medical Clinic, including Medical Reception.
Roman Zwolak, Co-operatives Services 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.
Jenny Farrer, Registered Nurse
Is a Registered Nurse, Jen co-ordinates service delivery by our new outreach Mobile Clinic servicing Stawell, Ararat and St Arnaud currently. Services are associated with and available to all schools, pre-schools, hospitals, community centres, neighbourhood houses and at certain community events.
Dee Ann Kelly
An experienced Practice Nurse who is responsible for patient general health and particularly for Aboriginal Chronic Disease. Dee-Ann has significant experience in managing patients with Alcohol and other Substances (AOD) and is currently enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours at Monash University.
Also an experienced Practice Nurse who is primarily responsible for assisting with general health issues in our patients.
Our Medical Receptionists will assist you with any questions you may have and with booking of appointments.
Our Board of Directors for 2019
Louise Wackett, Chair
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.
Ronald Chatfield, Deputy 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.
Roman Zwolak, Independent Director and Secretary
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.
Danny Chatfield, Member
Danny has strong links with the broader South West Indigenous Community, particularly in relation to Aboriginal Housing.
Stephen Mathews, Member
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.