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.
Alison Chatfield, Practice Manager
Alison Chatfield has overall responsibility for all activities associated with operation and supervision of the Medical Clinic, including Medical Reception. This includes assisting with patient referrals and appointments and recalls for patients.
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.
Gayelene Peoples, Clinical Team Leader
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.
Vacancies – Aboriginal Women’s and Men’s Health Workers
Due to some shortfalls in government health program funding these position are both currently vacant. However our very experienced Registered Nurses and other staff members will be able to assist with any issues relating to Women’s and Men’s Health & Well Being, Youth Activities, Justice & Advocacy and general Community Services. Applications from suitably experienced and qualified Aboriginal Health members are welcome at any time.
Peter Greenberger, Bookkeeping, Finance & Administration
This position has responsibility for the day-to-day bookkeeping and related general Administration functions of the Co-operative.
Rachel Moore, Registered Nurse
Is a Registered Nurse, Rachel specialises in General Health & Chronic Disease Management in Indigenous Health.
Michelle Moir, Registered Nurse – Indigenous Mental Health & SEWB
Michelle joined Budja in October 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in dealing with Indigenous mental health issues. She is responsible for our Indigenous Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) program.
Kerrie Giles, Medical Receptionist
Kerrie is our Medical Receptionist and provides this very important clinical function. For any appointments or if you have any questions at all, Kerrie will be able to assist you.
Our Board of Directors for 2018
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.
Louise Wackett, Deputy 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.
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.
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.