Our Staff


Gail O’Donnell
Executive Officer

Note: Gail is undertaking a shared Executive Officer arrangement while Emma Fitzsimon is on secondment at Victorian Primary Care Partnerships in the Director of Strategy and Development role for a period of 6 months.

About

Gail joined HealthWest Partnership as the Executive Officer in July 2011. Previous employment included five years at Quality Improvement & Community Services Accreditation (QICSA) as the Operations Manager and Deputy CEO. During this period Gail undertook over 60 accreditation reviews of health and community services. Prior to this Gail was an Executive Manager of Community Care in a large rural community health service, with organisational responsibility for quality.

Qualifications

Gail holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and a Master of Public Health.


Emma Fitzsimon
Executive Officer

About

Emma commenced at INW PCP in August 2013 managing projects in service coordination and integrated chronic disease management. In 2014 she moved into the Executive Officer role overseeing the operational management and leadership of INW PCP. Prior to commencing at INW PCP Emma worked as an Evaluation Consultant. From 2001 to 2013 she was practising as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, in her own private practice where she specialised in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

Qualifications

Emma holds a Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Marketing (Otago University) and a Master of Public Health (Melbourne University), specialising in Health Program Evaluation and Indigenous Health.


Rebecca Morgan
Prevention Manager – Integrated Health Promotion

About

Rebecca commenced at INW PCP in January 2017. Rebecca has extensive experience working in Population and Preventative health, having worked as a Population Health Coordinator and as a Research Officer at The Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science. Her experience includes evaluating region-wide health promotion and public health initiatives and implementing capacity building interventions supporting systems change.

In her role at INW PCP she is responsible for facilitating and leading projects in Prevention of Violence against Women and Social Inclusion.

Qualifications

Rebecca holds a Masters degree in both Public Health and Health Promotion, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.


Isabella Roxburgh
Project Coordinator – Access and Equity

About

Isabella joined INW PCP as a Project Coordinator in July 2018 and previously worked in research and international development specialising in women’s rights and empowerment.

Qualifications

Isabella has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion.


Melissa Collins
Project Coordinator

About

Melissa has a strong background in research and evaluation. She has worked in a variety of capacities as an evaluation officer, research assistant and in an academic capacity at both Monash University and the University of Melbourne. She has worked on a number of research projects and published several studies, including a cross sectional national study of nurses.

In her role at INW PCP she is responsible for the INCEPT 2.0 online interactive evaluation resource and providing technical expertise to support collective evaluation for regional projects.

Qualifications

Melissa has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Public Health (Health Program Evaluation).


Estelle Donse
Health Literacy Project Manager

About

Estelle commenced at INW PCP in January 2018 managing projects in health literacy. Estelle began her public health career with the Australian government working on health policy and projects. She later made the move to international health to work on community health projects in India, Haiti and Laos working on a range of issues and in a variety of positions. Her experience includes developing, implementing and evaluating projects and training community health workers in health and nutrition.

Qualifications

Estelle holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and a Masters in International Health.


Barbara Paolini
Communications and Administration Officer

About

Barbara joined INW PCP as the Communications and Administration Officer in March 2013. She has previously worked as an Executive Assistant for a variety of organisations including; a community health service, financial services organisations and Melbourne Port Corporation.

In her role Barbara manages the full range of administrative processes, develops our monthly newsletter, oversees our social media and website and provides project support.