Shelly Lavery, Executive Officer
christmas-photo-2Shelly has a wealth of experience in engaging, influencing and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across government programs and community service providers to progress integration of primary health care at a state-wide and regional level. In the Department of Health, she provided strategic policy advice to progress service integration across government departments and support Primary Care Partnerships to progress integrated health and social service systems. Shelly is an experienced senior manager in both the acute and community sector, including more recently with the Medicare Local to engage stakeholders and partnership networks to progress integration of primary health care and lead a team to progress the National eHealth strategy.

Shelly also has extensive clinical experience in the health sector, including emergency, midwifery, intensive care, paediatrics, community nursing and an independent health practitioner in remote Aboriginal communities. She is also an accomplished researcher having successfully managed international clinical trials and collaborated and led research projects that are published in peer reviewed medical journals and have been invited to present at international conferences.

Emma Shannon, Integrated Health Promotion Planning Manager inc Special Projects

christmas-photo-3Emma manages special projects at Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership (CVPCP). These projects have included the CVPCP and Loddon Mallee Region Problem Gambling Prevention project, a Healthy Ageing Demonstration Project, Rural Social Inclusion Framework and the Go Goldfields Evaluation in Central Goldfields Shire.

Emma has worked in the health sector since graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1998. She has worked in various physiotherapy roles across the continuum of the health sector including a stint in the UK. Emma was keen to move away from clinical work in order to explore a broader approach to improving the public’s health and wellbeing.  In 2010 whilst Senior Project Officer at the Victorian Department of Health she completed her Master of Public Health. After having two children and moving to Castlemaine, Emma started working at CVPCP in early 2012. Emma is a graduate of the 2016 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program.

Emma is currently a School Council member of the Castlemaine North Primary School. Any spare time is spent with family and friends, trying to find motivation to stay fit and enjoying the beautiful bush setting that surrounds Castlemaine through mountain biking, bird watching and geocaching.

Nicki Renfrey, Projects & Administration Officer

christmas-photo-4Nicki is a Castlemaine girl who has spent most of her working life in Administration roles but within a wide range of industries – including manufacturing, financial, media, training, childcare and education.  This has also included a mix of corporate and not-for-profit organisations.  In addition she completed a Certificate III in Childcare, Certificate III in Frontline Management and Diploma of Small Business Management.  As well as working three days per week at CVPCP, Nicki also job-shares as a Business Manager at a local Primary School.

The Admin role at CVPCP includes all the obvious admin support tasks as well as updating Facebook and Twitter for the PCP, monitoring and uploading information to the website, preparing financial returns for the Board and Executive and some project management.

Nicki enjoys scrapbooking, family history research, photography, Parkrun and spending time with family and friends.  She has been involved in a number of community/sporting organisations and is currently a team leader for the Castlemaine Relay for Life team, The Pink Ladies. Nicki is a 2017 graduate of the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program.

Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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