Mark Victor (Chairperson)
I completed my undergraduate medical training in South Africa and went on to obtain a masters degree in Family Medicine. I spent 18 years working in both rural and urban practices in South Africa before moving to Albany in Western Australia in 2008, where I have been in General Practice ever since. To be truly effective as a rural general practitioner I believe involvement in the local community and advocacy for equitable service delivery are essential components. I am proud to be associated with Amity Health which has its core business aligned along similar principles.
Richard Keeler (Director)
I am a management consultant with experience in finance, management accounting and software development. I assist small businesses with compliance, building systems around people so they can concentrate on the work they do best. I help with research, financial modelling, strategic and project planning and implementation of change.
I joined the Company in 2008 and have seen a great deal change across that time, including the development of Amity Health as our core business. It is rewarding to be part of such an excellent team.
Trish Ryans-Taylor (Director)
I currently work in the community legal sector providing capacity building, quality control assessment and accreditation services to the 28 community legal centre organisations in Western Australia. I have background in mental services delivery and advocacy for people involuntarily detained under the mental health act. I have worked with the non-for-profit sector since 1996 as both an employee and volunteer. Before studying law, I worked in the information technology sector, designing and implementing finance systems and maintenance control Processes.
I am delighted to work with Amity Health a progressive not-for-profit who provide much needed services to rural and regional areas of WA.
Ligia Galez (Director)
I am a Rural Procedural General Practitioner working part-time in Mount Barker. I have a special interest in Women and Children’s health as well as Aboriginal Health. After training in rural WA I am very aware of the inequality of access to medical services between metropolitan and rural patients. I am pleased to be involved in Amity Health's work towards equitable access to health services.
Carl Heslop (Director)
I am a Health Promotion researcher and Registered Nurse with a background in community development, advocacy and rural focussed participatory action research. I am a passionate believer in collaboration, thinking beyond the current crisis and looking for ways to improve practice and policy for the future. I am passionate about Amity Health’s vision of improving the health and wellbeing of rural West Australians and as the newest Director – privileged to join an organisation that has altruistic values and a commitment to community.