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General Managers, Program Managers and Service Managers across the organisation report to members of the executive team.

Leigh Rhode

Leigh Rhode

Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary

Leigh joined Gateway Health in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary. She holds a Diploma of Business and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing) from Latrobe University, and is an AICD graduate, Leigh spent her early career working in mental health services, followed by management roles in community-based youth health and housing organisations, and more recently as Executive Director of Community and Integrated Care at Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton, where she was responsible for a similar range of programs to Gateway Health. Born and bred in rural Victoria, Leigh has a strong background in collaborative approaches to improving rural health, including development of integrated models of care in oral health and chronic illness care and collaborative approaches to health promotion and prevention. She has worked extensively with consumer groups, refugee health networks and the Aboriginal community and is passionate about health equity.

Deb Harvey

Deb Harvey

Chief Financial Officer

Deb is the Chief Financial Officer at Gateway Health. She oversees the Finance, Infrastructure and Information Technology teams, providing fundamental business services to support the organisation. Deb is a strategic and analytical leader with a strong background in the financial management of not-for-profits, who believes that everyone in our local communities should be able to access safe health services, and feel welcomed into these irrespective of their diversity or choice.

Simon Donohoe

Simon Donohoe

Executive Director, Integrated Care

Simon joined Gateway Health in 2022 as the Executive Director, Integrated Care to help maximise the impact of Gateway Health’s service delivery across the region. Simon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. He has worked across a broad range of roles including those as a clinician, management roles in large commercial businesses, and as an executive member in Health Care. A values-driven professional, Simon has a passion not only for delivering great outcomes across the community as a whole, but also for implementing processes to ensure each person who accesses a service has the best possible experience.

Sarimah Hellyer

Sarimah Hellyer

Executive Director, Strategy & Impact

Sarimah joined Gateway Health in 2021 as the Executive Director Strategy & Impact, to establish the organisation’s Business Development Unit. Sarimah’s experience spans more than twenty years across marketing, communication, business strategy, community engagement, and business development roles. Prior to joining Gateway Health, Sarimah was the Director of Marketing and Communication for Yooralla, preparing Victoria’s largest not-for-profit disability services organisation for transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She holds a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Communication (Marketing) and is currently also a Director of the Border Trust, the Albury/Wodonga’s regions philanthropic community foundation.

Jacki Eckert

Jacki Eckert

Executive Director, Population Health, Planning & Performance

Jacki is a highly experienced health executive and brings significant expertise in leadership, strategic planning and organisational performance management systems. With a track record in leading successful teams and driving quality improvement, she most recently worked at the former Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Victoria, where she held roles leading population and primary health portfolios as well as the performance oversight of key DHHS health programs.

Tracy McCrohan

Tracy McCrohan

Executive Director, People Working Well

Tracy has previous experience working in both Marketing and Human Resources at local organisations, including Albury Wodonga Health and Mars Petcare. Tracy thrives on building strategy and organisational direction and has the ability to translate, engage and empower teams to adopt and implement the vision. She has a passion for community engagement and its opportunity to deliver for all, irrespective of culture, geographic or socio-economic challenges.

Last Update: July 15th, 2022