Rob Macindoe – Executive Director Strategy and Development
Rob works with the Board to determine strategic priorities, oversee stakeholder engagement and has oversight of the day to day operations of enliven. Rob has an extensive career in a variety of senior management and CEO roles across Local and State Government and the broader health sector with a focus on social planning, community health and wellbeing. His interest stems as a geographer within the context of people in place.
Cinzia Theobald – Director, Programs and Communication
Cinzia has worked in the pharmaceutical, education and health sectors in Australia and the UK. More recently she has held senior roles at Monash Health (Director Access Improvement and Performance, Ambulatory and Community Services) and South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local (Clinical Governance Senior Projects Manager). Cinzia has significant experience in strategic planning, business process review, service redesign and model development, risk management and community engagement and consultation and holds an LLM Masters in Medical Law.
Dr I-Hao Cheng – Consultant Advisor, Refugee Health
Hao has a broad interest in public health and is an experienced GP. He is the Refugee Health Consultant Advisor at enliven. He brings together multi-sector stakeholders to deliver innovative solutions to improve the health of refugees and asylum seekers through partnerships and integration, workforce development, health service delivery, community strengthening, research and policy. His work has contributed to improvements in the delivery of primary health care to refugees and asylum seekers in south eastern Melbourne and across Australia.
Heather Lawson – Early Intervention and Integrated Care (Service Coordination) Coordinator
Heather is contracted by enliven to coordinate the EIIC Alliance and support organisations in the South East in service coordination. Her consulting experience builds on service provision and management roles across the health and community services sector in Local Government, Health services and with DHHS. She has a broad knowledge of aged care, CHSP, HCP, oral health and Primary Care Partnerships and has also worked with organisations to improve access for people with a disability, people from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds and women and girls.
Sharron Anderson – Project Manager
Sharron has over 20 years’ experience working in a range of health settings – Monash Health, Springvale and Dandenong Community Health Services, and South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local. She has a developed technical and professional expertise across a diverse range of senior project management and program management roles with recognised experience in leading the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects and community initiatives. She holds a Masters’ in Public health and is passionate about universal health care.
Helen Cocks – Project Manager
Helen has a background in Local Government, Community Health/Primary Care Services and Health Care Services. She has held senior management roles in Local Government, Community Health and Community Planning. Helen has also been the Executive Manager Animal Services at RSPCA Victoria overseeing the animal services of the organisation. Here Helen combined a long held personal interest in animal welfare and brought about significant cultural change by instilling across the services the significance of the human/animal bond and initiating a range of proactive animal welfare strategies.
Anna Brazier – Program Manager, Refugee Health
Anna has an extensive and diverse background in health policy and planning, program design and implementation, and organisational development. With over twenty years’ experience working in government and community-based organisations and most recently in small business. She has experience working in primary health, Aboriginal and refugee health and the disability sectors. She is passionate about working alongside communities to build and strengthen their capacity to access the services they need. She particularly enjoys learning new things, problem solving and looking for effective solutions. She thrives on building successful relationships and has significant expertise in working with a range of stakeholders.
Mitchell Bowden – Project Manager, Health Promotion
Mitch is a health promotion practitioner and social worker by training and has dabbled in lots of different projects to improve community health and wellbeing. Most recently he was working for a local Council in northern Melbourne in one of the NDIS roll-out sites. Prior to this he was working at South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local, and supported both the Afghan Community Engagement and Tamil Health Champion projects in their earlier iterations. He is passionate about community engagement and consultation, and then integrating this information into the planning and implementation of projects, services and programs. He is excited to be back in the south east and working with its wonderful diversity!
Dr Sayed Wahidi – Consultant, Refugee Health
Wahidi holds Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Community Health degrees. He has additional qualifications and experience in Public Health management, Health Care in Developing Countries, the Anthropology of Health and Health Care, Mental Health Integration in Primary Health Care, and Health Systems Strengthening in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan with the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health. He has master’s level research experience and a small publication record as a research assistant and cultural adviser at Monash University. He was a Refugee Health Program Officer with the former South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local and has been extensively involved community engagement activities in south east Melbourne.
Margaret Robb – Administrative Officer
Marg is a highly-experienced PA with extensive administrative experience in the fields of health, law, finance, local Council and education. Since emigrating from Scotland to Melbourne in 2006, she has supported senior staff within the public and private health sectors. All roles have involved liaising with stakeholders to improve communication and administrative processes supporting the provision of inpatient and community health care. Margaret currently works one day a week with enliven with a focus on our communications and some broader administrative support to the team.
Michelle Sacchetti – Website and Social Media Advisor
Michelle has an extensive background in Marketing, having specialised in the retail, finance and energy sectors. Her areas of expertise are in areas of growth and retention strategies, and improving business needs from a digital and website application front. She has spent the last decade or so retraining and working as an allied health professional, with a specific interest in empowering individuals to reduce the impacts of stress and trauma. Michelle has a passion for how we can live in harmony within the systems that support us – be it within a family and the wider community, whilst also caring for the environment that sustains us.