The Leadership Team is made up of experienced, dedicated individuals, working collaboratively to lead the organisation. They are passionate about the people and the mission of Primary Care Connect.
The Leadership Team are accountable for delivering upon the organisation’s Strategic Plan.
Trish grew up in a variety of small communities in South Australia, Western Australia and finally Victoria where her family settled in Yarrawonga.
Trish has 30 years’ experience across Community Services and Education both Not For Profit and Government sectors, in clinical and leadership positions. Being involved in community through children’s sport and most recently on the Boards of both Greater Shepparton Connected Communities and NCN Health has only strengthened Trish’s passion for community collaboration and shared vision.
Trish has operational oversite of both People and Resilience (staff HR) and Consumer Care (Client experience) and believes that there are undeniable synergies between the experience and care of clients and staff. When we treat both with respect and consideration that is when we get the best outcomes for individual and community.
Bachelor Behavioural Sciences, Graduate Diploma Project Management, Diploma Quality Auditing
People and Resilience, Consumer Care, Quality and compliance.
Tricia's Vision for Our
We all need to reach out for support at some point in life and Trish’s vision is for a responsive and willing community that holds out its hand. That we can simplify pathways to support and be innovative to the changing needs of our community.
Leigh grew up in the Greater Shepparton Region. After completing his Bachelor of Nursing in Bendigo, Leigh moved back to the Shepparton Region to continue his passion for Community Health and Wellbeing. Leigh joined Primary Care Connect in 2021 and has over 10 Years' experience working in the Education and Health & Wellbeing Sector in the Region.
Leigh leads the Nursing Services and Allied Health Services team and has the strategic oversight of the diverse Health Services Team within Primary Care Connect.
Leigh is a Graduate of the Fairley Leadership Program which he credit’s a key factor in his passion for Community Health and Wellbeing.
Bachelor of Nursing – LaTrobe University Graduate, Fairley Leadership Program 2019
Nursing Services and Allied Health Services
Leigh’s Vision for Our
To ensure that we provide an innovative equitable Health Service to all members of the community. With the key focus on empowering individuals to make informed decisions to achieve positive Health and Wellbeing outcomes, both as individuals and community.
Broni grew up in Shepparton and is actively involved on her children’s school board and local junior sports committee. Broni completed her University studies in Ballarat and then returned back to the Goulburn Valley area where she now lives with her husband and two children.
Broni is an active member of the local community and is passionate about working with people to make positive changes in their lives and strengthening their relationships within their community.
Broni commenced with Primary Care Connect in 2008 after 10 years in the employment and training industry and has a further 14 years’ experience in the Community Health sector. Broni has a vast experience in working across a variety of programs such as Alcohol and other Drug, Family Violence, Financial Management, Gamblers Help, Refugee Counselling Services and Clinical Supervision.
Bachelor of Arts - Australia Catholic University, Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education - Australia Catholic University, Certificate IV in Training & Assessor Clinical Supervision, Certificate in Financial Capabilities and Currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate of Public Health
Community Services Programs which consist of Gamblers Help Programs, Refugee Counselling Services, Financial Counselling and Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs
Broni's Vision for Our
To inspire communities to work together, individuals are strengthened, people feel connected and our services are inclusive to all.
Originally from Melbourne, Simone moved to Shepparton with her family in early 2005. With a background in retail supermarkets and wholesale distribution in financial account management. Simone brings a wealth of knowledge in finance business structures and development. She began with PCC in 2011 and quickly grew her passion for working in the Not-for-Profit sector.
Her current role is to ensure financial management of the organisation, whilst helping to develop new program concepts that meet local community need not only today but in the future. This role has now expanded into the management of information technology and cybersecurity governance.
Australian Institute of Company Directors, Certified Practicing Accountant – CPA Australia, Bachelor of Commerce – La Trobe University, Diploma in Finance – Victoria University
Financial Management, Information Communications and Technology, Legal Compliance
Simone’s Vision for Our
For everyone in our community to have access to services which will help them in their individual growth and development.
Chris grew up in regional South Australia and has spent most of her adult life in regional Victoria.
Chris has worked in several areas including homelessness and housing, Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs and Family Violence and Forensic Disability.
Chris has extensive experience in working with Men who use violence and spent time Managing a Men’s Behaviour Change Program in Melbourne. Chris has experience in the Family Violence space and particularly with management of Family Violence through the Victorian Governments Family Violence reform. This experience has given her the background and expertise to understand the current reform agenda.
Chris has oversight of the Family Violence program and supports the Primary Care Connect Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (Riverina Institute TAFE), Bachelor Social Work (La Trobe University), Master Social Work (La Trobe University), Graduate Certificate Social Science (Men’s Behaviour Change Group Facilitation) (Swinburne University), Graduate Diploma Community Mental Health Sciences. (Monash University)
Family Violence and Diversity and Inclusion Team
Chris’ Vision for Our
To make a difference to the lives of people who experience disadvantage. Chris is a feminist and strives to reinforce equity across all areas of life to ensure a community where health and welfare are provided for all.
Andrea was born in Shepparton and has lived most of her life in and around the area. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in the health, community care and primary health care sectors in a range of clinical/nursing and leadership roles. Andrea is an advocate for ensuring equitable access to health services for all community populations and is committed to a strong culture of client centred care. Andrea has oversite of the People and Resilience (staff HR), Consumer Care (Client experience) and Quality areas of Primary Care Connect; and values the importance of a safe, trusting, and connected workplace culture that enables an organisation to make a meaningful difference for the community in which we live and work.
AdvDip Management and Leadership, AdvDip Management (Human Resources). Dip Management
People and Resilience, Consumer Care, Quality and Compliance.
Andrea’s Vision for Our
A community that is healthy, embraces differences and provides opportunity for growth and development. Every community member should have the opportunity to thrive and have their health and wellbeing needs met. In order for this to happen, we need to respect each other and our differences, share our knowledge and work together to address the social determinates of health and ensure equitable access to healthcare and systems of support.