The Board

Empowered people, co-operative efforts, healthy communities

Westgate Health Board

Our Board members draw on a wealth of experience from diverse backgrounds. They are dedicated individuals, community minded and extremely focused on guiding the evolution and running of our service to deliver excellent medical services that fully meets the needs of our community.

This is borne out through long term board members consistently having provided a steady hand in the building of a strong service with sound business fundamentals. All complimented by newly joined board members bringing innovative thinking and support to our Co-Operative.

Jenny Morris - Chair 

I have watched from a distance the process by which the Co-op came into being in response to the needs of the local community all those years ago and have highly valued the care provided to our family.

As a registered nurse, I have had leadership and strategic roles within acute healthcare, Residential Aged Care and most recently as a consultant specializing in Workforce Planning and Workplace Culture. I am committed to the values and practicalities of the Co-op model and welcome the opportunity to "give back". 

Peter Grimm - Vice Chair

Peter retired at the end of 2017 following a career of over 40 years in IT, delivering new projects in private industry, government and consulting. He has managed projects up to $35M, mainly in highly regulated industries and so has extensive experience in: risk and issue management, financial management, procurement management and project delivery governance. Most projects were high profile and needed to comply with strict standards. Peter has been on project boards and has prepared and presented: the business case, investment logic map and funding submission for many projects, and managed through the full life-cycle to production implementation

Allison Crunden - Secretary

Allison has lived in Melbourne’s west for the past 20 years.

Allison has a background in Occupational Therapy and OHS. She is currently employed as a People & Corporate Manager and is responsible for leading Human Resource Management, Quality and Corporate Services.

Allison has also served on two committees on a voluntary basis; Angliss Childcare Centre (2 years) and Hyde Street Youth Band (4 years and currently). She has also worked for 5 years as a volunteer for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre including one year as their OHS Manager. 

Allison is an excellent communicator with a strong ability to develop rapport with a wide range of people. She has strong skills in the development of systems and processes and facilitating groups and project teams.

Dr Clare Roczniok - Treasurer

Clare has been a GP for 30 years. She has had a long association with the West since her first job at Western General Hospital in 1984. She has worked in many different settings including Community Health, Indigenous health, refugee health, public hospitals, youth outreach, detox facilities and private practice.

Jenny Sharp - Minute Secretary

A Lawyer who works with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, AFCA. Jenny has worked in Community Legal Services across Melbourne, and also has 20 years experience as a Building Consultant and Project Manager (Engineering).

David Martin - Director

David has been a Westgate Health Co-op Director since 2014 and was re-elected to the Board at the 2018 AGM on a commitment to Member participation in decision making and control of the Westgate Health Co-operative Charity.

Experienced in public administration; private sector business development and family owned business ownership, David also served for nearly a decade as a Franchisee elected member of a National Marketing and Franchise Advisory Board for a well known entertainment network of over 700 outlets across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

David is a strong supporter of publicly funded universal primary health care and inspired by Westgate Health Co-operative being a Public Benevolent Institute Charity.

Michael Daley - Director

I have worked at all levels of organisations in the people helping and welfare industry from Street Youth Worker, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Employee assistance for the defence forces, Service development, Manager of aged and disability Services Hobsons Bay City Council to CEO of Activation Australia providing personal development, occupational rehabilitation and employment placement services. I have traveled the world investigating best practice, was nominated for an Australian Public Service Medal and established the WorkSupply Company which was at the heart of WCIG’s current employment services. I have been a member and customer of Westgate Health Cooperative since the early 90s and was a board member in the 2000s. I bring a strong commitment to social justice and I am committed to the values and aspirations of the Cooperative. I have a strong suite of skills and knowledge to bring to the board and the membership.

Sharon Scott - Director

I have lived in this community all my life and have been a member of the Westgate Health Co-op for about 30 years. I value the Co-op because its structure provides high quality primary health care (bulk billing) to all its members. As a member led organisation, I believe each member has an opportunity to contribute to the Co-op’s future. Professionally, I work locally as a Myotherapist, was a founding member of the Myotherapy Association of Victoria (now Australia). I continually update my knowledge both my profession and my responsibilities as a business owner.

Our Board

Our Co-Operative is governed by  a Board of dedicated volunteers that bring a wealth of commercial, not-for-profit and business skills, expertise and knowledge. It ensures we are excellent in all the services we bring to our community.

Clinic locations & opening hours

South Kingsville

19 Vernon St Sth Kingsville
ph: (03) 9391 6777

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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2 Home Rd Newport
ph: (03) 9391 2222

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm

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