2021 board members

 

Chair
Ms Virginia Rogers
 
Director
Mr Greg Miller
Director
Adj Assoc Prof Naomi Dobroff
Director
Ms Paula Stephenson
Director
Ms Amanda Singleton
 
   

          Director
   
Mr Ken Latchford

Director
Ms Maureen Capp 

OAM

Director
Ms Brenda Waites

Director
Emeritus Professor

 

Director
Dr Miriam Weisz

 

ABOUT THE BOARD

 Ms Virginia Rogers 

 

A lawyer with broad experience in private practice and with major corporations and extensive experience within the local government and not for profit sectors. A former chairperson of the Equal Opportunity commission, Save the Children Australia and Marriott Support Services, she has also served on the board of Victorian Legal Aid and been a trustee of the RMIT Foundation.

 

Mr Greg Miller:

 

Mr Miller is a registered nurse with extensive experience in mental health nursing across both the academic and service sectors. Working in a senior role in education and workforce development for Melbourne Health he has been a member of the Victorian nursing and midwifery regulatory Boards since 2006. Mr Miller provides considerable expertise in the field of mental health nursing leadership, clinical standards, education and practice development.

 

Adj Assoc Prof Naomi Dobroff:

 

Naomi Dobroff is a Registered Nurse and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She is the Chief Nursing Information Officer at Monash Health and has held many senior nursing positions within Victoria. Naomi is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and holds an honorary position of Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin. Naomi is the Chairperson and Board Member of the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (term finishes 30 June 2019)  She was previously a Board Member of the Nurses Board of Victoria. Naomi is very proud of the ongoing ability of the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited to provide grants to Victorian nurse and midwives.. 

 

Ms Paula Stephenson:

 

Ms Stephenson is a registered nurse with a wealth of clinical, education, leadership and management experience in health spanning more than twenty eight years. She has held senior management roles in a number of metropolitan health services, and provided advisory services to government, private and public health organisations across all clinical domains. Ms Stephenson has a Master of Nursing Studies and recognises the importance of being an advocate for advancing the nursing and midwifery professions and understands how critical education and research are to achieving this mission.

Ms Stephenson is former Executive Director of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Epworth Healthcare and a practitioner member of the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

 

Ms Amanda Singleton:

 

Ms Amanda Singleton an experienced health practitioner with over 35 years experience in clinical service management,operations and service planning. Amanda has worked in rural and metropolitan health, across private and public settings. She has worked in private midwifery practice in collaboration with two obstetricians and another midwife, believing that women should have choices in childbirth. Amanda  continues to consult in healthcare throughout Victoria and has worked fro health services,councils, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Services Commissioner.

Amanda has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work internationally in areas of  quality and risk including Hong King, Singapore, India,Bahrain, UAE, Oman and Sri Lanka. Of particular interest to her is how risk management will evolve as consumers assume more control and responsibility in the provision of their health care. Amanda is  pleased to be be part of the NBVLL to support the ongoing development of nurses and midwives in Victoria. 

 

 

 Mr Ken Latchford:

 

 Mr Latchford is an experienced finance executive with particular skills in treasury, accounting, risk management, corporate governance and strategy. His industry experience covers retail, wholesale and distribution, rail and logistics, labour services and the not for profit sector. He is currently a director of Harness Racing Victoria and  is a former director of Kids Under Cover. Qualifications  B.Commerce, MBA,FCPA

 

Ms Maureen Capp OAM:

 

Maureen Capp, OAM, JP, B Bus, MBA (Melb), CPA spent many years in the accountancy sector in private practices.  After graduation, she lectured in Accounting for 4 years, then for around 15 years held senior management roles with Victorian Statutory Authorities.  Ms Capp has received an Order of Australia Medal for services to the community of Melbourne.

 

 Ms Brenda Waites:

 

Ms. Brenda Waites is a newly appointed practitioner member to the Victorian Board of Nurses Midwifery Board of Australia. Ms. Waites is an Enrolled Nurse with a Diploma in Paramedical Science. Currently working in a per- operative environment in Anaesthetics and Obstetrics, Ms Waites is maintains her advocacy for Enrolled Nurse's ongoing education and emerging opportunities. Ms Waites has an keen interest in Infection Control, Hand Hygiene and Aged Care and is delighted to be part of the NBVLL.

 

 

 

 Emeritus Professor Maxine Duke

 

Emeritus Professor Maxine Duke has had a distinguished career in nursing leadership, education and research. Until her retirement in February 2020 Professor Duke held numerous high level roles at Deakin University. Her position on retirement was an Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health. She was Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery for 11 years as well as the Director, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) and Chair in Nursing Development. Prof Duke led the very successful School of Nursing and Midwifery, her leadership saw the School consistently exceed all key areas of performance. The School ranked 24 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings. Prof Duke is an expert in nursing education who has led innovations in curriculum development across undergraduate and postgraduate courses with particular expertise in nursing leadership. Prof Duke also led the School’s research programs. She was instrumental in the development of an integrated health services partnership with six of Victoria’s Health Care networks that won the 2019 BHERT ward for award for Outstanding Collaboration in Higher Education & Training. Prof Duke is a Board member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board (Victoria). She has sat on numerous professional committees including Nurse Practitioner Accreditation committee and has contributed to many advisory committees for the Department of Health and Human Services. Prof Duke’s ongoing contribution was recognised by the Deakin University award of Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest honour the University can bestow on a member of academic staff to acknowledge outstanding contribution to University’s research, teaching and/or learning aims. Professor Duke’s leadership is respected and admired. She has nurtured the growth of numerous students, researchers, educators and administrators. Prof Duke trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, is a Registered Nurse, holds a Doctor of Philosophy and, a Master of Education from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing) from RMIT University.

 

 Dr. Miriam Weisz

 

Miriam has a Doctorate of Business Administration and was an Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning and the Director of Quality Improvement at RMIT University.

After retirement from full-time work, Miriam was appointed to several regulatory Boards including the Australian Medical Council, the Australian Medical Board and the Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia. Miriam has served as the Chair of the Development Board of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the RCH, has been a Board member of the Australian Joint Distribution Committee and is currently the President of the RCH Auxiliaries and a Director of the RCH Foundation Board.

She has recently been appointed to the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and is very much looking forward to contributing to this Board and to the NBVLL.