Senior Management Team

Frank Evans

Chief Executive Officer
Frank has over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in NSW and Victoria, including managing health services in the central and south west of NSW and the Upper Murray and Central Gippsland regions of Victoria. Frank has undertaken project work for State and Commonwealth Departments in a number of states and territories including NSW, Tasmania and the Indian Ocean Territories. Frank has qualifications in nursing, midwifery, project management, training and assessment and health service management including a Doctorate in Health Service Management from UNE. Frank has strong interest in both the technical and allocative efficiency of health services and believes that social justice is a core value that should provide a framework for the delivery of all public health services.


Dr Howard Connor

Chief Medical Officer
Dr Howard Connor graduated in 1978 from Melbourne University and trained as a physician at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Queens Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital, Fairfield. Dr Connor moved to Sale in 1988 and has worked as a consultant physician at CGHS ever since. Dr Connor also holds the roles of Director Critical Care & Emergency Services, Clinical Dean of the Monash Rural Clinical School Sale Campus, Director of Clinical Training East Gippsland Community Based Intern Training Programme and Supervisor Intern Training at Sale. Dr Connor is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand, the Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society, Internal Medicine Society of Australia & New Zealand , Australian Society Emergency Medicine and the Australian Society for Antimicrobials. Dr Connor has been a member of the Intensive Care Advisory Committee, Intensive Care Capability Framework Committee and the Acute Inpatient Care Committee which provided advice to the Victorian State Government. Outside of medicine, Dr Connor has interests in Farming, Recreational Aviation, the Environment and Land care.


Denise Mcinnes

Director of Nursing & Clinical Support Services
Denise trained as a general nurse at The Alfred Hospital and a midwife at Queen Victoria Medical Centre (QVMC) before gaining further qualifications in Operating Room Nursing at QVMC in Melbourne. Denise moved into in a variety of senior and executive management roles within major tertiary and quaternary referral teaching hospitals in Melbourne before returning to her home town in Sale, Gippsland. Denise has a Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Denise is a member of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services and Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia (CIMA).

Kevin Gray
General Manager Human Resources

Kevin has more than 25 years’ experience as a Human Resource practitioner operating in various industries including government, manufacturing, agriculture, retail and health. Kevin has extensive experience across all human resource related functions including Industrial Relations, Recruitment, Payroll, Occupational Health and Safety, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Workforce Planning. In terms of his health background, Kevin was the Manager Human Resources/People and Culture with Latrobe Community Health Services for more than 12 years. Kevin has a Diploma of Human Resources, an Advanced Diploma in Management and is currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Management. Kevin is also registered as a Certified Professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).  

Mandy Pusmucans

Director of Community Services
Mandy is a registered nurse with additional qualifications in rural health and business management. Following a working life that commenced in Gippsland, Mandy worked in Melbourne hospitals, rural Victoria and then on to remote Australia, which included living and working in both remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia and the main centre of Alice Springs. Mandy’s work has focused on social justice and equity of access for rural and remote communities, with particular focus on Aboriginal Australians. Mandy has been both an executive officer and then Board member of the Council of Remote Area Nurses Australia, a participant on the Council of the National Rural Health Alliance, and a member of the Royal College of Nursing Australia. 


Paul Head

Director of Residential Aged Care
Paul completed his Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Southern Queensland and proceeded to complete his graduate year in The Canberra Hospital.
Paul has a background in emergency nursing in addition to considerable experience working in rural and remote settings, spending 7 years in the Northern Territory as the Nurse Unit Manager of the Emergency Department. During this period Paul completed a Master of Advanced Practice from Newcastle University.
Paul was a member of the Royal Australian Air Force for 4 years, during this time he conducted several missions on-board the rescue helicopter service throughout the Northern Territory in addition to deploying for 4 months to the Middle East on active operations.
Having completed a Master of Management Paul became the Deputy Director of Nursing at Mildura base Hospital prior to transitioning to Central Gippsland Health Service.
Paul currently continues his dedication to study by undertaking a double Master’s program of Master of Business Administration and Human Resource Management. In addition Paul is an Associate Fellow of The Australian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). 

Lisa Neuchew

General Manager Medical Services
Lisa has worked in Human Resources, medical workforce and medical administration roles at CGHS since 2007. Lisa trained at Prince Henry’s Hospital Melbourne and has held clinical and management roles in tertiary hospitals in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, working in acute surgical, gynaecology, oncology and operating theatre. Lisa has also held management positions in the private sector in practice management and recruitment. Lisa holds bachelor degrees in Nursing and Law, a Diploma of Management and is a member of the Australian College of Nursing and Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation.


Daryl Cooper

Director of Finance
Daryl has worked in the area of accounting and finance for 27 years originally working in Melbourne before moving to Sale and being employed in Local Government for 17 years. He has since been employed in the Health Industry since 2008. Daryl has a Bachelor of Business (Monash) and is a member of CPA Australia.


Jon Millar

Director of Support Services
Jon has had over 10 years experience within Victorian public health industry with a strong focus on driving efficiency with regard to supply chain, ICT and organisation quality improvement activities. Jon holds ICT specific qualifications as well as a Diploma of Management. Currently Jon is completing his Masters in Business Administration.


Last updated: August 2016