Seymour Health Board

The Board of Seymour Health has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational efficiency of the organisation. Board members are community volunteers, formally appointed by the State Minister for Health.  They provide guidance and direction to the (Board appointed) Chief Executive Officer and senior hospital management staff. The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, in addition to attending other nominated sub-committee meetings, community meetings and training, development and business activities.

Chair - Annie Fletcher-Nicholls

Annie has a wealth of experience in corporate communications and public affairs across a broad range of industry sectors. She has held senior positions in a number of organisations including Managing Director of Porter Novelli in Sydney, a member of theClemenger Group. Annie is also a Director Docklands Studio Melbourne and Chadcor Communications.

Having grown up in Broadford, Annie returned to the area with her family when they decided on a lifestyle change 12 years ago. Annie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from ANU with majors in Psychology and Anthropology.

Deputy Chair - Michael Molony

Michael Molony B.Bus (Accounting)(Hons) is Deputy Chair and the Chair of the Financial Governance sub-committee.

Michael is a Certified Practising Accountant who has operated his own accounting and

financial planning practice in Seymour for more than thirty years. During that time Michael has actively participated on other Boards / Committees and is passionate about our community. Michael brings to the Board significant skill and experience in business management, planning and employment relationships.

Terry Old
Terry has been a member of the Board since 1993.  Terry is a former Local Government Officer in the Environmental Health field and currently runs his own business contracting to local authorities with the business employing 30 people.  Terry demonstrates well-developed skills in Human Resources and Financial matters as well as a useful knowledge of IT.
Graeme Dove

Graeme Dove is a member of the Board Quality, Safety & Risk Management sub-committee.

Graeme is a local business owner operator who has managed retail automotive dealerships in the Mitchell shire for more than 20 Years.  He is currently a business representative on the Mitchell Shire Council Economic Development committee, a board member of Goulburn River Valley Tourism and has been a representative on other local and regional committees in past years. Graeme brings governance, financial & HR expertise to the Board.

Leanne Meeny


Leanne is a member of the Board Quality, Safety & Risk Management sub-committee.

Now self employed, Leanne Meeny was previously the Branch Manager of 11 staff at CVGT Australia in Seymour. Having lived in the local area with her husband and two children for the last eight years and working with the local community, Leanne is well versed in community needs and issues.  Leanne has qualifications in advertising and marketing and is also a qualified Bowtech Bowen Therapist. Leanne brings to the Board a wealth of experience in motivation, public relations and business management.

Bill Stevens


Ian Chadwick
Bill is a member of the Financial Governance sub-committee, a recently retired school principal who has lived in Seymour for over 20 years.  Bill brings to the Board experience in Human Relations, Financial Management and a passionate desire to see Seymour Health continue to develop into a leader in health service provision, responsive to the needs of its local community.

Ian originally joined the Board in 1999, serving in various capacities until 2012. Ian rejoined the Board in 2015, is a member of the Financial Governance sub-committee and Chairs the Community Reference Committee.

A local secondary school teacher, Ian brings to tbe Board his experience and skills in finance, asset and risk management.

Fred Sartori

Fred is a semi-retired businessman who has been self-employed in the Seymour community for over 40 years.  Fred joined the Board in 2015 and is a member of the Board Quality, Safety & Risk Management sub-committee.

Fred has a strong interest in supporting the local community.

Meena Vannitamby

Meena is a member of the Board Quality, Safety & Risk Management sub-committee.  Meena has extensive experience as a practising lawyer in the financial services industry and is currently working as an in-house Senior Corporate Lawyer.

Meena brings to the Board significant skills and experience in legal, governance and risk management.  Meena has actively participated on other Boards and committees and is passionate about volunteering and supporting local communities.

Dr Gaveen Jayarajan has a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Melbourne, is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Jayarajan's clinical interests include aged care, dementia, palliative care, chronic and complex disease management and mental health.

Working for Melbourne Health since 2005, Sharon Walsh is the current Director of Outpatient Transformation and has extensive experience across critical care, ambulatory care and accreditation.  Sharon holds a Masters in Health Services Management and brings her strong project management and accreditation experience to the SH Board. Sharon lives in Wallan and has a keen interest in supporting our local community.