Our Board

Carrington Health is a not-for-profit community health organisation with an independent Board of Directors.

Our Directors are a team of volunteers committed to strengthening the health and well-being of individuals, families and the wider community.

The boards’ role is to govern Carrington Health so that our organisation works towards achieving its strategic goals in a robust and sustainable means whilst having the greatest impact possible in understanding and responding to community needs.

For more information about governance click here. Download a copy of our Quality of Care report.

Michelle Kotis

Chair Person - Michelle Kotis

B.App.Sc. (Speech Path), MPhil (Linguistics), MPH (Health Svcs Mgt), GAICD

Michelle Kotis is the Program Director Ambulatory and Community Services at Eastern Health and has lived and worked in the eastern metropolitan region for the past 13 years. Michelle worked as a clinician and manager for 15 years before moving into broader leadership and management positions in public and private health care in Australia and Ireland. Michelle has worked on secondment to the Department of Health and has a specific interest in optimising health care service delivery in the community setting using clinical evidenced-based best practice with a focus on continuous service improvement.

Geoff Lavender

Vice Chair - Geoff Lavender

BA, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Lib, M Pol & Law

With over 30 years’ public sector experience in health, education and working with government, he brings knowledge and experience in government relations and public policy. He currently provides management advisory services through his own consulting work, particularly focused on policy and strategy in the public and not-for-profit sectors. In addition, Geoff works with Hardy Group International in leadership, executive professional development and learning. He has held senior executive positions in the Victorian government in health and community services. He has a long-standing interest in corporate governance and has established governance development programs for NGOs and health services. Geoff and his family have lived in Whitehorse for over 30 years.

Dr Kathleen Brasher

Director - Dr Kathleen Brasher

BApSci (Nsg), Grad Dip Arts (Social Th & Philos), PhD

Kathleen has a long involvement in the health sector as a clinician, academic and in policy and program development in government and non-government roles. Kathleen is currently a principal with This day & age, a company working with organisations and families on issues related to ageing. She is also a foundation member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the WHO Global Age Friendly Cities and Communities Network.

As a member of the local community, Kathleen brings to the Board a rich understanding of the issues surrounding health promotion and the importance of community-based primary care. Kathleen is a resident of Whitehorse.

Genevieve Webb

Director - Genevieve Webb

BA (Hons) Psychology, B App Sci (Computing), FAICD

Genevieve Webb is a senior executive with extensive experience in health and human services. Her present position is Director Quality at BreastScreen Victoria and her previous roles include Project Director Service Model Renewal at BreastScreen Victoria, CEO of Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, GM Corporate Services at Mind, Executive Director of Relationships Australia (Vic) and Associate Director at KPMG.

Genevieve is the Chair of the Internal Audit Committee at the State Revenue Office (Vic). She has also served on the boards of Box Hill Institute of TAFE (Deputy President and Chair of Audit Committee), BreastScreen Victoria and Women’s Housing Limited. Genevieve has qualifications in Psychology and ICT. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Ross Mitchell

Director - Ross Mitchell

Ross joined the WCHS Board in June 2013. He is an energetic senior consultant with highly developed skills in the soft services sector, having spent 15 years in the contract cleaning and support services sector developing new business, cleaning and security operations control. Since 2003 Ross has owned and operated a successful executive coaching and leadership development practice, working with small to medium business owners and CEOs of multi-national companies. Ross is a resident of Whitehorse.

Peter Dyer

Director - Peter Dyer

(BSc Hons Psyc, Grad Dip Org. Dev., B. Bus. CPA)

Peter has over 30 years experience in the Victorian Health Care sector mostly in community health, corporate and financial services. He has a particular interest in health sector management, client and financial information systems. Peter has also worked in the private sector in productivity consulting and insolvency. Peter and his family have lived in Surrey Hills since 1983. He is the founding Director of Backyard Honey, a family business providing apiary services to enhance wellness and food productivity in and beyond the City Of Whitehorse.

Director – Adele Katzew

BA Hons Law, BA Psychology

Adele is an accredited specialist in Family Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major) from the University of Melbourne. Adele practises in all areas of Family Law. She has extensive experience in both parenting and financial matters. She joined Robinson Gill Lawyers in 2000 and became a principal in 2015. In 2007 Adele was accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in Family Law. She is currently a member of the Family Law Specialisation Advisory Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria. In addition Adele holds memberships with the Family Law section of the Law Council of Australia, Victorian Women Lawyers, the Law Institute of Victoria and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Adele is a trained Collaborative Practitioner.