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Board and Executive Team


RWAV’s board is made up highly experienced health care and business professionals. The board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of RWAV.

Adjunct Associate Professor Morton Rawlin AM

Board Chair
BMed MMedSci FRACGP FARGP FACRRM DipPractDerm DipMedHyp DipFP DipBusAdmin GAICD
Assoc Prof Rawlin is an experienced General Practitioner and medical educator. He is currently in clinical general practice in suburban Melbourne and previously practiced in rural Victoria for 10 years. Assoc Prof Rawlin is Chair of the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaborative and a past Chair of the Mental Health Professionals Association and is a board member of the Mental Health Professionals Network. He is also the Medical Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria. He is a member of the RACGP Victoria Council

Jane Poletti

Board Director
LLB BSc MMgt (Strategic Foresight) GAICD
As a lawyer and business consultant Jane has worked with company boards and senior management across a range of areas including IP commercialisation, internet-based businesses, healthcare products/services, privacy and data/IT security. Jane is currently general counsel for .id Consulting – population demographers, economists and forecasters. Jane served as a director of BreastScreen Victoria for 10 years, is a current director of Ballarat Health Services and chairs RWAV’s Governance Committee.

Affiliate Professor Grant Phelps

Board Director
AF Prof Phelps has practiced as a Gastroenterologist and Acute Physician in regional Victoria for more than 20 years. He trained in safety and quality at Dr Brent James’ Institute at Intermountain Healthcare in the US and has held management and leadership roles in Victoria and Tasmania. More recently he completed a two-year project as Director of Clinical Governance for Central Adelaide Local Health Network. Grant currently works as an independent consultant providing advice to hospitals and organisations on clinical leadership and safety and quality.

Roger Chao

Board Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
BA (Politics/Philosophy) BEc GDipBus MBA GAICD FGIA
Roger is an accomplished CEO, Non-Executive Director and Chair with experience in the health, human services, law enforcement, education, transport, and environmental industries – across private, public sector and not-for-profit organisations. He brings strong governance experience, commercial acumen, risk management and strategy skills combined with a passion for innovation and business development having also been Chair of numerous Finance, Audit, Risk, Investment and Community Advisory Committees.

Suni Campbell

Suni Campbell

Board Director
Suni has extensive human resources and industrial relations experience coupled with transformational change experience. She currently works for the Edward River Council as Director of Corporate Services. Her role manages finance, people, safety, risk, governance, IT, communications and customer service. Since 2019, she has been a non-executive director of the NCN Health Service and a member on the Executive Remuneration Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee. The NCN Health Service is amalgamation of health services across Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah in far north regional Victoria.

Dr Louise Manning

Board Director
Dr Louise Manning is a rural GP Obstetrician practising in Central Victoria where she delivers general practice, obstetric and sexual health services. Growing up in a small town she has lived experience of the difficulties accessing healthcare in rural and regional areas, and is dedicated to advocating for equitable health outcomes regardless of geography. Louise is also a Board Director of the Rural Doctors' Association of Victoria.

Dr Rosemary Kelly

Board Director
Rosemary has had a varied career as an academic teaching economics, public policy and industrial relations, and as a consultant, advocate, health union official and as a director. She brings strong governance and strategic skills to the Board, as well as knowledge and depth of experience in health policy, economics and investment. Rosemary was a Director of Aware Super for nine years, and Chair of the Investment Committee for three years. She was also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, the Governance Committee and the REM and HR Committee. Rosemary is currently a member of the Investment Committee of Cbus. She was the Secretary of the Victorian Psychologists Association Inc for 20 years and knows first-hand the difficulties in attracting and retaining health professionals in rural and regional Victoria.

Matthew Muldoon

Board Director


RWAV’s executive team are the senior leaders in the organisation. They ensure RWAV delivers on its key objectives and priorities and strategies are implemented.

Trevor Carr

Trevor Carr

Chief Executive Officer
Trevor has built an extensive career in governance, policy evaluation and advocacy, and the operation of public healthcare and aged care services. Trevor has been involved with rural and regional health and aged care policy and service delivery since commencing his working life. Prior to joining RWAV, Trevor was the CEO of Leading Age Services Australia Victoria (LASA Victoria), and before this, he was CEO of the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA). More recently he has been a company director with several health, community and financial services institutions.

Lauren Cordwell

Lauren Cordwell

General Manager – Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement
BHlthSci(Hons) MPH PostGradDipMgt GAICD AFCHSM
Lauren Cordwell commenced in the role of General Manager in February 2020. Lauren is an experienced senior manager and health policy analyst. She is committed to finding practical solutions to address the challenges preventing communities in rural Australia from accessing affordable and safe health care. For over 20 years, Lauren has designed and implemented innovative programs with communities, health professionals, diverse organisations and government agencies that continue to have a lasting benefit. Many of these programs relate to primary health care, general practice, First People’s health and community engagement. At RWAV, Lauren has leadership responsibilities for strategy, program delivery, communications, data and stakeholder engagement.

Lauren Khawam

Lauren Khawam

General Manager - People and Culture
Lauren commenced in the role of Manager People and Culture in August 2018 and is responsible for leading the implementation of RWAV’s People and Culture strategy, policies, processes, functions and team. Lauren’s team is committed to implementing activities and initiatives to support the achievement of RWAV’s strategies and strengthen RWAV’s position as an ‘Employer of Choice’. Lauren is an experienced Manager and HR professional, with a career spanning the professional services, automotive, defence, and not-for-profit sectors.

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