Our people


Jan Milliken

Chief Executive Officer


Our CEO started practicing as a Registered Nurse in 1980 and is a certified Remote Area Nurse. Jan holds a Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Nursing - Cancer/Palliative Care, and a Masters of Clinical Nursing. Jan previously worked at Elmhurst Bush Nursing Clinic and started at Lake Bolac in 2017 as Centre Manager.

Mopsy Laidlaw

Finance Officer


Since 2012 Mopsy has managed the finances of the Lake Bolac BNC as well as helping out with office administration. She is a valued member of the team.

Briony Blake

Planned Activity Group Coordinator

Local lady Briony has been coordinating the Centre's Planned Activity Group since 2000. She organises weekly activities for the PAG as well as delivering delicious meals to those members of the community who need some extra support.

Gillian Fraser

Operations, Projects and Strategy Coordinator

Gillian has over 25 years’ experience in business administration with a strong focus on process improvement, project management, and strategy planning. She has a proven ability in helping organisations achieve operational excellence using best practice sharing, organisational systems and information technology.

Pam Macdonald

Clinical Coordinator Nursing

Pam trained to be a nurse at The Alfred and did her midwifery training at the Royal Women's Hospital. She is qualified as a Remote Area Nurse and Nurse Immuniser. Pam has been working at the LBBNC since 2002.

Helen Bubb

Clinical Coordinator Nursing

Helen has been nursing for over 40 years.  She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing (with Distinction!) from RMIT. Helen is a Nurse Immuniser and has been a Remote Area Nurse for over 15 years. Helen lives in Bornes Hill.

Heather started nursing in 1989 and has been working as a Clinical Nurse and District Nurse at our Bush Nursing Centre since 2019.  Heather is a Nurse Immuniser and Remote Area Nurse and has qualifications in Training and Assessment, and Critical Care Nursing. Heather also works as a Sessional Academic at ACU Ballarat teaching Bachelor of Nursing students.

Heather Phillips

Clinical Support Nurse

Fiona Meek

Registered Nurse

The LBBNC has been lucky to have Fiona on the team since 2004. As well as being a qualified Remote Area Nurse and Registered Nurse, Fiona is also an Ambulance Community Officer. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) from Australian Catholic University in Ballarat.

Therese Jess

Registered Nurse

Therese started working as a nurse in 1974 and has been with our Centre since 2015.

Therese is a qualified Remote Area Nurse, Immunisation Nurse, and wound specialist. She also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Board of Management

Caitlin Boyce

Registered Nurse

When Caitlin isn't doing shifts at the LBBNC, she is working as a paramedic in Hamilton. She has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Bachelor of Paramedicine and is currently studying Masters of Paramedic Practitioner. 

Kirsten Walker

Registered Nurse

From Wickliffe, Kirsten has been working as a Remote Area Nurse at our Centre since 2014. She also works as a Paramedic at Hamilton and has a Bachelor of Nursing, Grad Dip. in Emergency, and Bachelor of Paramedicine.

Tara Blain

Registered Nurse

Tara joined the team at LBBNC as a Remote Area Nurse in 2020 and also works as a paramedic in her home town of Warnambool. She has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Bachelor of Paramedicine and is currently studying Masters of Paramedic Practitioner.

Carmel O'Brien


Carmel has worked for the LBBNC for more than two decades so she's very much part of the furniture. She has a Certificate III in Home and Community Care and does a terrific job keeping the Centre clean.

Sharyn MacLeod


Three days a week Sharon comes all the way from between Dunkeld and Hamilton to help keep our Centre spick and span. Sharon has a Certificate III in Health Services and does a wonderful job maintaining the high standard of cleanliness we require.

Lisa Wills


Safety & Quality


Lisa was elected to the Board in 2013

Mark Veale


Finance & IT

Elected to the Board in 2010, Mark is a local Primary Producer.

Christopher McCrae

Vice President

Community Engagement

Local farmer Chris has been a board member since 2013 and has a Bachelor of Engineering - Mining.

Malcolm Sanders


Safety & Quality

Malcolm is the Senior Manager for Regional Partnerships at Regional Arts Victoria.  He also sits on the Advisory Committee of Deakin University's Cultural Management Program, and the Arts Crafts and Cookery Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. Malcolm lives in Skipton where he tries to grow vegetables with mixed success. 

Dr David Hucker

Junior Vice President

Finance & IT

David was elected to the Board in 1984. He is a Veterinary Consultant and Primary Producer and he holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science.

Sean Duggan

Clinical Representative

Safety & Quality

Sean joined the LBBNC Board of Management in 2019 and works for Ambulance Victoria as a Paramedic.

Davina Stacy


Finance & IT

Davina is a Certified Practicing Accountant, Rural Financial Advisor and Primary Producer. Davina was elected to the Board in 2016 and is qualified with a CPA, Diploma in Community Service - Financial Counselling, and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Colette Dawson

Consumer Representative

Safety & Quality

Collette joined the Board of Management in 2019

Kaye Blackburn


Community Engagement


Kaye was elected to the Board in 1997 and is a local Primary Producer with a background in medical administration.