Working in community healthcare, nursing and currently being the Manager of the My Health Record Expansion Program for the Western Qld Primary Health Network has allowed Heather to develop knowledge, skills and networks across Western Queensland.
Prior to this Heather was the Services Manager for Anglicare SQ Rural and remote services
Previously and has worked as a Clinical Nurse and Acting Clinical Nurse Coordinator at Roma Hospital, and as a Community Nurse for Blue Care in Roma.
Heather has been recognised for outstanding service to outback communities, receiving the Anglicare Australia Excellence and Innovation Award for Outstanding Service in the Outback in 2002 and was a finalist in the Management Excellence Awards for Rural and Remote Manager of the Year in 2010.
Utilising her strong leadership skills, Heather is a member of the Western Queensland Primary Heath Network (WQPHN) South West Clinical Chapter and has been a Director of the South West Hospital and Health Service Board since 2012. She has held a number of directorships, gaining extensive experience in high level advisory and board positions including; member of the Roma Community Legal Service Management Committee, the position of South West Board Member for Connecting Health Care in the Community, a non-GP board member for the SQRDGP and Board Member for Enable Care Services. Heather has also performed various roles for Zonta International including being President of the Roma Club, Area Director for Area 4, Member of the 2016/18 Membership Committee and the Chair of the District 22 Amelia Earhart Committee.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing, Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Certificate of Palliative Care, APHRA registration as a General Nurse, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management. She also hold memberships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of the Australian College of Nursing and is also Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health services Managers.