Mallacoota District Health & Support Service

Mallacoota District Health and Support Service Board Members

Executive Director
Ms Annette Peisley
Mallacoota District Health Board President
Vice President
Executive Director
Mr Terry Houge
Terry Houge
Board Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Anne Mwagiru

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Ms Fiona Sheena - Secretary

Fiona is an agricultural journalist and Mum of four young children. She grew up on her parent’s beef cattle farm at Timbilica, started school at Genoa and finished at Mallacoota before moving to Melbourne for university and work. She has travelled extensively overseas and within Australia and has spent most of the past 15 years living at Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. 

In mid 2019, after 20 years away, she moved back to Genoa with her husband and young family. She said Genoa and Mallacoota had always been ‘Home’ to her and it was the perfect place to raise a family.

Ms Meg Allan

Meg is part of the latest generation of a long-standing Mallacoota family. Meg completed a Bachelor of Politics and Policy at Deakin University. After the fires, and through this experience she decided to undertake a Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Regional Development. She is also eager to contribute to the culture amongst the Community Advisory Committee, MDHSS, and community of genuine and constructive communication, where the communities needs can be met by a community organisation.
She is looking forward to hearing your thoughts – ideas, comments, praise and criticism.

Ms Dianne Blood

Managed the design and construction of an eight-unit independent living village opened by The Speaker of Federal Parliament.
Honorary Fellow Engineers Australia Retired 2012.
Awarded national AGM Mitchell Medal for my profession 2012.
International first prize for technology application in robotics 1988.
Inducted to the Victorian Honour Roll for Women 2014.

Ms June Kingsella

June’s early childhood was spent on a farm in the Rocky Mountain foothills of central Alberta, Canada where her father, an Estonian migrant, pioneered their property. Over a period of many years in Canada and Australia, with a Bachelor
of Education from the University of Alberta, June taught almost every subject and every grade. The lure of owning her own business led her into various areas including lithographic plate making, graphic arts, publishing and finally designing and setting up ice cream parlours and factories.
Retirement brought June to Mallacoota in 2008 where She have endeavoured to contribute to and enjoy many rewarding community activities.


Membership of Mallacoota District Health and Support Service (MDHSS) Inc is an Incorporated Association. Membership entitles you to assist in the growth of MDHSS


A person may apply for membership if they agree to abide by MDHSS values.

An application for membership is made and lodged with the MDHSS Board Secretary.

The Board will consider each application for membership as soon as practicable. The Board has the discretion to accept or reject an application. The Board need not give reasons for its decision. No person may be admitted as a Member after 30 June until the Register reopens on the day after the next Annual General Meeting

Mallacoota District Health Board President
Ms Annette Peisley is an active Community member in Genoa and Mallacoota. She is the President of the Genoa Community, a member of the Genoa historical Society and an avid Indigenous plant food researcher. Annette is passionate about fairness and equity of access for remote communities. She has volunteered and founded many projects around for the community. She is currently contributing passionately for Genoa future safety in the Mallacoota and District Bushfire Recovery Discussions  
Terry Houge
Mr Terry Houge is a retired Mallacoota District  MICA (Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance) Paramedic. A well known  Mallacoota community member through his service to the community. He volunteers his time in  transporting members of the community to specialist clinics through Mallacoota District Health. Terry trains the community in Jet ski and Boat license and enjoys fishing 

Ms Judy Taylor is a retired School Teacher with 30 years of experience and an active Mallacoota Community member. She is a member of the P-12 college committee. Judy is passionate about getting people the help they need to live well in the community. She is a keen advocate for the Youth, their health and wellbeing

Ms Anne Mwagiru mentions that people and their unique stories and the belief that everyone counts are at the heart of her drive to constantly analyse service delivery, determine new and innovative ways to provide services that better meet the social and physical needs of our people. Recognising that good outcomes for the health and wellbeing of our people will improve an individual’s life, and contribute to a strong and resilient community, one person at a time.  
Anne has more than 18 years’ experience at senior level in public health service. She has experience in Pharmaceutical, manufacturing, Banking and Finance industries. Anne has expertise in Computer Science and Health Information technology.  
With Postgraduate qualifications, a Masters in Business Administration specialising in Ethics and a Masters in Information Technology specialising in software development and Data Analysis. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has received awards for leadership and has public and private Board experience. 
Ultimately her empathy and compassion is what she wants to count most in her service
Dr Ignatius Ooestermeyer is a Barrister and Solicitor and the principal of a commercial and employment law firm.  He is  currently the Chair of MiCare a large charity providing settlement services for migrants as well as aged care services to the CALD (Cultural and Linguistically Diverse) community. He was a Board member of Dental Health Victoria; Harm Reduction Victoria, the voice of and for Victorians who use drugs; Annecto, a large disability and aged care provider and other not for profit organisations.He commenced his career as a publisher and bookseller, became an academic and taught in Melbourne, Papua New Guinea, USA and England. He moved on to become the assistant federal secretary of the federal universities academic staff association; joined the government and was appointed the CEO of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority, the forerunner of WorkCover.
Dr Jane Greacen is a Rural Doctor & Occupational Physician. She has a small clinic that was established mainly for the Aboriginal community.
Dr Greacen is a Councillor in the East Gippsland Shire 
She was a former Director of Medical Services for Bairnsdale Regional Health Services and Omeo District Health Services.
She was the founding CEO of the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria supporting the recruitment, retention, and professional development of rural doctors, and held senior roles with the Victorian Accident Rehabilitation Council, the Victorian Public Transport Corporation, and the Primary Care Department of the Victorian Department of Human Services. 
Jane is involved with conservation in East Gippsland
Mr Roger Jackman is a Mallacoota District Community Member. His experience is in multi discipline Engineering /International education – Teacher, Department Head, Engineering Faculty Associate Director (Multi Campus, Multi Discipline, 80 Staff, $2m Budget). TAFE State wide Coordinator – Social and Community Services Education – Childcare, Welfare, Community Development, Neighbourhood House Programs, Home and Community Care – (Course development and implementation ) Prison Education. 
Roger is an ordained Anglican Minister/Celebrant.

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