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Dr Jacki Mein - Chair
MBBS, MAE, FACShM, FAFPHM 

Jacki Mein is the Director of Medical Services for Wuchopperen Health Service. She has several decades of experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations across the north of Australia and is a public health and sexual health physician. She is a graduate of the RVTS general practice training program, and a RACGP Fellow since 2018.

 

 

Dr Rodney Omond - Deputy Chair
MBBS FRACGP Dip Obs RANZCOG PGradDipHlthEc DipLeadMan GradCertClinEd

Rod Omond ran his own practice with a colleague from 1996 to 2003 in Newcastle, NSW, and for three years was Chair of the Hunter Urban Division Board. Prior to that, he had gained extensive hospital experience and worked in the Solomon Islands for two years. He reconnected with rural medicine on a trip around Australia in 2007-2008. His current work in Darwin as the Remote Health SRMP Education and Training includes regular clinical work on the Tiwi Islands. Rod is also Medical Director of Low Acuity Medical Retrievals, with policy oversight for the retrieval service of Top End Health Service. During this time he has been a board member for RACGP Rural and Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Northern Territory Department of Health (Top End) and Menzies School of Health Research.

Dr Vlad Matic
MBBS FRACGP FACRRM FAICD M.Business (Mngt)

Vlad Matic has more than 20 years of remote, rural and regional general practice and procedural (Anaesthetics) Visiting Medical Officer experience. His practice in Walgett, NSW, won the 2009 RACGP NSW/ACT and National General Practice of the Year awards. Throughout his working life, Vlad has actively championed the cause of improved health outcomes for rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He has also contributed to Divisions of General Practice boards at local, state and national level. Vlad was instrumental in setting up RHEDWEST, a Dubbo-based Regional Training Provider, becoming its inaugural Chair in 2002. After many years as a mentor for John Flynn Scholars, Vlad has more recently been an RVTS Supervisor. Vlad is a Board Member of the North Queensland PHN, sits on the WentWest Clinical Council and has been appointed to the Practice Incentive Program Advisory and Technical Working Groups.

 

Dr Meryl Nicol
MBChB (Otago, NZ ) , Dip. Paeds, Dip Obs, FRACGP  

Meryl Nicol has worked in GP practice in NZ and Australia in a part-time capacity for the past ten years, predominantly working with disadvantaged communities. Prior to that, Meryl spent eight years working in Tanzania, East Africa setting up a programme for women with Vesicovaginal Fistula. Meryl has worked cross culturally for most of her medical career. Over the past four years, Meryl has been working in the Aboriginal community of Yarrabah in Far North Queensland and during that time was an RVTS registrar and Registrar Liaison Officer. She gained her fellowship with the RACGP in February 2019.

 

Dr Ross Wilson

Dr Ross Wilson graduated from the University of Sydney and undertook postgraduate training in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He has enjoyed nearly four decades working as a rural General Practitioner with a clinical practice that incorporates procedural anaesthetics and obstetrics, in many locations both within NSW, and also further afield in remote outback Australia. His other professional activities include Chair of the Education Committee, Rural Faculty RACGP, Member of the Joint Consultative Committee on Obstetrics and Senior Lecturer with the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney. Outside of medicine, he maintains a strong interest in farming successfully breeding Suffolk and Southdown sheep.

Dr Eugene Wong

Dr Eugene Wong
MBBS FACRRM FRACGP FARGP JCCA MIPH GCCS

Eugene Wong is a retrieval specialist and rural GP working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland. He has predominantly lived and worked rurally, including in Katherine, Longreach and Thursday Island. He has held multiple medical education roles over the years with Tropical Medical Training, RFDS and ACRRM. Eugene is particularly interested in health outcomes among disadvantaged populations, medical leadership and culture, and safety and quality in health care.