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Dr Jacki Mein OAM - Chair

Dr Jacki Mein was appointed Board Chair in September 2023.  Jacki was first appointed to the RVTS Board in 2018 as a Class C nominee, and served her first three-year term as Board Chair from September 2019 to October 2022.  Jacki then served as Deputy Chair.

Jacki works as a GP at several Aboriginal Medical services - Wuchopperen, Gurriny Yealamacka, and Mookai Rosie bi Bayan. She has several decades of experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations across the north of Australia and is a GP, public health and sexual health physician. She is a graduate of the RVTS general practice training program, and a RACGP Fellow since 2018. Jacki is an honorary member of the QAIHC Lead Clinicians Group, had served on the Primary Care Commissioning Panel for North Queensland PHN, and is Chair of Wheels of Wellness, an outreach charity service that delivers mobile medical clinics to homeless people in Cairns. Jacki also enjoys her role as a current RVTS Supervisor.




Dr Sanjaya Kapuwatte - Deputy Chair

Dr Sanjaya Kapuwatte was appointed Board Deputy Chair in September 2023. Sanjaya was reappointed as Director in September 2023 for a further two-year term after his first appointment in 2021.  As a rural GP, Sanjaya is based in Bathurst, NSW, and is a conjoint lecturer with University of Western Sydney, Rural School of Medicine. Sanjaya also enjoys his role as a current RVTS Supervisor supporting registrars in rural practice.




Dr Merran Auland 
BMBCh, B.Pharm (hons)PhD, FACRRM, JCCA

Dr Merran Auland was appointed to the RVTS Ltd Board on 18 October 2022. As a Rural Generalist working as a GP VMO in Scone NSW (MMM5), and GP Anaesthetist and VMO covering the Hospital ED Merran enjoys rural living and is a passionate advocate for rural health. Since moving to Australia Merran has worked predominantly in western NSW including time in Nyngan, Mudgee, Bourke, Bathurst and flying doctors in Broken Hill. She undertook training in anaesthetics at Bathurst hospital. Merran is a NSW Medical Council Member and Assessor, ACRRM Examination Writer and Rural Representative on the AMA NSW Council. Merran has also enjoyed roles with RVTS as a Supervisor, Clinical Teaching Visitor and as a facilitator for RVTS Exam Preparation Webinars.



Dr Suzanne Harrison OAM
MBBS, FACRRM, DA, MSP Medicine, Grad Dip Health Professional Education

Dr Suzanne (Sue) Harrison was appointed to the Board on 21 September 2023.  As a Rural Generalist based in Echuca Victoria, Sue’s first association with RVTS was her engagement as a supervisor in 2012.  Having been a rural GP in Echuca since 1984 Sue is a casual SMO ED with Echuca Regional Health and SMO at Swan Hill District Hospital. She is a hub educator with the University of Melbourne RCS.  Sue also has a strong governance background having been Chair of Murray City Country to Coast GP Training, past President of Rural Doctors Association Victoria, and current Board member of Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd and the Rural Doctors Foundation.  Sue is a current ACRRM Supervisor Liaison Officer and member of the ACRRM Quality and Safety Committee.


Dr Abby Harwood



Dr Abigail Harwood
MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP, DipCh, M Public Health, Dip RANZCOG, Cert Clinical Supervision, Aus.Cert Civil Aviation Medicine, Grad Cert OH&SM

Dr Abigail (Abby) Harwood was appointed to the Board on 21 September 2023.  Abby has extensive experience in education, and management experience with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Queensland section.  Abby is currently working as a Rural Generalist with WA Country Health Service Command Centre for Inpatient Telehealth Service/Emergency Telehealth Service.  Abby’s association with RVTS extends back to her appointment as an RVTS supervisor in 2013 and later as a Medical Educator.



Dr Ross Wilson OAM

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 Member and past Chair of the RACGP Rural Education Committee, past Member of the Joint Consultative Committee on Obstetrics and is Rural Director 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. Ross was first appointed to the RVTS Board in 2018.