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Dr David Moniz - Outgoing Chair

Dr David Moniz was first appointed to the Board in September 2021, and elected as Board Chair on 18 October 2022. David will step down as Chair and RVTS Director at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on 21 September 2023.  As a rural generalist, David worked in Corowa, NSW and was also rural generalist anaesthetist at Corowa District Hospital. David has experience in a variety of leadership roles, including serving as Acting Director of Medical Services, and Medical Educator with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Dr Jacki Mein OAM - Deputy Chair

Dr Jacki Mein was first appointed to the RVTS Board in 2018, and served as Board Chair for a three-year term from September 2019 to October 2022. 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 a member of the QAIHC Lead Clinicians Group, serves on the Primary Care Commissioning Panel for North Queensland PHN, and is a Director 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 Merran Auland 

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 Sanjaya Kapuwatte

Dr Sanjaya Kapuwatte was appointed to the Board in September 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 Rodney Omond 
MBBS FRACGP Dip Obs RANZCOG PGradDipHlthEc DipLeadMan GradCertClinEd

Having been first appointed to the RVTS Board in 2017, Dr Rod Omond was elected Deputy Chair in September 2018.  Rod 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. Rod is currently a member of RACGP's Rural Education Committee, and is an RACGP Medical Educator for the PEP program.

Rod will step down as Director at the upcoming Company Annual General Meeting on 21 September 2023 having served three consecutive terms.



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.