Our Executive

Our executive management team lead and support our staff to meet our goals.

Mick Geary - Executive Team

Mick Geary

Chief Executive Officer

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Mick is driven to provide the best possible Community Health experience for clients, volunteers, community and staff, and is energised by a passion for fairness and a commitment to ensuring Victoria’s most vulnerable receive the best possible care in the best possible place. Mick is inspired by the innovation, care and respect Banyule Community Health staff and volunteers provide on a daily basis to the many communities’ served. In his role as a CEO at Banyule Community Health, Mick values the knowledge and skills of the local community and those with a lived experience in guiding better programs and better outcomes.
Away from work, Mick is busy with family life, often seen coaching his kids sporting pursuits or talking to his chooks.

Mario Mercuri - Executive Team

Mario Mercuri

Chief Financial Officer

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Mario joined Banyule Community Health as CFO with more than 25 years’ experience as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with postgraduate (MBA) qualifications, with responsibility for leading the finance function and financial strategy. Mario has a broad experience in corporate and operational roles across a number of service areas including finance, IT, risk management, and strategic planning, and has previously held senior finance roles across a range of sectors including education, publishing and international student recruitment. Mario enjoys utilising his financial and strategic experience and commercial acumen to challenge the status quo and provide innovative solutions to business problems and opportunities.

Alison Elliot - Executive Team

Alison Elliott

General Manager, Community Programs and Improvement

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Alison has lived and breathed community health for her entire working life. She has 30 years of Project and Program Management experience in multiple portfolios in the health and social sector, as well as starting her career as a Physiotherapist. Alison is passionate about maintaining high quality health public services that meet the needs of the community.

Lara Jackson - Executive Team

Lara Jackson

General Manager, Wellbeing and Support

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Ever curious about health system improvements, Lara enjoys listening and working with others to connect ideas, energy, opportunity, remarkable minds and the kindest of humans to make shifts needed, big and small. In all aspects of her work, Lara is mindful of the factors that undermine good health and wellbeing, and is invested in amplifying the voices of people who understand that experience well. Lara enjoys cooking and sewing without recipes and patterns, watching her kids laugh while creating absurd games and is likely spend her future years trying to get her dog to come when he is called.

Leanne Tutin

Leanne Tutin

General Manager, Client Services and Infrastructure

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Leanne brings over 35 years of experience and expertise to her role at Banyule Community Health. Leanne has strong local community roots that has helped shape her knowledge of the importance of the client experience. Leanne supports a dedicated team that ensures clients and staff feel the support from Banyule Community Health the moment they step inside our service. When not at Banyule Community Health, Leanne enjoys camping, going to beach and walking her dog.

Meni Stefanovski

General Manager, Primary Care

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Meni has over 30 years of experience in leadership, management and clinical roles, working extensively in service planning and the development of projects, services and partnerships across health and human services, community and primary care sectors. Meni has a strong understanding of the values and philosophy of Community Health and is committed to social justice, diversity and inclusion. Meni enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves football, and enjoys travelling to experience and learn about other cultures, people and history.

Suzanne Farrell - Executive Team

Suzanne Farrell

General Manager, Oral Health

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Suzanne was born and raised locally, and continues to live in the area. A long career in both the public and private health sectors, working in both nursing and dental, led to Suzanne’s holding key leadership roles in community dental and specialist dental services. Suzanne now leads a large and diverse Oral Health Service at Banyule Community Health with prevention, screening and treatment programs supporting a broad spectrum of our local community. Suzanne loves being with family, going to the beach and getting outdoors.