Emergency Information

Senior Staff

Janine Holland

RN, RM, BHSc, Grad Cert HSM, MPH, GAICD, ACHS Surveyor

Chief Executive Officer

Janine has more than 36 years’ experience in the health industry as a clinician (20 years) and health administrator (16 years). Most of her career has been spent in the rural sector working across acute, sub-acute, community and aged care programs. She has worked in acute health services and community health centres as well as in the Department of Health  and Human Services. In 1999, she received a Churchill Fellowship to undertake an exploratory study of midwifery services in New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. She learned about the long-term health benefits that can be achieved for people when clinicians work in person-centred care models. 

Phone: (03) 5761 4209
Fax: (03) 5761 4246

Debra Cerasa

RN, B. Nurs, ICU Certificate, Master of Education, Dip Bus Mgt

Interim Director of Clinical Services

Debra is a registered nurse and midwife and her qualifications include ICU Certificate; Masters of Education, Management & Leadership; Bachelor of Health Science Nursing; Graduate Diploma Advanced Education & Training; Diploma Business Management; Certificate in HR Management and a Certificate in Finance Management. Deb is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Debra has held various executive leadership positions including CEO Otway Health, CEO Multiple Sclerosis Australia, CEO Royal College of Nursing, Australia and previously a stint with International SOS in Indonesia as Country Clinic Manager, together with numerous Board Director roles.

Phone: (03) 5761 4209
(03) 5761 4246


Neil Stott

B.A. Ministry, Dip Governance, Grad Cert Business Administration

Director of Community Health

Neil joined Benalla Health in September, 2009 and has extensive experience in the health sector, having worked at a number of services around Victoria, including Numurkah, Goulburn Valley and Latrobe. He is also a passionate advocate for the prevention of family violence, and is the Chair of the Benalla Family Violence Prevention Network, a White Ribbon Ambassador, Chair of the Victorian White Ribbon Committee and Chair of the North East Victoria White Ribbon Committee.  In his role at Benalla Health, he is responsible for services such as allied health, counselling/social work, health promotion, community nursing, home nursing, day activity, the Health Independence Program and chronic disease programs. He is also the Executive sponsor of the Cultural Diverse Consumer Committee and is an active member of a number community groups in Benalla, including the Benalla Safety Committee and Advancing Benalla. 

Phone: (03) 5761 4500
Fax: (03) 5761 4502

Andrew Nitschke
Bachelor of Business (Accounting), CPA, MBA

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Andrew joined Benalla Health in 2016 and has a diverse finance background. This includes working for the not for profit aged care sector for 11 years and in public health at both Mansfield and Seymour hospitals. This has given him a solid understanding of the pressures which face health services and the innovations they need to introduce to be resilient and best serve their communities.

Phone: (03) 5761 4224
Fax: (03) 5761 4246

Dr Ken Cheng

MBBS, BMedSc (Hons) from Melbourne University, MBA, MCommerce

Director of Medical Services


Dr Ken is currently pursuing Master of Health Management from University of New South Wales and RACMA Fellowship Training. He has worked in public and private health services of varying sizes in Australia and Malaysia, both as a practicing doctor and hospital administrator. He joined Benalla Health in August 2017, and also holds the roles Deputy Director of Medical Services at Albury Wodonga Health and consults/locums for various project-based needs of other health services in Australia.



Phone: (03) 5761 4209
Fax: (03) 5761 4246


Leanne Daldy

Bachelor Business (Human Resource Management), MAHRI, Nationally Accredited Mediator

Human Resources Manager

Leanne has 16 years' experience in the health industry and 26 years’ experience as a human resource professional. Her knowledge base comes from a variety of experiences, both in private and public sector organisations. Leanne is also a nationally accredited mediator and has worked in this area for the past five years. She is passionate about people, change and engagement in the pursuit of excellence. She is proud to serve her local community and has pride in our team’s ability to meet and adapt to our community’s needs with a true sense of kindness, respect and empathy.

Phone: (03) 5761 4212
Fax: (03) 5761 4246

Lisa Waite

RN, RM, B. Nurs

Deputy Director of Clinical Services 

Lisa commenced at Benalla Health in November, 2016. She has 30 years' of experience in the acute health sector, including more than 20 years in midwifery. Lisa has extensive experience in acute nursing, urgent care and midwifery and previously managed acute services at Seymour Health, which included urgent care, midwifery, acute ward, renal dialysis and cancer services.  Lisa has a passionate belief in patient-centred care and all staff working within the values framework of health services to ensure an excellent health experience for all who work at, or present to, Benalla Health.




(03) 5761 4750

(03) 5761 4246