Emergency Information

Senior Staff

Janine Holland

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

Chief Executive Officer

Janine has more than 38 years’ experience in the health industry as a clinician (20 years) and health administrator (18 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. 

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of Benalla Health as determined by the Board of Management and operationally implements the decisions, resolutions and directions of the Board.

Simultaneously the CEO ensures that Benalla Health observes and complies with the requirements of relevant Federal and State legislation, Health Service By-Laws and the directions of the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services. Additionally, the CEO exercises the powers delegated by the Board to administer and direct as appropriate the activities of Benalla Health whilst effectively managing quality and risk to ensure that the community has access to high calibre health services.  The CEO is at all times committed to promoting Benalla Health in the communities it serves.

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

Dr Sue Wilson

RN, Paed Cert, Grad Dip Psych Nsg, BA, BSc, Grad Dip

Director of Clinical Services

Sue is a very experienced clinician, educator and nurse manager. During her career she has held senior roles within the hospital, health and aged care sector with clinical and education/research positions. She has a wide range of outstanding professional achievements including being the recipient of the Stewart Fraser Award for Exemplary PhD Thesis; Elizabeth Crowther Prize for Clinical Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing; WB Richardson Award for Excellence in Nursing; and the Tanner Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. A servant leader who leads by listening, Sue is absolutely committed to inspiring, energising and facilitating relationships with staff and service providers.

Phone: (03) 5761 4209
(03) 5761 4246



Geoff Draper

Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

ACTING Director of Community Health

Geoff joined Benalla Health in 2007 as a physiotherapist. Prior to this he worked in a variety of health services in Victoria and NSW as a physiotherapist. Geoff has stepped up from an allied health management role to fill in as acting director of community health during a transition period for the organisation. He continues to remain focused on provided the highest quality service to the Benalla community through the work of Benalla Community Health.

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 Cheng is currently pursuing Master of Health Management from University of NSW 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 role of Deputy Director 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.

Phone: (03) 5761 4750
(03) 5761 4246