A warm welcome to our new team members
Each senior project manager brings a deep level of understanding of stroke care, complex management skills and experience.
Skye is a stroke nurse practitioner and the nursing team lead for Melbourne’s mobile stroke unit at the Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is the senior project manager for Clinical Education with The Australian Stroke Alliance. Skye has won international nursing awards for clinical excellence and leadership in stroke and is the only Association of Neurovascular Clinicians’ Board-certified advanced neurovascular practitioner in Australia.
Francesca is the computed tomography (CT) team lead for the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit. She plays a critical role as our CT expert across all research streams. As CT project lead she provides technical and clinical expertise, bringing over 30 years of specialised CT experience. Francesca sits on the board of the PRESTO International Stroke Ambulance Society. As CT lead, Francesca has developed a unique training program for mobile stroke unit radiographers with Ambulance Victoria.
Dr Zoe Schofield
Zoe is the senior project manager for aeromedical retrieval. She is a biomedical scientist with expertise in ischemia reperfusion injury. Working in primary health, Zoe implemented projects from chronic disease and mental health to palliative and paediatric care in rural Australia. These projects reduced hospitalisation rates and improved chronic disease management. Zoe will support the air mobile stroke unit project through the development of workflows, clinical protocols, and research.
Leanne is the senior project manager, implementing the telehealth platform. With over 10 years’ healthcare experience, in both public and private hospitals as a project manager and executive assistant, Leanne has returned to public healthcare after spending the past four years with Telstra Health where she contributed to implementing IT solutions to improve patient care around Australia.
Paula is the senior project manager with DARAK at the Australian Stroke Alliance and is providing support to the Indigenous Leadership Council. Paula is a specialist in program design and implementation with extensive experience working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Indigenous led groups in the implementation of complex, multi-stakeholder projects. These projects have had a focus on self-determination and Indigenous governance within the Indigenous health space.