Chief Executive Officer

Jan Child

Jan is an experienced senior executive with more than 30 years experience in Public Health.  She is a Registered Nurse and holds an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Nursing post at Monash University. 

She has a Graduate Diploma Behavioural Sciences (Drug Dependence); Masters in Public Health and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She is also a surveyor for the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards.





Executive Director of Medical Services

Associate Professor Bruce Philip Waxman OAM


Professor Waxman is an honours medical graduate of Monash University and completed his general and colorectal surgery training in Melbourne, London, the north of England and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He has been in consultant surgical practice, both in public and private, for 30 years, 20 years of which as Associate Professor, Monash University.  He had stints as Clinical Sub Dean, managing medical students at Monash University, Director of General Surgery & Colorectal Surgery at Monash Health, and the Director of the Academic Surgical Unit - at Dandenong Hospital in the Southern Clinical School, Monash University with clinical, administrative and teaching duties.

He has been committed to maintaining high surgical standards as councilor and member of many committees with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and councilor and now honorary life member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.  He retired from surgical practice in 2014 and transitioned to medical administration as Director of Medical Services with HealtheCare at The Valley Private Hospital, locum at Bass Coast Health and more recently Epworth Healthcare at Epworth Richmond with an emphasis on Clinical Governance, simultaneously becoming a surveyor with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS). 



Executive Director of Quality, Risk and Residential Care

Noni Bourke

BAppSc (Speech Pathology), Grad Cert Gerontology, Grad Cert Health Professional Education, Diploma Project Management, Masters Health Services Management


Noni has 25 years’ experience in public health having worked as a Speech Pathologist and within Quality across acute, sub-acute, aged and community health services. She has worked in clinical and leadership roles in metropolitan and rural and remote health services and joined Bass Coast Health in May 2016.  



Executive Director of Sub-Acute and Community Care

Paul Greenhalgh

Ba Nsg, RN, Dip. Business Management, Grad Cert Health Promotion

Paul has 25 years’ experience in Public Health, having worked as a Registered Nurse in acute, sub-acute, aged and community health settings. He has also been associated with Primary Health Care Organisations and has leadership and management experience in both Rural and Metro Hospitals, as well as Community Health.



Executive Director of Acute Care / Chief Nurse & Midwife

Louise Sparkes

Ba Nsg, Grad. Dip. Emergency Nsg, Masters Nsg

Lou Sparkes is a Registered Nurse who brings 25 years experience both in health care service provision and Academia and was appointed to the role of Executive Director of Acute Care/Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in 2017. She has responsibility for leading Acute Care Services and Nursing and Midwifery at BCH along with Learning and Development and Clinical Operations (Access, Patient Flow and Health Service Coordination).

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Procurement Officer

Shaun Brooks

Ba Com, Grad. Dip.CA 

Shaun is a chartered accountant who has worked in the Victorian public health sector for seven years, joining Bass Coast Health in 2017. He has held leadership positions in the financial professional services industry with a subsequent appointment as Deputy Director of Finance at Peninsula Health.  Shaun brings a broad range of commercial and financial management skills to the role with executive responsibility for financial services, payroll, procurement and contracts and information management and technology services.