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Committee

Kate HarperKate Waller
Chair
statelead.vic@woundsaustralia.com.au

Kate is a Podiatrist working at St Vincents Hospital. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Wound Care at Monash University, and is driven to continuing her professional development in the area of diabetes foot management. Kate has presented at state and national conferences on different foot conditions and is actively involved in quality improvement and research at her work. Kate is passionate about spreading wound awareness in the community, and in teaching new Podiatrists and Podiatry students about the world of wounds and complex wound management.


Nick Puli
Communications Officer

Nick is a Podiatrist working for Eastern Health & the Alfred Hospital who specializes in managing the high risk diabetic foot population. Nick has presented at state level conferences regarding the assessment and management of diabetic foot complications and is currently undertaking research and quality projects in this area in his workplace and is also currently studying a Masters Degree in Health Administration. He is hoping to use the skills and knowledge from his work and studies to improve the awareness and the quality of care for not only diabetic foot ulcers but for wound care in general.  


Nicole McFarlane
Regional Officer

Nicole is currently the Team Leader of Chronic Disease Management, working clinically in a split role as a Podiatrist and Diabetes Educator at Latrobe Community Health Service. Nicole is very passionate about high risk foot management and empowering clients to live well with diabetes, currently working on 2 research projects investigating self-management of the high risk foot in a regional multi-disciplinary clinic setting and the effectiveness of a model of guided care which assesses and strengthens the client’s capacity to self-manage. 


Cassie Bramston
Financial Officer

Cassie is a Podiatrist who works at Northern Health in wound care in the acute and subacute areas. She enjoys working with multidisciplinary teams in chronic wound management, and with Podiatry students to improve their wound knowledge.  Cassie has an interest in holistic wound management including pressure care and prevention of ulceration in the inpatient environment.


Linda Raymond
Regional Officer

Linda loves wounds: big ones, small ones and everything in between. She also enjoys educating both clients and staff on all aspects of wound management. She runs a wound and stoma clinic for the clients of the district nursing service at Latrobe Community Health Services. In addition to a key role as the Senior Wound Clinician, she is also the Clinical Nurse Consultant in Stomal Therapy. She explains her role to the uninitiated as “pus and poo”.  She shares the role of Gippsland Regional Wound Consultant, where she aims to improve clinical outcomes for Public Sector Residential Aged Care and District Nursing clients’. When she’s not at work, she enjoys music and is trying to learn Italian.


Jess Beattie
Education Officer

Jess is a registered nurse, currently working at Macedon ranges health as a primary district nurse. She has been nursing for 15 years and has always had a love for wounds! She has a passion for wound care, loves educating clients and health professional to get the best outcome for my clients. She hopes that all health professionals are better informed to prevent and manage wound care better in the future.


Dianne CarrDianne Carr
Secretariat
secretariat.vic@woundsaustralia.com.au
Di Carr looks after the Wounds Australia(Vic) Secretariat. She runs her own business, Park Street Secretarial in South Melbourne, and has been working with WMAV for the past 9 years. Her background is in Administration through various Managerial roles within the Corporate sector, including an Administration Manager role for Monash Neurology some years back.



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