Our team

We understand the challenges and opportunities before you.  We have worked for governments, peak bodies and health services – organisations just like yours.

Our employed consultants have qualifications in health economics, social sciences, nursing, public policy and management, psychology and education and training.

Most importantly, we know how to navigate competing priorities, multiple funding sources, risk, and change to build a stronger primary health system.

Meet our team

Peter Larter – Managing Director

Graduate Diploma in Health Economics & Evaluation, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Arts (maj. Government Studies & Economics)

Peter is a health economist with seventeen years’ experience in the primary health sector. He has worked in national and state government health departments, Medicare Locals, peak bodies and divisions of general practice.

His extensive contacts in the health sector, knowledge of health funding, government experience and ability to empathise have positioned him to help general practices, community health services, Primary Health Networks, Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and integrated rural health services to seek additional funding to deliver more services, and to optimise their business models.

He also has experience working with governments, Medicare Locals and Primary Health Networks on health needs assessments and commissioning.

Peter has governance experience as a former board member of APNA and Eating Disorders Victoria, and as President of charity Health Australia & Tanzania (HAT) from 2008-13.

Contact Peter on 1800 527 837 or peter@larter.com.au

Jo Grzelinska – Principal Consultant

Jo-web-newBachelor of Arts (Criminology)/Bachelor of Science (Psychology), PhD Candidate

Jo is a health systems consultant who works with service providers, funders and communities, often to effect person-centred practice change and/or quality improvement goals.

Her key focus is service establishment, quality improvement, and sector reform, with significant experience in regional and rural Victoria. Current delivery includes implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Recent campaigns include mental health and AOD commissioning, stepped care mental health service establishment, co-design with community for service innovation (after hours mental health support, suicide prevention, social prescribing), commissioning co-design with service providers, service access re-modelling (including lived experience and vulnerable populations), place-based prevention (suicide, cancer screening, smoking, opportunistic screening), evaluation of after hours services, rural and regional outreach services, and Aboriginal health.

Contact Jo on 1800 527 837 or jo@larter.com.au

Shantanu Sheshgir – Evaluation Consultant

Master of Public Health, BHMS (Medicine)

Shantanu is a public health researcher and evaluator with extensive experience delivering large scale consulting projects particularly in the Indigenous, aged care, mental health, and disability sectors.

His work has included the co-design of evaluation strategies and indicators, health program planning, as well as evaluation and research in place-based approaches including collective impact work. He is highly skilled in the use of SPSS, MS Excel, and Stata for quantitative research as well as NVivo for qualitative analysis.

Prior to starting with Larter, Shantanu has held consulting and research positions with Australian Healthcare Associates, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Hepatitis Victoria, and the City of Whittlesea.

Shantanu holds a Teaching Associate position at University of Melbourne where he teaches health program evaluation and project management to Master of Public Health students. He has governance experience as a director of Open Health, a health-tech startup based in Melbourne.

Contact Shantanu on 1800 527 837 or shantanu@larter.com.au

Mario Gupta – Primary Health Consultant

Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business Coaching

Mario is an experienced executive manager with a passion for improving health services through innovation. He specialises in supporting organisational development and growth, project management, relationship management and has held positions in both the health care and banking sectors.

Prior to starting with Larter, Mario was General Manager at the Victorian  Centre for Mental Health where he fostered service growth through the PHI, NDIS and HeadtoHelp mental health services, undertook HR management, negotiated and managed several contracts. From 2018-2020 Mario was Practice Manager then General Manager of a large rural general practice, assisting them to establish new businesses such as a skin cancer clinic, medical specialist centre and respiratory/COVID-19 clinic.

Mario also worked alongside the Rural GPRC National Leaders Network and was on the PHN taskforce to establish respiratory/COVID-19 clinics across rural Victoria. Mario’s experience has led him to working with both Commonwealth and State-funded services through a commitment to quality, patient centric approach, friendliness and in-depth knowledge of primary health care.

Contact Mario on 1800 527 837 or mario@larter.com.au

Holli Davis – Business and Project Support Officer

Certificate IV in Business Administration, Diploma of Events

Holli has worked within primary health care with Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals in project officer roles and program support roles since 2007. Her experience includes administrating programs including the Continuing Professional Development Program and the Quality Use of Medicines Program for the National Prescribing Service.

Holli is credentialed to endorse GP education with RACGP and has significant experience organising and facilitating educational events for health professionals.

Since joining Larter, she has worked on Larter’s internal processes including customer relationship management, process mapping and education module accreditation as well as supporting consultants working on projects for Family Planning Victoria and Gippsland PHN.

Contact Holli on 1800 527 837 or holli@larter.com.au

Yash Kapoor – IT support – casual

Yash is an international student pursuing a Masters of Business at Griffith University. He has worked as a customer service agent for more than 5 years in a range of different industries. At Larter Yash provides IT support and troubleshooting to assist health professionals undertaking Larter’s moderated online education.

Wendy O’Meara – Associate Education Consultant

Wendy has worked in the general practice sector for 17 years, with the last seven years as a Senior Operations Manager in a large regional general practice in Victoria.  This practice won the AGPAL Rural and Remote General Practice of the Year Award for excellence in 2018. She provides direction and mentoring for new doctors, medical students, nurses and administration staff.

Wendy is responsible for coordinating the day to day operations including IT, chronic disease clinics, bookings, recalls and reminders. She has a strong interest in Medicare interpretation and chronic disease, and has excellent knowledge of the Medicare guidelines, and how to optimise Medicare for patient benefit within general practice settings.

Wendy is an experienced general practice educator. She enjoys sharing her knowledge to improve processes that maximise outcomes in general practice. Most recently she has delivered MBS for Chronic Disease Management to rural general practices and for staff of an Aboriginal community controlled health service.

 Tessa Moriarty – Associate Consultant

Graduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing , Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment and member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

Tessa is a Mental Health Nurse Consultant with over 30 years experience across public, private and primary health care, mental health and drug and alcohol services.  She has worked in a variety of senior leadership and executive roles and undertaken numerous service governance, risk management and clinical practice reviews.   She also has expertise in report and tender writing and has lead organisations with implementation of significant practice changes.

Tessa undertakes consultancy work that supports organisations to grow and develop a workforce culture that embraces continuous quality improvement, service development and change – which ultimately improves and always places the client, their families, carers and communities at the center of care.

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