We understand the challenges and opportunities before you. We have worked for governments, peak bodies and health services – organisations just like yours.
Our expert consultants have qualifications in health economics, nursing, education and training, social work and pharmacy.
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 – 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 0402 125 567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Grzelinska – Principal Consultant
Jo is a social researcher and public health professional who specialises in system reform, practice improvement and cultural change for health and social care systems.
She works in Victoria primarily with state government, Primary Health Networks, peak bodies, and non-profit and community service organisations. Working frequently to improve access and outcomes for vulnerable populations, Jo has a particular interest in place-based approaches and in partnership for health. In the context of current funding and reform landscapes, Jo takes a keen interest in new approaches to prevention, determinants and upstream factor analysis.
Her work is governed by principles of reflective learning, collaborative problem solving and innovative methodologies, with an emphasis on knowledge transfer underwritten by capacity building. She is in the final stages of a doctorate at the School of Health & Engineering, La Trobe.
Holli Davis – Business and Project Support Officer
Chris Hely – Associate Consultant
MBA (Melbourne Business School), BSc.(Optometry)
Chris is a healthcare consultant with eight years experience consulting to community based organisations and hospitals. He has 20 years of clinical and retail experience in optometry and many private and public clinical environments, and a wealth of international experience from large national healthcare providers to small, entrepreneurial start-ups.
He has a proven track record in developing patient pathway innovations and improving efficiency through developing and implementing new healthcare strategies and initiatives. Chris has a specific interest in business process improvement, customer service excellence and improving the user experience.
Chris is an associate consultant that works with Larter. Most recently he has led writing a feasibility study for the foundation of an integrated primary health and ED diversion clinic.
Bronwyn Morris-Donovan – Associate Consultant
Bronwyn has a clinical background in podiatry and has worked for 18 years in primary health care with a focus on project management, policy development, workforce planning and evaluation. She has particular expertise in innovative service design, strategic planning and the implementation of new models of care to support improvements in quality, safety and accessibility.
Bronwyn also has experience in tender writing, report writing for government and development of policy papers to support workforce planning. She has also helped found professional networks and has delivered Commonwealth-funded programs such as piloting nurse-led models of primary health care.
Most recently Bronwyn has been working with a regional palliative care organisation to redesign their service intake and coordination systems.
Wendy O’Meara – Associate Education Consultant
Wendy has worked in the general practice sector for 17 years, with the last 7 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 maximize them within a general practice setting.
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 an aboriginal health service.
Riwka Hagen – Associate Consultant
GAICD, FAAPM, CPM, B.App.Sc(Med Sc), Dip. Project Management
Riwka is a medical practice management consultant and educator. She has over 20 years experience in business management and as a general practice Accreditation Surveyor. Riwka also has a deep knowledge of public primary health services and is currently a Director and the Chair of a Victorian community health service.
As an accomplished business and project manager, Riwka’s capabilities include helping organisations adapt sound business management principles and practice, optimising private practice business models, assisting or delivering business and succession planning and quality improvement, and writing and delivering education to general practice audiences. She fully understands quality management, financial management and control systems, funding systems (e.g. MBS, PIP, PNIP), and digital technology in healthcare.
Riwka Hagen is an associate consultant who works with Larter.
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.