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 23 years’ experience in the primary care sector. He has worked in national and state government health departments, peak bodies and divisions of general practice.  He has governance experience as a former board member of the Australian Primary Health Nurses Association and Eating Disorders Victoria, and as President of registered charity Health Australia & Tanzania (HAT).

His extensive contacts in the health sector, knowledge of health funding, government experience and listening skills have positioned him to help health services, Primary Health Networks, Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and integrated rural health services to attract funding to deliver more services, and to optimise business models.

Peter has been consulting in primary care since 2008.  He particularly enjoys connecting organisations to the funding, ideas, and people that will help them make an impact for communities.

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

Mario Gupta – Primary Health Consultant

Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business Coaching

Mario is a seasoned executive manager who has made a mark in the healthcare industry with his extensive expertise and commitment to enhancing primary healthcare services. He has achieved remarkable success in his career through innovative project management, winning contracts from key industry bodies such as Primary Health Networks (PHNs), State Governments (DHHS, NSW Health, QLD Health), and Department of Health and Aged Care. His vast knowledge in business planning, coaching, tendering, and customer satisfaction has made him a sought-after consulting professional, working with various clients in the industry. Mario holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance specialising in International Marketing and a Graduate Diploma in Business Coaching.

Before his current role, Mario served as General Manager at the Victorian Centre for Mental Health, where he was instrumental in fostering service growth through the Private Health Insurance (PHI), NDIS, and HeadtoHealth mental health services. He managed contracts, undertook HR management, and developed strategies to improve service delivery. Mario has also held the position of General Manager of a large rural general practice, where he established new businesses, including a skin cancer clinic, medical specialist center, and respiratory/COVID-19 clinic.

Mario’s dedication to improving healthcare services extends beyond his job. He has worked alongside the Rural GPRC National Leaders Network and served on the PHN taskforce to establish respiratory/COVID-19 clinics across rural Victoria. His commitment to quality, patient-centric approach, friendliness, and in-depth knowledge of primary healthcare has made him a valuable asset to both Commonwealth and State-funded services. Mario’s remarkable career achievements speak volumes of his professionalism and commitment to making a difference in the healthcare industry.

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

Marianne Shearer – Senior Associate Consultant

Master of Business Leadership (change management), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Grad Cert Commercial Law, Grad Dip/s Business and Computing

Marianne is an experienced board director and senior executive with more than 30 years’ in healthcare governance, primary health care reform and medical administration roles. This includes 20+ years as a RACGP approved Authorised CPD provider, developing clinical leadership and education frameworks and managing training programs in hospitals, aged care and general practice.  

Marianne has a strong focus on cultural leadership and change management.  Her interests in translational research and working with diverse communities to co-design sustainable health systems have led to many data driven collaborative solutions.  She has a passion for innovation, digital health and integrated health care to meet community needs, and also had a wide range of research papers published in peer reviewed journals.

Most recently Marianne’s health and business management consulting has supported non-profit, community and national peak organisations, health services and general practices in rural and metropolitan areas of Victoria. These projects include medical clinic economic modelling and workforce reviews, mental health and chronic disease program evaluations and research analysis, sector and community consultations, workshop facilitation and strategic planning and development. Marianne is a board member for health and education organisations including Omeo District Health and Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria, and chair of Community College Gippsland.

Previously she was CEO of the Gippsland Primary Health Network, a non-executive Director of the Latrobe Health Assembly, and earlier the CEO of a division of general practice and a Medicare Local. While working in Eastern Melbourne Marianne helped establish General Practice Support Services (VIC), a company specialising in supporting general practice business development.

Contact Marianne on 1800 527 837 or larter@larter.com.au

Ennur Erbasi – Healthcare Consultant

Doctor of Philosophy (Audiology), Master of Clinical Audiology, Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Ennur is a former audiologist who pursued her passion for improving health outcomes through research. She has held positions at the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Ennur has expertise in person-centred care, early intervention, health equity, and program codesign. Her strengths lie in academic research, stakeholder engagement, and working with allied health providers. As a published researcher, Ennur has led projects including the codesign of a psychosocial communication program and parental involvement in hearing loss intervention. The focus of her work interest continues to be innovation and improvement in health care.

During her time at Larter, Ennur has:

  • Supported a commissioning body to embed lived experience workforce 
  • Conducted program review for psychosocial support services
  • Assisted stakeholders of an innovative social prescribing program to codesign recommendations 
  • Analysed data for evaluation of a healthy ageing program designed to provide mental health supports for over 65-year-olds
  • Reviewed evidence for prevalence and outcomes of people living with severe and enduring eating disorders

Contact Ennur on 1800 527 837 or larter@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 larter@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 22 years, with the last twelve 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 optimize 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 and metropolitan general practices and for staff of an Aboriginal community controlled health service and a series of General Practice Triage workshops for receptionists and Practice Managers.

If you are interested in working with us please complete the form below and attach your CV.

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