November 25, 2019

Hats off to Stephanie, Mary and Anthony

At the graduation ceremony at the 2019 AGM of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), three of the five Victorian and Tasmanian Fellowship Graduates were from Northern Health. Our congratulations to Stephanie Allan, Mary De Gori and Anthony Gust who are all now Fellows of the College.

Fellowship is the highest membership category awarded in the College. It is a significant professional achievement and is awarded by the College to those individuals who have demonstrated to their peers that they have the knowledge, attitudes, conceptual and communication skills to be recognised as senior managers and leaders in the health and aged care industries.

“I would recommend the course to other Northern Health leaders and senior managers who would like to not only learn more about topics such as leadership, health funding to change management but also the bigger health system picture.  Next year’s enrolment is closing soon,” says Anthony Gust, who is our Director of Data Science and Analytics.

Stephanie Allan, Manager, Planning, added, “The Fellowship is a great experience and I would highly recommend it to others who are interested in learning more about the wider landscape in which health services operate.”

Fellowship within the ACHSM is recognised both nationally and internationally and it demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence in health service management. Fellows provide leadership across the spectrum of public, private and not for profit organisations, in the areas of acute, primary and long term care, and health improvement.

The awarding of Fellowship to a College member recognises the commitment, continuing professional development and learning, and application of knowledge in health services management they demonstrate.

Briana Baass, Chief Allied Health Officer and Partnerships at Northern Health, (also Victorian President of ACHSM), had this to say:

“Going through the Fellowship process, which takes about 10 months, is a powerful and rewarding experience. It can be a bit daunting walking into the oral examination, with a panel of assessors sitting across from you, and firing questions at you!”

“Candidates must demonstrate a significant breadth of knowledge and experience across many aspects of health service management. These may include governance, funding models across the globe, and integrated care.”

“A huge congratulations to my Northern Health colleagues – it is a significant professional achievement to be recognised as leaders in the health and aged care industries!”

Featured image (left to right): Stephanie Allan, Anthony Gust  and Mary De Gori 


Briana Bass , Chief Allied Health Officer Partnerships and Victorian President (second from left) with the new Fellows of the Australasian College of Health Service Management