GP Synergy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Vanessa Moran in the role of Director of Education and Training from 1 January 2017. This appointment follows Dr Graham Lee stepping down from the position to pursue a career in theology, although he will continue with GP Synergy in a senior capacity on a part-time basis.
Vanessa has a significant medical education background with GP Synergy. She is currently the Regional Head of Education for the GP Synergy Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney subregion and in 2013 received the prestigious Dr Jeremy Bunker Outstanding Achievement Award for her commitment to general practice education and training.
A practising GP in Sydney, Vanessa completed her registrar training in Sydney and Moree, and frequently travels across NSW and the ACT to provide medical education and locum support to rural facilities.
Vanessa is a clinical examiner and quality assurance examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners objective structured clinical examination, a Director on the Central Sydney General Practice Network (CSGPN) board, a longstanding member of the Central Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) Antenatal Shared Care Program Advisory Group and a previous conjoint lecturer for Notre Dame University.
“I am delighted to welcome Vanessa into the role of Director of Education and Training,” says GP Synergy CEO Mr John Oldfield.
“She brings forward an understanding of our strategic directions, corporate knowledge, energy and enthusiasm that is vital to this important role.
“Although I am sad to see Graham step down, we are very fortunate that he will not be leaving us entirely. I am enormously grateful for Graham’s commitment to the role during his tenure, and look forward to working with Vanessa in this capacity.”
Over the coming months, there will be a transitional handover with Graham remaining in the role as Director of Education and Training until 1 January 2017.
“Graham has played an integral role in the most significant time of change in the life of GP Synergy,” says GP Synergy Chair, Dr Harry Nespolon.
“His leadership and development of the GP Synergy medical education and training program across NSW/ACT is to be applauded, including his success in integrating and recruiting an extensive medical education workforce.
“On behalf of the GP Synergy Board, I would like to thank Graham for the contribution and dedication he has displayed, and reinforce our pleasure that he will be remaining a senior member of the GP Synergy medical education team.”