Each of our consultants brings a range of specific expertise to their role, with varied backgrounds in areas such as health, government, business, finance, research, economics and policy. Our team is committed to providing high quality client service and effective management advice for complex projects of any size.
Our quality assurance commitment ensures that our Principal Directors have hands-on involvement in all of our projects.
Joe Scuteri founded HealthConsult with Lisa Fodero in 2006. Joe is one of Australia’s leading and most experienced health sector consultants having completed in excess of 600 projects for health and community service organisations.
Joe has extensive experience in information and data management field at national, State/Territory Health Authority and health service levels. At the State Health Authority level, he developed and managed all the corporate data collections, many of which included patient level data, for the (then) South Australian Health Commission for the major part of the 1980’s. As a consultant, Joe has been instrumental in the development and use of data collections around the implementation of national activity based funding. He has completed a number of projects relating to the further development of the National Hospital Cost Data Collection in the areas of data development, data quality, data usage and reporting, and data governance.
Joe has also led and designed many review and evaluation projects across the health and community services sector ranging from projects that model the financial impact of reforms, though to projects that develop strategic plans for health services to projects that evaluate health services programs. Joe has been instrumental in the development and roll-out of activity based costing and funding methods in Australian health services. He has applied activity based funding and costing principles to just about every category of health services (including admitted patients, outpatients, mental health, alcohol and drugs, diagnostic services; post-acute and other community based care; dental care, palliative care, community pharmacy, aeromedical, disability support services). Joe’s costing expertise is internationally recognised, having acted as expert adviser to the development of the patient level costing standards in the UK.
Through all this work, Joe has earned a reputation for achieving high quality results in complicated projects through a combination of highly developed technical skills, project management and leadership ability. He is a widely experienced Project Director having successfully completed numerous multi-million dollar, multi-site assignments.
Prior to establishing HealthConsult, Joe established and led the national health industry professional services practices at KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Applied Mathematics (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Executives. Joe has published a number of articles in the fields of information management and health services costing and funding, and has presented papers to national and international industry conferences.
Lisa Fodero founded HealthConsult with Joe Scuteri in 2006. She is known for her conceptual, analytical and interpretive skills, as well as expertise in the preparation of scientific and management reports.
Lisa has extensive program evaluation and review experience. She has managed and designed many evaluations for a range of clients (public and not for profit) including the Department of Health, National Asthma Council, McGrath Foundation, NSW Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Lisa’s work has supported many organisations through the production of robust and comprehensive evaluation designs, executions and associated reports, which has enabled them to provide evidence of program effectiveness. Many of the evaluation projects have also involved designing performance monitoring framework and stating the performance indicators which are updated as part of the final evaluation report so organisations can continue to collect data and monitor progress. They have also generated practical and implementable recommendations to improve the programs going forward.
Lisa also has extensive experience in designing and managing large national costing, benchmarking and funding design projects in the private, public and not-for profit sector. This work started in 2004 when Lisa was a member of the team that reviewed the Victorian Ambulatory Classification System (VACS) data collection processes as well as the consistency and accuracy of the resultant data. She was Project Manager for HealthConsult’s work on the development of a patient level minimum data set for outpatient care in NSW and the follow-on Data Dictionary and Business Rules development work. Lisa also Project Managed the national mental health costing study for the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, a multi-million dollar assignment completed by a Consortium. The project involved significant data development, collection and analysis work, including dealing with arrange of issues relating to data governance and privacy.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She has published a number of papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, and is a regular contributor to the casemix community through her presentations at the Patient Classification Systems International Conferences. Lisa is also a member of ARCS Australia and the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES).
Abby is an Associate Director in our Sydney office, and the lead consultant for our national Program Evaluation and Review service line. Abby has wide ranging experience in government, education, and health and human services.
Before joining HealthConsult, Abby worked as Associate Director of Policy, Programs and Evaluation at KPMG Australia. Throughout her career, Abby has worked at Grant Thornton Australia, PwC Australia, AECOM Australia, and Communio Pty Ltd.
Abby has a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Business Management (Information Systems), a Master of International Economics and Finance, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Economics, all from The University of Queensland.
Abby is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, an Affiliate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AAICD), a Professional Member of the Economic Society of Australia (Qld) (PMESA), and a Member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM).
Adam is an Associate Director in our Sydney office. He is a specialist in the design of end-to-end enterprise Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Activity Based Management (ABM) systems, as well as traditional budgeting and forecasting systems. Adam’s project work has seen him evaluate final cost allocation methodologies for generating submissions to the National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC).
In previous positions, Adam worked on many of Australia’s largest ABC/ABM installations, including those of AMP, Australian Hearing, and the Australian Federal Police. Adam has held senior management accounting positions, and produced the editorial, marketing and circulation budgets of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald for a number of years.
Over the last decade, Adam has provided advisory and technical consulting services in the areas of business intelligence, ABC, ABM, cost modelling and performance management.
Adam is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA UK) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He also has a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.
Andrew is an Associate Director based in our Melbourne office. He has a depth of expertise in IT management, professional services as a chartered accountant, and in technology and innovation.
Andrew has significant IT management consulting experience in areas such as large change programs/transformations, project quality assurance, business continuity and risk management, compliance and governance.
He is a market recognised specialist, with technical expertise in the areas of digital and data innovation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Andrew has also undertaken fraud investigations including computer forensics and risk management.
Andrew has spent 15 years working in the health, disability and aged care sectors, and has over 25 years’ domestic and international experience in the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, including over 12 years as a partner in BDO and Crowe Horwath.
Prior to joining HealthConsult, Andrew was the founder and operator of Vixier, a data analytics and innovation business, and Kalico, a mobile app. These businesses provided innovative technology and data solutions to disability support services and aged care providers.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing) and is a chartered accountant.
Robert is an Associate Director in our Sydney office, and the lead consultant for our Health Technology Assessment service line. Prior to joining HealthConsult, Robert was involved with health technology assessment and health services research with Newcastle Health Economics, and PharmacoLSR in Australia, and with Global Health Economics, Health Process Management, eMAX Health, and KempHE, in the USA.
He has eight years’ experience in the global health economics departments of major pharmaceutical companies in the USA, with Hoechst Marion Roussel (Aventis), Pharmacia (Pfizer), and Eli Lilly. He led the health economics teams for drugs in the dementia, respiratory infections, diabetes, arthritis, and mental health areas. He managed research budgets, and created global dossiers for new drugs in these areas. He founded the new products evaluation group for Aventis and headed the global pricing and reimbursement initiatives for Pharmacia’s coxhibs products worldwide.
Robert has taught health technology assessment and health economics at Newcastle University, and at the Colleges of Pharmacy at Touro University of California, and University of Louisiana. He has a PhD in Economics and English Literature.
Cathy is a Manager in our Sydney Office. Specialising in health care data sets and data sources, Cathy has highly developed skills in the use and interpretation of data. She is experienced in management accounting and financial data management in both the public and private health sectors.
Cathy has worked extensively in activity based costing using a protocol centred approach. She has expertise in logistics management, quantitative data collection, stakeholder interviews, data analysis and report preparation.
In her previous role as Manager of Finance & Performance for St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney hospitals, Cathy was responsible for the provision of all management accounting services, the development of budget strategies, revenue maximisation and strategic planning.
Cathy is a qualified accountant with a CPA. She has completed the ACHSE management training program and the Leadership Strategies for Evolving Healthcare Executives short course at Harvard University.
Darren is a Manager in our Sydney office. He is a skilled analyst with a strong understanding of the health, economics, mining and utilities sectors.
Specialising in modelling, report writing, technical analysis and stakeholder engagement, Darren has wide ranging project experience in the health industry. His expertise includes business and data intelligence, demand forecasting, financial modelling, as well as scenario and business case development.
Darren has worked extensively on the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative data collections, including database design and development, project logistics and stakeholder consultation.
Darren has a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Western Sydney. He also holds a Master of International Business from Macquarie University.
Katrina is a Senior Consultant in our Melbourne Office. She has extensive experience in project management, evaluation and policy analysis. Katrina has held varied roles in the health, pharmaceutical and community services sectors.
After starting her career in the health sector in haemodialysis and clinical drug trial operations, Katrina most recently held the position of Senior Project Officer in Acute Health for the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria. In a service redesign role at Bendigo Health, Katrina drove reform and implemented processes to better align with strategic and government directives. Katrina has experience in data integrity and auditing, funding model development and state budget processes across acute programs in Victorian public hospitals.
Katrina has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research from the University of Melbourne. She has also completed ICH-GCP training, and has certification in Green Belt Lean Six Sigma and Root Cause Analysis.
Seona is a Senior Consultant in our Melbourne Office. She has extensive experience in managing health programs, program planning and development, community and stakeholder consultation, and in design and management of evaluations.
Seona has over fifteen years’ experience in the health sector, working in local, state and national health organisations. Most recently she held the position of Senior Evaluation Officer at the Department of Education and Training in Victoria, where she provided expert advice to internal stakeholders on evaluation principles and practice as well as building the evaluation capability across the Department. She has also worked at beyondblue in the areas of system reform and workplace mental health where she managed the evaluations of two high-profile initiatives.
Seona started her career as an allied health professional in community health and has worked in a range of public health roles in the not-for-profit sector for over ten years.
Seona holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from Deakin University and a Master of Evaluation from the University of Melbourne.
Oona is a Research Analyst in our Sydney office, joining HealthConsult with more than 12 years’ work experience in the public and private health sectors. She spent several years working as a Medical Physicist at the Liverpool Hospital Radiotherapy Centre before moving into the Pharmaceutical Industry, where she worked mainly in Regulatory Affairs.
In the past six years, Oona has been involved in the registration of many new prescription medicines with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Medsafe NZ. Most recently, she held the position of Regulatory Affairs Supervisor with Fresenius Kabi and was responsible for prescription and OTC medicines and medical devices.
Oona holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (Honours) and a Diploma of Scientific Practice with UTS. She is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Health Economics with Deakin University.
Nick is a Consultant in our Sydney Office. He has extensive experience in the creation of financial models and dashboards, variance analysis, and both financial and management accounting.
Nick is experienced in the creation of company budgets and forecasts, and in the development of automated reports using SQL, including the implementation of systems to monitor sales commission structures and to generate monthly company reporting.
Nick has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, construction, IT as well as medical supplies over the last 12 years. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, he has provided analytical support across the full spectrum of financial and business information services. This work has allowed Nick to develop as a well-rounded professional with a great understanding of organisational requirements for information to drive performance management and improvement.
Nick has a Bachelor of Accounting and post graduate qualifications in Commerce. He is currently studying his CPA.
Millie is a Consultant based in our Melbourne Office. She has expertise in people and contract management, with strong skills and experience in fostering workplace relations in both the private and public healthcare sectors.
Millie joined HealthConsult from the position of Team Leader of Patient Services for Epworth Healthcare in Richmond, Melbourne. In this role, she managed a large team of administrative and nursing staff, and was responsible for all surgical bookings, health insurance verification, and elective surgery admission processes.
Prior to this role, Millie worked as the Medical Administration Coordinator for Surgical Services at Austin Health, Melbourne. This position involved coordination of surgical staff including registrars, fellows and visiting medical officers. Millie was responsible for roster management, recruitment, appointments, onboarding, salary processing, and credentialing. She also provided analytical support to senior business and clinical managers in theatre efficiency and workforce planning.
Millie holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) and is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.
Roy is a Consultant based in our Sydney office. He has experience in primary research, with expertise in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, particularly in applied statistical methods used in the biological and medical sciences.
Roy also has experience in the review and critical appraisal of scientific literature. In addition to the ability to prepare high quality analytical reports, Roy has highly developed communication and creative design skills, which extend to the application of digital marketing methodologies and the development and implementation of social media outreach strategies.
Roy has a first class honours degree in Science and he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in medicine in 2016. He has published a number of papers in refereed scientific journals as part of his research career. Roy has also presented his research findings at national and international scientific conferences.
Nadine is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Directors Lisa Fodero and Joe Scuteri. Nadine joined HealthConsult in April 2017 from the role of Project Support Officer at Cancer Australia.
Nadine has a keen interest in technology and is proficient in a wide range of software packages. She possesses excellent attention to detail and sound problem-solving skills. Other areas of expertise are event management, bookkeeping, national and international travel arrangements and managing complex diaries.
She has over 15 years’ experience in office management, executive and team assistance across a range of industries and companies, including KPMG, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Financial Planning Association and BRI Ferrier.
She holds a diploma as State-Qualified Foreign-Language Correspondent from the Fremdspracheninstitut der Landeshauptstadt München, Germany and a Certificate IV in Financial Services from the International Institute of Business and Information Technology, Sydney.