Our Team

Commitment to Quality

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
Joe Scuteri
Managing Director

Biography

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
Lisa Fodero
Director

Biography

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).

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Andy Goodall
Associate Director

Biography

Andy Goodall is an Associate Director based in our Sydney Office.  Andy leads the Program Review and Evaluation service. He is an experienced evaluation and strategic policy specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. He has managed numerous evaluation and research projects of major health, education, disability and human services reforms for Commonwealth and state government agencies.

 

Before joining HealthConsult, Andy was Associate Director of Social Policy Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to that he was Director of Evaluation and Major Projects at the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation in the NSW Department of Education. Andy has also worked at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and KPMG Australia. At the latter he worked on a number of clinical redesign and health service planning projects for state government health agencies.

 

Andy’s strengths are designing and managing complex monitoring and evaluation projects, with particular expertise in research design, statistical analysis, survey design and qualitative research. As a former public sector executive, Andy also understands the needs of government clients to translate evaluation and research findings into future policy design.

 

Andy has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) from the University of Adelaide and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Pathology from the University of Queensland. He also has a Master of Health Economics and is an accredited Lean Practitioner.

Adam Sawers
Adam Sawers
Associate Director

Biography

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.

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Andrew Pearce
Associate Director

Biography

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.

Cathy Hoadley
Cathy Hoadley
Manager

Biography

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 Doromal
Darren Doromal
Manager

Biography

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.

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Geoff Hammond
Manager

Biography

Geoffrey Hammond is a Manager based in our Melbourne Office.  Geoff has extensive experience in project management, project evaluation, statistical and epidemiological analysis.

 

Prior to joining HealthConsult, Geoff worked as a senior project officer in the North Metropolitan Health Service in the Western Australian Health Department where he led analysis and evaluation of projects that related to the delivery of specialised mental health services. Geoff also performed safety and quality roles in that service, coordinating the accreditation of the service against the Australian College of HealthCare Standards (ACHS) and National Standards for Mental Health Services.  Prior to this, Geoff was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia where he researched the epidemiology and causes of preterm birth in Western Australia.

 

Geoff also has wide ranging industry experience, having worked in statistical consultancy roles for pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, and Bayer in the US. During this time, he analysed secondary and tertiary endpoint data as well as developed evidence dossiers for submission to the FDA while developing significant experience in the measurement of quality of life (QoL). In addition, Geoff has worked alongside academics and senior NHS management in the evaluation of interventions related to improving primary care mental health services, specialising in assisting translation of research findings into practice. Geoff has published over 30 peer reviewed papers relating to these topics.

 

Geoff holds a dual Bachelor degree in biology and psychology from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology and psychometrics from the University of Cambridge. He is a PRINCE2 practitioner and is a member of the International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.

Katrina Gray
Katrina Gray
Senior Consultant

Biography

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.

Mark Ball
Mark Ball
Senior Health Economist

Biography

Mark is a Senior Health Economist in the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) team in our Sydney office. Mark has extensive experience in conducting economic modelling and economic evaluation in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors.

 

Mark has expertise in a range of analysis methods, including cost-effectiveness, cost-minimisation, budget impact, and econometrics.  His project work has included MSAC and PBAC submissions, generic medicines, discrete choice experiments, vaccines, and utility studies.

 

Before joining HealthConsult, Mark worked as a health economist at Illuminate Health Consulting and PRIMA Consulting Group, both specialist consultants in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors.

 

Mark holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours, majoring in Economics and Financial Economics, from the University of New South Wales.

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Shari Stathis
Manager

Biography

Shari Stathis is a Manager in our Sydney office. Shari is best recognised for market access initiatives and health economics. Key areas include PBAC, MSAC and PHARMAC submissions for reimbursement. Shari is highly competent in systematic literature reviews.

Before joining HealthConsult, Shari worked as a Health Economist at AstraZeneca. Prior to that Shari has previously held consulting positions with United Health Care (Optum), The George Institute for Global Health, National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Cancer Council NSW and Public Health Association of Australia. Shari’s career started with a targeted graduate position from her undergraduate degree before moving into in the pharmaceutical industry with Hoechst, Marion and Roussel then Pfizer.

Shari has publications in epidemiology and evidenced-based clinical practice guidelines.

Shari holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of Sydney, Medicines Australia Code of Conduct from Monash and International Pricing and Reimbursement (HTA) from Sheffield University.

Nick Alexander
Nick Alexander
Consultant

Biography

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 Harris
Millie Harris
Consultant

Biography

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.

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Roy Ramiscal
Consultant

Biography

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.

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Hayden Collins
Consultant

Biography

Hayden is a Consultant in our Melbourne office. He has experience in the design, implementation and management of evaluations as well as in health promotion planning, community and stakeholder engagement and in the development and management of health programs and projects.

 

Prior to joining HealthConsult, Hayden worked as the Senior Health Promotion Officer at Swan Hill District Health, Swan Hill and the Head Coach of Nyah Two Bays Swan Hill Swimming Club. In his public health role, he worked across a large number of priority areas including Family Violence Prevention, LGBTI Inclusion, Physical Activity, Young People, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mental Health and Nutrition.

 

Hayden has a strong interest in rural health, equity of access and working with and for community to deliver positive health outcomes. In previous positions and volunteer activities Hayden has undertaken a number of coaching and mentoring roles to improve community connections and support disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

 

Hayden holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from the University of Queensland and a Master of Evaluation from the University of Melbourne.

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Jack Drilling
Consultant

Biography

Jack is a Consultant in the Financial Analytics and Benchmarking team and based in our Sydney Office. Jack’s experience is in financial statement analysis and data analysis.

Jack gained experience interning in management consulting firms in China, where he developed marketing and general business planning skills, including developing multi-platform social media development strategies.

Jack has a Bachelor in Biomedical Science with an emphasis on microbiology and biochemistry, as well as a Masters in Applied Finance.

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Wiam Farrugia
Consultant

Biography

Wiam is a Consultant based in our Sydney office.

Before joining HealthConsult, Wiam worked as a clinical pharmacist within both hospital and community pharmacy.

Wiam has a Bachelor of Pharmacy, a Masters of  Business Management MGSM and a diploma from medicines Australia

Wiam is a member of the Australian pharmaceutical society of Australia

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Rob Zabara
Research Analyst

Biography

Rob is an Research Analyst in the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) team in our Sydney office.  Robs experience is in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnologies and health policy.

Before joining HealthConsult, Rob worked as a Health Economics Analyst and Market Access Analyst at Emerald-CG and Lucid Health Consulting.   Rob also has experience working in drug safety at Covance and ICH-GCP guidelines.   Rob also has extensive experience in conducting multiple domestic and international feasibility assessments for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and over the counter products seeking entry into the Australian market.

Rob has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Public Health, all from University of Sydney. Rob is also a member of ARCS and ISPOR.