Scott Walkom is Principal, Walkom Real Estate, and has a background in accounting, finance and property, with qualifications including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com). He joined HMRI in 2015, following in the path of his late mother, Sonia, who was an original member of the Foundation from 1998 and a HMRI Exceptional Service Medal recipient. Scott sits on the Salvation Army Advisory Board (Newcastle) and is a member of the Property Council of NSW, CPA Australia, Real Estate Institute of NSW and Newcastle Club. Having managed Walkom Real Estate for the past 25 years, Scott has a wealth of commercial experience and many strong and loyal networking connections in the Hunter business community and beyond. He has a passion for medical research and deep understanding of HMRI’s value to community wellbeing.
Conjoint A/Prof Martin Cohen completed his training in medicine at The University of Sydney in 1996 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002. Martin was a senior staff specialist and Director of Specialist Training, in 2012 he was appointed as an Executive Director for Hunter New England Health, subsequently leaving that role for the corporate sector, but remain committed to serving the District and he now sits on the District Health Board. He is Deputy Commissioner for the New South Wales Mental Health Commission, joint Managing Director of Ascelpius Health, Senior Consulting Psychiatrist at Procare and a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle. He has over 15 years research experience in the fields of medical education, neuroimaging, epidemiological, and clinical research.
Mr Michael DiRienzo, Chief Executive of Hunter New England Health, is responsible for all services across the district from small rural community health centres to major tertiary referral hospitals. With 17,000 staff and an expenditure budget in excess of $2.5 billion per annum, Hunter New England Health provides services to a community of more than 920,370 people across an area of 130,000 square kilometres.
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