Melanie represents the National Rural Health Alliance on the National Rural Women’s Coalition’s Board.
Melanie became the Chief Executive of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) in October 2017 and has over a decade of CEO experience in education, regulation, and health. Prior to her role at RACMA, she was the CEO of the Victorian Institute of Teaching and the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria. She has contributed to the development of policy at both national and state levels, in roles with organisations such as the Council of Psychology Registration Boards of Australasia, the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities, and the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership. Melanie has also held senior roles in nursing and nursing education with major hospitals in Queensland and Victoria, across both the government and private sectors. Melanie also serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the Board for Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited, which directs and serves 37 primary schools and 7 secondary schools spanning metropolitan, regional, and rural areas in Victoria.