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Chief Allied Health Officer

The Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO) is a pivotal leadership and liaison role across the state between the State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP), Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices, health services, Employers, Educators and Prescribers.

The CAHO provides leadership for all matters related to professional governance and prescriber credentialing. This includes oversight of the SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework ensuring it is robust, credible and appropriate for the funding bodies to have confidence in the competency of SWEP registered prescribers.
The Clinical Advisor panel reports directly to the CAHO providing expert advice on all matters related to Assistive Technology. 

Donna Markham is the Chief Allied Health Officer for the Statewide Equipment Program and as a qualified Occupational Therapist, has worked in the health care sector for approximately 15 years.
Donna is recognised as one of Victoria's leaders in Allied Health and is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Allied Health. She has provided leadership to the state on many significant workforce development changes and research projects including leading the implementation of the Allied Health Credentialing, Competency and Capability Framework.

Donna was formerly the Chief Allied Health Officer at Monash Health. Donna has worked in both public and private health in a variety of senior management and leadership roles and was honoured to become a finalist for the Telstra Victorian Young Business Women's Award in 2014
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Clinical Advisors

What are Clinical Advisory Panels?

Clinical Advisory Panels are groups of clinicians with expertise in prescription of equipment and at least seven years' experience in their area. There is a Clinical Advisory Panel for Children and one for Adults. Within each panel there are sub-specialties for each equipment category.

To view the SWEP Clinical Advisor profiles, please select an area of expertise from below, then click on the name of the Clinical Advisor you would like to view.

Clinical Advisor Area of Expertise



Continence Products

Adults

Nurses - Joanne Dean, Shani Hill

Children

Nurses - Shani Hill, Sarah Ziegerink


Wheelchairs, Scooters, Seating & Pressure Cushions

Adults

Physiotherapists - Carlee Holmes, Liz Martin

Occupational Therapists - Mary-Ann Calabrese, Nicole Caplan, Belinda Collins, Emma FredricksonJanelle Gullan, Ewan Hanmer, Joanne Houston, Cecily Kelly, Alison Schneider

Children

Physiotherapists - Elise Rizzo, Angela Serong, Liz Martin

Occupational Therapists - Aliesha Bruce, Cecily Kelly, Libby Wall


Specialised Beds, Bed Accessories & Mattresses

Adults

Occupational Therapists - Mary-Ann Calabrese, Emma Frederickson, Janelle Gullan, Joanne Houston, Cecily Kelly, Kayt Macdonald
Physiotherapists - Carlee Holmes, Liz Martin

Children

Occupational Therapists - Cecily Kelly, Libby Wall
Physiotherapists - Liz Martin


Transfer Equipment, Hoists & Slings

Adults

Physiotherapists - Carlee Holmes, Liz Martin

Occupational Therapists - Mary-Ann Calabrese, Belinda Collins, Nicole Caplan, Emma Frederickson, Joanne Houston, Cecily Kelly, Janelle Gullan, Kayt Macdonald, Alison Schneider, Dee Waldron

Children

Physiotherapists - Liz Martin
Occupational Therapists - Aliesha Bruce, Cecily Kelly, Libby Wall, Dee Waldron


Home Modifications

Adults

Occupational Therapists - Mary-Ann Calabrese, Nicole Caplan, Ewan Hanmer, Cecily Kelly, Kayt Macdonald, Alison Schneider

Children

Occupational Therapists - Aliesha Bruce, Cecily Kelly, Alison Schneider, Libby Wall


Environmental Controls

Adults

Occupational Therapists - Janelle Gullan, Ewan Hanmer, Kayt Macdonald



Lymphoedema Products (LCGP)

Adults

Physiotherapists - Gillian Buckley, Sue EatonJane Phillips



Electronic Voice Aids & Voice Prostheses

Adults/Children

Speech Pathologists - Kellie Griffin,Alanna Bowen


Orthotics & Custom Shoes

Adults

Orthotists - Julia Hibma, Ben McMurtrie

Podiatrist - Alicia James, Felicity Morrow

Children

Physiotherapists - Elise Rizzo, Liz Martin, Angela Sarong

Podiatrist - Alicia James

Orthotists - Ben McMurtrie


Specialised Bathing & Toileting Equipment

Adults

Occupational Therapists - Belinda Collins, Mary-Ann Calabrese, Nicole Caplan, Emma Frederickson, Janelle Gullan, Joanne Houston, Cecily Kelly, Kayt Macdonald, Alison Schneider

Children

Occupational Therapists - Aliesha Bruce,Cecily Kelly, Libby Wall



Vechicle Modifications Subsidy Scheme (VMSS)

Driver

Occupational Therapists - Mary-Ann Calabrese, Jenny Witerick, Nicole Caplan


Passanger - Adults

Occupational Therapists - Jenny Witerick, Libby Wall, Kayt Macdonald

Passanger - Children

Occupational Therapists - Aliesha Bruce



Walking Aids

Adults

Physiotherapists - Carlee Holmes, Liz Martin

Occupational Therapists - Mary-Ann Calabrese

Children

Physiotherapists - Elise Rizzo, Liz Martin



Domiciliary Oxygen

Adults

Respiratory Physician: Dr Jeremy Goldin MBBS, FRACP

Respiratory & Sleep Physician: Professor Christine McDonald MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Respiratory Physician: Associate Professor Belinda Miller MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Respiratory Physician: Associate Professor Abraham Rubinfeld MBBS, MD, MRACP, FRACP

Respiratory & Sleep Physician: Associate Professor Anne Marie Southcott MBBS Hons, Graduate Certification in Health Systems Management, FRACP

Respiratory & Sleep Physician: Dr Alan Young MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Children

Paediatric Respiratory Physician: Associate Professor David Armstrong MBChB, MD, FRACP

Paediatric Respiratory Physician: Associate Professor Philip Robinson BMedSc, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP

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