Director of Nursing
Jo-Anne is the Director of Nursing and has 35 years of experience in nursing and over 12 years’ experience in the Speciality of Oncology. Jo-Anne joined the Riverina Cancer Care Centre at establishment in 2002 and has played an integral role in development of both Radiation Therapy Nursing and Chemotherapy service as it stands today.
Jo-Anne is responsible for all clinical nursing inclusive of the administration of chemotherapy. Along with other staff she is involved with the ACHS accreditation planning and surveys. She has obtained the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care from the College of Nursing and is an active member of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) and Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA).
Nick has been the Chief Physicist since the Riverina Cancer Care Centre opened in 2002. Prior to arriving in Wagga Wagga Nick spent 17 years at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland’s largest Oncology Centre. Nick is a graduate from the University of Adelaide and he has enjoyed making Wagga Wagga his home. He is an accredited member of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine, and he is currently the honorary Treasurer of its NSW/ACT branch.
With his experience, the RCCC has able to join with The Canberra Hospital in a Federal Government-approved program to train new graduate physicists, which has brought longer-term continuity to the provision of medical physics and information services to the centre.
Nick has worked hard to ensure from a technical point of view patients are treated to the same standard (or better) as at any metropolitan centre in Australia. He leads the dedicated “PExIT” team that provides the Physics, Engineering (X-ray machines) and Information Technology services that the staff depend upon to care for patients.
Chief Radiation Therapist
Mark has been involved with the Riverina Cancer Care Centre since establishment in 2002. As the Chief Radiation Therapist, Mark manages the day to day operations of the Radiation Oncology department.
Mark completed training through Sydney University and has worked in a number of major metropolitan teaching hospitals. Over the last 12 years Mark has been involved in numerous clinical improvement strategies at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre. The common underlying drive of all these strategies is to ensure patients accessing Radiotherapy treatment at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre receive equal, if not better treatment, than that of any other centre across Australia.
Mark understands the impact that waiting for treatment can have on one’s outcome, their quality of life and family. Through Mark’s leadership the Riverina Cancer Care Centre will continue to maintain a no waitlist policy and a Radiotherapy service centred on the needs of patients.