Executive Team

The Forensicare Executive Leadership Team is led by the Chief Executive Officer who is appointed by the Forensicare board. The executive leadership team assists the Chief Executive Officer in the overall management and strategic development of the organisation.

Organisational Structure

Tom Dalton

Chief Executive Officer

A lawyer by background, Tom has worked in private practice, Community Legal Centres and for government. He joined Forensicare in 1999 as Corporate Counsel and has been CEO since 2009. He is responsible for the management and performance of Forensicare and leads the executive in delivering contemporary forensic mental health services that meet the needs of stakeholders.

Danny Sullivan

Executive Director Clinical Services

Danny has worked at Forensicare since 2004 in a variety of consultant positions within the organisation. Most recently he has worked within our Community Forensic Mental Health Service, where he was Assistant Clinical Director (Community Operations) from 2005 to 2017.
He holds academic appointments at Melbourne and Swinburne Universities and has published numerous book chapters and academic papers. He is a well-regarded expert witness and currently serves on the board of ACSO.
As the third Clinical Director of Forensicare, he is keen to cement our position as a high-quality service with great expertise in assessing and treating mentally disordered offenders.

Louise Bawden

Lead, Ravenhall Correctional Centre Project Team
RN, RPN, Dip. App. Sci. (Adv. Psychiatric Nursing), B. App. Sci. (Adv. Nursing)(Ed)

Louise was appointed as the Project Lead for the Ravenhall Prison Project in October 2013. She is responsible for leading all aspects of the expansion of Foreniscare’s prison-based services into the new prison. Louise is managing a project team that is expanding the Forensicare workforce by over 100 staff, and she is implementing an innovative suite of bed-based, at risk, and outpatient forensic mental health services at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre.

Ryan Dube

Executive Director, Prison Operations
RN( Mental Health), BA(Hons) Healthcare Administration, Post Graduate Diploma Forensic Mental Health Care, MBA(Health)

Ryan joined Forensicare in May 2016. Prior to joining Forensicare, Ryan was the Operations Manager for the Acute Inpatient Unit at the Alfred Hospital with operational oversight of the state-wide psychiatric intensive care unit. Ryan is a UK-trained Registered Mental Health Nurse with 16 years’ experience of managing forensic and psychiatric intensive care units. Ryan is responsible for the management and performance of Forensicare’s prison services delivered under the Funding and Healthcare Services Agreement with Justice Health, Department of Justice & Regulation.

Wendy McManus

Executive Director, Human Resources
Grad Dip Mgt, Dip Soc Sc., Cert 1V Training & Assessment, Cert 1V OHS, CAHRI, LEADR Accredited Mediator, FAICD

Wendy joined Forensicare in August 2008 and holds the position of Executive Director Human Resources. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Forensicare’s Occupational Health and Safety and Human Resources strategies, policies and guidelines plus the provision of high-level advice and services to meet the needs of the entire organisation. Wendy’s management of the Human Resources area supports the work of the organisation to build and maintain a positive work environment that engages a valued, skilled and appropriately credentialed workforce.

Jonathan Norton

Executive Director, Community Operations and Strategic Development
BA, BSc (Hons), MSc (Couns Psych), EMPA, MAPS

A psychologist with a background in health, community and higher education sectors, Jonathan joined Forensicare in October 2011. He is responsible for oversight and performance of the Community Forensic Mental Health Service and plays a key role in the strategic development and reporting of all Forensicare services.

Professor James Ogloff AM

Director of Psychological Services
BA, MA (ClinPsych), JD, PhD, FAPS

Professor Ogloff was appointed to Forensicare in November 2001. Jim is responsible for the delivery of psychology services and research across the organisation and assists with the provision of vital service development advice. He also holds the positions of Foundation Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science.

Les Potter

Executive Director, Inpatient Operations
RN, B. AppSc Advanced Nursing, Administration (Dist)

Les was appointed as Executive Director, Inpatient Operations in May 2014. He is responsible for managing the Inpatient Services at the 116-bed Thomas Embling Hospital facility and the strategic management and planning of service changes or enhancements. He provides leadership to drive the development of services and ensures the delivery of clinical excellence, the maintenance of staff morale, and community confidence in service delivery.

Jo Ryan

Director of Nursing
RN, BEd, Cert Forensic Psychiatric Nursing

Jo was appointed as Director of Nursing in December 2013. Jo is responsible for providing nursing leadership and embedding a nursing culture that values professional standards and the delivery of best-practice nursing care. She has extensive experience as a psychiatric nurse in forensic mental health settings as a clinician, manager and educator.

Ian Holland

Executive Director, Finance and Business Services
BBus(Admin), CA

Ian commenced at Forensicare in April 2017. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounting.  He is responsible to the Chief Executive  for the entity’s overall financial management and compliance, maintenance, procurement and contract management services. Ian has worked in public health for more than 10 years.  Prior to joining Forensicare Ian was the Director of Finance for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre from 2014 until 2017, and almost 8 years at Melbourne Health, 6 of which as the Business Manager for Royal Melbourne Hospital.