Forensicare’s executive team is led by the chief executive officer, who is appointed by the Forensicare board. The executive leadership team assists the CEO in the overall management, and strategic development of the organisation.
Meet our executive team
Chief Executive Officer
BA, LLB, EMPA
A lawyer by background, Tom has worked in private practice, Community Legal Centres, as well as government departments. Joining Forensicare in 1999 as Corporate Counsel, he became CEO in 2009. Since then, he’s been responsible for managing performance at Forensicare, and leads the executive team in delivering contemporary forensic mental health services that meet the needs of consumers and stakeholders.
Executive Director Clinical Services
MBBS, MBioeth, MHlthMedLaw, MMgmt, AFRACMA, FRCPsych, FRANZCP
Danny has worked at Forensicare since 2004 in a variety of consultant positions. 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.
Professor James Ogloff AM
Executive Director of Psychological Services & Research
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director, Finance and Business Services
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.
Executive Director, People and Culture
BBus, Grad Cert OHM and PROSCI
Lucia Giagnorio began her role as the Executive Director of People and Culture on 6 May 2019. Lucia was the original Human Resources Manager when Forensicare was first established in 1998. Years later, she has made the decision to return to the organisation. With a genuine passion for helping people achieve their full potential, Lucia aims to bring Forensicare into a workplace of the future, updating processes to ensure a smooth transition, as the organisation approaches a new period of growth.
Executive Director, Community Operations
Dr Shaymaa Elkadi began her role as Executive Director of Community Operations on 20 May 2019. With a PhD from the University of Melbourne in neuropsychology, Shaymaa has worked in the mental health and justice sectors in various senior roles—including Corrections Victoria, as well as the General Manager at the Department of Justice and Regulation. Shaymaa is also presently the Clinical Conference and Performance Lead at Beyond Blue. Shayma is responsible for overseeing the Community Forensic Mental Health Service, which includes the Problem Behaviour Program, the Mental Health Court Liaison Service, Community Treatment and Transition program, and many more.