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Executive team

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

Dr Margaret Grigg

CEO
PhD, MS (Health Policy & Administration), MBio, BA, RN, RPN MAICD

Margaret was appointed as Forensicare’s after a unanimous Board endorsement on Friday 23 August, following a four-month period as interim CEO.Margaret is an experienced health professional with extensive experience in senior leadership roles. Previously, she has worked as the Deputy Chief Executive of Mind Australia, and the Vice President of the Kyneton District Health Service Board. She has also worked for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services as a senior executive for many years, and was the Executive Director of Health Services Policy and Commissioning.

Cayte Hoppner

Chief Operating Officer
MN, MBA, RN, BN, NP, Grad Dip (Occ Hlth), Grad Dip (Psych Nsg), Adv Cert Pharm, MHN, MACMHN, MACN, MACNP, MAPNA.

Cayte commenced at Forensicare in August 2021. Cayte is a mental health nurse with more than 25 years’ experience in operational, clinical and leadership roles in public mental health services across Australia. Prior to commencing with Forensicare, Cayte was the Executive Director of Mental Health and Chief Mental Health Nurse at Latrobe Regional Hospital. Cayte is passionate about delivering person centred care for all consumers, families and carers accessing the mental health service system. Her key interests include mental health clinical practice models, advanced practice roles for nurses, education, research, psychological safety, clinical supervision and reducing restrictive interventions.

Dr Shaymaa Elkadi

Executive Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance
BA Grad Dip App Psych MPA PhD GAICD

Shaymaa commenced at Forensicare in May 2019 as Executive Director of Community Operations and has since been appointed to the newly established position of Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Performance. Shaymaa is responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of Forensicare’s strategic objectives and projects, quality and safety, information and data management, as well as data analytics and communications portfolios. She is also the executive sponsor of Forensicare’s First Nations portfolio. Shaymaa has PhD from the University of Melbourne in neuropsychology, and has worked extensively across the private, not-for-profit and public justice and mental health sectors in system and service design. 

Nadia Baillie

General Counsel and Executive Director of Governance and Risk
LLB/BCom GAICD

Nadia joined Forensicare in September 2017 as General Counsel and was appointed as Executive Director of Governance and Risk in July 2020. She is an experienced commercial lawyer having worked for over 16 years in top tier legal firms in Australia and the UK, as well as in-house in the university and health sectors.  Prior to joining Forensicare Nadia worked at MinterEllison and Melbourne Health. She brings a breadth of commercial and government experience along with a passion for delivering positive consumer outcomes in mental health.

Nadia leads the provision of legal advice on a broad range of complex legal issues, including the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the Mental Health Act 2014, recent Royal Commissions.  She also oversees privacy and information sharing, contracts, statutory interpretation and coronial matters.  Her expertise in governance and risk sees her playing an instrumental role in transforming Forensicare’s risk management culture, leading the internal audit program and the delivery of governance services to Forensicare’s board and subcommittees. 

Dr Danny Sullivan

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.

Distinguished Professor James Ogloff AM

Executive Director of Psychological Services & Research
BA, MA (ClinPsych), JD (Law), PhD, FCCP, PCFP, 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 of 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.

Lucia Giagnorio

Executive Director of 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.

Jessica Lightfoot

Chief Financial Officer
LLB/BA LLM GAICD MBA CPA

Jessica joined Forensicare in March 2020 and is responsible for the financial stewardship of the organisation, including procurement, ICT and property services.

Jessica began her career as a lawyer, and spent three years working on the policy and legislative reforms, including the reforms that led to the establishment of Forensicare.

She transitioned to project management to lead the establishment of the National Coroners Information System, and managed large-scale property projects at Monash University. She then took on the role of leading the University’s financial performance management, division before assuming a Chief Financial Officer role in the private sector. Jessica holds Non-Executive Director roles at VESKI and the Springvale Monash Legal Service and lives locally with her family.

Terry Runciman

Executive Director Prison Services
BAppSc(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Terry commenced his role as Executive Director of Prison Services in August 2020. Terry is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience within public mental health services, including public community mental health services, homeless mental health teams, emergency mental health, consultation liaison, and commissioning mental health and police response teams (MHaPR). Prior to commencing with Forensicare, Terry was the Area Manager of Mid West Area Mental Health, one of Victoria’s 21 area based public mental health services. He brings a strong desire to deliver mental health service equivalency for people within Prisons and to strengthen the transition from Prisons services back to the community. 

Anthea Lemphers

Executive Director Community Operations
BSc (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

Anthea was appointed as the Executive Director of Community Operations in September 2020. Anthea is a clinical and forensic psychologist with more than 22 years experience in forensic mental health in both operational and discipline leadership roles. Prior to her appointment, Anthea was the Director of Psychological Services at Forensicare. She is passionate about leading a service where staff feel valued and are empowered to achieve the best outcome for Forensicare’s consumers and contribute to community safety.  Anthea is committed to improving services in the community by enhancing Forensicare’s role in creating and supporting linkages between the justice and mental health systems. 

Dr Kate Roberts 

Director of Clinical Services, Prison Services 
BSc (Med Sci) MBChB, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, Cert. Forensic Psychiatry.  

Kate graduated from University of Manchester before returning to her hometown of Glasgow for psychiatric training. Having completed her elective in Melbourne as a medical student she decided to return to Melbourne for a short period between her basic and higher training where she worked at Juvenile Justice.  She ended up staying and went on to complete her advanced training in Forensic Psychiatry with Forensicare, becoming a consultant in 2008 and Director of Clinical Services (Prisons) in 2017. She has worked across all directorates both as a registrar and consultant but has always particularly enjoyed prison work. She is committed to ensuring men and women in prisons have access to equivalent, recovery focused mental health care within and on transition from prison. 

Dr Anthony Cidoni 

Director of Clinical Services, Community
MB BS MMed FRANZCP FRACMA

Anthony joined Forensicare in 2017 as Director of Clinical Services. With 24 years of experience in psychiatry, he is committed to excellence in patient care and clinical governance.

In his role, he works in partnership with the Executive Director of CFMHS to ensure delivery of the highest quality of clinical care across all programs through a robust framework for Best Care and positive relationships with all key stakeholders and advocacy for community forensic services within and outside Forensicare.

Alongside his role at Forensicare, he is the Deputy Chief Psychiatrist of Tasmania, an adjunct senior lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash University, and director of Perception: Forensic and Adult Psychiatry, Anthony’s private practice which specialises in forensic psychiatry—particularly in the preparation of court reports.