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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Shaymaa Elkadi

Executive Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance

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.

Jessica Lightfoot

Chief Financial Officer


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.