Laura is the Rural LAP program manager, managing the team, supporting locum placements and requests for health service organisations in rural and remote Australia. Laura is also the quality coordinator and looks after the quality management system for Rural LAP. Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Hotel and Resort Management from the Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour. She brings considerable experience in business management with strong skills in day-to-day management, training and coordinating a team of up to 35 people and organising large functions.
Team Leader and Program Officer
Erin is the program officer supporting anaesthetists and obstetricians across rural and remote Australia in addition to recruitment support for Nurses and Allied Health professionals in Tasmania. She also manages the GP Education Assistance Program, offering financial assistance to urban General Practitioners in return for undertaking a locum placement in a rural or remote area. Erin brings over four years' experience in medical recruitment as a recruitment and placement consultant for Defence On-base Health Services, placing health professionals in remote communities in the Northern Territory.
Lizzie is a program officer for Rural LAP, managing New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA) client and locum enquiries, administration, recruitment and placement of locums. Lizzie brings six years’ experience as a practice manager for a physiotherapy practice in the ACT, providing exceptional customer service and high-level support to clients. Lizzie has completed both Certificate 3 and Diploma in Business Administration for Medical. Outside managing NSW and WA clients and locums for Rural LAP, Lizzie enjoys spending time with her two young boys Connor and Jackson and enjoys keeping fit through competitive cheerleading.
Jade joined the team in 2017 as a credentialing coordinator and administrator. Jade is now a program officer for Rural LAP, managing New South Wales (NSW) and Northern Territory (NT) client and locum enquiries, administration, recruitment and placement of locums. She completed her Certificate III in Business and is aiming to start her Certificate IV in the future. Jade brings over eight years of experience in administration and customer relations. When she is not at work, Jade enjoys spending family time with her husband and two sons.
Travel and Logistics Coordinator
Vanessa joined the Rural LAP team in March 2020 as the travel and logistics coordinator, organising and coordinating locum travel and accommodation for their placements. Vanessa has a certificate III in Travel and Tourism and over ten years of experience in travel management, working in both corporate and retail travel. Before joining the team, Vanessa managed a home business specialising in alterations of wedding dresses while maintaining the quality of life for an elderly parent. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with her two girls and husband.
Travel and Logistics Coordinator
Emma is part of the travel and logistics coordination team for Rural LAP, organising and coordinating locum travel and accommodation for their placements. Emma has a Certificate 3 and 4 in Business Administration and an extensive background in recruitment previously working for NAHRLS as the Team Leader and Recruitment Officer. She has been away from the team for the past four years raising her young family and working as the office manager for her family building company. Emma has since returned to the team on a part-time basis.
Brand and Marketing Manager
Jamie has managed the Rural LAP brand for over 9 years and is responsible for all media, advertising and marketing activities related to the program. She manages several brands nationally and internationally for our program administrator, Aspen Medical. Jamie brings several years experience in business, marketing and events management. Prior to joining Rural LAP, Jamie owned and operated a small business within a renowned hotel in Canberra. She was responsible for managing a team of employees, business development, marketing and graphic design solutions, accounting and finance, and client service management. Jamie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Management and Marketing Management from the University of Canberra. She has taken a close interest in designing collateral for each of her brand portfolios and decided take her education further by enrolling into a Diploma of Graphic Design course.
Glory Mak joined the team in April 2019 and is currently responsible for overseeing all financial operations for Rural LAP including financial reporting, budgeting and cash management. Glory is a certified accountant with CPA Australia with over 10 years’ experience in a variety of financial management and accountancy roles. During her spare time, one of her favourite things to do is hot yoga.
Fahad joined Rural LAP in May 2020 and is responsible for managing the overall financial operations for the program. He has a degree in Master of Professional Accounting and is currently an associate member of CPA Australia. Fahad has over five years of experience in accounting and finance roles. In his spare time, Fahad likes to travel and explore new places.
Credentialing Coordinator and Administrator