Our Team

Meet the Central Mallee Health Team

If you’re looking for allied health professionals that understand how your body works, where you are up to in life and what steps you want to take next; look no further than the Central Mallee Health team.

We are a collection of professionals who are dedicated to making sure you receive personalised support and care. We love what we do, and we love having fun while we do it. After all, most of us can’t feel good without a bit of happiness and laughter.

So, let us help you move in the right direction with your health and wellbeing.

Meet the Central Mallee Health Admin Team

Melissa Gilchrist
Administration, Management and Support

Melissa is a rare creature. So rare, in fact, that the enigmatic creature we would relate her to has not yet been discovered (move over unicorn – this rare specimen is truly hard to find). She has been a valuable part of the Central Mallee Health reception team since its first expansion to Swan Hill at the beginning of 2014. We couldn’t do ‘life’ without her.

Growing up in Nullawil, Melissa is a busy mum of three clever kids, the loving wife of a successful accountant, and is highly active in both Swan Hill and Nullawil sporting, school and community groups. She doesn’t mind a chat, whether that be over the reception counter, or over the net at tennis with the ladies.

Always a friendly face, she helps keep the place running like clockwork, and provides valuable support to the whole team. She has held the prestigious title of ‘treasurer’ (such an important role) for many local clubs, and can ingeniously remember BSB and account numbers – a skill that can rival Russel Crowes character in ‘A Beautiful Mind’.

Kelissa O’Shannassy
Administration, Management and Support

Kelissa is the newest member of the Central Mallee health reception team and our in-house touch point on all things Gen Z.

As part of the digital native generation, Kelissa ensures we have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to systems and our social media presence and has quickly carved out her role as Central Mallee Health’s TikTok and Insta Reel production queen (never shying away from the all-important selfie).

Seriously though, this girl can. At 20 years of age, hailing from Manangatang with a passion for all things horses and equestrian, this firecracker has already established her own business in all things Equestrian wear (Plug: JnK Equestrian). She started riding at three years of age, competing by the age of six, and is well on her way to taking over the world by age 20!

Isabella, Amy & Maddie
Student Junior Receptionists

It isn’t easy kicking off your career with the right skills and confidence, which is why Central Mallee Health takes on young high school students that are looking to transition into the workplace.

Currently, you will find Isabella, Amy & Maddie behind the reception desk or rushing about the clinic learning all things allied health reception and admin. Luckily for us, they are pretty good at taking coffee orders and don’t mind those funny (and sometimes laborious) jobs that ensure the team and our patients enjoy the Central Mallee Health ‘wow’ experience.

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