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The Pacific Health Fund was established by Dr Andrew Dent, an outstanding doctor with an amazing commitment to improving health services and facilities in the developing world.        
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Dr Guy Sansom

Picture of Guy Sansom Guy has gained experience in remote environments including altitude medicine in Northern Pakistan in 1987, post-coup Solomon Islands in 2001, and with volunteer teaching of the CRANA Remote Emergency Care Course in remote and regional Australia.

Dr Michael Augello

Picture of Dr Michael Augello Michael's first experience of developing world medicine was during his medical student elective when he spent 11 weeks in the Solomon Islands in 1996. He has an interest in education and facilitates on Emergency Life Support (ELS) courses in Australia.

Dr Georgina Phillips

Picture of Dr Georgina Phillips Dr Georgina Phillips is an Emergency Physician at St Vincent’s. She has a long involvement with medicine in the Pacific Islands region, which began with a two year placement with the Australian Volunteers Abroad program in 1996, in the remote atoll nation of Kiribati.

Bill Younger

Picture of Bill Younger

Bill took up the role of Director of St Vincent’s Foundation in early 2012, following five years as CEO at MS Australia. There, he successfully worked to transform the organisation’s public profile, double fundraising revenue and increase spending on services to people with MS.


Lisa McDonald

Lisa McDonald is the Director of Mission at St Vincents Hospital Melbourne having worked for many years in a similar role at St Vincents in Sydney. Lisa has many years of experience working in faith based organisations, volunteer management, adult education and corporate training and has a particular interest in nurturing the values base of organisations.

Blandine Dent

Blandine Dent continues the legacy of her late husband and Pacific Health Fund founder, Dr Andrew Dent. Blandine worked with Andrew as a nurse in Cameroon and as a teacher in Papua New Guinea.


Brigid Ryan

Brigid is a Program Manager with Asia Australia Mental Health, based at St Vincent’s Mental Health. She has a public health background and has worked with health workers from the Pacific region in the areas of community mental health and rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS and prevention of violence against women.


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