Organising Committee

Joanne Gell

Joanne has held the position of Strategic Director at Grampians Integrated Cancer Service (GICS) since August 2015. Joanne has worked in the health sector for over 20 years, in the UK, South Australia and Victoria, in health service management and policy roles. With a background in Health Promotion and primary health care, Joanne is passionate about partnering with consumers to enhance service quality and improve inequities in cancer outcomes.  

Mayuri Ghatpande


Mayuri is a project officer at Western & Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Services (WCMICS). She is working on the optimal care pathway project since she joined WCMICS last year. Prior to that, she has been a medical coding team leader at the Victorian Cancer Registry & also has experience working in areas like medical data management, business analysis, and electronic medical record systems in companies like Accenture Services, Allscripts healthcare solutions in India, US & Japan.

She is passionate about working in healthcare to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of patient care.


Paula Howell


Paula Howell Colorectal Cancer Shared Care Coordinator, North Eastern and Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Services.

Paula is the Colorectal Cancer Shared Care Coordinator/Survivorship Projects Coordinator for North Eastern and Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Services. Prior to this position, Paula has contributed to a number of NEMICS survivorship projects. Paula has a particular interest in wellness and self-management support interventions.


Paul Mitchell


Dr Paul Mitchell holds the positions of Medical Oncologist at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia, Director of the North-Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (Cancer Network) and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.  He is Chairman of the recently established Thoracic Alliance for Cancer Trials (TACT) which brings together national and trans-national lung cancer trials groups and was President of the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group 2012-2016. He is Chair of the Lung Cancer Advisory Group of Cancer Australia, sits on the State Government’s Clinical Council and the Program Assessing Committee of the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

Dr Mitchell trained in medical oncology in Auckland, New Zealand, followed by two years as Senior Registrar at the Royal Marsden Hospital, UK, before completing a Doctor of Medicine degree based on 3 years work at the Institute of Cancer Research, UK. He moved to Melbourne in 1995.


Michelle Pryce


Michelle completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Lancaster University, UK in 1980 before commencing her Nursing training. Prior to settling in Australia in 1989 she attained post graduate qualifications in oncology and palliative care and was employed as a Nursing Sister at the Trinity Hospice in Lancashire. Michelle has worked in the Mental Health Sector, both in Melbourne and Gippsland in a variety of roles. She also held the position of Patient Liaison Manager at Latrobe Regional Hospital before commencing as Cancer Service Improvement Coordinator with Gippsland Regional Integrated Cancer Services in 2014. Michelle is currently the Project Manager for the implementation of the Optimal Care Pathways and has a particular interest in Multidisciplinary Care, Health Literacy and Survivorship.


Sue Riches


Sue has worked in the health sector for over 25 years and commenced with the Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service in 2015.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science (Health Promotion) and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.  Her health sector experience includes clinical nursing and working with primary care through Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals. Sue has an interest in service planning and development and project management.


Amy Shelly


Amy Shelly is Acting Program Manager of the statewide Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS). Amy is responsible for leading the work of the PICS to enhance paediatric cancer care in Victoria, driving evidence-based innovation and quality improvement and supporting a connected paediatric cancer care system. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion) with honours and a Master of Health Administration. She has previously worked within public health research and the development sector.

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