Executive Team

Margaret McDonald

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Chief Executive Officer

Margaret joined the Cobaw team in 2011 and is the Chief Executive Officer. Margaret’s role follows a diverse career in a number of disciplines, including education and health. The extensive experience and leadership gained in four government departments and a number of not for profit organisations bring a diversity to community health management. Margaret has a background in education where she spent the first part of her career.

Julie Cairns

General Manager Organisational Systems Development

Julie commenced as General Manager Organisational Systems Development in December 2016 and will lead the organisational culture and systems improvements that underpin Cobaw’s service excellence.

With a background in Social Work, Julie has a strong career foundation in direct service delivery in both central Melbourne and regional Victoria, including case management, community development and program management roles. Julie’s more recent roles have focused on systems implementation, project management and quality improvement. Julie is passionate about supporting health and community service organisations to be responsive to the community’s needs, and to think creatively about building community health and wellbeing.