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Director, Principal, Consultant

DARREN BUTTON

Darren is personable, insightful and passionate.  He has worked in, and consulted to, the acute, primary health, mental health, disability and alcohol and other drugs sectors for approximately 12 years.

As a consultant, Darren has delivered projects of national significance, including: Development of the National Drug Strategy; Development of activity based costing model for mental health services; Evaluation of the National Perinatal Depression Initiative and Review of the Nationally Funded Centres Paediatric Heart Transplantation Program.

Key skills: Strategy; consultation, evaluation; performance; opportunity assessment; business case development.

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Senior Consultant

LEAH WILLS

Leah has operational experience in the aged care and disability sectors in South Australia and has supported strategy development, implementation and process improvement for more than a decade.

Leah is currently completing an MBA. Leah has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has an in depth understanding of the challenges of service provision.

Key skills: Governance, strategy, business integration, stakeholder engagement, business process mapping/analysis, project management, defining scope and objectives.

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Senior Consultant

CHARLOTTE PATON

Charlotte is a specialist in program/service evaluation and outcomes and impact measurement, developed through more than a decade of research and analytical experience in the legal, health management consulting and not-for-profit social services sectors.


Charlotte has supported a wide range of research projects in health and social services at both a national and local level.

Key skills: Impact measurement, Research; Stakeholder and community partnership and engagement; Systematic reviews; Evaluation frameworks and approaches.

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Consultant

EMILY BOWMAN

Emily joined Health Q Consulting in 2021 having working in Cambodia and Australia. Emily has clinical experience delivering client-centric therapeutic interventions, including proficiency in motivational interviewing techniques.

 

Emily has worked closely with diverse client populations, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, children and adolescents, and clients with disabilities and diverse learning needs.

Key skills: Consultation, community engagement, policy and document analysis

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Research Analyst

JESSICA TOWNSEND

Jess is a graduate of psychology and cognitive neuroscience with a passion for building human health and well-being in diverse contexts. She is particularly interested in furthering research insights into integrated health care and developing more sustainable, effective strategies for the implementation of high quality, evidence-based practice.

 

As Research Analyst, Jess undertakes research and data analysis to support our clients needs.

Key skills: Literature reviews, empirical research, data management and analysis

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Senior Consultant

PENELOPE KOCENT

Pene is an accomplished advisor and consultant. She has been delivering outcomes for businesses and organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom for almost 30 years.

 

Her expertise in employment compliance, award interpretations, payroll compliance and rostering make her a valuable resource in both service planning and change management projects.

Key skills: Consultation; financial modelling, employment costs and tax analysis; award interpretation.