Jess is a highly experienced Project Management and Workforce Management professional with 10 years’ experience in management recruitment, travel and logistics, payroll management, contract management, stakeholder management, and capacity building across national and international projects, including working in high-risk contexts. She has demonstrated experience in cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with government clients and a proven track record of team leadership. Jess is capable of developing and implementing the procedures and processes required to achieve and deliver quality program outcomes.
Erin is the Program Manager, managing the team, supporting locum placements and requests for health service organisations in rural and remote Australia. She is also the Quality Coordinator and looks after the quality management system for Rural LAP. Erin has previously worked as a Program Officer for Rural LAP, supporting GP and Specialist Anaesthetists and Obstetricians across Australia, in addition to recruitment support for Nurses and Allied Health professionals in Tasmania and NSW. She also managed the GP Education Assistance Program. Erin brings over eight years’ experience in medical recruitment, having also worked as a Recruitment Officer for Defence On-base Health Services and as a and Placement Consultant for RAHC, placing health professionals in remote communities in the Northern Territory.
Team Leader and Program Officer
Lizzie is the team leader for Rural LAP and has 6 years experience with the program. She’s also a program officer, managing NSW and WA client and locum enquiries, administration, recruitment and placement of locums. Lizzie brings 6 years’ experience as a practice manager for a physiotherapy practice in the ACT, providing exceptional customer service and high-level support to clients. She has completed a Certificate III and Diploma in Business Administration for Medica,l and is currently completing a Bachelor of Nursing. Outside of her role with Rural LAP, Lizzie enjoys spending time with her two young boys, Connor and Jackson, and keeping fit through competitive cheerleading.
Vanessa joined the Rural LAP team in March 2020 as a Travel and Logistics Coordinator, organising and coordinating travel and accommodation for locum placements. She has since progressed to Program Officer, managing placements for nurses and allied health in Tasmania and Victoria, allied health in New South Wales and all GP and specialist obstetrician and anaesthetists, Australia-wide. Vanessa has a Certificate III in Travel and Tourism and over 10 years’ experience in travel management in corporate and retail environments. Prior to joining the team, Vanessa managed a home business specialising in alterations of wedding dresses while maintaining quality of life for an elderly parent. In her free time she enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with her two girls and her husband.
Rhiannon joined the Rural LAP team in January 2023 as an Aged Care Program Officer, living in Brisbane, QLD. She has ten years of experience in customer service, administration, recruitment and hospitality. Rhiannon brings to her role a passion for customer service and communication. Rhiannon works closely with rural and remote aged care services in New South Wales and Tasmania, and she manages all expressions of interest applications from potential candidates looking to become a Rural LAP Aged Care locum. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching movies and TV shows and spending time with her partner, family and two dogs.
Angela joined the Rural LAP team in 2023 as an Aged Care Program Officer in our Brisbane Office. Previously from Canberra, she has extensive experience in customer service and retail management. Angela has her Master of Science in Agriculture and a passion for plants, the environment and sustainable farming. She has worked and lived in rural communities throughout New South Wales. In her free time, Angela enjoys the outdoors, hiking, experiencing new cultures and spending time with her young daughter.
Lisi-Alofa joined the Rural LAP team in 2022 as a Program Officer. Previously from Sydney, she has an extensive background in various business administration areas, working in events management and logistics roles. Lisi-Alofa joins us as she continues her studies towards a Bachelor of Business Management from SUT. Alongside her passion for helping others, she loves travelling and immersing herself in new experiences.
Zoe joined Aspen Medical in 2021, working in Teleservices, then moved to Rural LAP as a Program Officer in early 2022.
Zoe manages Allied Health and Nursing placements throughout Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and Allied Health in New South Wales.
She has a Certificate II in Tourism and Certificate III in Business with over five years in workforce management. Zoe enjoys time with her two sausage dogs, travelling and renovating properties in her free time.
Hayley joined the Rural LAP team in 2023 as a Credentialing Coordinator/Administrator. Hayley grew up in Newcastle, NSW and moved to Canberra in January 2023. Hayley is an Assistant in Nursing with a passion for medical knowledge and procedures. In her spare time, Hayley loves drawing, art, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jamie has managed the Rural LAP brand for over 12 years and is responsible for all media, communications, advertising and marketing activities related to the program. She also manages several brands nationally and internationally for our program administrator, Aspen Medical. Jamie brings over 16 years of experience in business, marketing and events management. Before joining Rural LAP and Aspen Medical, Jamie owned and operated a small business within a renowned hotel in Canberra. She managed a team of employees, business development, marketing and graphic design solutions, accounting and finance, and client service management. Jamie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, graduating with a double major in Business and Marketing Management from the University of Canberra. Recently moving to Brisbane, Jamie spends her spare moments enjoying quality time with her wonderful partner, cheeky toddler and GiGi (the Goodest Girl).
Joel joined the Rural LAP team in October 2021 as a finance officer. He moved to Canberra from Singapore in 2014 to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree from ANU, majoring in accounting and is now a Certified Practising Accountant. Joel has worked with Aspen Medical since 2019, providing accounting support to Aspen Corporate Health and Project Independence prior to joining the Rural LAP team. A member of Hope Church Canberra, Joel enjoys bringing hope to those around him. He also has an interest in photography and loves to cook.
Karen joined the Rural LAP team in August 2022 as the Finance Manager after spending a few months with the Aspen Medical COVID-19 projects team. She brings decades of accounting experience and has held numerous finance roles across for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including running her accounting business for ten years. Karen has a Commerce degree and is a Certified Practising Accountant. She enjoys playing tennis, soccer and skiing with her family.