About Us

Vative Healthcare was developed by two nurses wanting to make a difference to the healthcare industry through empowering staff to make positive changes in their organisation. Rather than the tradition top-down approach, they believed a ‘galaxy’ approach of both bottom-up AND top-down would receive the best patient outcomes. As Australia’s population ages, we must continue to provide the highest quality of care to meet our patients’ needs whilst maintaining a robust nursing skills mix.

Our programs have proven success in increasing staff engagement, which improves workplace morale and serves our purpose to provide exceptional patient care. With our extensive Healthcare experience and our passion to deliver excellence in quality care, we will support your organisation to reach its greatest potential.

We can assist your organisation through several avenues including accredited education, our impact leadership program, specialty programs, lean courses, consulting and projects, and more!

Benefits of Learning with us
Staff Member Benefits Organisation benefits
Learning and implementing organisation skills that make your job easier Organised facility where staff can work efficiently and meet OHS standards
Gaining more knowledge and skills in your area Knowledgeable staff and stronger skills mix across various departments
Develop your leadership skills to assist in achieving your career goals Staff you can trust and have faith in during challenging situations
You will learn how to eliminate waste and save time, being able to give more time to your patient
Staff aligning to organisation
Staff will have more time for patients, meaning lower percentage of falls, less clinical incidents and more patient centered care

Vative Healthcare can assist your organisation’s business improvement goals through a number of avenues:

➤ Quality Improvement
➤ Solutions to Excellence Program (Lean)
➤ Executive Coaching
➤ Leadership Development
➤ Coaching & Mentoring
➤ Project Management

Vision

For every person we engage with to have a breakthrough experience that changes them and/or their organisation for the better.

Purpose

To inspire people, organisations and communities to achieve their greatest potential.

Our Virtues


Primary Focus Virtues

  • Service – We willingly support others to achieve their goal
  • Integrity – We strive to do the right thing by living by our ideals
  • Excellence – We constantly seek our greatest potential

Complimentary Focus Virtues

  • Respect – We honour ourselves and we care for each person’s dignity
  • Compassion – we share empathy and let people know they are not alone
  • Initiative – We always embrace challenges with enthusiasm and creativity.
  • Courage – We are confident to face new possibilities and transform fear into determination

Our Team


Carmie Walker

CEO
Carmie Walker is a passionate and experienced Health and Aged Care Director with strong business acumen.

Maree O’Dwyer

Educator & Consultant

Maree O’Dwyer has worked for over 25 years in both the public and private healthcare sectors in Victoria

Karen Barker

Educator & Consultant

Karen is a dedicated and passionate professional with strong leadership and educational capability, specialising Health Care.

Jean Crowe

Educator & Consultant
Jean is a Registered Nurse and has extensive experience in Acute, Sub acute and Aged Care nursing, in both the public and private

Nicole Evans

Operations Manager
Nicole Evans is a highly qualified Healthcare professional with considerable expertise in the management and leadership of all clinical and non-clinical services

Lauren Manning

Educator & Consultant
Lauren Manning has developed a passion for innovation in healthcare throughout her 25 years as a Registered Nurse

Mia Janssen

Educator and Consultant
Mia’s ultimate goal is to positively influence the future direction of healthcare through education and empowerment.

Georgia Manning

Marketing & Events Coordinator
With a growing demand for quality healthcare, it is important to Georgia that everyone is offered the education they need for the future of the industry.

Jodie Hoogenboom

Strategic Consultant
Jodie is highly experience in healthcare management at senior executive level and in the health design, regulatory compliance, licencing and commissioning of new facilities. 

Steven Farrugia

Steven is a Degree Qualified Manufacturing and Management Engineer with a minor in Marketing and Economics who has developed his skills from initial trade qualification of Fitter and Machinist and working his way through Adv Cert, Dip, Adv Dip and Grad Certs in Engineering and Management.

Theo Pappas

Theo is a self-driven leader encompassing over a decade of experience in consulting, management and leadership across various roles within the Vocational Education & Training (VET) industry.

Madhu Dason

Madhu possesses a masters degree in Physics and has taught and worked as a research assistant hence beginning his journey into the area of continuous improvement as a scientist.

Service Partners


Vative Healthcare works with a range of service providers to offer a diverse range of services. The organisations listed below recognise the value in the training offered by Vative Healthcare and when relevant will refer students to utilise our training services: