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


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


Inspiring people, organisations & community to continuously improve

Our Virtues

Primary Focus Virtues

  • Service – We willingly support others to achieve their goals
  • Innovation – We embrace challenges with enthusiasm & creativity
  • 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
  • Integrity – We strive to do the right thing by living by our ideals

Our Team

Carmie Walker

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 project management 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 experienced in healthcare management at senior executive level and in the health design, regulatory compliance, licencing and commissioning of new facilities. 

Victoria Hamilton

Educator & Consultant
Victoria is passionate about inspiring future generations of healthcare workers and has 30 years nursing experience in Acute, Sub Acute, Aged Care and Disability services and nursing management.

Steven Farrugia


Theo Pappas


Madhu Dason


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: