Our Staff

Our Staff

Rodney Mackintosh

Executive Officer

Rod joined FMPPCP in June 2015 as Executive Officer. Prior to joining FMPPCP, Rod worked with the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local.

Rod post-graduate qualifications in management, and has been working in health and community services sector for over 20 years. Rod is an experienced Senior Manager / Executive in not-for-profit organisation management, working with organisations such as Sports Medicine Australia, Victorian AIDS Council, Melbourne General Practice Network, Youth Projects and Macedon Ranges & North Western Melbourne Medical Local.

Rod is committed to making a difference through promoting collaboration and partnership for sustained benefit and positive outcomes for local communities.

Lisa Abbott

Project Coordinator

Lisa joined FMPPCP in 2015 as the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Catchment Based Planner where she continued in the role until taking on Project Co-ordination for the Living Free Project in 2018.

Lisa has worked across the justice, health and community sectors for the last 16 years in direct service provision, research, planning and project co-ordination. Lisa has a passion for social justice and improving service accessibility and responsiveness for the most vulnerable and marginalised members of society. With a focus on service system integration and cross-sectoral networking and collaboration, Lisa seeks to use partnerships to tackle the most complex of social problems.

Recognising the need to work at a policy and systems level to effect broad and sustainable change, Lisa is passionate about equity of access and best practice responses in direct service delivery for all service users, seeking to ensure that the voices of those who often fall through service gaps are heard and their experiences used to shape future service provision.

Lisa is a ‘born and bread’ local to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula area which strengthens her desire to see better outcomes for those in the local community.

Natasha Spicer

Project Elder Abuse Prevention Network Coordinator

Natasha joined FMPPCP in January 2020 as Prevention of Elder Abuse Network Coordinator.

Natasha has been working in the health and community services sector since graduating with Bachelor of Social Science from RMIT University in 2004. She has worked across state and local government and within a range of peak bodies primarily in a project management capacity.

A passionate advocate for addressing inequity and promoting diversity, Natasha is committed to continuous service system improvement through innovation and reform. A strong advocate of the issue of elder abuse since early on in her professional career, Natasha feels honoured to be playing a lead role in the prevention of elder abuse in our catchment.

Outside of work, Natasha lives locally and enjoys spending time outdoors with her young family, camping, live music and discovering the many local wineries to the Mornington Peninsula region.

Kirsty Morgan

Project Coordinator

Kirsty Morgan joined FMPPCP in July 2015 as the RAD-FMP (Responding to Alcohol & other Drugs Across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula) Project Coordinator.

Kirsty holds a Masters of Public Health. She has over 20 years experience working in community organisations and has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of numerous initiatives aimed at reducing drug-related harms.

Kirsty has also previously worked as a research assistant and sessional teacher of health promotion at Griffith University, and is passionate about improving health and social outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Nicole Simpson

AOD Catchment Planning Coordinator

Nicole joined FMPPCP team in March 2020 as the Bayside Peninsula AOD Catchment Planning Coordinator.

She has been working in the health and community services sector for the past 2 years; prior to that I have worked in local government and held various leadership roles over many years in the superannuation administration industry.

In 2019, Nicole returned to study to undertake a Diploma of Community Services at Chisholm Institute to formalise her knowledge and skills, and will graduate at the end of 2020. Nicole is passionate about improving health outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged population groups; promoting gender equality and equity and the prevention of violence against women and their children in our community through advocacy, engagement and collaboration to deliver policy and practice change.

Outside of work, Nicole enjoys discovering the many beautiful coastal and bush walking trails in the Mornington Peninsula region with her partner and their dog, as well as travelling, camping and reading.

Our Membership

To be eligible for membership, all applicants must provide services within the local government area Frankston and/or Mornington Peninsula or provide services that are available and accessible to communities across Frankston Mornington Peninsula.

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