AMA Queensland Key Staff - Senior Management Team

Dr Bav Manoharan
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Dr Bav Manoharan MBBS BSc GAICD

Executive General Manager & Company Secretary

Dr Bav Manoharan is the AMA Queensland Vice President and Executive General Manager & Company Secretary. Dr Manoharan has had a long and deep history of service for the AMA, both in Queensland and nationally.

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Bav has been a member of AMA Queensland’s Branch Council since 2010 representing south-east Queensland and was heavily involved in major policy decisions by AMA Queensland over the years including termination of pregnancy, the Queenlsand SMO contracts crisis, euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, climate change, OHO legislation, medical schools expansions and the issues surrounding scope creed by nurse endoscopists, physician assistants, physiotherapists and pharmacists.

He joined the AMA Queensland Board in 2014 and is a member of its Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and Governance committee. He was an executive member of the Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) from 2011-2018 and was responsible for designing and implementing the first Resident Hospital Health Check survey in 2016, lead and co-convened the inaugural AMA Queensland Junior Doctor Conference in 2014 and was part of the team responsible for AMA Queensland's well-being program.

At the national level, Dr Manoharan currently serves as a Director of the AMA Board (2015-) and is member of the Medical Board of Australia's Medical Training Survey Steering Committee. He is also a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency, part of the Clinical Governance Committee and was part of the Agency’s Covid-19 Response Taskforce, which led the design and implementation of several digital health initiatives to assist with the national response.

Bav has a very strong interest in medical workforce strategy and planning, advocacy, industrial fairness, and training and wellbeing of our senior and junior doctors. Professionally, he is interested in clinical governance, digital health (in particular better utilisation of digital health technologies for improved patient outcomes), population health (chronic disease and oncological management) and designing Value Based Health Care (VBHC) systems (recently completing the Harvard Business School VBHC Program in Boston). He is currently completing his Master of Public Health and Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) Qualifications.

Filomena Ferlan
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Filomena Ferlan

General Manager - Corporate Services

As a CPA qualified accountant, Filomena has worked for not-for-profit/membership organisations for most of her working life, including over 20 years at AMA Queensland. Her current role includes management of the finance, administration, information technology and business support services.

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Filomena enjoys the challenges and variety of her role. She is customer service focused, often juggles many hats, strives to always meet deadlines and has the ability to stay calm under pressure.

Katherine Gonzalez-Cork
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Katherine Gonzalez-Cork

General Manager - Member Relations and Communications

Katherine has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive responsible for improving business profits while delivering exemplary customer service. Working collaboratively and successfully in talent management at all levels to drive high performing teams and strong client relationships.

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Katherine is an innovative & highly driven executive who has developed a suite of transferable operational and leadership skills across a number of industries.

Katherine has held executive leaderships roles in Corporate, Professional Services, NFP’s & Membership Associations. Katherine is also a Non-Executive Director at Suited to Success.