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Fellow and Certified Professional Manager
Policy and Administration
S.A. Institute of Technology
Plexus Consulting has two Principals: Roy Batterham and Colleen Johnson.
Colleen Johnson Colleen has a Masters Degree in Policy and Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Social Science (in Social Administration) both from Flinders University, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Counselling from the S.A. Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of South Australia. She is a Fellow and Certified Professional Manager of the Australian Institute of Management. Colleen has extensive knowledge and experience in community and health services policy and operating environments. Colleen had twelve years experience as an Executive Director in the S.A. Health Commission with program responsibility for a range of community, disability and mental health services, and with extensive delegations of authority to plan, administer, fund and monitor service systems in accord with government priorities and community needs. She also held state-wide responsibility for Information Services, Human Resources, and Aboriginal Health Services during that time. In addition, Colleen held positions, also in South Australia, of Assistant Director of the Children's Services Office with state-wide responsibility for the planning and development of pre-school and child care services, Senior Finance Officer in the Treasury Department, Senior Management Services Officer in the Public Service Board, Director of a community health service, and Lecturer in Counselling and Group Work in the School of Social Studies (Social Work) at the S.A. Institute of Technology. Colleen established her own consulting firm in 1998, and since that time has conducted a wide range of projects in public administration and in the health and community service sectors across the nation and overseas. These projects have spanned national service systems, the Government sector, and not-for-profit community agencies. Colleen has highly developed skills, a strong track record and extensive experience in providing effective leadership in strategic planning, program review and design, organisational review and capacity building, policy development and review, general management and coaching, negotiation and mediation, governance and risk management, project and change management, coordinated care systems, consumer participation, facilitating planning and consultative workshops, conducting focus groups, and training.
Health Issues Centre
Colleen Johnson (to November 2003) holds a Master of Policy and Administration Degree and Graduate Diplomas in Social Administration and Educational Counselling.She is a Fellow and Certified Professional Manager of the Australian Institute of Management.Colleen held several Executive Director positions for over a decade in the South Australian Health Commission including state-wide program responsibility for community, mental health and disability services.She is now a consultant with particular interest in the accessibility, effectiveness and consumer focus of health and community services, and equity in access to quality care by disadvantaged citizens.
Plexus Consulting - Overview
Two experienced consultants, Roy Batterham and Colleen Johnson, formed a partnership in 2003 to create Plexus Consulting.