Our team of psychiatrists are well experienced across a range of mental issues, and collaborates with Hunter New England Health, GPs, community groups, and other stakeholders. This collective approach helps us to provide timely and appropriate care to the community.
Dr Martin Cohen is the clinical lead for the team. Apart from his role at ProCare, Dr Cohen also serves as Deputy Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission of NSW; Board Member of Hunter New England Health; Board Member of the Hunter Medical Research Institute; and Conjoint Associate Professor for the University of Newcastle.
CREATING A BETTER PLACE TO WORK
Working with ProCare has been an amazing experience for our clinicians. At ProCare, we pride ourselves on providing top tier quality not only for our clients but also for our employees. Our central offices and friendly, professional support staff mean that our psychologists and psychiatrists are better able to deliver their services to our community.
Some of the benefits of working with ProCare includes:
Financial and administration staff to manage accounts and bookings
Personal air-conditioned office with computer and ergonomic chairs
Consistent marketing to increase client reach
State of the art kitchen & bathroom facilities
Flexible work hours to suit any schedule
Private secure car park
NICK SOVECHLES - CHAIRMAN PROCARE / HPCA
Nick Sovechles is the Chairman of ProCare Alliance and has extensive experience in Board Governance and Leadership. He is committed to the work of organisations in the health and community services sector and believes that basic precepts of good governance are fundamental to all not-for-profit organisations. These include having a board charter, well defined roles and responsibilities for board members, appropriate financial knowledge, and accountability and transparency to members, and stakeholders.
Nick is the current Managing Director of PROticket Pty Ltd, and has had over 25 years experience in the ticketing and marketing industry. He is also the Managing Director of Level 7 Advertising, and is Managing Director of Printic Promotions. He also has had previous history in funds management and in investment securities.
GARRY LEO - DIRECTOR PROCARE / HPCA
Garry has been a member of the Board of Directors of HPCA since early 2009. He is a retired Club Manager with a banking and finance background. Garry is the current President of the Newcastle Branch of Men of League Foundation and a life member of the Balmain Tigers RLFC where Garry played from 1963 to 1974 before accepting a Captain Coach position to play in Newcastle.
Garry has recently been appointed to the board of directors of Balmain Tigers Football Club and Leagues Club and is the current Vice President of Merewether Golf Club. He is married to Carol with three children and seven grandchildren. Garry’s interests include golf, watching rugby league, reading and taking the dog for a walk.
MICHAEL HAGAN - DIRECTOR PROCARE / HPCA
Current Team Manager NRL Australian Kangaroos & Former Premiership winning Knights coach.
He currently works as an assistant coach under Mal Meninga for the Australian rugby league team as well as commentates as part of the KOFM team during Knights games. A Queensland State of Origin representative half, he played his club football in Australia with Canterbury-Bankstown (with whom he won the 1988 and 1985 premierships) and Newcastle (whom he captained), as well as in England with Halifax. He went on to have a successful coaching career with Newcastle (winning the premiership with them in 2001) and Parramatta, and was also selected to coach the Queensland Maroons for two State of Origin series before becoming Meninga's assistant coach. Hagan was inducted into the Newcastle Knights Hall of Fame in April, 2012.
REBECCA SHARP - CEO PROCARE / HPCA
Rebecca has worked in senior management roles for over 17 years in the government energy sector. She has extensive experience in service deliverables and internal and external business partner relationship management.
Rebecca has worked at Procare for 4 years and is an advocate for mental health services and the benefits of early intervention and support programs. She has a wealth of personal involvement in this area.
ALEX SOVECHLES - MARKETING MANAGER PROCARE / HPCA
Alex has over 10 years of advertising experience, two degrees in creative content creation and an extensive personal history managing the marketing and advertising for both HPCA and ProCare.
In 2009 Alex began work for local agency, Level 7 Advertising, eventually becoming the Creative Director there. Over the coming years, Alex worked closely with the HPCA and ProCare producing much of their digital marketing content, TV and Radio commercials, press articles, below-line marketing material and helped coordinate an array of fundraising and awareness events.
In 2020 Alex became the full-time Marketing Manager for ProCare and HPCA, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a strong understanding of the organisition’s history and future aspirations.
SUPPORT STAFF - PROCARE / HPCA
RETIRED NBN TV PRESENTER
HORSE RACING TRAINER
FORMER NEWCASTLE JET
& EPL STRIKER
DR MARK SARGENT
KNIGHT & FORMER
2HD RADIO HOST
ABC RADIO PRESENTER
FORMER NEWCASTLE KNIGHT
MERYL SWANSON MP
FEDERAL MEMBER PATERSON
ABC RADIO & SPORTS
SHARON CLAYDON MP
HON. JOEL FITZGIBBON MP
FOR THE HUNTER