Meet the Staff

Here at Central General Practice, our Doctors are all vocationally registered and actively involved in continuing medical education and community activities. Our nursing and reception staff all receive regular professional development training.

  • Doctors

    Practice Principals

    Dr. Will Twycross has post-graduate diplomas in Tropical Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Anaesthetics. Will has a special interest in Men’s Health and Paediatrics as well as providing supervisory obstetric care (including Caesarean section). Will has been awarded an OAM for his services to the community.

    Dr. Daniela Friday has a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Daniela graduated in Slovakia and speaks a number of languages. Daniela has a special interest in Women’s Health and Paediatrics.

    Dr. Ben Nally earned his Medical Degree through Monash University and completed junior training in Melbourne. He is qualified in Anaesthetics and has special interest in Emergency, Sports and General Medicine. Ben is a father of two girls and a keen Hawthorn supporter.

    Associate Doctors

    Dr. Joanne Davey obtained her medical degree at Monash University in 2001.  She has extensive experience in a wide variety of settings, with post-graduate diplomas in anaesthetics and paediatrics. Jo enjoys all aspects of general practice, with special interests including Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine. After a nomadic few years of part-time work and full-time motherhood, Jo is delighted to be returning to both Mansfield and CGP.

    Dr. Emily Dirksen completed her MBBS at Sydney University and more recently earned a diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Originating from California and a former elite athlete, Emily has a strong interest in sports medicine as well as obstetrics (including caesareans) and gynaecology, paediatrics, and general medicine.

    Dr Shane Richards Dr Shane Richards graduated in Medicine from the University of Western Australia, subsequently working as a junior doctor in Perth and then Warrnambool in regional Victoria. Shane has joined CGP as a registrar in 2020.

    Dr. Mani Sathveegarajah has completed his Doctorate of Medicine in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He has a post graduate diploma in child health and has recently finished his emergency medicine training at Albury Wodonga Health. He speaks several languages and has special interests in general medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry. Mani is a registered Quit Smoking Educator with Quit Victoria.

    Dr Stephanie Wiles obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Adelaide in 2003. Since then, she has gained extensive experience in a wide range of settings, including emergency medicine, burns, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and has her postgraduate qualification in anaesthetics. Areas of interest include: Anaesthetics Skin checks, skin excisions, suturing Women’s and children’s health (including contraception) IUD/Mirena and Implanon Insertion/Removal Sports injuries and trauma Preventative medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, bike riding, cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter.

    Karli Brkljacic is a fully qualified Nurse Practitioner and is able to offer a range of medical services for our patients.

  • Nursing Staff

    • Anne Bloomfield 
    • Dianne Grech
    • Louise Hearn
    • Michelle Hutchinson
    • Katrina Parks
    • Lee-Anne Roberts
    • Karli Brkljacic
  • Practice Manager & Office Manager

    Practice Manager: Katie Moore

    Office Manager: Simone Mitchell 

  • Reception & Administration Staff

    Sue Binzer

    Maree Cordes

    Melinda Elliott

    Kristy Gardiner

    Fionna Hutchison

    Debbie MacKrell

    Jill Merrie

    Christine Leatham