Directors

Thomas Kossmann

Thomas Kossmann

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MD, FRACS(Ortho), FAOrthoA, Master of Health & Medical Law

Lex Medicus Founder and Director

Lex Medicus Publishing Co-Founder

Independent Medical Examiner

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Maria Cristina Morganti Kossmann

Maria Cristina Morganti Kossmann

Lex Medicus Publishing Co-Founder

Lex Medicus Publishing Director

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MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS

Administration

Thomas Kossmann

Giulia Kossmann

BA(Crim), MMgt
General Manager
Ms Kossmann brings an innovative approach to the medico-legal community in her role as General Manager of Lex Medicus. She is well-known and respected for her ability to bring together experts in the fields of medicine and law, and is committed to knowledge sharing across these industries through seminars, relationship management and provision of the highest quality medico-legal services and reports.

Giulia has completed a Master of Management at Monash University, bringing strong management expertise, decision-making and problem-solving skills to Lex Medicus.

She has extensive experience in client relationship management, across Australia and abroad. She effectively facilitates relationships between personal injury lawyers, insurers and the company to best meet the needs of the client group.

Additionally, Giulia is responsible for medical recruitment, personally selecting and engaging experts from all medical specialties to consult as independent medical examiners with Lex Medicus. In this position, Giulia is pivotal to the company’s development and business growth both in Australia and Europe. Giulia is also responsible for the financial planning, strategic management of all Lex Medicus sites and managing all enquiries related to both vendor and client accounts. Giulia leads a fresh and focused team, creating a culture of excellence at Lex Medicus.
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Michelle Culnane

DipMkt
Operations Manager
Ms Culnane joins us having relocated to Melbourne from Canberra where she was the Business Operations Manager for a premier CBD law firm. With a background in HR, and previous management roles in both the government and private sectors, Michelle has a track record of achievement in the development of positive organisational cultures, change management, policy and procedures. She also possesses strong business development and relationship management skills.

Previous roles have included managing a General medical practice, a graduate recruitment for IBM and working as an HR Consultant and professional writer. Michelle is also experienced in marketing and business development, having completed a Diploma of Marketing. Michelle is passionate about giving back to the community and in particular supporting charities both in Australia and Overseas that empower women and girls in disadvantaged communities. In 2016, she served as a One Girl Ambassador, raising funds to educate girls in Sierra Leone.   
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Mr Douglas Gardiner

Amy Wilson

BA(Psych)
Client Relationship Representative
Ms Wilson has a passion for ensuring superior client communications and assuring beneficial bilateral relations between Lex Medicus and the company’s diverse clientele. Actively involved in all aspects of the administration and file preparation, Amy provides knowledgeable insights and understanding to Lex Medicus’ unique approach to medico legal reporting. Having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), majoring in Public Relations and with over six years of customer service experience, Amy is ideally suited to addressing the needs of our clients.
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Associate Professor Bruce Love

Fiona McFadgen

Administration Manager
Ms McFadgen provides oversight to the File and Reception teams. Fiona brings 13 years of fruitful experience in the health sector, which makes her an exquisite point of contact to access our consultants and staff at Lex Medicus. In addition, Fiona worked for 10 years as a receptionist and outpatient clinic coordinator in a large regional hospital in Napier, the Hawkes Bay District Health Board Maternity Services, and for 4 years in a private general practice, where she managed appointment booking operative systems and data entry into the New Zealand National Health Index systems. Fiona also holds certificates in Workplace First Aid, Sales & Negotiations and Mixed Media & Visual Arts.
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Associate Professor Bruce Love

Kinga Hatch

B(Com/Sc), CA  

Accountant
Ms Hatch brings over 15 years of corporate accounting experience to the team at Lex Medicus.  She has completed a Bachelor of Commerce /Science and was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.  Ms Hatch is  a crucial member of the Lex Medicus team and manages Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable and is the first point of contact for all financial matters at Lex Medicus.
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Reception

Dr Tom Robbins

Ljubinka Gvozdic

Senior Receptionist
Coming form a legal background, Ms Gvozdic brings a strong understanding of the legal processes to the team. As the Senior Receptionist she manages the front desk administration and provides support to the reception team in mentorship and training in all administrative practices. Ljubinka holds a certificate III in Legal Administration.
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Dr Tom Robbins

Charlotte Stayner-Cooper

BA, Senior Receptionist
Ms Stayner-Cooper demonstrates her passion for excellence and client care in every interaction, intuitively recognising the needs of individuals from patients to legal professionals. Awarded a Bachelor of Arts in 2016, her studies at Deakin University refined and reinforced her exceptional organisational and communication skills. Experienced in legal administration across a broad range of legal service areas, with in-depth understanding of document management, office support and scheduling. Ms Stayner-Cooper brings her knowledge of legal processes to provide leadership and support to the Lex Medicus reception team.
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Dr Tom Robbins

Rosina Carnovale

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant
Ms Carnovale is a member of the Lex Medicus reception team. As a receptionist she is warm and welcoming to our clients and consultants. Rosie brings extensive experience to the team having worked across various aspects of administration and file preparation with Lex Medicus enabling her to answer many queries. Rosie is currently completing her Bachelor in Business Management.
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Quality Assurance

Dr Peter Blombery

Heidi Zec

BA LLB, GradDip Legal Practice
Quality Assurance and Project Manager
Ms Zec brings over 10 years of communications and project management experience to the Quality Assurance team at Lex Medicus. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to practice in the ACT in early 2016.

Heidi manages the Lex Medicus Quality Assurance team, providing support directly to medical consultants on the finer points of the legal process. Heidi and her team oversee the quality processes to ensure the highest standard of quality across all Lex Medicus reports, in line with Lex Medicus Standard Operating Procedures and ISO 9001 Quality Management requirements.

She also manages the development of all medico-legal report templates and SOPs throughout the file management process. Heidi has up to date legal knowledge and experience in engaging professionally and appropriately with the legal fraternity.

Alongside her pivotal role in quality assurance management, Heidi is responsible for new project development at Lex Medicus, as well as certification of ISO Quality Management, ISO Occupational Health
and Safety and ISO Information Security certification. Heidi is integral in the process of Lex Medicus becoming certified for ISO standards, ensuring that the products, services and systems emit quality, safety and efficiency to an international standard.
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Isabella Godinho

B(Com)
Quality Assurance Consultant & Paralegal
Ms Godinho has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and is currently undertaking a Juris Doctor. She brings to Lex Medicus up-to-date knowledge in legal processes and experience engaging professionally and appropriately with the legal fraternity. Isabella is a member in the Lex Medicus Quality Assurance team, providing excellent support directly to medical consultants on the finer points of the legal process. In this capacity, she also assists in the development of all medico-legal report templates and Standard Operating Procedures throughout the file management process.
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Natalie Stansen

B(Com)
Quality Assurance Consultant & Paralegal
Ms Stansen is currently studying Commerce at Deakin University and brings strong analytical focus and organisational skills to the Quality Assurance team. Previously a member of the Lex Medicus File and Administration Team, Ms Stansen has built strong relationships with our clients and has a thorough understanding of the medico-legal reporting process. In her role as Quality Assurance Consultant and Paralegal, she liaises with our clients and independent medical examiners to review and ensure each report is of the highest possible standard.
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Helaine Ktenas

BSc

Quality Assurance Consultant & Paralegal
Ms Ktenas joins the Quality Assurance after a successful experience in our Team File & Administration team bringing a vast experience in customer service. Helaine has over seven years in the customer service industry and excels in communication, and liaising and building rapport with clients. She has completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Developmental Biology at Monash University and is currently studying the Juris Doctor at MonashUniversity. Helaine brings to Lex Medicus a strong medical background and keen interest in the law. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, sports and playing soccer.
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Tia van der Meulen

Quality Assurance Consultant & Paralegal
Ms van der Meulen brings a wealth practical experience and knowledge of the law to the Lex Medicus Quality Assurance team, having worked within the legal industry for over 5 years. She is compassionate and client-focused in her approach, having experience in both plaintiff and defendant firms. Tia joined Lex Medicus in mid 2017 following a varied career history as a plant operator in the mines, and Emergency Services and Fire Rescue Officer within the power industry. Tia has a passion for taking on challenges and making a difference, and she has previously been awarded a National Emergency Medal for her role in the Black Saturday bushfires.
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File Management

Dr Peter Blombery

George Fabreo

BNurs, GradCertClinNurs
File & Administration Assistant
Mr George Fabreo is a valuable addition to the Lex Medicus File & Administration team with a passion for the law complemented by a comprehensive medical understanding.
George has eight years of experience in acute medicine, surgical theatre and general clinical care having previously completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Intensive Care).  Currently undertaking a Juris Doctor at Monash University, George combines his understanding for medicine and the law to provide informed support to law firms and facilitate the file and administration process.
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Alexandra Morrison

BA, MTeach Melb

File & Administration Assistant
Ms Morrison joins the Lex Medicus File & Administration team with experience working as a Claims Assessor at a major private health insurer. Alexandra is experienced in assessing medical claims and liaising with Medical practitioners in circumstances where a pre-existing assessment is required. Alexandra has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Diploma of Teaching at the University of Melbourne and is currently studying the Juris Doctor at Monash University. Alexandra brings to Lex Medicus a strong knowledge of the health industry and passion for the law. In her spare time Alexandra enjoys travelling, being outdoors and hiking.
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Philip Kossmann

BE(Hons), BCom

File & Administration Supervisor
Mr Kossmann is currently completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) & Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Monash University. Philip has been integral in establishing the file and administration processes since Lex Medicus’ inception. Philip also maintains the file archiving process to ensure safe storage and accessibility of records. Phillip has a particular interest in traveling and enjoys playing the guitar and drums in his spare time.
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Anna Jacobs

BSc

File & Administration Assistant
Ms Jacobs has completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Genetics at Monash University and is currently studying a Masters of Divinity. Anna works in file management and additionally supports the reception team on an ongoing basis. Resultantly, Anna brings to Lex Medicus a vital combination of customer service skills and organisation. Anna is passionate about travelling, volunteering and local community development.
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Diana Batchelor

File & Administration Assistant
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Alice Wickett

File & Administration Assistant
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Medical Illustrator

Dr Peter Blombery

Walter Kyle Cunningham

in-House Artist
Kyle Cunningham is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia with a Master of Science Degree in Medical Illustration. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Art from the University of Florida, USA.  He has contributed to many medical texts and atlases, including the Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, Twelfth Edition, and to many editions of Neuroanatomy In Clinical Context: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes by Duane E. Haines.  Currently he runs a production studio based in Jackson, MS, where he lives with his wife and four wonderful children.
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Photographer

Dr Peter Blombery

Paolo Benini

in-House Photographer
Paolo Benini brings a strong European sensibility to every image he creates. The Melbourne-based photographer grew up in Bologna, in northern Italy. He first began honing his craft seriously 17 years ago, shooting on film with an entry-level Nikon, fascinated with the rich
landscapes, evocative light and ancient history of his homeland.
Paolo and his family moved to Melbourne in 2010, and soon after, he left a 20-year career as a software engineer. He’d always nurtured a passion for photography, but it was something he indulged in after his working day was done. Now he works as a full-time photographer. He particularly enjoys shooting in black and white. “It’s a way to simplify things; to find the essence,” he says. “I like to find poetry in light, and I love working with people that share the same vision and soul.”
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