The councils provide strategic advice to the Board and meet every two months.

clinical council

The Clinical Council advises the board on:

  • clinical issues that are unique to the needs of the region
  • opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical and health care services
  • population health planning
  • commissioning of programs and services that support local and national priorities.

The Clinical Council makes recommendations on ways to streamline patient care, improve the quality of care and utilise health resources efficiently to improve health outcomes. This includes creating pathways between hospitals and general practices that influence the follow-up treatment of patients.


Dr Allison Bielawski
GP - Glebe Family Medical Practice


Ms Adele Tahan
Pharmacist - Adore Pharmacy, Rozelle

Dr Alisa Pollack
GP - Sydney Sexual Health Centre

Dr Annabel Kain
GP - Erskineville Doctors

Ms Andrea Ness
Stream Manager Subacute, Ambulatory & Community Services - St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney

Dr Ann-Marie Crozier
Medical Director - Hospital in the Home Program, RPA - Sydney Local Health District

Dr Frankie Merritt
Psychologist and Head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - University of Notre Dame

Ms Jacky Peile
Occupational Therapist - Early Links, Caringbah

Ms Jenny Hughes
Practice Nurse, Your Doctors Leichhardt

Dr Joanne Ging
Clinical program Director - Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Dr John George
GP - Doctors R Us, San Souci

Professor Kathryn Refshauge
Dean Faculty of Health Sciences - The University of Sydney

Ms Lou-Anne Blunden
Executive Director, Clinical Services Integration and Population Health - Sydney Local Health District

Dr Mona Singh
GP - Bondi Doctors

Dr Nadia Clifton
GP - Ultimo Medical Practice

Dr Nathan Lum
GP - Abbotsford Family Medical Practice

Ms Peggy Huang
Dietician, EP, Project Coordinator - HETI, NSW Health

Ms Penny Mills
Operations & Practice Manager - Leichhardt General Practice

Associate Professor Peter Gonski
Director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation - South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Mr Richard Walsh
Pharmacist - Walsh's Village Pharmacy, Maroubra

Mr Trent Carruthers
Exercise Physiologist - Activ8Health Club, Caringbah

Community council

The Community Council provides advice to the Board on:

  • decisions, investments, and innovations are person-centred, cost effective, locally relevant and aligned to local care experiences and expectations
  • service gaps
  • the integration of consumer, carer and community views into levels of primary health service operations, planning and policy development
  • advocacy on behalf of the community, consumers and carers
  • how to increase consumer, carer and community participation in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN region.

Mrs Sharlene McKenzie
Aboriginal Engagement and Cultural Awareness Manager - 3Bridges


Ms Amanda Justice
Community Partnerships Co-ordinator, Planning Population Health and Equity - South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Mr Ben Steele
Peer Recovery and Wellbeing Education Project Officer - SESLHD Recovery College

Ms Janet Green
General Manager, The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Maroubra

Ms Jenny Smith
Mental Health Consumer

Ms Jessica Crause
Manager, Consumer & Community Relations - SLHD

Ms Julie McCarthy
Consultant Physiotherapist

Ms Julie Millard
Consultant - Community Development and Education in Mental Health

Ms Lexi Buckfield
Community Representative

Ms Liz Yeo
CEO - Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Ms Lynda Hennessey
Mental Health Consumer Advocate - Super Cro South Coogee

Ms Magali Mumby
Volunteer Carer Advocate

Mr Peter Valpiani
CEO - Haymarket Foundation

Mr Scott Sumner
Consultant, Centre for Inclusive Design

Mr Shane Jakupac
Regional Manager, Neami National

Ms Suzanna Gooley
Co-founder of ShoutOut Australia

Ms Wendy Suma
Head of Programs - Wayside Chapel