Community Council

 The Community Council advises the Board on: 
  • how to ensure 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 EasternSydney PHN region.

The Community Council comprises consumers, community representatives, and others with strong experience in the intersection of primary care and the community.

Get to know some of our Community Council members on page 30 of our Primary Health Quarterly magazine. 



Ms Janet Green

General Manager, The Junction Neighborhood Centre


Deputy Chair:


Mr Alan Earls

Peer support worker, Safe Space Summer Hill

Mr Andrew Anderson

CEO, Windgap Foundation Limited, Banksmeadow

Mr Anton Mayne 

Consumer advocate 

Mr Ben Steele 

Community member 

Ms Cheryl Brady 

Community Partnerships Officer, Population and Community Health, SESLHD

Dr Chrstine Lau

Network Integrated Care Clinical Lead, Sydne Children's Hospital Network

Ms Esta Paschalidis-Chilas

CEO, Canterbury City Community Centre (4Cs)

Ms Jada Mundine

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Youth Worker, 3Bridges

Ms Jenny Smith 

Mental health consumer 

Ms Julie McCarthy 

Community member 

Ms Julie Millard 

Credentialed mental health nurse 

Ms Kate Melhopt 

CEO, South Eastern Community Connect 

Ms Lexi Buckfield

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy Officer, NSW Ministry of Health

Ms Lisa Matthews

Consumer advocate

Ms Lucy Klippan 

Consumer and Community Participation Coordinator, St Vincent’s Health Network 

Ms Tamsin McVeigh

A/Deputy Director of Clinical Governance & Risk, Sydney Local Health District

Ms Rebecca Vanlierop

Clinical Services Manager, Civic Disability Centre, Eastlakes

Ms Vicki Johnston

Manager, the Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Ms Wendy French

General Manger, Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation, Jannali

Terms of Reference: 

The CESPHN Community Council Terms of Reference can be found here.