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NSLHD Board Charter


​The NSLHD Board Charter sets out the framework for governance within NSLHD and defines the roles, responsibilities and authorities of the Board of Directors. The Charter also explains how the Board is g​overned, how​ the Board Directors are selected and the Board’s structure.​

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Chevron  PDF The Board Charter

Chevron  PDF icon NSLHD Mod​el By-Laws 2021​​

Chevron  PDF NSLHD Finance Risk and Performance Committee - Terms of Reference

Chevron  PDF NSLHD Board ​Health Care Quality Committee - Terms of Reference

Chevron  PDF NSLHD Board Consumer Committee - Terms of Reference

Chevron  PDF Board Audit and Risk Committee - Terms of Reference

Chevron  Who we are

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 ​NSLHD Board Members

  • Danos Trevor
    Mr Trevor Danos, AM

    Trevor is Chair of Northern Sydney Local Health District Board and sits on the boards of Endeavour Energy, Summer Housing, NSW Circular and the privatised NSW Land Registry Office. Trevor is Chair of the NSW Treasury Social Investment Expert Advisory Group and is a member of the Australia SKA Coordination Committee for the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

    Trevor is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales and the immediate past chair of the Dean of Science's Advisory Council. Trevor was previously a Director of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and TransGrid and a member of the Cooperative Research Centres Committee. Trevor is the author of the book The Pursuit of Excellence: A History of the Professor Harry Messel International Science School.

    Trevor was made a Member of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2014.

    Trevor joined the NSLHD Board in 2016 and is an ex officio to all District Board Committees.

  • Mary Chiarella
    Professor Emerita Mary Chiarella AM

    Deputy Board Chair
    Mary is a Professor Emerita of Nursing at the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. Mary is an internationally renowned nurse leader with a distinguished career in nursing services, with qualifications in nursing, midwifery and law. Mary conducts research covering three broad themes including: safety and quality; law, ethics and regulatory issues; and improvements in nursing practices/models of care.

    Mary’s career spanning over 40 years began as a clinical nurse in the UK. Mary was invited to the World Health Organisation Nursing and Midwifery Directorate, Geneva, to develop a compendium of nurse-led Primary Health Care models including a review of global models of care from 38 countries.

    Mary joined the NSLHD Board in 2017 and is Chair of the District Health Care Quality Committee and is a member of the District Board Consumer Committee and the Planetary Health Committee.

  • Michelle Mulligan
    Dr Michelle Mulligan OAM

    Michelle is a Specialist Anaesthetist (FANZCA) at Royal North Shore Hospital and in the private sector. Michelle is Chair of the Surgery and Anaesthetic Clinical Network of Northern Sydney Local Health District and is a board member for the Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission.

    Michelle’s qualifications include a Master of Business Administration, Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (AFRACMA). Michelle has also served on a number of boards including the Council, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She received a prestigious Order of Australia medal (OAM) in 2022 for her service to medicine, particularly to Anaesthesia.

    Michelle joined the District Board in 2017 and is a member of the District Finance, Risk and Performance Committee.

  • Chris Greatrex
    Chris Greatrex

    Chris is a technology executive who has worked across many industry sectors including; Health, Defence and Finance. A former Naval Officer in the Australian Defence Force for 13 years, Chris has worked in the US and Australia leading and growing businesses in the technology sector with a focus on delivering solutions to streamline operations and/ or improve capabilities.

    Chris has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics), and an MBA in International Business. He is an alumni of the elevate61 Rapid Growth Entrepreneur Program, has developed commercial vineyards, property developments, and served on the Boards of The American Club, Artis Group and currently Dynamic Aspect..

    Active in the Northern Sydney community, Chris is also Honorary Secretary of the North Sydney RSL Sub Branch promoting Veteran’s Health initiatives..

    Chris joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2022 and is a member of the District Finance Risk and Performance Committee.

  • Brad Goodwin
    Mr Brad Goodwin

    With senior executive and operational experience, Brad brings with him over two decades of operational and executive health management and leadership

    Brad spent 19 years an intensive paramedic specialist with NSW Ambulance and recently led the safety and workers compensation portfolio for NSW Ambulance through the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Brad is a Wiradjuri man from Lithgow in NSW and has a strong focus on influencing decisions that will lead to better health, employment and education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Brad has led the Indigenous Student Success Program portfolio at the University of Sydney.

    Brad has qualifications in Corporate Governance, Executive Management and Leadership and has an Advanced Diploma in Paramedical Science.

    Brad joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2017, is a member of the District Board Consumer Committee and is an observer on the Board Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Donna Lynch
    Dr Donna Lynch

    Donna is trained in anatomical pathology and has spent time as a general practitioner. Following several years working in the United Kingdom Donna returned to Australia and managed a specialist surgical practice. During this time she studied Practice Management and Accounting. Donna spent 10 years at DHM pathology where she trained registrars and scientific officers and took an active part in the expansion and development of the laboratory.

    Donna joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2018 and is a member of the District Board Consumer Committee.

  • Karen Filocamo
    Ms Karen Filocamo

    Karen brings with her a wealth of experience in both the NSW health service and the non-government sector having held senior management roles in consumer engagement, health promotion and disability and chronic disease management. Karen has a Master of Health Services Administration and is the former Chief Executive of Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW.

    Karen joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2019, and is the Chair of the District Board Consumer Committee and is a member of the District Health Care Quality Committee.

  • Ms Kimberley Reynolds

    Kimberley is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ of experience as a consultant working across large private and public sector organisations. Kimberley has experience with PWC, Unilever, Transport for NSW, Sydney Metro, Service NSW and Business Australia.

    Kimberley’s background is in leading transformation and improvement programs across customer experience, audit and risk, data and analytics, and digital and organisational performance. She has a strength in driving growth, strategy and capability development, realignment of organisations and developing the customer experience. Kimberley is a strong advocate for improving patient experience and the care journey. Kimberley holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration.

    Kimberley joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2020.

  • Dr Stephanie Teoh
    Dr Stephanie Teoh

    Stephanie is a general practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in both rural and urban practices throughout Australia. From 2008 to 2015, Stephanie worked in Beijing, China for International SOS. She returned to Australia in 2015 as Medical Director for Qualitas Healthcare Australia, a primary healthcare group, focussing on clinical governance, risk management and primary care models. In 2018 Stephanie joined Osana as a Clinical Director to develop innovation in primary care to improve community health outcomes, chronic disease prevention and health network integration.

    Stephanie is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), Diplomate of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) and holds a Diploma of Paediatrics (Dip. Paeds).

    Stephanie joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2020.

  • Nadia Levin
    Nadia Levin

    Nadia is CEO of Research Australia and leads national advocacy for health and medical research innovation. Nadia has successfully driven recognition and a change in strategies to support the translation of research discovery and innovation into collective opportunity.

    Part of her focus is showcasing digital evolution in healthcare and bio sciences progress in Australia. She was part of a national effort aimed at changing the way we fund research. She is Co-Chair of the Frontiers Health and Medical Research Initiative.

    Nadia is currently Managing Director of Research Australia, and a non-executive Director on the boards of the New Zealanders for Health Research. She previously served on the board of the Australian Synchrotron. Nadia is a state and federal advisor for working groups and committees across the sector and is a mentor on the Industry Mentoring Network for STEM (IMNIS) network for early career researchers.

    Nadia joined the NSLHD Board in 2022.

  • The Hon Patricia Forsythe AM

    The Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM most recently served as Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. Patricia is a former member of the NSW Legislative Council and former Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.

    Patricia is currently a member of the Water NSW Board and is Chair of the NSW Government’s International Education Advisory Committee.

    Patricia has served as a board member of NSW Port Authority, Destination NSW, Hunter Development Corporation, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Board, Macquarie University Council and Cricket NSW.

    Patricia is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019.

    Patricia joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2023.

  • Adam Johnston

    Adam is a solicitor, holding a Master of Laws from the University of New England, Armidale, and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former long-term Member of the Government Solicitors Committee of the Law Society of NSW, was a founding member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Sydney North Primary Health Network and has worked in various complaint handling roles for the NSW Ombudsman and the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON).

    He has a wealth of experience as consumer representative for a number of health agencies including Health Consumers NSW, Clinical Excellence Commission and Northern Sydney Local Health District’s Mental Health Drug and Alcohol service.

    Adam joined the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board in 2023.


The NSLHD Board Minutes

Northern Sydney Local Health District Board is committed to open and transparent governance. As part of this commitment, the minutes of the monthly Board meetings will be published each month on this webpage.​