Expressions of Interest Open for Aboriginal Health Council

WNSW PHN is currently seeking expressions of interest for Aboriginal Health Council (AHC) Membership. 

Expressions of interest for membership of the AHC are sought from Aboriginal & Torres Strait people with experience in Aboriginal Health, Human Services, or community development and an understanding of the health of Aboriginal people in the Western NSW Primary Health Network footprint. 

Expressions of Interest will be accepted up to Friday September 16, 2022.

Download the AHC Terms of Reference Information here

Download an AHC Expression of Interest Form here


Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has established five Advisory Councils which each report through to the Board. The Councils assist the organisation set strategic direction, evaluate outcomes of services and support the design of new services to meet the needs of local communities. 

Clinical Councils provide support and advice to the Board on opportunities to further develop clinical services to meet community needs.

Community Councils support WNSW PHN to understand and address health needs within local communities, including access to services and service gaps. 

The Aboriginal Health Council supports WNSW PHN to understand locally relevant Aboriginal Community perspectives in relation to their unique health needs, access to services and service gaps.

Far West Community Advisory Council Membership

  1. Sorna Nachiappan – Chair
  2. Lynnette (Lyn) Flanagan
  3. Joan Sanderson
  4. Kerry Wall
  5. Wendy Chynoweth
  6. Karen Behsmann
  7. Rynette Gentle
  8. Emma Moore
  9. Richard (Dick) Wagner
  10. Glenis Beaumont

Board Liaison Director:

Greg Sam

Far West Clinical Advisory Council Membership

  1. Dr Marybeth Macisaac - Chair
  2. Georgina Drewery
  3. Katherine Bissett
  4. Barbara Turner
  5. Chelsea Anderson
  6. Dr Aliza Lord
  7. Dr Justin Gladman
  8. Paul Mackinder
  9. Dr Joshua Crase

Board Liaison Director:

Dr Vlad Matic

Western Community Advisory Council Membership

  1. Louise Johnson - Chair
  2. Georgina Luscombe
  3. Gordon Hill
  4. Vivian Slack-Smith
  5. Sally Torr
  6. Ricky Puata
  7. Rhonda Gleeson
  8. Michelle Steele
  9. Marilyn Osborne
  10. Terese Scheepers

Board Liaison Director:

Yvonne Rowling

Western Clinical Advisory Council Membership

  1. Dr Ai-Vee Chua - Chair
  2. Dr Neil McCarthy
  3. Dr Anna Windsor
  4. Lisa Gibson
  5. Lynne Lambell
  6. Alison Amor
  7. Dr Amanda Brownlow
  8. Ben Loiacono

Board Liaison Director:

Cathy Baynie

Aboriginal Health Advisory Council Membership

  1. Patricia Bates-Canty
  2. Brendon Cutmore
  3. Christine Peckham
  4. Max Saxby
  5. Robert Salt
  6. Paul Carr
  7. Corina Kemp
  8. Julie Blackhall (Ex-Officio)

Board Liaison Director:

Melina Saunders

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