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Dr Magdalen Campbell - Chair

Elected Director – General Practitioner

Dr Magda Campbell is a general practitioner and principal of her own practice at Pennant Hills for 24 years. Magda is also a Fellow of the RACGP with more than 18 years’ experience in the Divisions of General Practice.

Magda is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has had training in corporate governance, strategic planning, board financials and media skills.

Magda has held numerous executive roles on the GP Network Northside Board including Chair and Treasurer, which are complemented by 12 years of representative General Practice and Division roles on various Northern Sydney Area Health committees and 12 years working at the Hornsby Hospital as a GP Liaison Officer. Magda was a member of the Northern Sydney Medicare Local Board since January 2012 and is now Chair of the Sydney North Primary Health Network board.

Dr Harry Nespolon - Deputy Chair

Elected Director – General Practitioner

Harry was Chair of the Division of General Practice and the Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local. He is also Chair of GP Synergy, the largest general practice training provider in Australia. He has held many other directorships and is a regular member of a number of professional and representative committees.

He is a general practitioner who operates two general practices in Sydney CBD and Neutral Bay. He participates in many aspects of general practice training.

Apart from his medical qualifications, he holds law and economic degrees and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a MBA and recently completed a Master of Health Law.

Dr Stephen Ginsborg

Elected Director – General Practitioner

Dr Stephen Ginsborg has been a General Practitioner on the Northern Beaches for over 30 years.

Stephen is a Director of Manly Warringah Division of General Practice and was Deputy Chair of Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local. He is Chair of the SNPHN Clinical Governance Committee.

Stephen is also a Medical Director of the National Home Doctor Service. In this work, and in collaboration with the Local Health District, Stephen helps develop strategies to assist GPs plan options for older people to receive care in a manner and place of their choice. His interests include Mental Health, Elder and Palliative Care. He liaises with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community and works with remote Aboriginal Medical Services.

Brynnie Goodwill

Appointed Director – Former Corporate Lawyer

After an early career in international corporate law, Brynnie Goodwill has spent thirty years helping communities and businesses respond creatively to challenges, with a focus on innovation, building partnerships and increasing collaboration.

Brynnie has worked as CEO, board member and senior executive of not-for-profit organisations, in sustainability, end-of-life care, social/economic justice and supporting Indigenous perspectives, culture and languages. Brynnie’s expertise is in strategy, entrepreneurship, community engagement and governance. Her passion is community engagement and community-driven initiatives to achieve better outcomes. Brynnie was the Health Consumer Board Director of Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local. She has been a Northern Beaches resident for 25 years and brings a commitment to achieving quality community-based healthcare in our region.

Brynnie is the Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee of SNPHN and is a member of the SNPHN Community Council.

Carolynn Hodges

Elected Director – Allied Health Professional (Clinical Psychologist)

Carolynn Hodges has been employed in both the public and private sectors as a Clinical Psychologist and has been working full-time in her own private practice in the Hornsby area for 8 years.

She is well aware of the difficulties and needs in the mental health areas of our community based on her clinical experience working in the mental health profession, and past involvement as a co-ordinator and committee member of a not-for-profit organisation.

Carolynn has been a Director with Northern Sydney Medical Local for two years and is a member of the Clinical Governance committee and the Nominations committee.

Carolynn holds a Masters Degree of Clinical Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and also a Member of its Clinical College. Additionally, Carolynn is a Member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis and has also qualified as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Directors and has attained their Foundations of Directorship Diploma.

Kathryn Loxton

Elected Director – Allied Health Professional (Occupational Therapist)

Kate Loxton is an Occupational Therapist working in the areas of neurology and aged care including dementia since 1984. In 1997 Kate founded Rehab on the Move, a multidisciplinary allied health service company. In 2005 Kate developed Child First Therapy specialising in the needs of children with complex care and health needs, providing services to children outside the hospital setting.

She has a passion for integrated care to assist adults and children alike to live fulfilled lives within their home and community environments and as part of her commitment to this she became a member of the Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local Board and now the Sydney North Primary Health Network board. Kate also sits on the board of the Brain Injury Association NSW.

Her role in the provision of private primary health services requires her to look at innovative ways to partner with other health and community service providers in the community to build an efficient primary health care network to improve the health and quality of life of people living in our community. Kate’s background as an Occupational Therapist and her completion of the AICD course has enabled her to develop skills in risk management which she brings to Sydney North Primary Health Network.

Prof Simon Willcock

Prof. Simon Willcock

Elected Director – General Practitioner

Professor Simon Willcock has extensive experience in clinical practice, medical education, primary care research, organisational governance and medical workforce development.

Simon has worked closely with State and Commonwealth Governments on a broad range of initiatives and was a board director of Northern Sydney Medicare Local (NSML). He is past Chair of General Practice Education and Training (GPET), and past Independent Medical Director of Health Workforce Australia.

Simon is Director of primary care Services at Macquarie University Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences and an Elected Member Director and Chair of the Avant Mutual Group and a Director of the Doctors Health Fund.

Samantha Challinor

Elected Director – BBus (Accounting), CPA, JP, GAICD

An accomplished Executive Manager, Sam is adept at bringing financial oversight and process to organisations through experience gained in the government, non-government and multi-national corporate sectors. Sam is currently the Corporate Services Director at the Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW Ministry for Health. Prior to this appointment she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local.

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