Our Board

Ros Knight - Chair

Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

Ros Knight is an Endorsed Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with 28 years’ experience. She runs a Private Practice in Chatswood focussed on Adults and Adolescents with a broad range of mental health issues and lives within Northern Sydney area.

She has over her career provided leadership and sat on many advisory groups within the Psychology Industry and Mental Health sector in particular and has a broad understanding of current issues.  She is the immediate Past President of the Australian Psychology Society.

She has contributed to training and research at Macquarie University including over 13 years as the Clinic Director of the Psychology Clinic until 2020 -– a training Clinic for Clinical, Clinical Neuropsychology and Organisational Provisional Psychologists and coordinated a listserve of Post-graduate Placement Coordinators from Universities around Australia to address workforce development.

She has over three years experience as a Company Director and has completed the AICD training (GAICD), with additional training in NFP Boards. She has been a member of the Clinical Council of the SNHN and the Mental Health Advisory Group from inception until end 2018.

Prof Simon Willcock

Prof. Simon Willcock - Deputy Chair

Professor and 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.

Simon is Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee.

Dr Magdalen Campbell

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 held the position of Chair of the Sydney North Health Network board from its inception in 2015 to November 2017.

Magda is Co-Chair of the Clinical Council.

Jane Flemming, OAM OLY

Appointed Director - Marketing and Community health

Jane Flemming has an extensive and high-profile career in elite sport, marketing, sponsorship, media and community health.

With 13 Australian titles, 2 Gold medals, and 2 silver medals to her name, Jane has been a competitor or commentator at eight Olympic Games, five Commonwealth Games, a Youth Olympics and nine World Athletics Championships.  Jane was awarded the Order of Australia in 2013 for contribution towards Athletics and the Community; and received the 2019 NSW Government Community Services Award.

Jane is an accomplished sport, media and businessperson with demonstrated national and global sponsorship, management, event, marketing, public relations, media and community health experience.   She set up a consultancy firm “Flemming Promotions” in 1990 and has successfully evaluated, negotiated and developed corporate sponsorship strategies and implemented major multi–million-dollar sponsorships on behalf of their clients, some of which are now held up as best practice examples. Jane has developed a diverse network of influential individuals, organisations and senior executives both in Australia and internationally.  An intelligent, goal-oriented, solution driven, passionate and energetic individual, with a record of high achievement and an excellent understanding of sport, community health, media, corporate environments and all levels of government and their interactions.

Grant Cameron

Appointed Director - Medical Informatics, Marketing and Branding

Grant Cameron has extensive international experience in Medical Informatics, working on a range of health IT projects including large fully electronic medical record systems in Australia, South East Asia and in the USA. With a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Graduate Diploma Data Processing, he was an IT trained doctor at the intersection of policy decision making and operational implementation.

In 2000 Grant brought this experience into engaging communities with health IT through his family’s regional radio broadcasting. By focusing on engagement with local communities (the company’s tagline is “we share local stories to grow communities”) the company has thrived in a disrupted media marketplace; growing from 10 stations in 2000 to 49 stations in 2019. During this time, Grant was also on the Board of the industry association for 10 years and significantly involved in industry activities. Grant has now stepped into a non-executive chair role.

Grant remains focused on engaging communities with health IT, noting there remains a great number of challenges in the health and wellness space (access and navigation of an increasingly complex system, aging population, and costs of highly personalized therapies), and there are tremendous advances in technology (including AI driven natural language processing, machine vision and data analysis as well as significant leaps in biological systems) that need to be successfully incorporated.

Grant is Chair of the Business Development Committee.

Sana Issa

Elected Director - GP Pharmacist

Sana Issa is an accomplished pharmacist and business leader with over 35 years of diverse experience across the community pharmacy, general practice, and IT development spaces. Particularly, through her role as IT manager at AMFAC, she developed a keen interest in the manner by which population data can assist with the understanding of various health needs.

Having then owned three community pharmacies for 16 years, Sana has a deep understanding of clinical service delivery within the community pharmacy setting. Throughout her career, Sana has been involved in advisory committees with the National Prescribing Service (NPS), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) & Wentwest PHN.

In her current role as GP pharmacist, Sana is responsible for clinical governance, quality improvement and risk management. She is passionate about advancing the quality of healthcare delivery and optimising patient outcomes within the primary care setting. Sana has been a driving force advocating for GP-Pharmacist collaboration to enhance patient centered care.

Samantha Challinor

Appointed Director – BBus (Accounting), FCPA, JP, FAICD

An accomplished former Executive Director Corporate Services and former Deputy CEO, Samantha is adept at bringing financial, information technology and risk management oversight and governance to organisations through expertise gained in government, non-government, and multi-national corporate sectors. She has over 20 years of experience in these areas.

Samantha is a Director of RSL Lifecare, a member of the RSL Lifecare Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee, a member of the RSL Lifecare Care and Services Committee and Chair of the SPHN Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Dr Daniel Nour

Elected Director

Dr Daniel Nour is a Junior Doctor having graduated from James Cook University in 2019. Identifying a gap in the healthcare of vulnerable people in New South Wales, Dr Daniel Nour founded Street Side Medics in August 2020. It’s a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people experiencing homelessness with a team of 220 volunteers and clinics across NSW.

Daniel was awarded 2022 NSW Young Australian of the year in recognition of his social conscious and commitment to improving the health to those who are homeless and vulnerable.

Daniel has worked closely with local health organisations, state and federal government. He has a passion for community healthcare and ensuring access to healthcare is optimised for those that are vulnerable and disenfranchised.

Sarah Barter

Appointed Director - Consultant: Consumer and Community Engagement BA (Psych), LLB, MPH

Sarah is an experienced Board Director appointed to the SNHN and Karitane Boards and previously to the St Vincent’s Clinic Board. She is also a consumer advisor for NSLHD. Sarah has over 14 years of experience working to improve Australia’s health and aged care sector, including 4 years as an independent consultant. Before that, Sarah worked in management roles for NSW Health and HammondCare and was a sessional academic for Western Sydney University.

Sarah is passionate about partnering with consumers and communities to codesign and deliver better care and services for the population. She is particularly interested in designing strong governance and quality, safety, and risk management systems.

Sarah blends her personal and professional experience to drive the delivery of person-centred care for improving the health, well-being, and quality of life for people of the Northern Sydney region.Growing up on Sydney’s North Shore, Sarah now lives with her two primary school-aged children in leafy Lane Cove. Outside of work, Sarah loves exploring the beautiful bushwalks in the area, yoga, and the beach!

Dr Liz Marles

Elected Director - General Practitioner