Our Team

Kevin Barrow

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin has more than 20 years’ of experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently he was the CEO of the Butterfly Foundation, the national charity for people impacted by eating disorders and body image issues.

Prior to this he was Managing Director for Philips Australia and New Zealand, overseeing all of Philips’ businesses and its supporting operations. Kevin joined Philips from the medical technology firm BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company) where he was the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. He has also held several senior sales and marketing management roles at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.

Kevin was appointed to the Board of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) in 2009-2010 and was elected Chairman in 2012, serving in that role until his departure from Becton, Dickinson and Company. Born in New Zealand, Kevin holds a Master of Science (with 1st Class Honours) from Waikato University, New Zealand. He obtained an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ramon del Carmen

Chief Financial Officer

Ramon del Carmen is a senior organisational leader with extensive experience in highly competitive and heavily regulated environments including commercial banking and telecommunications as well as the not-for-profit health sector.

He combines innovation and strategic thinking with strong leadership to deliver results in challenging environments that are undergoing significant and time-critical change.

Prior to joining Sydney North Health Network, Ramon was the CEO of Primary and Community Care Services Limited (PCCS), Northern Sydney Medicare Local and St John of God Health Care’s two private psychiatric hospitals in NSW.

Ramon holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and an MBA and Master of Arts (Business Research) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). He is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Deb Pallavicini

General Manager – Primary Healthcare Engagement & Coordination

Deborah’s general management responsibilities include teams working with and supporting primary healthcare providers across our region, including General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals. Her strategic approach to role responsibilities provides solid direction for those teams engaged in quality improvement, chronic disease management, digital health, emergency response, improved service integration, corporate communications, and marketing.  Deborah is also responsible for directing the Clinical Engagement team, ensuring our professional members’ capabilities are continually enhanced for delivering the right care to our local community at the right time and place.

With over 12 years of experience working as a Practice Manager in medium to large General Practices, Deborah has also worked with the Improvement Foundation (IF), taking part in the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives on two occasions. The experience she gained over this period has translated into a strong and practical understanding of the Primary Care environment and the importance of Quality Improvement for enhancing patient outcomes.

Deborah’s experience at SNHN is inclusive of involvement in the development and rollout of quality improvement programs inclusive of dementia management in general practice and broader chronic disease management programs; the COVID-19 response across the region’s primary care providers inclusive of RACFs, coupled with the later rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Deborah holds a Master’s in Health Management focusing on Quality and Safety in Healthcare and a Graduate Certificate in Health Science.

Eugene McGarrell

General Manager - Commissioning and Planning

Eugene has served the health and wellbeing sector in the UK and Australia for 44 years. His range of experience includes clinical, community development, management, executive and Ministerial advisory roles in health, disability, child protection, homelessness, early childhood development and workers compensation. Eugene considers himself a systems thinker with a track record in bringing together people, agencies and sectors to tackle complex wicked problems.

As Chief Executive Officer at Healthy Australia he led the roll out of a number of social innovations to protect children, promote children’s health and realise children’s learning potential through programs including Safe, feedAustralia and a place-based program, Thriving Together. Eugene introduced new concepts to the workers compensation system to prevent injuries and promote recovery through community and social initiatives including social prescribing.

He is a strong advocate for challenging convention and disrupting the status quo in the pursuit of developing socially innovative solutions to address deep-rooted problems caused by disadvantage. Eugene understands the need for community, government, non-government and business to work together collaboratively to establish a flourishing ecosystem that supports wellbeing.

Eugene’s career started in 1979 as a mental health nurse. He spent years in various roles in government health and social services in the UK and Australia, on a mission to tackle the ‘wicked’ problems affecting vulnerable people, families and communities. In 1998, he joint-led a project with the Royal Borough of Kingston to integrate mental health and social care teams that led to a reduction in suicide rates by 40%.

He understands that by empowering vulnerable communities to design their own solutions and encouraging experimentation and exploration of new approaches to the delivery of services supporting the community can deliver improved health, social and economic wellbeing.

In 2013, Eugene co-designed and delivered The Collective NSW to better connect community, government, non-government and business to break the cycle of disadvantage. The Collective NSW sparked several successful initiatives, including the Greenway Wellbeing Centre, Community Around Kids and Supported Independent Living Cooperative (SILC).

Eugene holds a PG Dip in Care Policy and Management from London Guildhall University and is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate.

Craig Parsons

General Manager - Partnerships & Innovation

Craig Parsons is the General Manager, Partnerships and innovation at Northern Sydney Primary Health Network, operated by Sydney North Health Network (SNHN). Craig leads SNHN’s teams driving integration in mental health, drug and alcohol and aged care services.

With a Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters in Coaching Psychology, Craig has over 20 years of experience in the mental health, drug & alcohol, and suicide prevention sectors. Before joining Sydney North Health Network in 2016, Craig worked as a Regional Manager at Community Managed Organisation, Neami National. There, Craig led the development of a range of services and programs supporting young people and adults experiencing severe mental illness and homelessness. Craig is passionate about driving reform and innovation to ensure community members have access to high-quality, evidence-based services that meet their holistic, mental, and well-being health needs.

Meet the Team

Donna Pettigrew
Executive Manager – Health Workforce & Systems Improvement

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Steven Darlow
Data Analytics Officer

Melanie Gould
Care Coordinator – Aboriginal Health

Alex Jaksetic
Primary Care Advancement Coordinator

Brooke Jay
Clinical Engagement Manager

Kim Kindler
Primary Care Advancement Coordinator

Damien Long
Communications & Marketing Manager

Rocky Luo
Digital Health Coordinator

Shirin Mohebbaty
Legal Counsel/Company Secretary

Debra Clark
Aged Care Lead

Judy Galton
Education Coordinator

Robi Robinson
Education Program & HealthPathways Review Coordinator

Dr Rebecca Roach
HealthPathways GP Clinical Editor

Sherryn Moltzen
Community Engagement Coordinator