Our Team

Lynelle Hales

Chief Executive Officer

Lynelle Hales is an accomplished health executive who brings over 20 years’ experience in executive health and social care leadership roles at local, state and national levels across the Australian and UK health systems. Lynelle has led the design and delivery of innovative approaches to healthcare, including strategic planning, service redesign, integrated commissioning, and working in partnership to deliver transformational change.

As CEO of Sydney North Health Network, Lynelle is advancing strong strategic alliances to lead localised and responsive health commissioning that result in holistic care for the community, wrap-around services and system integration with primary healthcare as the foundation.

Lynelle Hales is a Registered Nurse, and holds a Bachelor of Health Education, Masters in Health Planning, and is currently completing a Doctorate in Applied Public Health. Lynelle is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cynthia Stanton

Chief Operating Officer

Cynthia Stanton is a healthcare professional with over 12 years’ experience developing and implementing primary care programs to support healthcare professionals and integrating health services to improve the patient journey. Her extensive knowledge of the Northern Sydney region comes from experience working previously in both the Division of General Practice and Medicare Local.

Cynthia has led successful primary care and integrated care programs including Sydney North’s Person Centred Medical Home program, Primary Care Nurse Transition program and Primary Care Education program, which has supported growth and development for local health professionals and strengthened the delivery of local primary care to patients.

At Sydney North Health Network, Cynthia leads the Primary Care Advancement and Integration team, who are focused on building primary care capacity through quality improvement, development of local health pathways and connecting health providers through digital health to support smoother transitions of care and the delivery of a simplified healthcare system for our community.

Cynthia’s knowledge of the primary care sector and understanding of the importance of integrated care in the patient’s healthcare journey is backed by a Bachelor of Science, Pharmacology.

Jim Keech

General Manager – Strategy and Innovation

Jim Keech is a senior healthcare leader with extensive experience in strategic healthcare planning in response to population health needs within the United Kingdom and Australia primary care setting. Qualified with a Master of Science, Public Health, Jim is a passionate advocate for health system reform and sustainability. Jim is responsible for implementing the integrated commissioning strategy for Sydney North Primary Health Network which is focussed on delivering new and innovative mental health, alcohol and other drugs and hospital avoidance primary care services across the region.

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).

Meet the Team

Sue Barry
Primary Care Advancement Manager

Lara Bayeva
Accounts Officer

Annette Bewicke
Executive Assistant to CEO

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Saumya Raman
Planning and Performance Manager

James Carrington
Community & Youth Coordinator

Debra Clark
Aged Care Lead

Sandra Collins
Primary Care Advancement Coordinator – Integration

Donna Pettigrew
Executive Manager, Health Workforce & Systems Improvement

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Steven Darlow
Data Analytics Officer

Judy Galton
Education Coordinator

Melanie Gould
Care Coordinator – Aboriginal Health

Alex Jaksetic
Primary Care Advancement Coordinator

Craig Parsons
Mental Health Commissioning Manager

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

Sherryn Moltzen
Community Engagement Coordinator

Deb Pallavicini
General Manager – Primary Healthcare & Community Engagement

Robi Robinson
Education Program & HealthPathways Review Coordinator

Dr Fiona Robinson

Dr Fiona Robinson
HealthPathways GP Clinical Lead

Dr Helen Wainwright
HealthPathways GP Clinical Editor

Dr Rebecca Roach
HealthPathways GP Clinical Editor