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Community Council

 The Community Council advises the Board On:

  • how to ensure decisions, investments, and innovations are person-centred, cost effective,locally relevant and aligned to local care experiences and expectations
  • service gaps
  • the integration of consumer, carer and community views into levels of primary health service
  • operations, planning and policy development
  • advocacy on behalf of the community, consumers and carers
  • how to increase consumer, carer and community participation in the Central and EasternSydney PHN region.

The Community Council comprises consumers, community representatives, and others with strong experience in the intersection of primary care and the community.


Ms Janet Green

CEO, Community-based organisation

Deputy Chair:


Mr Anton Mayne 

Consumer advocate 

Mr Ben Steele 

Consumer advocate 

Mr Bill Campos

CEO, Community-based organisation

Ms Cheryl Brady 

Community Partnerships Officer, Population and Community Health, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Dr Christine Lau

Network Integrated Care Clinical Lead, Sydne Children’s Hospital Network

Ms Elaine Macnish

CEO, Community-based organisation

Ms Esta Paschalidis-Chilas

CEO, Community-based organisation

Ms Fiona Stevenson


Ms Jenny Smith 

Consumer advocate 

Ms Julie McCarthy 

Principal consultant 

Ms Julie Millard 

Credentialed mental health nurse, principal consultant

Ms Kate Melhopt 

CEO, Community-based organisation 

Ms Kirsten Woodward

Manager – Social programs and services, City of Sydney

Mr Matthew Halpin

Community Participation Manager, Sydney Local Health District

Ms Rebecca Vanlierop

Clinical Services Manager, Community-based organisation

Mrs Rebecca Wood

Manager Business Sport & Community Services, Sutherland Shire Council

Mr Tim Chen

Consumer advocate

Ms Vicki Johnston

Principal consultant

Ms Wendy French

General Manger, Aboriginal Corporation organisation


Right Care, Right Place, Right Time.