Severe heatwave conditions are forecast in NSW in the coming days. Read more


Clinical council

The Clinical Council advises the Board on:

  • clinical issues that are unique to the needs of the region
  • opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical and health care services
  • population health planning
  • commissioning of programs and services that support local and national priorities.

We collaborate with a variety of stakeholders on projects and inform them of new developments and opportunities in primary care. 

The Clinical Council comprises health professionals, including a combination of those working within primary care (GPs, practice nurses, practice managers, allied health professionals) and others with strong experience in primary care.


Dr Nadia Clifton 

General Practitioner

Deputy Chair:

Ms Jacky Peile

Occupational Therapist


Ms Adele Tahan


Dr Alessandra Doolan

Principal Consultant

Ms Annette Ruhotas Morgan

Principal Consultant

Dr Ann-Marie Crozier

Medical Director, Hospital in the Home, Sydney Local Health District

Ms Barbara Kallinosis


Ms Cherie Bennett

Clinical Nurse Consultant

Dr Daniel Chanisheff

General Practitioner

A/Prof Francis Merritt

Psychologist and Head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, University of Notre Dame

Dr Janice Tan

General Practitioner

Ms Jessica Knox


Dr John Petrozzi


Ms Lou-Anne Blunden

Executive Director, Clinical Services Integration, Sydney Local Health District

Dr Margot Woods

General Practitioner

Dr Martina Gleeson

General Practitioner

Prof Peter Gonski

Director of Southcare Aged and Extended Care at Sutherland Hospital and Community Services, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Miss Rachel Salib


Prof Raghu Lingam

Professor of Paediatric Population Health, UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Dr Rebekah Hoffman

General Practitioner

Dr Rula Ali

General Practitioner

Prof Sarah Dennis

Physiotherapist and Professor of Allied Health, University of Sydney

Mr Chris Hay

A/g General Manager, Mental Health Services, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Mrs Shaza Rifi

General Practice Practice Manager

Ms Suzana Petrozzi

Clinical Psychologist

Mr Trent Carruthers

Exercise Physiologist

Dr William Lee

General Practitioner