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Executive Team

20223011 Emt Nathalie Hansen

Nathalie Hansen

BA (Hons), GradCert Management, PostGradDip Social Research and Evaluation

Nathalie has twenty-five years’ experience working in health with expertise in planning, stakeholder engagement, funding and contract management.

Nathalie has worked in health care management for more than fifteen years. She was previously responsible for Planning and Engagement at Central and Eastern Sydney PHN and Inner West Sydney Medicare Local. Prior to that she had a long career at the Department of Health where she managed programs in primary health care, rural health, drug and alcohol treatment and mental health.
20223011 Emt Mariam F

Mariam Faraj

General Manager, Clinical Services
BSocSc, GradDipEd, DipMgt

Mariam Faraj is the General Manager of Clinical Services for Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. Mariam has a background in Social Science and Policy, Education and Management with more than 20 years’ experience in primary and mental health care. Her work has included the planning, co-design, implementation and management of numerous primary and mental health services and programs.

Mariam’s strategic leadership, ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders, comprehensive understanding of health and deep caring nature has seen her champion innovative models of care that improve the health outcomes of our community.

About Clinical Services: The Clinical Services stream is responsible for CESPHN’s additional schedules that address national health priorities with a focus on commissioning services gaps in the region. This stream addresses priorities such as mental health, drug and alcohol, after hours and Aboriginal health.
20223011 Emt Brendan Goodger

Brendan Goodger

General Manager, Primary Care Improvement
BSW(Hons), GradDip Medical Social Science, PhD (Clinical Epidemiology and Community Medicine)
Brendan is the General Manager of Primary Care Improvement and he has over 20 years’ experience working in health. His first six years was spent as a clinical social worker advocating for the needs of clients in complex service environments. 

After undertaking higher degree research studies, Brendan has gone on to lead teams for the Australian and NSW Governments working in health planning, health policy and statewide projects from project commissioning to design to implementation and evaluation. His work has focussed on achieving health gains for priority population groups.

He is particularly committed to finding innovative service solutions to long standing issues. Brendan’s focus is about achieving outcomes and working collaboratively to drive an agenda of sustainable change.

About Primary Care Improvement: The role of the Primary Care Improvement stream is to work with primary care providers to build the capacity of providers and services to provide high quality, evidence-based, person-centred and led health care. This stream addresses priorities such as aged care, chronic disease, sexual health, child and adolescent health, digital health, NDIS, practice support, integration, cancer screening and immunisation.
20223011 Emt Peter Manchester 2

Peter Manchester

General Manager, Corporate Services

About Corporate Services: The Corporate Services stream provides a crucial support function that enables CESPHN to meet its organisational goals. It includes financial management and control, procurement and contract management, infrastructure, HR and governance.
20223011 Emt Lynn Garlick

Dr Lynn Garlick


Lynn Garlick is the General Manager for Planning and Engagement. She is an experienced executive, most recently as the Director of Community Services at Woollahra Council. Lynn has always been committed to improving wellbeing for individuals and communities. She has planned and managed health and community services for over twenty years. Having worked for LHDs, State and local government, community sector and private health sector, Lynn understands these different stakeholders. 

With both social work and communications qualifications, Lynn combines her human services understanding with her communication expertise and has created and led successful social marketing campaigns, such as the Love, Talk, Sing, Read, Play communication strategy about the importance of 0-5 years. She is an author and has used her platform as an author to have impact as an advocate for vulnerable women and children. 

About Planning and Engagement: This stream is responsible for strengthening the PHN’s collaboration, engagement and integration with its diverse stakeholder groups. It includes planning and performance, business development, CPD, marketing and communications and strategic engagement.