Skip to content >>

 

ISLHD Board

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Board is chaired by Clinical Professor Denis King OAM and 12 Board Members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our LHD.

 

 

denis

Clinical Professor Denis King OAM

MB, BS, FRACS
Clinical Professor Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
Clinical Associate Professor, University of NSW
Chair, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Board

 
Clinical Professor King holds an Honorary Medical Officer colorectal surgery appointment at St George Hospital. He is the chair of the NSW Health Ministerial Committee and previously held the positions of Executive Clinical Director, SESIAHS and the Director of the Division of Surgery at St George Hospital. Clinical Professor King has over 40 years experience in colorectal surgical practice and as Chair of the ISLHD Board continues his strong commitment to clinical management and health consulting.

Ms Jill Boehm OAM

MMngt(Public Health)
 
Ms Boehm is a registered nurse and former registered midwife. She has many years experience as a senior nurse manager and a Masters degree in Management (Public Health). She has held numerous appointments across the public, private and not-for-profit health sectors and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Cancer Council NSW and a Board appointed member of its Governance Committee and Audit and Finance Committee. As a member and Deputy Chair of the ISLHD Board, Ms Boehm remains committed to quality patient care with a strong focus on those people diagnosed with cancer and the impact this disease has on their families.

 

Clinical Associate Professor Stephen Andersen OAM

    MBBS, FRCPA, BSc, MBA


Dr Andersen has been a practising specialist pathologist in both the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions since 1976. He founded Andersen Pathology in 1979, now known as Southern-IML Pathology. He is Deputy Chancellor of the University of Wollongong and a member of the University Council. He holds the position of Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, and is also a member of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. He is involved with IHMRI in a population-based study of laboratory test results in the region

Mr Roger Downs

LLB, BCom, PostGradDipMngt
 
Mr Downs is Chairman of Kells Lawyers and practices extensively in corporate, business and commercial law. He has degrees in Law and Commerce and Management and is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Business Law and Property Law. He is currently a Director of Community Alliance Credit Union Ltd, Deputy Chair of Warrigal Care and Chair of the Law Society of NSW Business Law Committee. Mr Downs is particularly interested in corporate governance and his focus for ISLHD is to further develop a framework for organisational culture that aligns with the strategic plan to deliver world-class patient experiences and outcomes for our community.

Professor Kathy Eagar

MA(Psychology), GDipEd Stud (Health), PhD(Public Health), FAFRM(Hon)

Professor Eagar has over 30 years experience working as a clinician, senior manager and an academic and is Professor, Health Services Research, University of Wollongong and Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute. She was awarded an Honorary Life Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Royal Australian College of Physicians) and an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. As an ISLHD Board member she is committed to population health planning, funding and resource allocation.

 

Paul

Mr Paul Knight

Mr Knight has over 17 years experience in senior management and is currently the Managing Director of two private businesses; Djenbella Group and Indig HR, both of which encompass Indigenous employment and business and economic development consultancy. In his role as an ISLHD Board member, Mr Knight continues his advocacy for improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders and people with a disability and to ensuring equity of access to health services for all. 

Bill Lovegrove 

Professor Bill Lovegrove AO

BA(Hons), PhD Psych
 

Professor Lovegrove has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector, having held a number of senior university positions across the country, including as the University of Southern Queensland’s longest serving Vice-Chancellor. He is currently President of the Nan Tien Institute and Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern Queensland and the University of Wollongong, where he also supervises psychology students. He is Chair of the Graduate Careers Australia Board, Chair of the Open Colleges Education and Training Advisory Board and member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Academic Board. Professor Lovegrove has extensive skills in strategic planning, performance review, monitoring, team building and corporate culture. Prof Lovegrove received an Order of Australia on Australia Day 2017 for his service to leadership in the tertiary education sector, to developing academia in regional areas, and to cooperative research in a variety of fields.

Ms Marisa Mastroianni

BCom, MCom, CPA, GAICD, FAICD
 
Ms Mastroianni is the Chief Executive Officer of UOW Enterprises, a commercial subsidiary of the University of Wollongong. She is a member of the ISLHD Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Wollongong Catholic Diocesan Finance Council. Marisa holds bachelor and master degrees in Commerce, is a Certified Practicing Accountant, and both a Graduate and Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  As an ISLHD Board member, Ms Mastroianni brings expertise in finance, risk management, corporate governance, organisational change and strategic planning. She is committed to ensuring equitable resource allocation together with best practice health delivery to meet the needs of the community.

Mr Geoff O’Donnell

DipBus(Real Estate Valuation), GAICD
 
Mr O’Donnell is the Managing Director of a privately owned Illawarra based investment company and has experience across the coal, steel, mining, agriculture and construction industries. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Council Member of the University of Wollongong. He is a member of the Board Finance and Performance Committee within ISLHD. His focus as an ISLHD Board member is to maximise the efficiency of available resources to achieve an organisational environment in which people can be their most effective.

Dr William Pratt

MBBS, MPH&TM, FRACP

Dr Pratt is an infection diseases physician and general physician. He has worked and trained in New South Wales and Queensland and has experience in viral hepatitis and a broad range of general internal medicine.  Dr Pratt is actively involved in the Hospital in the Home (HITH) program. His priorities for ISLHD include improving access to health care throughout the District as well as a focus on the quality of care provided.

john Stubbs 

Mr John Stubbs

BA, Dip(Acc), JP

Mr Stubbs is an independent health management consultant with extensive experience in executive leadership roles within the health sector. Over the past 16 years, he has been instrumental in driving the national cancer and health agenda, particularly through his roles at Cancer Voices Australia, the Leukaemia Foundation Australia and as an advocate for cancer services. He is currently a member of the Cancer Institute NSW Board, NSW Health Consumers Association Board and Medical Board of Australia NSW Division. Mr Stubbs is keen to contribute to the betterment of patient and health outcomes for the community, particularly in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region where he has recently moved.

Professor Gerard Sutton AO

BEng(Hons), MEngSc, PhD
 
Professor Sutton is the chair of the Academic and Research Network (AARNet) Board and a Board member of the Port Kembla Port Corporation and Think Pty Ltd. He is a member of the Bundanon Trust and was the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong.  Professor Sutton is committed to the management and governance of ISLHD and is particularly interested in enhancing community engagement.

Mrs Carrie Schulman

BSc, MPA/Health Svc Admin., Cert. Physical Therapy

Ms Schulman is a clinician with twenty years experience in executive management roles across the health care continuum (hospitals, aged care, hospital in the home, hospice, and outpatients); and fifteen years of consulting experience for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the US, UK, and Australia. As a member of the Board Ms Schulman intends to focus on the efficient delivery of high quality, patient centred care across the District.

 

The Board and Chief Executive are responsible for:

  • Improving local patient outcomes and responding to issues that arise throughout our Local Health District.
  • Monitoring the performance of our Local Health District against performance measures in the LHD Service Agreement.
  • Delivering services and performance standards within an agreed budget, based on annual strategic and operating plans. This forms the basis of our Local Health District Service Agreement.
  • Ensuring services are provided efficiently and accountably.
  • Production of Annual Reports that are subject to State financial accountability and audit frameworks.
  • Maintaining effective communication with local and State public health stakeholders.

  Click here to read ISLHD's Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2015-16

  

  The Board Minutes can be accessed here.

  The Board members can access the secure website by clicking here.