Our governance embeds strong links between the Board, our GP-led Clinical Councils and Community Advisory Committee. This structure provides strong accountability and oversight into Board discussions, and to identify clear strategies which translate national priorities locally.
The organisation is led by a skills-based Board which sets the strategic direction and implementation of our strategic priorities. Members bring expertise and governance in aged care, education, research and evaluation, and private health insurance.
Our Board provides a unique blend of both private and public perspectives, and innovative thinking to govern and guide our organisation.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Clinical Council performs a critical communication role between the Board, the Executive Team and general practitioners. They provide input and feedback into planning service responses at practice and population health level, as well as other issues.
Members of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Clinical Council include:
- Dr Vicki McCartney - Clinical Council Chair, Board member
- Dr Katherine Michelmore - Illawarra Shoalhaven Medical Director, COORDINARE (Executive Sponsor)
- Prof Andrew Bonney – Chair of General Practice, University of Wollongong
- Dr Costa Boyages - GP
- Ms Karina Bronska - Primary Health Representative (Pharmacy)
- Ms Kelly Carlisle - Senior Practice Nurse - Equilibrium Healthcare
- Dr Emma Gilchrist - GP Cluster Leader, Kiama
- Ms Sarah Hannigan - Practice Nurse - North Nowra Medical Practice
- Dr Rowena Ivers - GP Cluster Leader, Northern Illawarra
- Dr Anoop Jalota - GP Cluster Leader, Central Illawarra
- Dr Peter Jansen - ISLHD representative
- Mr David Jeffery - ISLHD representative
- Ms Carolynne Leon - Care Coordinator, Journey to Health, GPH
- Dr Declan Mulvaney - GP Cluster Leader, Milton Ulladulla
- Mr Christopher O'Brien - Primary Health Representative (Aboriginal Health)
Dr Billie Rajabali - Southern NSW Medical Director, COORDINARE
The Southern NSW Clinical Council performs a critical communication role between the Board, the Executive Team and general practitioners. They provide expertise into planning service responses at a practice and population health level, as well as other issues.
Members of the Southern NSW Clinical Council include:
- Amanda Barnard - Clinical Council Chair, Board Member
- Dr Billie Rajabali - Southern NSW Medical Director, COORDINARE (Executive Sponsor)
- Prof Kirsty Douglas - Professor of General Practice, ANU
- Mr David Guthrey - Primary Health Representative (Mental Health)
- Dr Katherine Michelmore - Illawarra Shoalhaven Medical Director, COORDINARE
- Dr Elizabeth Mullins - SNSWLHD Representative Director of Medical Services
- Dr Andy Piotrowski - GP Cluster Leader, Far South Coast
- Dr Neil Starmer - GP Cluster Leader, Eurobodalla
- Dr Hamish Steiner - GP Cluster Leader, Cooma / Snowy
- Dr Anne-Marie Svoboda - ACT Health Representative
The Aboriginal Health Council supports COORDINARE to gain insight into locally relevant Aboriginal communities’ perspectives regarding their specific health needs. This advice and knowledge aims to ensure the delivery of culturally safe services, and underpins our commitment to improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing.
Our Community Advisory Committee contribute to our understanding of local health needs and priorities in South Eastern NSW and advise on strategies for engaging with regional communities.
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Our Executive Team, led by new CEO Prue Buist, shares leadership competencies in strategy, managing change and stakeholder engagement.
Guided by the Strategic Plan and Business Model, the Executive Team are values-led and focus on providing the greatest impact to deliver better health outcomes.
Teams in areas of Commissioning, Corporate Services, Engagement and Coordination, and Strategy and Performance support the core functions of COORDINARE.
Our plans and achievements
Our achievements are based on a comprehensive and strategic approach to planning, commissioning and integrating services. Our success depends upon strong partnerships and collaboration to achieve positive change for our communities. You can also view our departmental documents here.
Strategic Plan and Business Model
Our Strategic Plan 2021-2023 is firmly grounded on our strengths, and provides overarching approaches and priorities that allow for flexibility in the face of change.
We collaborate closely with our partners to achieve our shared vision of working with a one-system mindset. Our reports show how we deliver on our priorities for action and other areas of work.
Track our progress as we work towards one coordinated health care system. Our publications show our focus and contribution to achieving positive outcomes for our communities.
Stories of success
Look through our series of good news stories to see how we work with our partners and communities to improve local health outcomes for the people of South Eastern NSW.
COORDINARE is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) located across Australia, and one of 10 PHNs in NSW.
Our region stretches from Helensburgh in the north to the Victorian border in the south and inland to Cooma / Monaro, Queanbeyan, Yass and Goulburn.
We are a large and diverse region, stretching across 11 local government areas and one territory. This includes approximately 680 towns, villages and localities spanning over 50,000km2.
Our region is supported by two Local Health Districts (LHDs) – Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD and Southern NSW LHD.
Our reach and connections help us improve the health, care and wellbeing of one of NSW's largest rural and regional populations.
South Eastern NSW has a total population of 641,968 people and over half live in major cities, with the rest of the population living in inner and outer regional areas.
Over 27,687 Aboriginal people live in the region, find out more in our Aboriginal Health Snapshot.
More than 62,349 people are culturally and linguistically diverse, and older people account for more than one-fifth of the population. Read more in our Regional Health Snapshot.
Regional profiling and needs assessment
To support our approach to population health planning, we analyse and interpret a wide range of data, topics and variables.
This forms our Population Health Profile, which shows the health and social profile of our region.
Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project
We believe data collected during patient visits to their general practitioner (GP) has great potential for regional population health and service planning.
To explore this, we are studying ways of using electronic health records data for primary care planning. This work is called the Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project, and has been ongoing since 2013.