Assoc Prof Christine Dennis LMFCHSM CHE
Jennifer Richter FCHSM CHE
Jo Glover FCHSM
Lisa Hester (Executive Officer SA, ACHSM)
Associate Professor Christine Dennis was appointed as the Chair of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network in February 2023. Prior to commencing with WCHN, Christine held the position of Deputy Dean Rural and Remote SA, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University. She continues to lecture in Strategic Leadership and Management (Health Service Management) with the College of Business, Governance and Law, Flinders University. She has held health executive positions in South Australia, Victoria and Northern Territory and, between 2014 and 2019 was the CEO of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and ACHS International.
Christine is well regarded in South Australia and nationally for her commitment to the hospital and health care industry, her contribution to the growth and development of our emerging health leaders and her extensive experience in clinical governance.
Christine is a strong business development professional with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) focused on International Business and Strategic Planning from University of South Australia.
Christine is an ACHSM Fellow and Life Member and was previously the Chief Examiner for the prestigious Fellowship Program.
Jenny was appointed to the ACHSM SA Branch Council in September 2019.
Jenny has previously held a number of health executive roles including five years as Deputy Chief Executive for SA Health and as Chief Executive Officer of Central Adelaide Local Health Network. Currently Jenny is a non-executive director and holds board positions with the Independent Hospital & Aged Care Pricing Authority; the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute; Cancer Council Australia (Deputy Chair) and the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (Deputy Chair), where she also chairs the Finance and Performance Committee.
Jenny is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Heath Service Management and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia. She has a Master of Business Administration, a Grad Dip in Health Administration and a Bachelor of Arts.
Jo started her career as a Specialised Clinical Scientist in inherited metabolic diseases in children, across London UK before moving into operational management, general management and executive leadership of Clinical Laboratories, Cancer, Diagnostics and whole hospital systems.
Jo is a highly competent senior operational and strategic lead with significant expertise in clinical service transformation, workforce redesign, remodeling and reconfiguration, coupled with a proven track record in change management.
Jo demonstrates excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire confidence and build strong stakeholder relationships including in politically charged arenas.
Heidi is an experienced clinician, manager and health leader. She is currently Director of the Clinical Leadership and Team Effectiveness Unit for SA Health, where she leads a state-wide interprofessional clinical leadership development program.
Heidi joined the ACHSM as a student while undertaking a Master of Health Administration and was elected to the SA Branch Council in 2013. She has led the SA Branch Mentoring Program since 2021.
Suzanne has worked in senior health care leadership roles for sixteen years including with Divisions of General Practice, Medicare Locals, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Rural Doctors Association.
Her areas of expertise include health leadership, organisational governance, change management, service design and program management. Suzanne has a passion for aligning consumer and clinical voice for health service design so that communities may live the best, most well life possible.
Chris has a background in medical research and has worked in both the private and public health sectors. She is a Fellow and CHE of ACHSM, holds an MBA and is a graduate of Company Directors.
Having worked on large health infrastructure projects, Chris is currently working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network leading a number of projects.
Adrienne has had a diverse career in health spanning many years in the public and private sectors and has a well-recognised commitment to high quality care and service delivery in the aged and acute care sectors gained during employment, leadership roles and appointment to national and local governance councils and committees. Adrienne has been an assessor with the Australasian College of Healthcare Standards for the last 12 years. She was made a Life Member of the Australasian Association for Quality in Healthcare (AAQHC) for services provided to the national and state quality associations and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
One of her most enjoyable work roles was serving as the ACHSM SA Executive Officer for seven years and continues her involvement with ACHSM as a member of the SA Branch Council.
As a new member, I believe that ACHSM is doing a great deal in communicating with executives, updating learning and facilitating talented leaders to get promoted into higher positions. ACHSM has an important role influencing the degree of Health Management and its students to guide them choosing a proper path to the workplace.
Having been an effective member of the Lebanese Pastoral Council for six years, I practiced detecting gaps and weaknesses in communities, finding solutions and ways for improvement. My negotiation skills resulted in significant progress in different areas.
Dr Viney Joshi is a rural generalist and has worked predominantly in rural medicine in Queensland and Western Australia.
His background was in Intensive care and Anesthesia before coming to Australia. Dr Joshi has a strong interest in rural medicine and is currently active on a number of Boards and taskforces helping to effect change.
Dr Joshi is currently a mentor, Fellow and a Certified Health Executive of ACHSM.
Mark has spent over 35 years in the health and aged care sector, with significant experience in digital health strategy, change, training and risk management across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Mark has provided healthcare consultancy, training and change management services in public and private health sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Oman, India, England, Ireland and Wales.
Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Health Care Management, Flinders University, where he has developed a Health Informatics course which he delivers in China, Singapore and Australia for the Master of Health Administration award, as well as lecturing in Strategic Management and Clinical Governance. Mark also co-designed the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Management, which commences in 2023.
Mark trained as a Registered Nurse, he is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark is completing his Doctor of Philosophy research looking at Digital Health Competencies for Health Service Managers.
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