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Our Board

Meet our Board

From 1 January 2017 our Board is chaired by Mr Scott Griffiths PSM and nine Board Members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our district. They work closely with our Chief Executive to ensure we deliver high quality healthcare to the people of Western NSW.


Mr Scott Griffiths PSM - Chair

Photo; Mr Scott Griffiths PSM, ChairScott Griffiths was formally Regional Executive Director Western Region NSW Department of Family & Community Services, as well as former Chair Western Region Justice & Human Services Manager Network and former Joint Chair Murdi Paaki Regional Engagement Committee.



Mr Darren Ah See

Photo; Dr Robin Williams, ChairDarren Ah See is the Chief Executive Officer of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Services and has extensive experience across a diverse range of fields including Local Government, Education, Juvenile Justice and Health. 

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Mrs Fiona Bennett

Photo; Mrs Fiona BennettFiona Bennett is a Certified Practising Accountant with approximately 20 years of large corporate accounting and financial management experience in Sydney. Fiona now resides in the Orange area, is Deputy Chair of Select Encompass Credit Union and works part time at Assumption Primary School in Bathurst.​​

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Associate Professor Joseph Canalese OAM MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Photo; Associate Professor Joseph Canalese OAM MBBS (Hons), FRACP Gastroenterologist, School Rural Health, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Canalese is a retired Consultant Physician, and was a Visiting Medical Officer at Dubbo Base Hospital for over 30 years. He provided outreach clinics at various times to Brewarrina, Gilgandra, Wellington, Walgett, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, and Bourke Hospitals.

He was the Associate Dean of the School of Rural Health, University of Sydney and is involved in various community and professional bodies.

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Mr Jason Cooke

Photo; coming soonJason Cooke is the Group Manager, Regulatory Strategy at Essential Energy. Jason is a Director on the Board of Housing Plus, an organisation that provides accommodation and support services in Western NSW. Jason is also a Director and Treasurer on the Board of Western Region Academy of Sport, covering a substantial part of the Western NSW. Jason is a local from Bathurst. 

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Mrs Julie Ann Maher

Photo; Mrs Julie Ann MaherJulie Ann Maher is a retired physiotherapist with many years of rural and regional work in both private and public sectors. Previous involvement in setting up early intervention centres. Currently involved with aged care services as chair of the management committee of Bathurst Seymour Centre. Involved in a number of community voluntary groups. Justice of the Peace. Named one of the 200 Living Legends in Bathurst Bicentennial year in 2015.

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Mr Paul Mann PSM

Photo; Mr Paul Mann PSMPaul Mann held the position of General Manager, Gilgandra Shire Council until July 2016 and was a Board Member of Orana Regional Organisation of Councils. He also has an Assoc Diploma in Local Government Administration. As General Manager GSC, apart from traditional LG functions, Paul had responsibility for extensive Aged Care & Disability Services. 

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Dr Colin McClintock

Photo; Dr Robin Williams, ChairDr Colin McClintock has been full time clinical nephrologist at Dubbo Hospital for the past nine years. Dr McClintock is a Renal Medicine/General Medicine Staff Specialist, and currently the Clinical Director of Medicine and Director of Physician Education at Dubbo Hospital.​ 

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Mrs Amanda O’Brien

Photo; Mrs Amanda O'BrienAmanda O'Brien is a registered nurse and farmer with a BA majoring in Indigenous Studies who has lived and worked in rural NSW for over 40 years in a variety of health and community service settings. She has experience in primary care, aged care, community liaison, telehealth and health promotion. She is currently a member of the Western Community Council of the Western NSW Primary Health Network.

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Mrs Joan Treweeke

Photo; Mrs Joan Treweeke

Joan Treweeke is a Director and former President of Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section; Director Royal Far West; President of Contact Inc; President The Ridge Community Resource Centre Inc; Committee Member NPWS Northern Plains Regional Advisory Committee; Board Member of former Far West Medical Local.

Former Councillor Walgett Shire Council; Director family farming enterprise; LLB University of Melbourne​.

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