Board of Directors

Dr Janet Rimmer (Chair)

Nominated by St Vincent's Health Australia.

Dr Janet Rimmer is a respiratory physician and allergist who trained in Australia including undertaking an MD thesis entitled “Histamine releasability in asthma” at the Garvan Institute in Sydney.  She then undertook further research and clinical training overseas (Prof Steven Holgate’s group at the Dept Immunopharmacology, Southampton and the Brompton Hospital, London).  She is primarily a clinician but has been involved in professional organisations including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (NSW State President, National Honorary Secretary, Treasurer ICACI), Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Convenor of the Asthma and Allergy SIG), National Asthma Council (Director and ASCIA representative), St Viincent’s Private Hospital (Chair Medical Credentials Committee) and Sydney Hospital (Honorary Secretary Department of Medicine and Deputy Chair Combined Medical Council). She has been part of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research for 19 years involved in research projects and clinical trials related to asthma, rhinitis and allergic disease.

 

Ms Sarah Barter

Sarah Barter is currently Project Officer, Chronic Care, at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)/ Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University and is currently studying for a Masters of Public Health at the University of NSW.

She has worked for not-for profit, government, professional and membership organisations for nearly ten years, with the bulk of her experience in the health and aged care sector. Sarah’s skills are primarily in the areas of strategy, policy development, project management, program implementation, stakeholder relations and research. She is keenly interested in opportunities to support people to achieve and maintain their highest potential in terms of health and wellbeing.

 

Dr David Ende

Elected by the St Vincent’s Clinic Doctors.

Dr David Ende completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of NSW, finishing in 1987.  After several years working in the hospital system he undertook a PhD at Sydney University studying colorectal cancer using magnetic resonance techniques.  He completed his PhD in 1996.  Dr Ende then undertook advanced urological training completing his Fellowship in 2000. 

Since that time Dr Ende has worked at St Vincent's General Hospital as well as St Vincent's Private Hospital and St Vincent's Clinic.  His main interests include the treatment of stone disease as well as urological cancers including prostate cancer and bladder cancer.  He also performs laparoscopic surgery.  Dr Ende also maintains a strong interest in teaching and is a Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame.  He served as the Secretary of the NSW Urological Society and also on the Board of the Federal Urological Body.   

 

Dr Raymond Garrick

Associate Professor Raymond Garrick is a consultant neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Notre Dame Medical School (Sydney) and head of the clinical sub-school at St Vincent's and Mater Hospitals.  He has a particular interest in the physiology of chronic pain, cancer pain and in the neurological complications of cancer/neuro-oncology. 

Ray has served on the Faculty of Pain Medicine's education and examination committee and has been chair of the Examination Committee.  He has served on numerous hospital and education committees and is a board member of the Sydney Foundation for Medical Research.  He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sydney Foundation of Medical Research advising on merits of major grant applications.  He is involved in electrophysiological research in assessment of optic neuropathies and demyelinating syndromes.

 

Ms Belinda Gunton

Belinda has extensive experience at Board and Executive level in the health and aged care sectors. With a strong interest in Executive Education she has lectured in the UNSW Australian School of Business AGSM Executive MBA program in the area of Managerial Skills.

Belinda holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University in New York, USA and is a member of the Australian Society of Audiology and a former Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Healthcare Service Management.

 

Dr Michael King

Elected by the St Vincent’s Clinic Doctors.

Dr Michael King is an anaesthetist whose main practice is on the St Vincent’s Campus.  His particular areas of interest include anaesthesia for Neurosurgery, Plastic surgery, Cardiothoracic and Transplant surgery.  He has been accredited at St Vincent’s since 1994 and also practices at the Mater, St Luke’s and North Shore Private Hospitals.  He has held positions as Federal Secretary and Assistant Federal Secretary of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.  He participates in overseas aid delegations; cardiothoracic surgery in Indonesia and with Interplast in Fiji.  He is currently a member of St Vincent’s Clinic Medical Council, is a member of the public hospital’s Theatre management Committee and is a conjoint lecturer at NSW University.

 

Professor Sandy Middleton, RN PhD

Nominated by St Vincent's Health Australia.

Professor Sandy Middleton is the Director of the Nursing Research Institute a joint initiative between St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University.  She is also Director of the National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research, an Australian Catholic University Priority Research Centre. Professor Middleton has a particular interest in stroke and implementation research and has been successful in obtaining funding as a chief investigator on 51 grants attracting funding of over $9M.

She was the lead investigator on the recently concluded NHMRC-funded Quality in Acute Stroke Care trial.  She is also the lead investigator on the NHMRC-funded Triage, Treatment and Transfer in Stroke Trial.

 

Mr Thomas Nolan

Nominated by St Vincent's Health Australia.

Tom Nolan is Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor.

His audit experience extends across a broad spectrum of industries and organisations ranging from ASX listed companies to small charities.  His principal expertise is with logistics and distribution companies.

He holds the MBA degree from the Booth School at the University of Chicago and has served as a Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army Reserve.

 

Dr Gordon O’Neill (Chairman of the Medical Council)

Elected by the St Vincent’s Clinic Doctors.

Dr Gordon O’Neill graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1987 and spent his undergraduate and immediate post graduate years at St Vincent’s Hospital.  He obtained his FRACS in urology in 1995 and was awarded the Travelling Fellowship to the UK at the Institute of Urology, London, for 1996.  He has been VMO in the Department of Urology at St Vincent’s Clinic since 1997.  He now specialises in radical nerve sparing prostatectomy and brachytherapy for prostate cancer, ileal neobladder for bladder cancer, complex renal calculi and female incontinence.

 

Dr Malcolm Pell

Elected by the St Vincent’s Clinic Doctors.

Dr Malcolm Pell attained his bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Sydney University and graduated in 1979.

All of his postgraduate training was done in conjunction with St Vincent's Hospital and he attained his Fellowship in Neurosurgery in May of 1988.  He then travelled to England and worked at the National Hospital for Neurosurgery at Queens Square London.  During this time he did research in stereotactic surgery and started stereotactic neurosurgery at St Vincent's Hospital on his appointment as consultant neurosurgeon in 1991.  His other interests are spinal neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders.

 

Dr Ian Sutton

Elected by the St Vincent’s Clinic Doctors.

Dr Ian Sutton has been a practicing neurologist on the St Vincent's Campus since 2004.  Dr Sutton trained in Neurology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.  His main interest is in inflammatory disorders of the nervous system and he has a PhD in Neuro-Immunology.  Dr Sutton has been a Director of St Vincent's Clinic since June 2008. 

 

Mr Michael Thornber

Nominated by St Vincent's Health Australia.

Mr Michael Thornber has been the principal in Michael Thornber & Associates, a management consultancy group, providing consultancy support in governance, organisational and leadership development for more than twenty years.  The client groups are in health, aged care and education and include the Christian Brothers, Sisters of Mercy both here in Australia and Ireland, planning for the future governance of their ministries.  He has been supporting Sisters of Charity Outreach with governance, leadership and organisational design since 2002.  He has a Diploma from and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Sr Genevieve Walsh, RSC

Nominated by St Vincent's Health Australia.

Sr Genevieve Walsh has 12 years experience in primary school teaching and 28 years experience as Primary School Principal.  She was a director at the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Board from 1985 to 1987.  Currently, she is the Roving Principal at the Catholic Education Sydney and Professional Officer and Sudanese Refugee Pastoral Care and Support at St John’s Primary School in Auburn.

     

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