Health Service Board

The CAHS Board is the governing body of CAHS. Appointed by the Minister for Health, members have experience across the fields of medicine and health care, finance, law, and community and consumer engagement.

The Board meets on a monthly basis and has met on 11 occasions during 2018–19. In this period, there were three standing committees of the Board: Finance, Audit and Risk, and Safety and Quality, all of which are made up of Board members. As well, The Workforce People Culture and Capability Committee was established in December 2018. The Clinical Advisory Group, comprised of staff from across CAHS, also advises the Board on strategic issues.

Board members


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Board Chair, Ms Debbie Karasinski AM

M.Sc., B.AppSc., OTR

Ms Debbie Karasinski was appointed to the CAHS Board as its inaugural Chair in 2016. She has worked in the health and disability sectors for the past 35 years. Her career has included Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of disability service provider Senses Australia, CEO of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA, and Chief Occupational Therapist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Ms Karasinski has extensive Board experience, most notably as a member of the National Disability Services Board, the WA Disability Services Commission Board and the Taxi Industry Board, and is currently a member of the Board of the Perth Clinic. She is also on the Advisory Committee for the Health Sciences Faculty of Curtin University. Debbie was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to people with multiple sclerosis in 2001 and the Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for her contribution to people with disability and the West Australian community. Debbie was appointed Chair of the CAHS Board for a further three years in June 2019.

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Deputy Board Chair, Professor Geoffrey J Dobb

B.Sc.(Hons), MBBS, FRCP, FRCA, FANZCA, FCICM

Professor Geoffrey Dobb is Head of the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Perth Hospital and is a board member on the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Former Chair of the Southern Country Health Service Governing Council, Professor Dobb has vast clinical experience and knowledge of WA Health. He also has had considerable experience on the Boards of healthcare associated organisations, with an interest in organisational governance.

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Ms Miram Bowen

LLB

Ms Bowen is currently self-employed as consultant health lawyer to private health, aged and community care clients. She was Senior Legal Counsel for St John of God Health Care from 2010–18 and previously worked as a lawyer for Mercy Care. Ms Bowen specialises in clinical risk and governance which covers a range of legal issues arising in the health sector. Prior to her legal work, she was a registered nurse with experience in acute clinical areas of private and public health. Ms Bowen holds a Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Nursing qualifications. She has been a member of the CAHS Board since September 2018.

 

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Ms Kathleen Bozanic

B.Com., ACA, GAICD

Ms Kathleen Bozanic is a senior finance executive with over 25 years’ experience and significant leadership roles as Partner of a leading professional services firm and as a Chief Financial Officer/ General Manager of mining and construction companies. Ms Bozanic brings extensive experience in financial management, governance and compliance, risk management, business planning and strategic transformation, and a keen interest in WA Health. Ms Bozanic has significant Board experience in both not-for-profit and listed organisations and is currently on the Boards of Great Southern Mining Limited, Independence Group and Future Force Foundations and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of KUFPEC Australia Pty Ltd.

 

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Ms Linley (Anne) Donaldson

M.HMgt, B.AppSc., Postgrad Bus, GAICD

Ms Linley (Anne) Donaldson is a former Director for the Health and Disability Service Complaints Office (HaDSCO); a position that involved strategic leadership in the oversight and management of health, disability and mental health complaints. Ms Donaldson has worked in the health sector for most of her career in a range of positions, and has a depth of experience and understanding of finance, audit, and safety and quality.
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Dr Alexius Julian

MBBS

A graduate of medicine from the University of Western Australia, Alexius worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for his early clinical years before being appointed as a Clinical Lead in ICT for the Fiona Stanley Hospital commissioning team, and as a Medical Leadership Advisor at the Health Department's Institute for Health Leadership. Alexius served as the Chief Medical Information Officer for St John of God Health Care, helping to determine IT strategy for the Group’s 17 hospitals. In his roles, Alexius has provided the link between the technical IT delivery teams and the clinicians at the coal-face, has been a part of and overseen large and small transformational projects, and led large teams when serving as the acting Director of St John of God’s 200 strong Digital and Technology Team. Alexius is also a serving member of the Board for Child and Adolescent Health Service, responsible for Perth Childrens’ Hospital and its associated Community and Mental Health services. He has a passion for health care and technology and moved into a phase of his career where he is focusing on start-ups and commercialisation in the health space and broader technology space.

 

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Dr Daniel McAullay

Ph.D, M AppEpi, B.Sc.

Dr Daniel McAullay is a health professional and a past member of the CAHS Governing Council, and has extensive experience as a member on health boards and committees. A Research Associate Professor with the Centre for Improving Health Services for Aboriginal Children, Dr McAullay’s primary research areas of interest include maternal, infant and child health and primary health care, and he has specialised in Aboriginal health research.

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Mr Daniel Morrison

B.AppSc (Indig Comm Mgt and Dvpt)

Mr Daniel Morrison has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service for six years, and has worked with passion and care to empower the community through delivering an award winning service. He demonstrates creativity and boldness in his approach and leadership, and has used his position to advocate for the broader wellbeing of Aboriginal individuals, families and communities by rallying for change needed for real improvements in a range of areas that disproportionally affect Aboriginal people including homelessness, justice and out-of-home care.

 

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Mr Peter Mott

Dip.HospAdmin, B.Bus; MIR; Grad Cert Lship

Mr Peter Mott has over 35 years of health and executive management experience that includes the role of CEO of public and private hospitals in both charitable and for-profit sectors. Mr Mott is currently CEO of Hollywood Private Hospital, a member of the Australian Private Hospitals Association Board, member of the University of Western Australia Business School Ambassadorial Council, member of the Young Lives Matter Foundation – UWA, past Vice President of the Australasian College of Health Service Management WA Branch Council and past President of the Australian Institute of Management WA.

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Professor Di Twigg AM

PhD, MBA, B.HlthSc. (Nsg) Hons, RN, RM, FACN, FACHSM

Professor Di Twigg is Executive Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, and Research Consultant in the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Professor Twigg worked in the health sector for over 35 years and held several senior health executive roles, most notably as Executive Director of Nursing Services at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a 600-bed Magnet-designated teaching hospital. She was awarded the Life Time Achievement Honour in 2017 and in 2019 was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to nursing through a range of leadership, education and advisory roles.


Last Updated: 26/11/2019