Governance Committee

The NEMICS Governance Committee provides leadership and vision. It's key role is to support and provide oversight for the development and ongoing operations of NEMICS. It promotes and facilitates a sustainable model for collaboration and partnership between our stakeholders to achieve policy and strategic goals.

The Committee meets twice yearly, and is chaired by Dr Linda Mellors, Executive Director Health Services, Mercy Health. Each of the four health service CEOs is a member of the Committee, along with senior clinical and management representatives from each participating health service.

Current membership:
Dr. Linda Mellors
Chief Executive - Health Services, Mercy Health 
A/Prof. David Allen
Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Health
Dr. Frances Barnett
Director Oncology, Northern Health
Ms. Cherie Cheshire
Director, Cancer & Neurosciences CSU, Austin Health
Mr. Ray Kelly
Chair, NEMICS Consumer Reference Group
Ms. Shannon Lang
Program Director, Specialty Medicine, Eastern Health
Ms.Naida Lumsden
Deputy Program Director Women's & Children's Services, Mercy Health
A/Prof. Paul Mitchell
NEMICS Director, Medical Oncologist, Austin Health
Dr. Phillip Parente
Director Cancer Services, Eastern Health
Adj Prof. David Plunkett
Eastern Health CEO
Ms. Sue Shilbury
Austin Health CEO & Host Agency
Ms. Kathy Simons
NEMICS Manager
Mr. Siva Sivarajah
Northern Health CEO
Ms. Doris Vella
Executive Level Operational Manager, Northern Health
Dr. Andrew Weickhardt
Medical Oncologist, Austin Health



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