Executive and Health Service Board

CAHS Executive

Robyn Lawrence
Dr Robyn Lawrence
Chief Executive
Dr Victor Cheng
Dr Victor Cheng
Executive Director
Mary Miller
Mary Miller
Executive Director
Organisational Development
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Sue Kiely
A/Executive Director
Child and Adolescent Community Health
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Debbie Chiffings
Executive Director
Perth Children's Hospital Commissioning
Kavitha Vikayalakshmi
Kavitha Vijayalakshmi
Clinical Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
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Wade Emmeluth
Executive Director
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Katie McKenzie
Katie McKenzie
Executive Director
Nursing Services 
Kylie Mulcahy
Kylie Mulcahy
Office of the Chief Executive
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Leah Bonson
Aboriginal Health
Dr Meredith Arcus
Dr Meredith Arcus
Executive Director
Medical Services
Tony Loiacono
Tony Loiacono
Executive Director
Finance, Contract Management and Procurement

Daniel Staer
Youth Advisory Committee Representative

Health Service Board

The Health Services Bill 2016 was enacted on 1 July to establish the State’s Health Services as separate, board-governed statutory authorities.

The Child and Adolescent Health Service Board is legally responsible and accountable for the oversight of the acute and community services within CAHS and is chaired by Ms Debbie Karasinksi.

Debbie Karasinski, Board Chair

Ms Debbie Karasinski has worked in the health and disability sectors for the past thirty five 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.  Debbie 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.

 Debbie Karasinski

Professor Geoffrey J Dobb, Deputy Board Chair

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, with an interest in safety and quality in health care.

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Brendan Ashdown

Mr Brendan Ashdown is an experienced lawyer specialising in civil and commercial litigation, and a PhD candidate examining the legal principles and protections relevant to children and those affected by mental health issues. Mr Ashdown is a former member of the CAHS Governing Council and sits on the Mental Health Human Research Ethics Committee (North Metropolitan Health Service).

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Kathleen Bozanic

Ms Kathleen Bozanic is a senior finance executive with over 20 years experience and significant leadership roles as Partner of a leading professional services firm and as a Chief Financial Officer/General Manager of listed mining companies. Ms Bozanic brings with her high-calibre skills in financial monitoring, accountability, performance and governance, and a keen interest in WA Health.

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Anne Donaldson

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 Taylor Julian

Dr Alexius Julian is a highly-skilled clinician with significant experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) across WA Health. In particular, Dr Julian currently serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer at the St John of God Health Care Group, was a Clinical Lead in the commissioning of ICT at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and has also worked as a Medical Leadership Advisor for the Institute of Health Leadership.

Dr Alexius Julian

Dr Daniel McAullay

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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Daniel Morrison

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 in a range of areas that disproportionally affect Aboriginal people including homelessness, justice and out-of-home-care. Daniel has been a member of the Board since July 2017.

Peter Mott

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 Vice President of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, WA Branch Council; board member of the Australian Private Hospitals Association; board member of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons Vascular Training Board; member of the University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Council and past President of the Australian Institute of Management WA.

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Professor Di Twigg

PhD, MBA, B Health Sc (Nsg) Hons, RN, RM, FACN, FACHSM

Professor Di Twigg is Executive Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University and Research Consultant in the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Previously, Professor Twigg spent most of her career in the health industry and has 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. Di has been a member of the Board since July 2017.

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