Clinical Senate Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The Senate has an Executive Committee of eight members plus an immediate past chair, consumer representative and ex-officio, responsible for managing the administrative duties and organising full Senate meetings.

The Executive consists of:

Anthony Bell

Clinical Associate Professor Anthony Bell

Chair, Clinical Senate of WA

Anthony is an emergency physician and healthcare executive backed by 25 years in clinical practice with leadership experience of emergency departments, hospital medical services (public and private sector), state-wide clinical networks, research collaborations, strategic healthcare committees and clinical redesign programmes.

Having completed medical school in Western Australia, Emergency Medicine (EM) training in NSW and the U.K. and worked his formative consultant and leadership years in Queensland he has returned to Western Australia with a breadth of national experience to improve healthcare systems, deliver well governed healthcare and strengthen his focus on the well-being and resilience of the medical workforce. With lived experience as a clinician, researcher, director and EM research foundation (EMF) Board chair Anthony has a set of complementary perspectives on how systems work, what makes clinicians tick, and how best to get people to work together to influence within increasingly complex healthcare systems.

As an Australasian College of Emergency Medicine leadership and Fulbright Scholar he has a keen interest in evidence-based health policy, value-based healthcare and leveraging his clinical, operational and strategic experience to advocate for and influence for positive changes in the healthcare system that we, as healthcare practitioners, are so passionate about and invested in. Anthony has undertaken Masters level education and holds an MBA, an MPH and retain Fellowships of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Royal Australasian College for Medical Administrators and Australasian College for Health Service Management.

Daniel Mahoney

Mr Daniel Mahony, FCHSM CHE APAM 

Area Coordinator Physiotherapy, WA Country Health Service (WACHS)

Dan is a Senior Physiotherapist and Allied Health Manager with passion for rural and remote health and continual improvement of the health system. He holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management and is a Fellow and Certified Health Executive (CHE) of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Since 2010 Dan has worked as a rural generalist physiotherapist across rural and remote WA in both clinical and management roles, and was Hydrotherapy Pool Manager at Fremantle Health Service 2008-2009.   Dan has held a broad range of volunteer positions including as a Board Member of the National Rural Health Alliance (2018-2020), Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) (2015-2019), Future Health Leaders (2014-2018), Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (2010-2014) and Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Rural Group (2012-2016).  Dan is also a commissioned Officer and Specialist Reserve Physiotherapist in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Amanda Stafford

Dr Amanda Stafford

Dr Amanda Stafford is an Emergency Medicine specialist from Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) in Western Australia and the Clinical Lead for the RPH Homeless Team.  She also has clinical and research interests in alcohol and drug addiction.  Dr Stafford is involved in homelessness policy and strategy initiatives at both local and state government levels and in multiple collaborations with Perth’s homelessness community. She is committed to reducing health inequalities among this most marginalised and vulnerable cohort. Since 2017 she has been part of a growing research collaboration with the UWA Home2Health research team, building the evidence-base for effective interventions and policy measures to improve health for people experiencing homelessness. This includes using data on the healthcare costs to argue the benefits of integrating of social interventions into hospital care and to highlight that the cost of housing is cheaper than the costs of homelessness

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Ms Kate Reynolds, Coordinator of Midwifery, WA Country Health Service

Kate is a midwife and currently employed as Coordinator of Midwifery for WA Country Health services which has 18 Maternity sites and undertakes nearly 5000 births per year. Kate has worked in tertiary, private, rural and remote maternity services across Western Australia for 30 years as a Midwife, Nurse and Manager.

Kate is passionate about providing a strong voice for consumer-centred maternity and newborn services , including amongst the competing demands of general hospitals and especially in the country; evidence based and consumer determined maternity care; access for all women to care from a known and trusted midwife and engaging with consumers to drive service reform. Kate also has a strong interest in medico-legal issues and debunking the unfounded litigation fears that seem to drive contemporary clinical practice.

Mrs Tanya Basile
Nurse Co-director, Medical Specialties Division, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Immediate Past Chair, Ex-officio

Tanya is a Senior Registered Nurse with passion for delivering patient centred care. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) and is a Fellow of the Australian Royal College of Nursing. Tanya’s nursing career has predominately been based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), where she is currently the Nurse Co-Director of the Medical Specialties Division. Tanya is the Executive Sponsor of the SCGH Community Advisory Council (CAC) and she has been a member of the Clinical Senate of Western Australia since 2005.

Ms Pip Brennan
Executive Director, Health Consumers Council of WA (Ex-officio)

Pip Brennan has worked in the health sector for the last 15 years. Inspired by her own experiences of the opaque maternity care system, Pip initially volunteered as a maternity consumer representative in a range of roles.

She began her paid health career as an Advocate working at the Health Consumers’ Council from 2006. She then moved to the Office of Health Review (now the Health and Disability Services Complaints Office) in 2007 and took up a position as a Conciliator of Health Complaints. In 2009 she began working at Community Midwifery WA (Now The Bump WA), taking on the role of Manager from 2010-2012.

She also undertook a considerable number of maternity consumer representation roles including Co-Chair of the King Edward Memorial Hospital Community Advisory Council and Consumer Representative on the Women’s and Newborn’s Health Service Executive Advisory Group. In 2012 CMWA’s contract moved to an outcomes based reporting structure, which ultimately sparked an interest in Pip to be part of the bigger picture of supporting the introduction of outcomes based contracting in health.

In November 2013 Pip took up a contractual position with the WA Council of Social Service to co-ordinate the co-designed resource Partnering in Procurement to support contracting reform in the health not for profit sector.

In January 2015 Pip took on the role of Executive Director role at the Health Consumers’ Council. This offered a wonderful homecoming in the organisation that provided her first professional opportunity in the health sector and a chance to utilise community service organisation management, outcomes based contracting, advocacy and consumer representation skills to continue the work of this unique and important organisation.

Last reviewed: 16-09-2021
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