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Dr Simon Lockwood - Chair

  • GP, Roxby Downs since 2000
  • Sits on the Council for the Australian Medical Association South Australia as a rural representative and as a representative for the AMA on the National Council of Rural Doctors.

  • Simon is also actively involved in medical education as an educator for the University of Adelaide medical school, as an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • GP Clinical Editor for the Health Pathways South Australia program
  • Member of the Rural Generalist Pathway Steering Committee SA Health

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Mr John Curnow 

  • A graduate of the Macquarie University’s School of Logistic Management and has held a number of senior executive roles in various companies

  • Senior executive role at Coca-Cola Amatil, where he served as Managing Director in their Hungarian and New Zealand operations.
  • He has served on company Boards in various countries such as Austria, Hungary, New Zealand and Australia, and served on health Boards such as Country North SA Medicare Local, and currently as Chair of Finance of Country SA PHN.
  • Co-founder and owner (with his wife Suzanne) of 1847 Wines, a Barossa Winery with fine wine focus exporting to 11 overseas countries.
  • John has consulted on marketing and strategic leadership for various organisations and has presented on these topics at a number of forums including the Australian GP Network National Conference.
  • John is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Barossa Co-Op Stores.

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Mrs Kirsten Sargeson

  • Pharmacist in the Riverland since 1991
  • Experience in managing pharmacies and hospital pharmacy consulting services

  • Director of GB Fulwood & Co. (Horticultural production of Citrus and Grapes)
  • Involved in implementation and execution of community health rehabilitation programs
  • Active volunteer involved in leadership of local sporting bodies and school governance

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Dr Peter Rischbieth

  • GP, Murray Bridge since 1998, partner of the Bridge Clinic
  • Current president of the Rural Doctors' Association of South Australia

  • Actively involved in the teaching of medical students, interns and registrars, previous Chairman of the Hills Mallee Southern Clinical Privileging Committee.

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Mrs Lee Martinez

  • Lecturer of Mental Health Academic and holds the Aboriginal Health portfolio with the Department of Rural Health (DRH)

  • Lee provides leadership in rural mental health through research, education and establishing partnerships with mental health service providers, Aboriginal health, consumers and carers.
  • Lee has worked as a rural health practitioner for the past 4 decades in areas of women’s health, Aboriginal health, youth health, aged care, acute care and more recently mental health as both a practitioner and service manager.
  • Lee is involved in a number of networks and has been part of the Upper Eyre Local Health Cluster the Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network since its inception and has a passion for ensuring people in rural and remote areas equitable access to the quality services to meet their needs.

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Mrs Jill Coombe

  • Until July 2021 Jill worked for 20 years as Manager, Bridge Clinic general practice medical centre in Murray Bridge, SA.
  • Jill is a Graduate and Alumni of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program (2011) and was a recipient of the SA Telstra Business Women’s Award for private and corporate sector leaders in 2010.

  • In September 2021 Jill became chair of board for Community Living Australia, a not for profit organisation supporting over 400 clients across SA to accomplish their goals and realise their dreams.
  • Now retired Jill enjoys road trips, motoring, singing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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Prof Svetlana Bogomolova

  • Professor of Health Marketing in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University.Her work brings the voice of consumers to the design, improvement and evaluation of health services, programs, and policies.
  • She has successfully led prestigious commonwealth grants (including ARC and NHMRC) and has more than two decades of business consultancy experience to state, national and international organisations.

  • Executive Deputy Director at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Flinders, and a Business of Health stream leader.
  • Past Non-executive Director at The Barossa Co-op and Chair of the Marketing strategy and community engagement committee.

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Dr David Lam

  • Dr David Lam is a GP in Port Lincoln who also works as an Emergency Doctor at Ashford Hospital in Adelaide.
  • Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Uni School of Medicine and has been involved in the teaching of Medical Students and Junior Medical Officers since 2012. 

  • David is also the club doctor for the Port Lincoln Boxing Club.
  • A graduate of the University of Adelaide Medical School and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • David was named the 2019 South Australian/Northern Territory GP of the year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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Mr Mark Hartigan

  • CEO of Country SA PHN from July 2022 and was previously Deputy CEO of Country SA PHN and Country North SA Medicare Local for 8 years.
  • Current South Australian representative on the PHN CEO Cooperative Management Committee and Joint Venture Committee.

  • Justice of the Peace since 1998, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), Accounting and Business Qualifications.
  • Strong background and experience in commercial/rural banking, Local Government, and as a CEO in private business throughout regional South Australia.
  • Lives in the beautiful Barossa Valley and now enjoys following sports and a glass of the Barossa’s reds!

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