Board

The Central Sydney GP Network (CSGPN) Board consists of four directors elected by Ordinary Members of CSGPN, and up to two persons appointed by the Elected Directors.

The Board for 2018 consists of the following Elected directors:

Dr Margot Woods

BMed

Margot has been a GP in the inner west of Sydney for nearly 20 years and ran a multidisciplinary practice in Rozelle which she established. She joined Central Sydney GP Network Board in early 2015 and she is furthering her education in Board management. Part of this involves strategic planning and she has been developing a new strategic plan for the Network and she hopes that this will lead us for the next few years following the changes moving from the Medicare Local to the PHN. She enjoys learning as a Clinical Editor on HealthPathways Sydney and enjoys the team work. She has a passion for quality improvement and has been involved with the Improvement Foundation and the Collaboratives Movement. Teaching medical students keeps her on her toes.

In 2016 Margot started work at the University of Notre Dame as Discipline Lead in General Practice which has been challenging but valuable and she likes to think she is helping build the next generation of GPs by showing them how rewarding being a General Practitioner can be. She is a passionate believer in general practice being the centre of the patient’s health journey and that keeping Central Sydney GP Network strong we can represent our colleagues at many levels, particularly being the largest GP group in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN.

Dr Hester Wilson

BMed (Hons), FRACGP, FAChAM, MMH

Dr Hester Wilson is a fellow of RACGP and fellow of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine within the RACP. She completed a masters in mental health in 2013. She has worked in primary care settings for over 25 years and has a special interest in women’s health, sexual health, mental health, behaviour change, addiction medicine and providing care for people with chronic complex issues. As well as working at Alice St General Practice she works in SESLHD as a staff specialist in addiction. She is the chair of the RACGPSI in addiction group. She has been on a number of committees promoting and highlighting the needs of GPs. She is a clinical advisor to the ACI Outcomes team. She was a board member for Jarrah House, a drug and alcohol NGO providing inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation for women. She has completed training for company directors through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is keen to ensure that the voices of GPs, needs and concerns, continue to be addressed by CESPHN.

Dr Shereena Sinnayah

BMedSci; MBBS(Hons); FRACGP; DCH; DipDerm

Shereena has been a GP in Sydney’s Inner West for the past 7 years. Having trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and having worked in different areas throughout the Inner West, she has a good understanding of the healthcare “landscape” in the Central Sydney GP Network footprint.

Shereena involves herself with different aspects of primary care to better understand the role of general practice in our community. In addition to working in a general practice in Erskineville, Shereena also works with Tresillian Family Care Centres supporting local families of children aged 0-3. She remains connected to GP training and education as a Clinical Teaching Visitor with GP Synergy and is a RACGP examiner. She sits on a medical advisory committee for Balmain General Practice Casualty.

Shereena is passionate about primary healthcare and would like to utilise her role as a CSGPN Board member to enhance general practice by strengthening our general practice community.

Dr Jess Stuart Harris

BSc, MSc, MBBs (Hons), FRACGP.

Jessica has been a GP in Sydney’s Inner West for 5 years. She is also currently a medical student supervisor for GP community placements for Sydney University and Notre Dame and teaches GP registrars on placement at her practice. She is also an examiner for the RACGP clinical examinations.
Jessica loves general practice and believes that the GP is the central figure in patient care, aside from the patient, and key in primary health care. She understands that being a GP requires a lifelong commitment to learning and quality improvement.

Jessica was elected to the Board of the Central Sydney GP Network in November 2017. She is keen to use her role as a director of the board to represent the opinion of general practitioners within the Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network. She also hopes to increase membership numbers, improve communication between GP’s and the board and increase support to other members of CSGPN.