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Lisa Lynch
Chief Operating Officer

Ann-Marie HayesThe Chief Operating Officer, Acute and Community Services oversees the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Child and Family Health Service, Community Health Division (which includes Youth Health, Women’s Health, Yarrow Place, and Child Protection Service (WCH)) and Aboriginal Health Division.




Phil Robinson
Executive Director, Corporate Services

Phil RobinsonPhil Robinson is Executive Director, Corporate Services at the Women's and Children's Health Network and also oversees research activities and partnerships for the Network.

Phil is a Board member of Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospitals Australasia, is a member of the Australian Patient Safety Foundation Council, a councillor on the South Australian Safety and Quality Council, and is President of the Australian Infant Child and Adolescent Family Mental Health Association (AICAFMHA).

A clinical psychologist by training, Phil has extensive health management experience in both community and hospital settings.

In 2004, Phil was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in the Australia Day Honours List for his services to child and adolescent mental health.

Dr Jennifer Fereday
Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Jenny FeredayDr Jennifer (Jenny) Fereday was appointed Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery in 2013. She has held senior nursing positions in the areas of clinical, management, education and research in both the public and private sectors. Her academic qualifications include Registered Nurse (Diploma of Applied Science & Bachelor of Nursing), Midwifery Certificate, Master of Educational Management and Doctor of Philosophy.

Jenny is the professional lead for all nurses and midwives across WCHN and is involved in leading, and contributing to, decision making for nursing and midwifery at a Network, State and National level. Jenny’s philosophy is to foster a culture of excellence in nursing and midwifery practice grounded in research evidence, critical inquiry, teamwork, innovation and person-centred care whilst adhering to the core values of WCHN and the professional standards for nursing and midwifery.

Dr Cindy Molloy
Executive Director, Medical Services

Dr Chris Farmer

Dr Cindy Molloy has recently commenced the role of Executive Director of Medical services for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Dr Molloy’s extensive experience within Health involves prioritising her workload to the highest standard by managing her role as Divisional Director for The Surgical Services Division and operating as a neurosurgeon both within the public and private sectors.

Her early career saw her working in several neurosurgical centres of excellence in both Australia and England. She has been heavily involved in the mentoring and training of many junior doctors, some who are now world leaders in neurosurgery.

Dr Molloy works extensively with The Australian Craniofacial Unit performing advanced neurosurgery as part of a multidisciplinary team to patients with birth deformities or from trauma.

She has published a number of papers and also speaks at various neurosurgical functions throughout the world.

Dr Molloy is currently on the ministerial clinical advisory committee for Transforming Health and numerous committees throughout the state.

Her attention to detail and aim to provide the highest standard of compassion, informed care and excellent surgical outcomes for all of her patients is her top priority.

Mr Bob Cooper
Acting Executive Director, People and Culture

Bob Cooper

Ms Heather Baron
Regional Director Allied Health

Heather BaronHeather Baron commenced in this new role in the Women’s and Children’s Health Network in February 2012. She has professional and strategic leadership for the allied health workforce across the Network and management responsibility for the Complex Care Coordination Unit.

With a clinical background in speech pathology, Heather has been a long-serving member of the SA public health system, holding senior management positions in speech pathology and allied health prior to joining this Network.

Comprising many professional disciplines that work across the spectrum of health care delivery, allied health is an integral part of the workforce that plays a significant role in the delivery of health services to South Australian children, young people, women and their families.  Heather believes that allied health is well placed to provide responsive and flexible health services that are required to ensure high-quality and efficient health care is delivered now and into the future.

Mr Paul Monaghan
Chief Finance Officer

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