Nursing and Midwifery Board Members

Lynette Cusack

Associate Professor Lynette Cusack RN/midwife

Chair of the National Board and Health Practitioner, South Australia

Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse and Midwife
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Masters Health Administration
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Diploma Applied Science – Nursing
  • Midwifery Certificate
Memberships:
  • Member, Australian College of Nursing
  • Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: 6 May 2014 to 2 October 2020
  • Presiding member, Nurses Board of South Australia: October 1999 to August 2009
  • Appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 30 August 2009
  • Presiding member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: 31 August 2013
  • Deputy Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: 30 August 2009-2012; August 2012 – August 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing. Psi Eta Chapter

Reappointed as Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (two year appointment).

Veronica Casey

Adjunct A/Prof Veronica Casey

Health Practitioner, Queensland

Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse and Midwife
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Nursing, Geriatric
  • Master, Nursing Leadership
  • Fellow - Australian College of Nursing
Memberships:
  • Former member Queensland Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: July 2010 to September 2015
  • Member Association of Queensland Nurse Leaders
  • International Commissioner on Magnet ©, American Nurses Credentialing Centre
  • Member Australian College of Midwives

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 3 August 2017 (2nd term of office) 

Nicoletta Cliffol

Nicoletta Ciffolilli

Community Member, Western Australia

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Approved Court Mediator of the Family Court of WA
  • Recipient of the LEADR Award for Significant Contribution to Alternative Dispute Resolution
Memberships:
  • Practitioner, Supreme Court of Western Australia and High Court of Australia
  • Member, Law Society of WA’s Mediators and Arbitrators Panel
  • Former community member, Western Australia Board of the Medical Board of Australia
  • Former legal member, Medical Board of Western Australia
  • Former member, State Administrative Tribunal (WA)
  • Former member, Social Security Appeals Tribunal
  • Former conference registrar, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (2nd term of office)

Melodie Heland

Melodie Heland

Health Practitioner, Victoria

Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Masters of Nursing, Grad Dip Health Administration, Bachelor of Nursing, Critical Care Certificate
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Executive MBA
Memberships:
  • Member Australian College of Health Service Management
  • Member Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Member Victorian Health Services Review Council

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (2nd term of office)

Christopher Helms

Dr Christopher Helms

Health Practitioner, Australian Capital Territory

Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing
  • Master of Science, Nursing – Geriatric and Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing and Spanish
Memberships:
  • Fellow, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
  • Former Vice President, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Former Member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council - Nurse Practitioner Program Accreditation Committee

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (2nd term of office)

Max Howard

Max Howard

Community Member, Queensland

Qualifications:
  • Master Business Administration
  • Graduate Cert Business
  • Associate Diploma in Information Technology (systems analyst)
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workforce Training
Memberships:
  • Member, Australian Institute Company Directors
  • Member, Dental Technicians Board Queensland (Treasurer)
  • Member, Speech pathologists Board of Queensland (Treasurer)
  • Member, Logan/Scenic Rim Policy Advice Collaborative - Advice on Policy development for urban development (healthy cities) for local government
  • Member, Queensland Building Services Policy Committee
  • Former member, Southside Partnership Council – Connecting Healthcare in Communities
  • Former member, Dental Board Australia (Queensland)
  • Previous Chair, Logan/ Beaudesert Health Service District Council

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (3rd term of office)

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Catherine Schofield

Health Practitioner, Tasmania

Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Master, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate, Forensic Behavioural Science
Memberships:
  • Former Chair, Tasmanian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: 2010 – 2018
  • Member, Australian College of Nursing
  • Member, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Former Chair, Tasmanian Branch Australian College of Mental Health Nurses: 2008 – 2010
  • Member, Tasmanian Lead Clinicians Group 2012 – 2014
  • Member Queensland Building Services Policy Committee
  • Former Member Southside Partnership Council – Connecting Healthcare in Communities
  • Former Member Dental Board Australia (Queensland)
  • Previous Chair of the Logan/ Beaudesert Health Service District Council

Three year appointment to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018

Annette Symes

Annette Symes

Health Practitioner, New South Wales

Qualifications:
  • Registered nurse
  • Graduate Certificate, Health Planning
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)
Memberships:
  • Appointment as Adjunct Professor, Southern Cross University, School of Health Sciences & Human Sciences

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (2nd term of office)

Allyson Warrington

Allyson Warrington

Community Member, Tasmania

Qualifications:
  • Company Directors Diploma
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing and International Business)
  • Certified Practising Marketer
Memberships:
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, Australian Marketing Institute
  • Board Member, Cancer Council Tasmania
  • Board Member, Hobart Women’s Shelter
  • Former Director and Chair Audit Committee, Tasmanian Polytechnic
  • Former President, Public Relations Institute of Australia (Tas)
  • Former President, Australian Marketing Institute (Tas)
  • Former community representative, Crime Prevention and Community Safety Council
  • Appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 30 August 2012

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (3rd term of office)

Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood

Health Practitioner, Western Australia

Qualifications:
  • Registered midwife, Registered Nurse
  • Masters of Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Midwifery)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing)
Memberships:
  • Former member, Western Australia Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Reappointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia from 2 October 2018 (2nd term of office)

 
 
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