New National Board Chair and health practitioner member appointed

08 May 2014

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council appoints a new National Board Chair and health practitioner member.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lynette Cusack, RN, as the new Chair of the National Board.

This appointment by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) is to 30 August 2015. Dr Cusack continues her current appointment as the National Board practitioner member from South Australia.

Dr Cusack has served in the role of Presiding Member of the National Board since 31 August 2013. Dr Cusack was the Deputy Chair of the National Board since August 2009, during which time she performed the role in an exemplary manner.

She brings to her new role as Chair of the National Board an extensive and esteemed history of working in regulation.

The Ministerial Council congratulated Dr Cusack on her appointment as the new Chair of the National Board and expressed confidence in her ability to provide strong and strategic leadership as new Chair, and contribute to the regulatory work of the National Board in her continuing role as an inaugural practitioner member from South Australia.

Please join the National Board in welcoming Dr Cusack.

New health practitioner member for Queensland

The National Board is also pleased to announce the appointment of Adjunct A/Prof Veronica Casey as the new health practitioner member for Queensland. This role became vacant following completion of Ms Anne Copeland’s term of office on 31 August 2013.

The appointment by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council is for a period of three years to 1 May 2017. Adjunct A/Prof Casey is currently the practitioner member of the Queensland Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Adjunct A/Prof Casey is a registered nurse and midwife, and a fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. She brings invaluable experience to her role with the National Board.

The Ministerial Council warmly welcomed Adjunct A/Prof Casey and acknowledged her contributions to the National Scheme as a practitioner member of the Queensland Board of the NMBA. The Ministerial Council expressed confidence that she will make valuable contributions to her new role through her regulatory experience gained as a state board member, combined with her expertise in health administration and clinical practice.

Please join us in welcoming Adjunct A/Prof Casey.

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