Winner for Collaborative Leader of the Year​

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Claire Phelan
Zoran Bolevich eHealth CE, Susan Pearce MOH Deputy Secretary Systems Purchasing and Performance, Claire Phelan SESLHD, Elizabeth Koff, Brad Hazzard

Since her appointment as Director of the SESLHD Oral Health Service in 2014, Claire has transformed the service into a client-focused team with clear strategic direction and a culture of innovation and excellence. Claire is committed to the ongoing development of her team, supporting staff to study and creating Aboriginal traineeships in administration and dental assisting.

Significant achievements include strengthening ties with local Aboriginal communities, a new two-chair dental clinic at the La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre and redeveloping the Mission Australia dental clinic for homeless people. The commissioning of a mobile dental clinic, on display at this Symposium, has improved access to dental care for priority populations such as residents of aged care facilities.​​​

Current as at: Monday 30 October 2017