Council of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

The Council of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association consists of 23 members: the General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary and 21 delegates elected from the Committee of Delegates.

The Councillors are elected by the membership for a four-year term, with the General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary being full-time paid officers and the 21 members elected from the membership.

The NSWNMA Council acts as the Committee of Management responsible for:
  • the oversight of day-to-day management (which is undertaken by the General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary)
  • ensuring the implementation of policy as determined by Annual Conference and
  • ensuring the deliverance of the Rules and Objectives of the NSWNMA.

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Brett Holmes

Brett Holmes


General Secretary, NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association

RN, Non-Practising Midwife, Psychiatric Nursing Certificate

Shaye Candish

Shaye Candish


Assistant General Secretary, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Bachelor of Nursing, Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing

O’Bray Smith

O’Bray Smith


President, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Midwife, Masters in Midwifery, Midwifery Manager-Intrapartum Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Lorna Scott

Lorna Scott


Vice President, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Midwife, NP, Grad Dip Independent Nursing Practice, WHN Cert, Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health, Lower Hunter Community Health

Michelle Cashman

Michelle Cashman


Executive Member, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Long Jetty Community Health Centre

Gary Clark

Gary Clark


Executive Member, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Grad Cert PSMP, BHSc, Regional Nurse Manager, Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

Edward Makepeace

Edward Makepeace


Executive Member, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Cardiology CNC, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Liz McCall

Liz McCall


Executive Member, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, BHSc (Nursing), MHSc, Byron Central Hospital, Clinical Teacher, Southern Cross University

Kerry Rodgers

Kerry Rodgers


Executive Member, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Operating Theatre Certificate, MACN, MACORN, Nursing Unit Manager, Operating Suite, Nepean Hospital

Sue White

Sue White


Executive Member, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

Enrolled Nurse, Coffs Harbour Hospital

Lisa Barry

Lisa Barry


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Prince of Wales Hospital

Wing Besilos

Wing Besilos


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, ICU, Westmead Hospital

Robyne Brown

Robyne Brown


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Northern Beaches Hospital

Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Ryde Hospital

Jocelyn Hofman

Jocelyn Hofman


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, Bodington Aged Care Service

Lyn Hopper

Lyn Hopper


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

RN, BSC, IC Cert, MCN, CNS HITH

Diane Lang

Diane Lang


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

RN, South East Regional Hospital

Lauren Lye

Lauren Lye


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

RN, Dubbo Base Hospital and Health Service

Richard Noort

Richard Noort


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

RN, CNC Mental Health, Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, Statewide Community Court Liaison Service

Meg Pendrick

Meg Pendrick


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

Enrolled Nurse, Gosford Hospital

Michelle Straub

Michelle Straub


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

RN. IC Cert. Masters Health Service Management, Nurse Manager, Liverpool Hospital

Jill Telfer

Jill Telfer


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

RN, Nursing Unit Manager - Dialysis Unit, Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital

Kristy Wilson

Kristy Wilson


Councillor, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Council

RN, CNE, Griffith Base Hospital