Council

The ANMF (SA Branch) Council is responsible for the overall management of the affairs of the Branch, including overseeing policy and governance. All members of the Council are elected by the financial members of ANMF (SA Branch) via a voting process that is managed by the Australian Electoral Commission.

2014 Branch Council Election Results

The Council comprises:

  • President and Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Four Executive Members
  • Fifteen Councillors

The Australian Nursing Federation South Australian Branch Council, which runs parallel


ANMF (SA Branch) Elected Officials

Executive

Elizabeth-Dabars-webAdj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM – CEO/Secretary

As CEO/Secretary since March 2008, Elizabeth aims to work with members to achieve the vision of ANMF (SA Branch) to achieve professional and industrial outcomes worthy of our professions and to create the future that our members seek and so justly deserve.

You can read more about Elizabeth here.


Marisa Bell – President, Executive Member

Marisa’s nursing career commenced in 1981 in the aged care sector. She completed her General Nurse training in 1986, later specialising in intensive care. Marisa currently works as a Clinical Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of a large private hospital and is also an Undergraduate Nursing Tutor at the School of Nursing at a South Australian university. She has been a member of Council since 2000, and continues from December 2012 in the role of ANMF (SA Branch) President.

 


Jocelyn Douglass – Vice President, Executive Member

Jocelyn has worked in both the public and private sectors in acute inpatient, general and psychiatric, and has spent the last 16 years in acute community mental health. She has been an active Worksite Representative for many years, and was part of the negotiation team for 2010 Public Sector Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. She has been a member of Council since 2004 and of the Executive since 2006. Jocelyn is currently the ANMF (SA Branch) Vice President.

 


Janice Clifford, Executive Member

Janice works as a Clinical Practice Consultant at a major metropolitan public hospital and has been an active Worksite Representative for the past 12 years. Promoting the safety of nurses and midwives in the workplace with optimal skills mix and staffing levels is her passion. Janice has been a member of Council since December 2008, and became a member of the Executive in December 2012.

 


Lynn Croft, Executive Member

Lynn has a nursing career spanning 32 years with experience in general, paediatric and mental health nursing. She is a long standing and active Worksite Representative and was also a member of the 2007 Enterprise Agreement negotiating committee, which saw a successful campaign for improved wages and conditions. Lynn has been a Council member since December 2004 and a member of the Executive since December 2006.

 


Gay Martin, Executive Member

Gay commenced her nursing career 40 years ago and has spent most of that time working as a renal nurse. She has a Graduate Diploma in Nephrology Nursing and has undertaken Aboriginal studies. She is currently the CSC of the Renal Unit of a large metropolitan public sector hospital. Gay has been a member of ANMF (SA Branch) Council or Executive for 26 years. Renal nursing has taken her overseas to places where she was proud to take the best of ANMF’s achievements to further nurses’ causes in places where unions did not exist.

 


Barb Tyler, Executive Member

Barb’s 30 years in nursing have given her broad experience in both metropolitan and country acute care sites. She currently works as a Registered Nurse at a major country public hospital. She has been an active Worksite Representative for many years, and was part of the negotiation team for the 2010 Public Sector Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. She proudly accepted the ANMF Hall of Fame award in 2007 in recognition of her commitment. Barb has been a member of the Executive since December 2010.


Councillors

Tammy Bornhoeft

Tammy has been part of the nursing profession for more than 15 years, working initially as a personal care assistant in private aged care and currently as an Enrolled Nurse at a major public hospital. She is an active Worksite Representative, and was part of the negotiation team for 2010 Public Sector Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. Tammy has been a member of Council since December 2010.

 


Kristen Bull

Kristen’s nursing career started 23 years ago, initially as a carer in aged care and the community. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for the past 12 years in a variety of areas including medical wards, operating theatre, community outreach and renal. Her current position is as a Nurse Education Facilitator in Staff Development at a major metropolitan public hospital. Kristen was elected to Council in December 2012.

 


Shareece Carr

Shareece is a Registered Nurse of eight years, currently working in regional South Australia. While there are some stark differences between country and metropolitan workplaces, including workplace size, Shareece has found there are also some similar issues on different scales including staffing levels, skills mix and workforce retention. Shareece was elected to the ANMF (SA Branch) Council in October 2014. Being in a smaller rural and remote area, Shareece hopes to contribute to the ANMF (SA Branch) Council by facilitating an understanding of these workplaces and ensuring country people have a voice.

 


Phil Coward

Phil is a Registered Nurse currently working as Clinical Service Coordinator of the Emergency Department at a major metropolitan hospital. He has twenty years nursing experience and has witnessed many changes in his career – one of his key learnings has been the importance of unity in the nursing and midwifery professions. Phil has also been involved in the last two public sector enterprise bargaining processes. He has been very active with the ANMF (SA Branch) for many years, serving as a Branch Councillor since 2012.

 


Marcelle Johnson

Marcelle is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with neonatal intensive care training. She currently works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a large metropolitan public hospital. She has a strong interest in OH&S and is part of the hospital’s Resuscitation Committee that audits code blues. Marcelle has been an active Worksite Representative for many years and a member of Council since December 2006.

 

 

Nicole Kelly

Nicole is the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at a large metropolitan public hospital. As an active member since becoming a Registered Nurse in 2003, she has contributed to workplace negotiations, Annual Delegates Conferences, and most recently as a member of the ANMEC Course Advisory Committee. Nicole has been a member of Council since December 2010.


 

Deb Lewington

During her nursing career Deb has worked in a variety of roles, providing direct patient care and in leadership positions. She has worked in a number of SA major public hospitals as a Registered Nurse, predominantly within Emergency Departments, Intensive Care and Surgical Units. She also has experience in finance and governance in nursing and not-for-profit charitable organisations. Deb was elected to Council in December 2012.

 


Jason O’Neil

Jason is passionate about the nursing and midwifery professions and is committed to working collaboratively with the ANMF (SA Branch) team in the best interests of members. Jason has spent the last five years working in Anaesthetics and Recovery, where he has been working hard in the Manual Handling representative position to make sure that there is a safe working environment for everyone. Jason has been an active member of the ANMF (SA Branch), most recently participating in the 2014 Annual Delegates Conference. He has recently taken on the role of worksite rep at Noarlunga Hospital and was elected to the ANMF (SA Branch) Council in October 2014.


Jan Thompson

Jan is a Senior Lecturer, Director of First Year Studies and the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Nursing program at a South Australian university. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has post-graduate Nursing qualifications in women’s health, mental health and community health, and a Master of Arts. Jan has been an active member of ANMF (SA Branch) since she was a student nurse herself and has been a member of Council since December 2002.

 


Sharon Whitehead

Sharon has worked as an Enrolled Nurse for many years, based in country SA for the greater part of her career. She has been a committed and active member of ANMF (SA Branch) for many years, including as Worksite Representative for her current worksite, a small country public hospital. Sharon has been a member of Council since December 2002.