Collectively, we have significant expertise in academia, health administration, epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation. We use our knowledge and expertise to be independent, unbiased and academically and scientifically rigorous in the work we do.
There are currently four members of the Health Performance Council, appointed from 2 August 2020 until 1 February 2021. Short biographies of our members are below.
Health Performance Council membership
- Mr Steve Tully (Chairperson)
- Prof Jennene Greenhill (Deputy Chairperson)
- Ms Ellen Fraser-Barbour
- Ms Lyn Dean
Mr Steve Tully – Chairperson
Steve Tully is the immediate past South Australian Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner.
Previous to this role and for many years, Steve was the state Electoral Commissioner in South Australia and Victoria. Steve has many years’ experience in the executive service within the state public service in SA, principally within the arts, mental health and the Department for Local Government.
Steve over six years has aimed to improve the safety and quality of health and community services in South Australia, through the provision of a fair and independent means for the assessment, conciliation, investigation and resolution of complaints; as well as the expert evaluation, investigation and reporting on systemic issues of concern.
Steve values honesty, transparency, open disclosure and integrity. He strongly believes that every person is important and that every person has a right to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve when seeking, using and providing health services in South Australia.
Professor Jennene Greenhill – Deputy Chairperson
Professor Jennene Greenhill is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. She started her career as a registered nurse in Queensland, and took on a range of roles including Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Educator, Senior Project Officer, Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor.
Jennene has been the national chair of the Federation of Rural Academic Medical Educators. As Associate Dean and Director of the Flinders University Rural Health, Jennene oversaw rural programs for medical, nursing, paramedic, speech pathology, social work and dietetics students.
Jennene has an international research profile in rural health, clinical practice and education. She is renowned for innovative clinical placements for health professional students and research that has changed health policy and makes a significant impact in communities.
Ms Ellen Fraser-Barbour
Ellen is a full time PhD Candidate funded by the Australian Postgraduate scholarship at Flinders University in South Australia. She is also a casual academic.
Before starting her PhD in 2017, Ellen worked in a range of different roles in the disability sector including as a Disability Developmental Educator (Allied Health), Specialist Support Coordinator, team leader, family support worker and therapy assistant.
Ellen is passionate about disability and human rights and has a particular focus on safety and prevention of discrimination, harm and neglect. She identifies as a person with lived experience of disability herself and has been involved in various peer-led advocacy groups including Julia Farr Youth, Deafblind Association, the board of Deafness Forum of Australia and others.
Ms Lyn Dean
Lyn Dean is Chief Executive, Wellbeing SA, a new independent Government agency and attached office established in January 2020 by the South Australian Government as the primary mechanism to deliver on commitments for a renewed focus and action on prevention as part of the Better Prevention for a Healthy South Australia and Targeted Health Prevention policies.
Lyn has an extensive background in tertiary, secondary and primary healthcare in South Australia and New South Wales, commencing her career as a Registered Nurse in 1990 and specialising in Critical Care Nursing. Lyn has held executive roles in both New South Wales and South Australia.
In 2007, Lyn returned to South Australia and in 2012 moved into the then Department for Health and Ageing as the Executive Director, Operational Service Improvement and Demand. This role worked in partnership with hospitals and ambulance services, primary health care, state Government agencies, non-government organisations and private sector to improve South Australian citizens’ access to hospital and community services.