CEO & Leadership Team

Executive Team-1

Therese Tierney
Chief Executive Officer
RN, CRRN (USA), Grad Dip Bus, FIPPA

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the effective operation of BRHS for the integration of services to provide a seamless continuum of care to the community, for the general direction of all business and affairs of BRHS as a whole, and for advising and making recommendations to the Board of Management with respect to these activities.

Dr Kaushik Banerjea
Director of Medical Services 
MBBS, DM (Emergency Medicine), MHM

The Medical Services Directorate at BRHS supports the operation and development of the Medical Workforce, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging services, Health Information services, Elective Surgery Access Coordination, Infection Prevention and Health Sciences Library.  It also oversees the clinical and research governance of the health service, and works collaboratively with the East Gippsland Regional Clinical School to support medical student placements at BRHS. The directorate is also responsible for the training and development of Interns.

Bernadette Hammond
Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Aged Care

The Nursing, Midwifery and Aged Care Directorate at BRHS incorporates a range of clinical, nursing, community and residential aged care services and provides the leadership, and has operational responsibility for peri-operative and surgical services, maternity services, medical inpatient care,  rehabilitation and sub-acute inpatient unit, home based nursing services including hospital in the home, health independence programs – Residential In Reach and Complex Care programs, Maddocks Gardens residential aged care facility, renal dialysis and oncology units, patient liaison services, palliative care, nursing and midwifery education including undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs.

Brendan Coulton
Director of Allied, Community and Support Services
B.A Science, Dip Education, M.B.A.

The Director of Allied, Community and Support Services provides leadership and operational management to a diverse range of services at BRHS. Allied Health provision includes inpatient and outpatient services aimed at meeting client centred goals and comprises Allied Health Assistants and Administration, Central Intake, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Lymphedema, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Social Work, and Speech Therapy. Community Services includes community based nursing services (including Diabetes, Continence, Women’s, Men’s and family health), Dental services and Planned Activity Groups based all based at the Ross Street Campus. The directorate includes the Post-Acute Care program and Medical Consulting Suites in addition to Infrastructure and Hotel Service areas of Food, Environmental and Facilities. Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Sustainability, Procurement and Emergency Management provide great diversity to the role.

Deb Ellks
Director of Innovation and Strategy
RN, BN, Grad Dip Bus, MBL, AFACHSM

The Director, Innovation & Strategy is operationally responsible for the Aboriginal Health Unit, Alcohol & Other Drugs Program, Health Information Services, Quality Unit, and Service Improvement Program (incorporating redesign program). The Directorate’s brief includes the design and implementation of the mechanisms and systems that produce innovative solutions to complex problems, whilst building capability and sustainability across BRHS, recognising that people are our greatest asset. These strategic projects ensure sustainable organisational integration of BRHS’ vision and strategy across these services across BRHS.