New CEO comes to the Rural Health Alliance
THE National Rural Health Alliance have appointed a new CEO to see to the clinical work properly.
Dr Gabrielle O'Kane has been awarded the position, due to her past experience being a dietician with more than 35 years working in outback private and public practices.
Dr O'Kane is also an academic and researcher, with the title being an adjunct associate professor at the University of Canberra's Health Research Institute.
During this recent position, she has been responsible for commissioning and governing drug and alcohol services throughout New South Wales.
NRHA Chair Tanya Lehmann is looking forward to Dr O'Kane coming on board from July 8.
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"The NRHA Board is excited by the passion, lived rural clinical practice and teaching experience that Dr O'Kane brings to our organisation," Ms Lehmann said.
"Her academic rigour, business acumen, creativity, warmth and career achievements very much align with the NRHA's mission to advocate for better and more accessible health services across rural, regional and remote Australia."
NRHA believe Dr O'Kane's employment comes at a perfect time, providing guidance to the 37-member organisations spanning from this alliance, who are working in rural, regional and remote Australia.