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WNSW PHN Welcomes New Staff

Jim Herbert & Kim WhiteleyWestern NSW Primary Health Network welcomes two new staff members to their Service Development and Performance Team.

Jim Herbert – Mental Health Manager
Jim comes to WNSW PHN having recently taken some time out from the health industry, building his own house! He has previously held roles with NSW Health Infrastructure, commissioning mental health and general hospital facilities and with the WNSWLHD at Bloomfield, as the Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol Commissioning Manager/Strategic Planner. Jim, who also spent several years working in rural and remote areas of South Australia, hopes to improve the integration and coordination of mental health service delivery in the primary health sector, in the WNSW PHN region.

Kim Whiteley – Aboriginal Health Manager
Kim, a Wiradjuri woman from Wellington, comes to the WNSW PHN from a teaching role at Dubbo College Senior Campus. Her background includes roles in health and related wellbeing areas as a specialist, a caseworker and as a manager linked to sexual assault (with the former NSW Department of Health), Child Protection (Department of Community Services) and Juvenile Justice (Department of Corrections). A hardworking mother of three boys and an advocate for positive change, Kim is dedicated to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities, especially through health and education.