The Division of Nursing provides recruitment, training, orientation, operational support and staff health services, and is led by the Network Director of Nursing. It is supported from a governance and leadership perspective by the members of the Nursing Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC is the peak nursing committee for our St. Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, and its members include a broad cross section of nurses that provide a balanced perspective and insight on all nursing professional matters.

Division Of Nursing Staff

Network Director of Nursing: Ms Anna Thornton

Manager Nursing Education & Development Centre (NEDC): Ms. Lauren Culbert

Manager Clinical Resource Unit: Ms. Rebecca Benischke

Manager Infection Prevention Management and Staff Health Services: Ms. Giulietta Pontivivo

Manager Nursing Workforce: Mr. Martin Bryant (Acting)

Nursing Advisory Council Membership

St Vincent’s Hospital & Health Network Sydney Director of Nursing: Ms. Kirsty McLeod (Chair)

St Joseph’s Hospital Auburn Director of Nursing: A/Prof. John Geoghegan

Manager, Patient Safety & Quality: Ms. Chris Conn

Clinical Stream Manager Heart & Lung: Mr. Dominic Le Lievre

Clinical Stream Manager Surgical: Ms. Kirsty Mcleod

Manager Sub Acute, Geriatric and Ambulatory Services: Mr. Drew Kear

Manager Learning and Development: Ms. Elisabeth Black

Manager Nursing Education & Development Centre (NEDC): Ms. Lauren Culbert

Manager Nursing Workforce: Mr. Martin Bryant (Acting)

Prof. of Nursing NRI/ACU – Prof Sandy Middleton

Prof. of Mental Health Nursing – Prof Niels Buus

Consumer Consultant: Ms. Tina Brady

Clinical Nurse Consultant: Ms. Julie Gawthorne Emergency Department

Nursing Unit Manager: Ms. Linzi Nolan

Clinical Nurse Specialist: Mr. Chris Underhill

Enrolled Nurse: (presently vacant)


Level 3 deLacy Building, adjacent the Executive Office 

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5 pm. 

Phone: 02 8382 2563


If you wish to enquire about current opportunities, please contact our Nursing Workforce Coordinator on 02 8382 2195, or see our Careers website,

For Nursing Education opportunities, please click here.