GP Synergy Board appointments announced - GP Synergy

GP Synergy Board appointments announced

GP Synergy welcomes the reappointment of Board Directors Adjunct Professor Lyn Fragar AO, Dr Michael Bonning and Dr Sandra Mendel.

The appointments were made following the announcement of member ballot results at GP Synergy’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

All bring a wealth of experience to the Board and have been active Directors during their tenure.

Adjunct Professor Fragar AO has served on the Board since 2009. She is Adjunct A/Professor at the University of Sydney and tutor of medical students in the Integrated Population Medicine program and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame where she assists in lecturing medical students in rural health and in the development of the Masters of Public Health program. She has previously been the Chair of the Hunter New England LHD and Director of the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety.

Dr Bonning is a GP with an interest in Indigenous health, clinical governance and wilderness medicine. He has active research areas in health workforce and training, doctors’ health and measuring health outcomes. He has a background in health advocacy and is currently a director of the AMA (NSW) and is a former director of beyondblue, the Federal AMA and a past president of the Australian Medical Students’ Association. Dr Bonning joined on the Board in 2014.

Having joined the GP Synergy Board in 2018, Dr Mendel holds fellowship of both the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. She has practised as a rural generalist for more than 25 years in Orange NSW, where she co-owns a practice. Dr Mendel has been heavily involved in GP training through senior medical educator positions in regional training organisations, as the ACRRM Director of Training, Senior Lecturer in Rural Health with Western Sydney University, and currently as the Year 2 Convenor at Charles Sturt University’s School of Rural Medicine.

“We warmly welcome the reappointments of Adjunct Professor Fragar AO, Dr Bonning and Dr Mendel,” GP Synergy Chair, Dr Ian Kamerman said.

“Their commitment and substantial expertise will continue to complement and enhance the GP Synergy Board.

“We look forward to the continuing contribution they will make to GP training in NSW and ACT.”

Dr Kamerman also thanked Prof Meredith Makeham and Dr Chun Wah Michael Tam for nominating for Board positions.

 The GP Synergy Board

  • Dr Ian Kamerman (Chair)
  • Dr Michael Bonning (Deputy Chair)
  • Ms Megan Cahill
  • Adjunct Professor Lyn Fragar AO
  • Dr Elizabeth Marles
  • Dr Elizabeth McEntyre
  • Dr Sandra Mendel
  • Conjoint Professor Diana O’Halloran AO
  • Mr Damon Rees

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