Health Service Chief Executive

Beverley Hamerton

Beverley Hamerton was appointed Chief Executive in April 2018.

She has considerable experience in rural and remote area health service planning and delivery from both a clinical and executive perspective.

Beverley's passion is to ensure that all people have access to high quality, equitable healthcare.

Executive General Manager Northern Sector

Tamara Sweeney

Tamara started as Executive General Manager - Northern sector in January 2021. She is responsible for Thursday Island and Bamaga Hospitals and also the Primary Health Care Centres across the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area.

Before joining TCHHS, Tamara worked with WA Country Health Service (WACHS).

She held leadership and management roles for Carnarvon and Exmouth Hospitals, Coral Bay and Burringurrah Nursing Posts. Other work experience has been in industrial relations, employment law and medicolegal.

Executive General Manager Southern Sector

Ian Power

Ian Power has held general manager positions at Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Griffith Health Service since 2007.

He has 26 years’ experience in corporate services in the health sector.

These include strategic planning, performance management, financial and revenue management, change management and operational management.

Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Stephen Tillett

Stephen Tillett commenced as our Executive Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in March 2022. Stephen is a Torres Strait Islander born at Palm Island. Stephen has a strong leadership and strategic management background, and a wealth of experience engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

He has worked in the Queensland Police Service, the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.

Executive Director Allied Health

Amanda Wilson

Amanda commenced as Executive Director of Allied Health in July 2022.  She is a health leader and speech pathologist who has experience in hospitals, community health and in private practice. She also has worked in the not-for-profit and Aboriginal community controlled health sectors.

Amanda has an interest in strategic workforce development, advocacy, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

She is passionate about improving equity for accessing high quality care and improving results with people's health in rural and remote communities.

Executive Director Asset Management

Dean Davidson

Dean Davidson was appointed Executive Director Asset Management in 2019.

He previously acted as the Executive Director Corporate Services after joining the health service in 2016 as the Director of Travel, Contracts and Procurement.

Dean has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in economics, logistics and accounting. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration.

Dean is focused on contemporary management practices, health equity and ensuring our health service moves from managing assets to asset management.

Executive Director Finance, Information and Digital Services

Danielle Hoins

Danielle Hoins is a qualified certified practicing accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in financial and corporate services management in the Queensland health sector.

Danielle's expertise is in financial management, strategic and change management, and the development and implementation of corporate governance systems.

Executive Director Medical Services

Dr Marlow Coates

Dr Marlow Coates is a rural generalist senior medical officer living on Thursday Island.

His goal is to develop a high quality workforce and processes to help First Nations People and others living remotely better access to health care.

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery

Kim Veiwasenavanua

Kim Veiwasenavenua leads our Nursing and Midwifery Services, managing Torres and Cape’s diverse nursing workforce.

Kim leads with strategic intent to enable innovative, culturally appropriate and safe best practice in rural and remote Far North Queensland.

Executive Director Workforce and Engagement

Sally O’Kane

Sally O’Kane’s human resource career spans over 25 years. She's responsible for all human resource related services provided to the employees of the Torres and Cape.

Sally is passionate about improving the workplace culture and embracing our cultural diversity so employees truly feel valued and respected in a workplace and can bring their best self to work.

Last updated: September 2022