2018-19 Executive Committee

Governance

The governance of the School Nurses Association of NSW is administered by the Executive Committee and is performed in accordance with the constitution of the School Nurses Association of NSW. The Executive Committee is elected at an Annual General Meeting of members of the Association. All Members of the School Nurses Association of NSW are entitled to vote on the Executive Committee and nominate for a position on the Executive.

Current Executive

The 2018/2019 Executive Committee:

President/Treasurer – Britta Crozier RN

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Britta Crozier is a Registered Nurse who trained at Royal Adelaide Hospital and undertook Midwifery Training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. She has worked in School Nursing for the past 6 years in a variety of school settings.  Britta has undertaken a variety of training in both Assessment and Training, Business Administration in Education and has a keen interest in the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People. She holds a current first aid certificate, a mental health first aid certificate and is certified to perform CPR. She has experience managing students with Allergies, Asthma and Anaphylaxis and other medical conditions.

Vice President – Lisa Chalmers RN

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Lisa Chalmers has a Bachelor of Nursing from Latrobe University, a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Critical Care, a Master of Public Health and is an Accredited Nurse Immuniser. Lisa has worked in a variety of health care settings in many countries throughout the world including Ireland, Fiji and Singapore. Lisa’s first experience and love for School Nursing began in Singapore working as the Matron/Assistant Houseparent at United World College of South East Asia. Lisa is currently the manager of the Health Centre at Barker College caring for over 2000 students from Pre-K through to Y12 as the school transitions to co-education. Lisa has a special interest in research particularly around the development and enhancement of the role of school nurses in Australia and their impact upon the community at large through both preventative and primary health care.

Secretary Christine Schubert EN

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I became involved with the School Nurses Association in 2014 after attending a Term Meeting held at Ascham and hosted by long time member Faye Hutchings and felt inspired to become involved.  I have a varied career background including completing a hairdressing apprenticeship as a school leaver and a year long stint working in the travel industry. I came into nursing in 1990 completing my EN training at Greenwich Hospital and then moving to Mona Vale Hospital to work in the Operating Theatres. After maternity leave I joined the casual pool working on all the wards including A&E. Later I worked for Pittwater Day Surgery in the OT and administrative roles associated with the practice.  I have now worked at a secondary boy’s school in Manly for over 4 years as the Senior First Aid Officer and administrative support to the members of the senior leadership team.

Committee Member – Julie Liebert RN

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I began school nursing in England in 1999 as part of a community school nurse team. We were responsible for numerous (public) schools and our roles included health education, vaccinations, child protection, enuresis clinics and staff training.  In 2004 I moved to a private school with 500 students including about 200 boarders. I loved my job and the teenagers and staff I worked with. Both my sons attended the school while I worked there too. I left in 2011 to return home to Sydney. Through the School Nurses Association of NSW’s Relief Nurses listing I started casual work at Ascham in 2012 which I am still doing and 2 years ago started doing casual work at Ravenswood. I am also beginning my 3rd year of school immunisation work for NSW Health this year.

Committee Member – Angela Cottam RN

Angela CottamAngela qualified in the UK as a Registered Nurse in 1990 then went on to complete post registration studies, qualifying as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital London. Community Nursing was a passion and Angela was fortunate to work in a start up paediatric community nursing team. Angela completed her Registered District Nurse training and her Bachelor of Community Nursing (Hons) in 1997 at the University of Kent.  After working in a variety of Primary Health Care roles Angela migrate to Australia in 2008. Angela has worked as a School Nurse at Barker College since 2009 and is a NSW Nurse Immuniser.  Angela joined the Australian Defence force in 2014 as Nursing Officer and is currently an active member in the army reserves. Angela has completed an extensive array of training with defence including, ADF Extended Practice Nursing, ALS, MIMMS commander, Burns course and Trauma Nursing Core course.
Angela is passionate about school nursing and wants to help raise the profile of the profession. Angela is keen to push for an academic pathway for School Nurses, she wants to promote the profession which in her opinion at this present time is hugely underutilised.

Committee Member – Danielle Hillier RN

Dani completed her Registered Nurse training at the Prince Henry/Prince of Wales Hospital group in 1987, going on to work in the Neurosciences Unit at Prince Henry Hospital. Dani went on to complete her post graduate certificate in Neurological & Neurosurgical nursing at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, returning to the Neurosciences Unit at the Prince Henry/Prince of Wales Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the following 7 years.

After a stint at home having and raising children, Dani returned to nursing as a School Nurse working mainly in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, at schools including Moriah College, the Emmanuel School, Ascham College, St Catherine’s School and Kincoppal Rose Bay.

During this time Dani also served on the School Nurses Association of NSW committee helping to update the current Guidelines for School Nurses and with conference organisation. Dani is currently working at St Andrew’s Cathedral School.