Yorke and Northern Local Health Network Board

The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network covers the areas including Yorke Peninsula, Clare Valley, Lower North and Mid North areas of South Australia. This area includes 16 health services at:

  • Balaklava
  • Booleroo Centre
  • Burra
  • Clare
  • Crystal Brook
  • Jamestown
  • Laura
  • Maitland
  • Orroroo
  • Peterborough
  • Port Broughton
  • Port Pirie
  • Riverton
  • Snowtown
  • Wallaroo
  • Yorketown.

The governing board is responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for local decision making.

The role of the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network governing board includes setting strategies and priorities for health services in the region, as well as ensuring the LHN achieves the performance indicators in its Service Agreement.

The Chair

John VoumardJohn Voumard, Yorke and Northern LHN Governing Board Chairman

John Voumard is the Principal of Voumard Lawyers with offices in Jamestown, Port Pirie, Clare and Adelaide. He has been practicing law in the regional area for 33 years amassing a deep understanding of the community and the region. He has held a longstanding interest in the provision of health services in the region and has previously participated as a Member of the Mid-North Regional Health Board.

John is currently the Chair of the Jamestown Development Association and Chair of the Belalie Arts Society Inc., Jamestown.

Board Members

Julianne Badenoch

Julianne Badenoch is a senior registered nurse and registered midwife with over 40 years’ experience working in rural health. Julianne has post graduate qualifications in Perioperative Nursing and Basic Radiology, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Julianne is currently working for Ardrossan Medical HQ and is also a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency, a contract she has held since 2011. Julianne has post graduate qualifications in Perioperative Nursing and Basic Radiology, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Glenise Coulthard

Glenise is an Adnyamathanha woman from the Northern Flinders Ranges, who has worked in Aboriginal Health service provision in the Flinders and Upper North region in excess of 23 years.  She is the Director, Aboriginal Health for the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, covering the Roxby, Woomera, Leigh Creek, Hawker and Quorn areas.

Liz Malcolm

Liz Malcolm has significant experience in senior management positions across SA, and is currently employed as General Manager Operations, Uniting Country SA. Liz has had a long executive career with Housing SA, including Regional Manager for Yorke and Mid North, Barossa and Gawler and Port Pirie / Port Augusta. Liz is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has an Advanced Diploma of Management and a background as a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Nurse Practitioner. 

John O’Connor

John O’Connor holds a Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting) and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in financial analysis and management gained through previous employment as the Executive Director Finance and Administration SA Health and as the Director in the Health Advisory Service at KPMG.  John currently operates Business Health Consulting Services which specialises in organisational reform; system implementation; cost reduction and financial improvement; development of management reporting systems and business development.

David Banham

David Banham is a health systems researcher now living in the Clare Valley. David’s research focuses on understanding and improving the links between service activity and equitable health outcomes for people and their communities. David’s work has developed over the past 25 years in research roles with SA Health, SAHMRI, the University of South Australia and the Cancer Institute of NSW. With degrees in psychology and public health, David is now finalising a doctoral program on person-centred performance measures in the health system through the University of Adelaide.

If you would like to contact the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network board, please e-mail Health.YNLHNGoverningBoardSupport@sa.gov.au

Public meetings

The Annual Public Meeting is a great opportunity to meet the Governing Board and hear about what has occurred across the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network over the past 12 months.

The Annual Public Meeting is an excellent opportunity to connect, ask questions, and provide feedback about health services in our local communities. 

Download a copy of the Yorke and Northern Governing Board Annual Report 2020-2021 Summary

For more information, please contact Senior Consumer and Community Engagement Advisor, Tracie Hawkins at Tracie.Hawkins@sa.gov.au

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Monthly Board Meetings



Board expenses