The Core Team


The Program Lead manages a core team who work on a full-time basis to support the work of WSD including the clinical interface between the hospital and community.

This includes the Coordinator WSD, Prevention Program Manager, Community Diabetes Nurse Consultant, Community Advanced Trainee Endocrine Registrar Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospital (BMDH), RMO Diabetes BMDH and Public Health Scientist (Wollongong University).

This team is part of the Integrated Health Portfolio in the LHD and report to the Director of Integrated Health and Chair of Medicine BMDH.The WSD core team meet monthly with a similar core team at WentWest lead by Business Development and Program Director and Primary Health Care Manager.


Prof Glen Maberly

Senior Endocrinologist and Director, Western Sydney Diabetes

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Sumathy Ravi

Western Sydney Diabetes Program Manager

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Dr Rajini Jayaballa

Endocrinologist/Staff Specialist (Community Diabetes)

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Theresa Kang

Community Diabetes Nurse Educator

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Sharon McClelland

Community Diabetes Nurse Consultant

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Sian Bramwell

Community Diabetes Nurse Consultant

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Janine Dawson

Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program Manager

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Aruni Ratnayake

Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention Officer

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Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

Research, Monitoring and Surveillance Coordinator

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Helen Dick

Research Nurse

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Dr Cecilia Chi

Staff Specialist, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Westmead Hospital

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Bernadette Sadsad

Clinical Nurse Consultant, HbA1c Testing Initiative, Westmead Hospital

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Nazila Aghaie

Administration Officer, HbA1c testing and Diabetes Case Conferencing, Westmead Hospital

Anandhi Murugesan

Anandhi Murugesan

Community Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Mt Druitt Community Diabetes Clinic

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Victoria Silvestro

Dietitian, Mt Druitt Community Health Diabetes Clinic, Western Sydney Diabetes

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Dr Raymond Kodsi

Endocrine Registrar

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Heloise Tolar

Heloise Tolar

eEngagement and Education Manager, Western Sydney Diabetes

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Beverly Bugarin

Administration Officer, Western Sydney Diabetes

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Ofa Rimoni

Administration Officer, Western Sydney Diabetes

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Tanaja Shipley

Administration Officer, Western Sydney Diabetes

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Dr Nada Andric

GP VMO at Mt Druitt Clinic

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Dr Lena Thomas

GP VMO, Mt Druitt Clinic

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