Executive Team

General Manager – Katrina Ryan Katrina Ryan

We welcome Katrina Ryan to the role of General Manager and look forward to the knowledge, extensive experience, and health care leadership she brings through almost 25 years in healthcare. Previously Katrina has held various General Management roles within 11 years at Healthscope. Katrina is leading transformational change at the current moment, improving access to services, enhancing a safety culture, and fostering partnerships to link Hospital and community care – partnerships that will help support patients in their own environment, ensuring they remain safe and well. Katrina is experienced in developing and leading high performing teams with a focus on financial and operational performance whilst keeping the mission of the organisation her focus.

Director of Clinical Services – Madonna Bowers

Madonna started her nursing career in 1983 at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. After graduating she became an Intensive Care and Coronary Care Nurse and worked at Ipswich General Hospital for 12 years. In 1998 Madonna completed a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care and commenced a Bachelor of Health Management which she completed in 2002.

Madonna commenced her hospital management roles in 2003 in St Andrews Hospital Ipswich and went on to work at Greenslopes Private Hospital (GPH) in 2006 where she found her passion for Quality and Patient Safety. Having worked a number of positions including patient liaison Madonna was appointed to the Assistant Director of Quality and Safety at GPH in 2013.

Madonna moved to Hervey Bay in 2015 to work in Australia's first fully digital hospital and continue her journey as a Quality Manager.

Outside of work Madonna is a passionate Rugby League supporter and volunteer and in 2011 Madonna won the National Rugby League Women in League Year award for her contributions to Rugby League.

Finance Manager – Garry Weston

Garry has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and is an Associate CPA. Garry has over 33 years in Financial / Management in the private and public health care sectors. Prior to commencing at St Stephen’s, Garry held the position of Director of Finance and Administration with Ramsay Healthcare for 16 years, prior to that he held similar positions with St Vincent’s Hospital in Lismore and Little Company of Mary’s Calvary Hospital in Wagga Wagga.

Garry is pleased to be a member of the executive team at St Stephen’s Hospital and working with St Stephen’s Team

Outside work, Garry competes in triathlon, having competed in several Hervey Bay 100’s, Noosa, Mooloolaba and other interstate triathlons. Garry also qualified to represent Australia in his age group at the 2018 triathlon world cup grand final held at the Gold Coast

Pastoral Care Manager – Sandra Keay

In the early part of 2015 Sandra returned to Australia after any extended time in New Zealand to take up the pastoral care role in the newly built St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay.   Sandra came to the role after many years experience in the health field, having worked in both private and public hospitals in administration and management positions, as well as general practice.

Sandra’s passion to serve, along with her strong faith in God drew her into church ministry as a Business Pastor in a team ministry church, a role that provided many opportunities to care for people both in the practical ways, ie budgeting advice, food bank, children’s and women’s ministry, as well as providing spiritual help and care.   It was while supporting a close family member requiring palliative care that Sandra felt the call of God to consider chaplaincy work.   Further intensive training followed and Sandra then volunteered as a chaplaincy visitor in Wellington Public Hospital, which prepared her the for the role at St Stephen’s.    

For relaxation Sandra takes advantage of the beautiful beach walks and cafes Hervey Bay offers as well as dabbling occasionally in the quilting scene.   Currently Sandra is undertaking further study related to Dementia Care.  A listening ear for staff, patients and family members, Sandra works closely with the teams to support holistic care to all. 

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