Wellbeing SA is responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and is led by an Executive Team of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors.
Lyn DeanChief Executive
Lyn has an extensive background in tertiary, secondary and primary health care in South Australia and New South Wales. She commenced her career as a registered nurse in 1990, specialising in critical care nursing.
Lyn has held executive roles in both New South Wales and South Australia, and has extensive experience working in partnership with hospitals and ambulance services, primary health care, state government agencies, non-government organisations, universities and the private sector.
As Chief Executive of Wellbeing SA, Lyn is committed to improving the physical, social and mental wellbeing of all South Australians.
Professor Katina D'OniseExecutive Director, Prevention and Population Health
Katina is responsible for leading the directorate to build better health outcomes and avoid or defer the onset of preventable disease and disabilities using evidence based prevention and health promotion strategies. Katina has oversight of health promotion, cancer screening and epidemiology.
A public health physician and epidemiologist, Katina has previously worked in communicable disease control (including for COVID-19), Aboriginal health and academia. Katina’s special interests include legislative reform, research translation, Aboriginal health and health equity.
Jeanette WaltersExecutive Director, Integrated Care Systems
Jeanette is responsible for leading the directorate to work across the health system to build evidence informed and integrated pathways of care, and to foster partnerships to support improved health outcomes for South Australians.
Jeanette has more than 28 years’ experience in clinical care, hospital and health system design, ageing and the aged care system, and policy and inter-government relations. Her experience spans South Australia, New South Wales and the United Kingdom. Jeanette is focused on delivering sustainable outcomes and is committed to informing service design with community and stakeholder engagement approaches.
Rebecca WhellumActing Executive Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing
As the Acting Executive Director, Rebecca is currently responsible for leading the directorate in its role to build the mental health and wellbeing of the South Australian community and support the SA Mental Health Commissioners in the implementation of the South Australian Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017-2022.
Rebecca has experience in a range of settings, including as Manager of the Planning and Strategic Partnerships Team within Wellbeing SA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Directorate. Rebecca has provided leadership in government settings to support numerous reforms as well as experience in program and project management, policy development, and research.
Rebecca is passionate about working in collaborative partnerships with communities, government, non-government and philanthropic agencies.
Strategy and plansWellbeing SA is guided by the Wellbeing SA Strategic Plan 2020-2025 along with a range of other key documents and plans.
Priority focus areasWellbeing SA focuses on three priority areas – the early years; mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention; and chronic disease, integrated care and injury prevention.