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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Janine Dawson

Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program Manager



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Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

Research, Monitoring and Surveillance Coordinator

Aruni Ratnayake

Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention Officer

Dr Rajini Jayaballa

Endocrinologist/Staff Specialist (Community Diabetes)

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Dr Cecilia Chi

Staff Specialist, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Westmead Hospital

Sian Bramwell

Community Diabetes Nurse Consultant

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Sharon McClelland

Community Diabetes Nurse Consultant

Theresa Kang

Community Diabetes Nurse Educator

Bernadette Sadsad

Clinical Nurse Consultant, HbA1c Testing Initiative, Westmead Hospital

Nazila Aghaie

Administration Officer, HbA1c testing and Joint GP Specialist Case Conferencing, Westmead Hospital

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